And as one of my favourite characters from my childhood said…
LM Montgomery – Anne of Green Gables
With so many weddings being postponed to the latter part of 2020 lets embrace this often overlooked season. Its the perfect time to get married and if you’re having to postpone your summer wedding to the autumn make it a season to love.
Rich vibrant colours, soft light, the possibility of rain (think of the stunning back lit images!), and its a little bit cooler – wedding dresses/suits are warm!
You also have the seasonal themes including harvest, halloween, and you could just about add bonfire night to the list if you’re getting married at the very end of October.
Last autumn Sarah and Ashley celebrated their wedding at Glenfall House last Autumn and I’m delighted to be sharing their Wedding Story with you all and showing just how beautiful an autumn wedding can be.
There are more links to other autumn and Glenfall House weddings at the bottom of this Wedding Story.
Team NKP started the morning at Sarah’s parents house in Cheltenham where Sarah and her bridesmaids were getting ready.
We arrived about twenty minutes before Sarah arrived home from the hairdressers so had the rare opportunity to photograph the bridal gown and accessories in total calm!
Soon it was time for us to head on down to St Gregory’s Catholic Church in the heart of Cheltenham to photograph Ashley and his groomsmen.
The weather was overcast and it had been raining however the stunning colours from the wedding flowers added the colour pops we needed.
I love that Ashley had had this sewn into his suit!
St Gregory’s Church is absolutely stunning and a little awe inspiring! You can’t help but say ‘wow’ when you walk in!
As the guests start to arrive at the Church for this elegant and classical wedding, Sarah was leaving the house in a vintage car with her Father.
What a lovely contrast of this vintage car against the grey of the building below.
Our gorgeous bride arrives in her couture wedding gown.
A classic and very elegant wedding dress for Sarah with a cascade bouquet created in seasonal flowers and autumn colours.
One of the stunning architectural features of St Gregory’s are these double doors and the arch (above).
Time was added to the service for holy communion…
One of Team NKP’s favourite things about St Gregory’s is the balcony at the back that we can access for these dramatic photographs.
So much love and so many congratulations for this lovely couple.
As well as the rain showers it was also a fairly blustery day!
Sarah and Ashley leave the Church and make their way to Glenfall House…
The weather held (it always does at Glenfall House!) and guests spilled out onto the terrace for drinks…
This lovely gentleman in the middle of this image (above) is Grandpa. Here he is surrounded by all his grandchildren. Such a treasured memory…
There are so many options for photographs and portraits at Glenfall House. Having been part of the Glenfall team from the very beginning I know every inch of the grounds and its a joy when I can show a couple a secret part of the garden or undiscovered steps and paths for their photographs.
The outside picture frame is a favourite with couples and guests alike (below).
The Ballroom at Glenfall House with its rich golds and delicate blues created the perfect complimentary setting for the seasonal autumnal flowers on the tables.
We usually have the same food as our clients at weddings which also means we photograph it for you! Food is an important part of the day and one that’s often overlooked photography wise.
So many giggles!
A lot of laughter…!
And of course romance!
As evening fell Sarah and Ashley cut their bespoke wedding cake…
The Hayloft was all set up for their band and dancing…
Such good fun and no doubt some sore feet the following morning!
Congratulations Sarah and Ashley!