Sudeley Castle is one of the most perfect locations for a wedding. Its rambling ruins with links dating back to the court of Henry VIII make for the most spectacular backdrop for your wedding photographs.
The gardens alone sprawl across fifteen acres within the twelve hundred acres within the castle estate and they are a joy to be immersed in. As a photographer its heaven!
Lucy and Matt had chosen Sudeley Castle for their wedding weekend starting on the Friday with their legal wedding ceremony in the Library.
Immediate family were there to witness this very special moment ahead of the bigger celebrations the following day.
This intimate small wedding day was beautiful. We carefully planned out the few hours we had on the Friday to maximise the time we had together and to ensure that we used the grounds to maximum effect over both days. Creating two distinct and yet beautifully complimentary collections of wedding photographs.
The coolness of the Library at Sudeley Castle was blissful as the day was blisteringly hot!
There’s such an air of magic in here. The history, the characters, the romance, the family occasions and celebrations over the centuries. If those walls could talk I would listen for hours…
A romantic and intimate ceremony with immediate families only made for the most timeless, romantic and memorable of occasions.
Lucy and Matt’s wedding rings (above) were from Cartier.
After the ceremony there as time for drinks, canapes, and group photographs in exquisite setting of the the rose gardens before Lucy, Matt, and I took half an hour for the most romantic of wedding portraits in the ruins.
We started the Friday photographs in the ruins near the chapel, creating a more modern vibe for these images using Lucy and Matt’s outfits as the lead for the look and feel of these images.
We then took a stroll down to the ruins by the ornamental pond. They were absolutely magical as we headed towards the end of the day and sunset.
And then the sunset…
It was a magical few hours with the excitement building for the wedding blessing and celebrations the next day. Blog to follow…