It was such a glorious summer’s day as I travelled over to Staffordshire to meet up with Natasha and Daniel, to be their Moddershall Oaks wedding photographer. Moddershall Oaks Country Spa and Retreat is set in beautiful countryside, having its own picturesque lakeside setting and was just an idyllic venue for Natasha and Daniel’s wedding day. As I arrived, I glanced across to the waters edge and could see everything was all set up around the lovely oak gazebo, in preparation for Natasha and Daniel’s outdoor ceremony.
I met up with Natasha in one of the spa’s beautiful bedrooms as she was enjoying bridal prep with some very familiar faces! It was only last year I had met Natasha at Amanda and Mike’s wedding, at The Ashes Barns in Staffordshire, where she was chief bridesmaid to Amanda. Today, Natasha had her best friend Amanda as her Maid of Honour, together with Amanda’s daughter Amber being one of the bridesmaids.
Ceremony time had soon come around and there was a knock on the bedroom door as Natasha’s Dad and Stepdad had arrived to escort Natasha into the gardens to the gazebo where Daniel and the Guests had gathered. The tranquil surroundings and stunning backdrop made a very special setting for everyone to enjoy the ceremony.
After the ceremony Natasha and Daniel hosted a relaxed drinks reception out in the gardens and courtyard. I then took Natasha and Daniel out on to the pontoon where they had specifically requested I capture their portrait shots with the backdrop of the lake. This area really is a superb feature of Modderhsall Oaks.
I returned Natasha and Daniel to their guests for the wedding breakfast and speeches which was then followed by everyone making their way into the gardens to enjoy the last of the lovely sunshine.
Before Natasha and Daniel’s first dance we then had an opportunity for a final shot with the last of the evening light before I left them to enjoy their evening celebrations.