Wedding Photography // Donington Park Farmhouse Hotel // Kerrie and Dan
The wedding of Kerrie and Dan married at Worthington church and then onto Donington Park Farmhouse Hotel, Derbyshire for the reception.
Bridal preparations started at Kerrie’s sister’s house for her make-up and hair then over to her mum’s house for a little bit of breakfast and putting on of the dress as well as everyone else getting into their outfits for the occasion. As I finished at the house and left to head over to the church, a gorgeous horse and carriage arrived and was waiting outside to take the bride and father to the church. I’ve never seen such a beautiful horse and carriage! I think you may agree when you take a look at the images below.
I headed over to the church for the bride’s arrival, such a beautiful arrival and that smile on her face when she arrived, I’m guessing she loved the ride. The church was small but a beautiful church which was perfect for Kerrie and Dan as their not ones for a lot of attention. The wedding ceremony was lovely, though some slight hiccups with the vicar’s microphone. The youngest also wanted mummy throughout the ceremony so Kerrie had her in her arms the whole time almost, I thought it was lovely. After a beautiful wedding ceremony, we headed outside for a lovely group shot and the traditional confetti throwing – which I have to say was awesome. At least the guests had confetti at this wedding, others I have photographed at the confetti gets forgotten as most places don’t allow it or have rules. When we all got to Donington Park Farmhouse Hotel for the reception a few of us headed outside for some immediate family photos Kerrie and Dan didn’t want many group shots as they really just wanted to enjoy their day, who can blame them!
As we didn’t do many group shots, which is great for me 🙂 this gave me plenty of time to do photos of the venue and decoration before everyone headed into the room to take a seat so they could enjoy the wedding breakfast. The wedding breakfast is what most look forward to and in this case, I think everyone couldn’t wait for it. Indoor BBQ food was the main meal which I must say was lovely. The venue looked beautiful, with lots of twinkling fairy lights and beautiful decoration (the company is listed below) suited Kerrie and Dan down to the ground. It was simple yet elegant and tide in with the venue. Speeches were being done after food, gives everyone a chance to eat and calm their nerves. Father of the bride gave a beautiful speech and made Kerrie cry, it was so beautiful to see the emotion I knew this day meant a lot to them both.
Speeches out of the way and the day almost done there was just a few key moments left, the cake cutting and the all-important first dance. The moment after the speeches whilst the rooms are being turned around and evening guests arriving, I take the couple out for some personal bride and groom portraits. I love doing the bride and groom portraits, its one of my favourite parts of the day, the moment that they actually get to spend together on their own with no one else (other than me) its a moment that they get to talk about their day and just enjoy some time to themselves. I took the bride and groom outside and we walked around the venue grounds and did some portraits. Every time I am at this venue, I try and get different images instead of doing the same thing. After about thirty minutes together we headed back in, I know the bride and groom weren’t really one for having their photos taken, like most of my couples. As the evening guests were arriving there was a lovely singer on singing some classics, this helped break the time up before the DJ came on and announced the first dance. Kerrie did the whole day without drinking alcohol as a few weeks prior she found out that she and Dan were expecting another baby. What a beautiful day to remember 🙂 my next favourite part – the first dance! The first dance is where you really see the bride and groom relax and look at each other with so much love in their eyes which is exactly what both Dan and Kerrie did. A beautiful moment.
Huge congratulations to you both, I loved being apart of their special day.
Dress; Alice Rose Bridal
Church; Worthington Church
Singer; James Green
Table Decorations; Princess Occasions