Ian & Kristy’s June wedding at Rushton Hall

July 22, 2011

Ian and Kristy’s wedding took me to Saint Marie’s Catholic Church in Rugby for the first time. And what a beautiful church. Impressive on the outside and stunning on the inside. I loved Kristy’s unusual choice of entrance music: Bella’s Lullaby by Carter Burwell from the film Twilight: The Score. The music through their whole day was specifically chosen to be tracks that their guests would recognise.

I started the day with Kristy and her Mum getting ready at Dunchurch Park, whilst my second photographer for the day, Stephen, was capturing the arrivals at the church.

The first few moments after a couple exit the church and start greeting their guests are usually filled with emotion. Hugging, kissing, congratulating. A time for a couple to just enjoy the moment and for me to capture the atmosphere of the day without any intervention. Ian and Kristy’s church exit seemed particularly full of great moments and expressions.

Then we were off to Rushton Hall, one of my favourite Northamptonshire wedding venues.

We took a walk down to the lake for the Bride and Groom photographs and then motored through the family photos in the courtyard. The courtyard is great for group photos because everyone is there for the drinks reception which means you don’t have to move your guests too far and yet there’s plenty of space.

Kristy threw her bouquet just before going in for dinner. Not many Brides do this. I might start a campaign to bring back the bouquet toss. It’s so much fun!

The wedding breakfast was in the ever impressive Great Hall. The purple and gold colour scheme worked beautifully with the room’s rich wood panelling and gold framed portraits. It’s always good to choose colours which work with your venue.

After the speeches it was quickly into the first dance, which was a choreographed number and met with lots of cheering.

Are you getting married at Rushton Hall?

If you’ve booked (or you’re considering booking) Rushton as your wedding venue, you might want to find out more about my wedding photography at Rushton Hall and read why I love it so much.

And if you like what you see, please do get in touch. I’m already looking forward to hearing from you!



  1. Jenny Buckland on August 3, 2011 at 11:41 am

    Great pictures Sarah. Had a wonderful time doing the hair and make up. Looking forward to working with you again soon.


    • Sarah on August 3, 2011 at 11:48 am

      Thanks Jenny! It was great working with you.

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