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Stunning Ashton Lodge Wedding

I absolutely loved shooting this beautiful  Ashton Lodge wedding in Stretton under Fosse.

The first time I met Emma, she showed me the video of her fiancé, Sam surprising her by turning up out of the blue at their home (on leave from his job in the forces) AND then getting down on one knee. There was much shrieking (Emma’s) and many tears (from both of them) – that’s a pretty decent proposal! I knew straight away that I would love working with this awesome pair. And I was right, from their mutual obsession with their cats to their fun-loving nature, these were my kind of people and it was a total pleasure to share their wedding day with them.

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Wootton Park – a very special place to get married

I’ve been lucky enough to work at Wootton Park in Wootton Wawen a few times now and not only is it a fantastic venue in a stunning setting, but every time I visit I am amazed at the new additions on offer for couples getting married there. If you want to whisk your bride off for a surprise helicopter ride post-ceremony you can, if you fancy doing a dove release just after you’ve signed the register, it’s an option, have a drone film your celebration from the sky, they’re on it. A chauffeur driven Rolls Royce, lawn games, relaxed afternoon tea, three legged races, bouncy castles, awesome barbecues and mouthwatering hog roasts are all regular occurrences at what is fast becoming one of the most popular wedding venues in Warwickshire and it’s not hard to see why…

..But Wootton Park is more than just an extraordinary venue with tons on offer for the bride and groom-to-be, what really makes it stand out for me is the personal service of the family that runs it. Having been worked as a farm for generations before now, Mark & Jo and Melanie & IanRoy have really transformed it over the last few years into a truly bespoke wedding venue. Although the weddings are now numerous, they work together tirelessly (with smiles on their faces!) to make each one special and individual for every bride and groom that comes through their doors. This is not always the case with popular wedding venues I’m afraid to say, and it really makes this place stand apart. (I honestly don’t think IanRoy is ever happier than when he’s chauffeuring brides in that vintage Rolls Royce!)

So if you fancy something a little bit different and a wedding day that you can really put your own stamp on, definitely give Wootton Park a look. It’s all kinds of wonderful.

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Autumn Wootton Park Wedding

Carla & Chris had a wedding that was all about family (TOTALLY my kind of wedding). There were lots of  little people running around and from the bouncy castle to the thoughtful items on each of the wedding breakfast tables to keep the children amused whilst the adults ate, drank and were merry, they had thought of everything to ensure that guests of all ages enjoyed themselves. It was a really relaxed day and the surroundings lent themselves perfectly to the laid back, rustic wedding they were after.

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Jennie & Pete’s Country Wedding at Wootton Park

Jennie and Pete were clear from the start – they didn’t want their guests to be bored at their wedding and I have to say I think that they definitely achieved this objective! From a beautiful ceremony at St Patrick’s Church in Earlswood it was straight to the incredible Wotton Park for afternoon tea followed by the speeches then there was all the fun of a school sports day featuring egg and spoon races and sack races. I could hardly hold my camera up for all the laughing…

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A Beautiful Stratford-upon-Avon Wedding

Catherine & Simon had a warm and heartfelt wedding in a place that was very close to their hearts and is one of my favourite Warwickshire locations – Stratford-upon-Avon. The girls were full of anticipation when I met up with them in the morning at Gorgeous Obsession for hair and make up. There were lots of lovely moments between Catherine and her bridesmaids and step mum and I hope I captured some of the fun and excitement of the build up to the wedding. Bridal preparations are always one of my favourite parts of the day – I love the chaos and the girly chatter, the pampering and the croissants that nobody has any appetite to eat!

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