Richard & Joanne

Richard and Joanne picked the fabulous Fawsley Hall for their wedding, which is one of my favourite places for wedding photography.

My day started with Jo getting ready in the bridal suite. My first glimpse at their vintage inspiration for the day was Jo’s glamorous 1930s-style silk dress from Belle and Bunty. Effortlessly elegant.

Richard and Jo’s brief to me was for largely documentary wedding photography, with a sense of place and the season, and pictures of all the details and decor, as well as their guests. Totally my cup of Earl Grey!

The ceremony took place in Knightley Court.

A mix of angles, perspectives, and content to capture the essence of Richard and Joanne’s drinks reception…

A few minutes in the Knot Garden to create some portraits …

I love the main front entrance of Fawsley Hall for group photos. I just wish Fawsley would move the urn of geraniums on the left so it’s symmetrical with the one on the right!

As an alternative to a guest signature book, Richard and Joanne provided cards for people to peg up their advice for a happy marriage.

Richard and Joanne put a lot of thought into how their guests would enjoy the day. So it was lovely to return from the group photos to see everyone who wasn’t involved enjoying games of scrabble, guess who, and Jenga.

Even the basket for cards was beautifully presented. Guests really seem to enjoy things like this. The photos of Richard & Joanne’s parents on their wedding days attracted lots of smiles.

The table plan was based on a map of the UK. And the table names are places close to Richard and Joanne’s hearts.

The Dining Hall looked amazing too. I messaged Anna at Julie Anna Flowers at the end of the day to ask her not to do such a beautiful job next time we have a wedding together. With her work plus Joanne’s handiwork, I had to work at lightning speed to do the details justice!

Are you planning a wedding at Fawsley Hall?

If that’s a yes, you’re going to have the best day ever! It’s such a great venue!

Stick around for a bit and check out why I think Fawsley Hall is amazing for wedding photography. You’ll find links to some of the other weddings I’ve shot at Fawsley on that page too.

And if all that makes you smile from ear to ear, give me a shout!