Saltmarshe Hall Wedding Photographer
Wedding Photography at Saltmarshe Hall
My 2018 wedding season is coming to an end, with just two more to shoot this year. Its been amazing!
I’ve met so many lovely new people. First off, my brilliant couples, who trust me with documenting their special days. I’m forever thankful for you guys, as without you I really would just be a lass with a camera and too much time on my hands!!
I’ve also met some new and fantastic wedding suppliers, who love what they do and do it brilliantly. Wedding florists, wedding stylists, bridal boutiques, hair and make-up artists, wedding planners, wedding cake specialists, wedding stationary designers…..there is a ‘big wide world’ of wedding professionals, using their talents to bring peoples visions to life.
I’ve also been to some fantastic wedding venues; church weddings, stately home weddings, castle weddings, barn weddings, outdoor weddings, farm weddings, teepee weddings…..there is so much choice now when it comes to places in which you can say your ‘I Do’s’. Some of these venues have become regular stomping grounds, yet some I have encountered, explored and photographed for the first time this year.
I’ve collaborated on some really amazing styled bridal shoots, two of which landed in print….and I admit, seeing people reach for bridal magazines in my local WHSmiths, featuring these shoots across 6 glossy pages, made me smile!
I got my car branded this year. A decision that I did not take lightly, as I waved goodbye to the days that I parked wherever and however I liked!!
So, as my 2018 wedding bookings draw to an end, I turn my attention to the ‘back-office’ tasks; the annual tax return (yawn), blogging (its always on my weekly list, yet it always gets ‘bumped’ to the following week), SEO wizardry, archiving images, planning my 2019 styled shoots….to name but a few.
Also throw into the mix, googling dogs that my husband has not agreed to us owning, finishing the lounge decorating that has been 99.9% complete for over 2 months, arranging a Christening for the kids (I’ll be taking this opportunity to pray for help with my laundry pile), a 4th birthday party and a 2nd birthday party for the aforementioned sprogs (both winter babies, bad family planning).
But, first….I’m going to share the very brilliant wedding of Amber and Adam. What can I tell you about it?!
The wedding took place at Saltmarshe Hall. It was my first time shooting at this venue and I LOVED it! All the character of a period properly, with a modern twist on the interiors and drenched in natural light. Its also surrounded by beautiful grounds with such varied landscapes; rugged woodland, riverbanks, a manicured ‘secret garden’ with an outdoor pool. Yeah, Saltmarshe Hall is now up there as one of my faves.
The Saltmarshe hall radiators….deserve their very own bullet point.
Amber….if Carlsberg made autumnal brides! Such a beauty with naturally long, auburn hair. Awesome!
The cake!! This. Cake. Was Amazing!!!!!! A carousel of horses that was so detailed and immaculate….AND MOVED!! It was made by Ambers mum, Gill, who is clearly a legend as well as being insanely talented (and brave, taking on such a task!) Oh and she also made Ambers handbag, embellished Ambers wedding shoes and made the feather bow ties, worn by the wedding party!
Adam wrote on the soles of Ambers shoes, which she saw fir the first time on the morning of the wedding.
Ambers flowers were really unique, featuring these amazing pineapple flowers, which I have since been googling, to make sure that I didn’t just make that up!
Smoke bombs! Amber had seen one of my prior styled shoots featuring coloured smoke and so with the venues agreement, we had a little play with some coloured smoke bombs, in the grounds, after the wedding breakfast
Without further ado, here’s what all that looked like, in pictures…..