I couldn’t be more excited to shoot a Shropshire wedding at the height of an English Summer. That’s exactly what Kara and Jason were having at the glorious Rowton Castle near Shrewsbury.
A Rowton Castle Wedding
The Cardeston Suite on the morning of the wedding.
Rowton Castle, is a stunning Shropshire wedding venue. Set within 17 acres of beautiful grounds and over 800 years old you cannot be anything else but wowed by such a location. You can see why it is definitely one of the best wedding venues in Shropshire. Whilst this was my first time photographing at the venue, I did later return and shoot Maria and Peter’s wedding there.
Wedding Morning Preparations
Everything going on during the bridal preparations.
Come the day itself and it was a stunning summer’s day. My day started by photographing the bridal preparations in the delightful bridal suite. As a documentary wedding photographer I absolutely love this part of the day. There are so many real moments, genuine emotions, laughs, excitement and, yes, even the odd tear or two. It’s documenting these small little slices of real life that adds to a couple’s unique wedding story.
Wedding Ceremony in the Cardeston Suite.
The bride and groom’s obligatory first kiss during the wedding ceremony
The wedding ceremony was set within the impressive Georgian styled Cardeston Suite . The bride and groom looked simply stunning which always makes my life, as a wedding photographer, so much easier. The grounds then provided a befitting backdrop to the post ceremony drinks and music on the lawn – once again providing so many moments and emotions to capture within my documentary wedding photography approach.
Last Dances, First Dances & The Wedding Singer
The bride and groom enjoy their first dance.
The evening reception saw the bride take to the floor with her father, for a last dance, before she was then handed over to the groom for their moving and emotional first dance together – all to the wonderful bluesy-jazzy lounge vibe of the beautiful wedding singer.
More Shropshire Wedding Photography
I thoroughly enjoyed my first time photographing a Shropshire wedding. I doubt it’s a wedding day anyone will forget in a hurry. I’m sure you’ll also agree too from the small selection of photos from their wedding day story.
The wedding dress hangs in the bride’s room at a nearby B&B.
It’s time for the bride to start applying her makeup.
The emotional mother-of-the-bride looks on during the bridal preparations.
Documenting those little bridal details during the wedding morning.
The wedding dress hangs from a four poster bed in the bridal suite at Rowton Castle.
The bride shares an amusing moment with one of her bridesmaids.
Time for a bridesmaid to start applying her makeup.
Much amusement in the reception of Rowton Castle as the groom and his groomsmen arrive.
A Best Man gets a helping hand with his button hole.
The bride is helped into her stunning wedding dress.
Some final adjustments to the wedding dress.
The groom and his men before the wedding ceremony.
The is amused by a funny comment before the wedding ceremony.
The wedding planner checks out the bridesmaids prior to the start of the wedding ceremony.
A proud father and bride enter the wedding ceremony.
Documenting a detail of a wedding ceremony reading.
The bride and groom exchange wedding rings.
The groom gets a handshake from a young guest as he leaves the wedding ceremony.
The bride and groom take a quiet moment in the grounds of Rowton Castle.
Shadow dancing on the Rowton Castle lawns
A guest captures a sneaky snapshot of the bride.
Young guests marching across the lawns at Rowton Castle
Leaping around from steps in front of Rowton Castle.
The mother of the bride is kissed by sister during the receiving line.
An emotional hug for the bride.
A musician plays during the wedding breakfast.
The bride and groom at the top table during the wedding breakfast.
The bride bathed in dramatic light.
The emotional bride sheds a tear during the father of the bride’s speech.
The groom delivers his wedding speech.
Amused guests during the wedding speeches.
An amusing photo of the Groom dressed as Ginger Spice.
Who needs a wedding singer when you have a bridesmaid around?
It’s time to get funky for the bride and groom.
The bride and her father’s traditional last dance.
The bride and groom’s first dance.
A young guest isn’t overly impressed with the wedding singer.
A silhouette of the wedding singer.
A guest on the dance floor.
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