Wedding Photography Nottinghamshire at Hodsock Priory for Steph & Max

This wedding was a great start to my 2015 wedding season. I was back for more wedding photography Nottinghamshire at Hodsock Priory, this time with Steph and Max. As far as Hodsock weddings go this one was literally on the doorstep, with Steph having been born and raised on the estate by her farming parents. When Steph and Max decided to tie the knot, the Priory was the only choice for them and their families. The estate has played such a huge part in Steph’s family life with her dad being the farm manager for many years, therefore no other venue could match the Priory for its emotional attachments.

Farming Themed Wedding Complete with Flowers and Cake

The farming theme ran through the whole day. From the stunning dried flowers sourced from the Artisan Dried Flower Company, to the farmhouse ploughman’s style wedding cake and slate bed place settings on the tables to the tweed and wellies.

The day started off overcast with grey skies; a chill in the air was to be expected for the beginning of February, but as the morning became early afternoon the cloud was breaking and the sun made an appearance. The only way for the bridal party to make the 2 minute journey from Steph’s parents to the ceremony was the farming way, in the back of an old Ford tractor driven by proud father Vaughn. This made even more sense as husband to be Max is also a farmer, and he had also arrived in style in his very own world war 2 Willys Jeep.

Wedding Photography Nottinghamshire Under a Spectacular Winter Sunset

After a laughter filled tractor ride to the priory, the bridal party and their guests enjoyed an intimate service in the panelled room followed by a receiving drinks reception. We risked the cold breeze to capture a large group picture on the west lawn before the cold forced all back in doors. A superb wedding breakfast room decorated in rustic style by Linda and the team was the perfect accompaniment to the fine food served by Anne of W & M Wrights.

Before the evening party got under way we managed to steal Steph and Max for a few moments to capture some quiet photographs amongst the snowdrops, where we were then treated to a spectacular winter sunset. The band then struck up and our bride and groom enjoyed a group first dance with their families.

 

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Yet again this perfect venue did not disappoint, I hope this snap shot from amongst over 600 pictures gives a feeling of this rustic winter wedding. Further Blog posts of my Hodsock Priory Weddings can be seen here. If you would like a brochure or further details on my wedding photography Nottingham and Mansfield, contact me by email here.

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