Stoke Rochford Wedding Photographers – Nicola and Dan
It was great being back as Stoke Rochford Wedding Photographers to photograph Nicola and Dan’s wedding. Stoke Rochford Hall provides an excellent backdrop for your wedding photographs. It is a prime example of Victorian Architecture. Set in the peaceful, rolling countryside of the East Midland Shires it is a delight to photograph weddings at this venue. We have experience of photographing weddings at Stoke Rochford Hall so you can be assured that we know the best photography locations for your photographs on your wedding day.
The Pre Wedding ‘Get to Know You’ Shoot
All of our wedding photography coverages include a ‘Get to Know You’ shoot. We would normally have it at the venue where your reception is being held. This, also, gives us a chance to look around the grounds to plan the photography for your wedding day.
We met up with Nicola and Dan at Stoke Rochford Hall. They were both looking forward to it although Dan was a bit reticent at first. This is why I do insist that having a ‘Get to Know You’ shoot is important as it helps to relax you in front of the camera. At the end of the shoot both Nicola and Dan said they enjoyed the shoot. They had learnt, through us, several tips of how to make their photographs that extra special.
The Wedding Day at Stoke Rochford Hall
We have been wedding photographers at Stoke Rochford Hall several times before so we were looking forward to photographing there again. Brian dropped me off at the Hall and continued to Peterborough to photograph Dan getting ready. Nicola and her lovely bridesmaid were getting their hair and make up done in a separate room to where she was going to put her dress on. This was a great idea as it kept the room tidy for photographs. I always love photographing the details. One detail caught my eye. It was a handkerchief with a beautiful, heartfelt poem which Nicola’s mum had made up and embroidered onto it. Have a read it is so lovely.
I love the expression on dad’s face when he saw his daughter for the first time in her dress. Every reveal is different but this one was very joyous and very warm and ardent.
The Wedding Ceremony at Stoke Rochford Hall
The wedding ceremony was held in the gorgeous Orangery. It is such a lovely space with lots of natural light which is a wedding photographers dream.
The walk down the aisle is quite a way and by the time Nicola reached Dan she was very emotional. I think Dan was pretty emotional too but held it together well. The ceremony went without a hitch.
The grounds at Stoke Rochford are amazing. There is so much scope for fabulous photographs but not enough time to cover everything. We took Nicola and Dan around the venue for their couple shoot and made the most of the glorious locations around the Hall. Even if it rained the inside of the Hall was just as good.
After everyone had eaten their wedding breakfast were the speeches and after the speeches were the Singing Waiters. What fun that was. It was a surprise to all of the guests as they had no idea. If ever you would like good, wholesome, fun, entertainment, Singing Waiters would be a brilliant choice. Its a good way to get the party started.
Sunset and Smoke Bombs
We love photographing a good sunset. This one was exceptional. Well done to Nicola and Dan who ventured out to experience it. We ended the day with our first ‘Smoke Bomb’ shot which, I must say, I am pretty pleased with.
All images © Cathy and Brian – Oehlers Photography, Nottingham and Derby wedding photographers.
If you would like Oehlers Photography to be part of your wedding day or be your Stoke Rochford wedding photographer contact Cathy via this link or call 07817657041.