Warwick Castle is possibly one of the most stunning venues I have ever shot at…I mean…IT’S A BLOODY CASTLE!!!!

I don’t know how many of you reading this have actually been to Warwick Castle, but if you haven’t…GO GO GO GO !!  I left the house a little earlier than required for no other reason than I wanted to get my bearings around Warwick and make sure I had plenty of time to set up my equipment (and look at all the ancient stuff!!), once there I was greeted by Jay…sorry…SIR Jay, the first MC I have ever seen in chain-mail, he was just brilliant for the whole day, nothing was too much effort, he ensured everything ran smoothly and that the guests and bridal party (and me!) were happy!

Katrina chose not to have her preparations shot, she wanted this time for just her, her close friends and family, which (whilst I do love the preparation side of wedding photography) I totally respect and think it is a lovely idea.

Weddings at Warwick Castle tend to start a little later than a ‘normal’ wedding, this is so that you have the Great Hall and surrounding grounds totally to yourselves, Katrina & Luke’s ceremony began at 5pm…plenty of time for much watch checking and mild nervous sweating to be done by our man of the hour, Luke, whilst he waited for his beautiful bride.

A heartfelt ceremony ensued, Katrina & Luke had their own vows prepared, which made it extra special.  Once married we had JUST enough time to chase the failing light and grab some formal group and couples shots.

The Great Hall had been expertly decorated, grand is an understatement, Katrina kept the table structures simple but beautifully effective (the great hall, as you will see, needs little to no decoration!!), with silhouetted Disney characters and their correlating love songs as table names, which I thought was just such a lovely and unique idea, it looked great in the photos!

After a short drinks reception, Sir Jay announced the bride and groom to the expectant guests and speeches began.  I luckily had enough time to whisk Katrina & Luke out onto the grounds of Warwick Castle for some more couples portraits, Katrina looked like a movie starlet in her gown and veil and Luke did a wonderful job of being her dashing co-star.

It was then back to the great hall for muchos romantic dancing then the PARTY!!

I had such a great day and am, as always, very grateful for where this job takes me and the people I get to meet because of it.

Thank you Katrina, Luke and Warwick Castle, for looking after me and being all round good eggs!!