It was a glorious warm spring morning as I headed to Warwickshire to be Elise and Tom’s wedding photographer for a wedding at Nuthurst Grange Country House Hotel. After seeing the weather forecast I knew it was going to be a scorcher and it certainly was!
My first stop was to catch up with Elise at her parent’s house in Stratford upon Avon for bridal prep. Everyone was happy and chilled with time for champagne and relaxing in the garden. It was soon time for Elise to jump into a brand new Mercedes to enjoy the journey through the lovely Warwickshire countryside to Hampton in Arden.
Set on the foot of a hill, the beautiful Norman church of St Nicholas Beaudesert made a wonderful setting for the ceremony. Gathered inside the church Tom and the guests eagerly awaited Elise’s arrival as she was escorted down the aisle by her brother. Elise and Tom experienced a truly memorable ceremony thoroughly enjoyed by everybody. The happy couple then proceeded down the aisle to be greeted by a celebration of confetti as they left church.
It was then time to head to Nuthurst Grange Country House Hotel in Hockley Heath for the reception. This stunning country house hotel is set in seven aces of private woodlands. After enjoying a drinks and canapes reception on the terrace there was a chance for Elise and Tom to explore the landscape gardens for their portraits.
Afterwards, everyone gathered in The Orangery for the wedding breakfast. The Orangery provided a superb backdrop as Elise, Tom and their guests enjoyed delicious food and humorous speeches 🙂
Elise and Tom had a window of opportunity with the evening light to head over to the adjacent buttercup fields. These fields gave a stunning setting for a few more portraits before making our way to The Stables to meet the guests for the evening reception. After Elise and Tom’s first dance everyone wast treated to fantastic entertainment provided the very talented band, The Suits. A great time was being had by all.
We finished the evening with Elise and Tom having some twilight photos taken before I said my farewells.