Sudeley Castle Wedding Photographer
Sudeley Castle Wedding Photographer | Becky & James
Becky and James’ Sudeley Castle wedding will go down in history, not just because it was the day I had to break in to my own car, but because their wedding in the Cotswolds hills was off-the-charts awesome!
There was a real buzz of energy and excitement throughout the wedding day and I enjoyed using my documentary wedding photography approach to capture the action.
With a perfect summer’s day forecast and after capturing the girls and guys preparations, it was onto Sudeley for the big day! St Mary’s chapel is as idyllic location for a ceremony as they come. This interestingly is the same place where Queen Katherine Parr was entombed, the only Queen to be buried on private land. It is utterly charming and sits elegantly in the stunning award winning gardens.
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Following on from the joyous declaration of marriage, the newlyweds charged through confetti and led everyone to the outdoor drinks reception. I thought it would be nice to incorporate the castle ruins for the bridal party group shot, it turned out to be quite epic as there were 18 of them!
Sudeley Castle sits on a site steeped in history with over 1000 years under its belt. It is not just the magnificent buildings that make an impact on you. The ten incredible formal gardens are utterly delightful and this is where the outdoor drinks reception was held. In fact, this area is called the Queen’s Garden, so named because it is said four of England’s queens – Anne Boleyn, Katherine Parr, Lady Jane Grey and Elizabeth I all enjoyed the hundreds of varieties of roses found in this part of the garden. It is quite the setting to host your just married drinks!
Celebrating like Royalty
We moved over to the other side of the castle past the ancient ruins to the marquee wedding breakfast which has seat up to 140 of your friends and family. Emotions flew freely during the speeches and once the cake was cut it was time to well and truly party. I love getting right in the mix for those dance floor wedding photos. Wait till you see the impromptu pile on! Glad I wasn’t at the bottom to be honest!
A suitably awesome sparkler sendoff was a beautiful culmination to Becky and James’ wedding at Sudeley Castle. Sudeley is one those wedding venues that I’ll remember for its character and charm. More importantly, it’s the people that make a wedding day and Becky and James’ story was a timeless one. They have a group of friends and family who mean the world to them and they deserve every happiness.
All that was left for me was to make the drive back home in car that was by now missing a window, but that’s a whole other story! I so loved being their Sudeley Castle wedding photographer, enjoy these highlights from the wedding day!
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