Wedding Photography: Prestwold Hall Wedding

Prestwold Hall Building.

Prestwold Hall Wedding Photographer – Bethany and Ben.

Prestwold Hall is located in the heart of the beautiful Leicestershire Wolds countryside near Loughborough. It is a wedding venue that we always enjoy photographing at because of the endless opportunity for fabulous photographs inside as well as outside.  The staff at Prestwold Hall are very friendly, organised and they take excellent care of you.

Bethany and Ben’s wedding day started with their preparations taking place at their parents’ houses before going on to their local Holy Trinity Church at Barrow upon Soar for the wedding ceremony. All was very calm and collected. Bethany enjoyed the pampering and being with her bridesmaids in the morning. She looked wonderful in her wedding dress. It was a Kenneth Winston dress sourced from Wedding Belles Bridal Boutique in Kibworth Beauchamp. Ben and his groomsmen looked very smart with their suits from Slaters in Nottingham.

Bethany and her dad were driven to the church in an Old English White, 1930s Style, Beauford car from David Smithard Wedding Cars . It was a gorgeous looking vintage vehicle which suited the occasion very well. We were very lucky with the weather as it kept fine all day.

The wedding ceremony went well without a hitch. I was hoping that Ben would look back at Bethany coming down the aisle and he did. That is always a lovely moment for me and a great memory for the groom. The vicar was quite a character as she had a fantastic, cheery personality which made everyone smile and laugh. It is always great to work with personalities like that.

We got to Prestwold Hall in good time to document everyone arriving including Bethany and Ben. We took Bethany and Ben around the venue for photographs. The countryside around Prestwold is exquisitely lovely. We could spend hours with them but, of course, we couldn’t. As usual the staff looked after all the guests plying them with drink and canapes. The food is always to die for, beautifully presented and tastes out of this world.

The whole day was fabulous from start to the finish. It ended with a first dance with a difference. They started with the usual slow, swaying, non dicriptive dance and then it turned into a full blown routine which they had learnt. Brilliant! The guests enjoyed themselves and so did we.

Collection of Bridal Dress and accessories. Bride looking at herself in a handheld mirror. Bride having her hair dome whilst her bridesmaids wait to have their make up done. Collection of images of the bride and bridesmaids with their gifts and a posed photograph. All of the Groom's accessories and suit hanging up. A lovely moment between the groom and his mother. Pictures of the Groom getting ready with his bestman. Superhero socks displayed by the groomsmen. Close up of brides dress being done up and another of her necklace round her neck. Beautiful reflection of the bride putting on her earring in the mirror. Black and white partial silhouetted picture of bride having her veil put on. Emotional bridesmaids see their bride for the first time in her dress. Holy Trinity Church, Barrow upon Soar. Tulips on the window in the church and rose adorning the arched doorway of the church. Groomsmen posing for a shot in front of the Holy Trinity Church. Groomsmen helping each other put on their button holes. Several photographs showing the guests arriving before the ceremony plus a photo of the Order of Service. Bride looking out of her wedding car as she arrives at the church. Bride with her dad and bridesmaids walking up to the Holy Trinity Church, Barrow upon Soar. Bride waiting with anticipation with dad, bridesmaids and vicar outside the church doorway. Photo taken of groom and his batsman at the end of the aisle waiting for his bride. Bride, arm in arm with her dad spots her groom for the first time at the end of the aisle. Groom looks happily back at his bride walking down the aisle. Bride looks so happy to reach her groom at the end of the aisle with her arm linked in her dad's. Bride looks at her dad before he releases her to the groom. Animated vicar says something about the groom that makes him smirk. Bunches of roses tied to the end of the pulpits. Animated vicar makes the bride and groom laugh. At the foot of the altar bride and groom look at each other before saying the vows. Groom puts the ring onto the bride's finger but finds it a difficult fit. Groom stands over the bride whilst she signs the register. The bridesmaids holding their bouquets in the congregation. A lovely, romantic walk back up the aisle and a fabulous photo in the archway of the Holy Trinity Church, Barrow upon Soar. Bride and Groom walk around the corner of the church. The bride looking back at the camera whilst the groom looks at her. A mixture of four photographs of the guests waiting to talk to the bride and groom. An informal group photograph taken from the side. Lots of confetti being thrown whilst Bride and Groom look at each other and walk down the pathway away from the church. Groomsman puts a confetti cone on the groom's head. Wedding rings on the top of a flower in the wedding bouquet. Four images showing the welcome drinks, order of the day, sign post and canapés at Prestwold Hall. Bride and Groom stand in their wedding car at the entrance to the fabulous Prestwold Hall in Loughborough. Bride with her bridesmaids posing for a photograph in the entrance to Prestwold Hall. Bride with her two Maids of Honour posing informally in the entrance to the prestigious Prestwold Hall. A beautiful photograph of the bride and groom inside the hallway of Prestwold Hall. Bride and Groom in the inner hallway of Prestwold Hall looking at each others rings. A Black and White image of the beautiful bride silhouetted in front of a lit window in the library of Prestwold Hall. The groom kissing the brides hand in front of the window in the library of Prestwold Hall. A portrait of the bride in the conservatory. Beautiful countryside at Prestwold Hall with the bride and groom kissing. Bride and groom walking down the pathway in the gardens of Prestwold Hall. Bride and Groom sitting on a bench in the gardens of the Hall. Bride and Groom having a laugh with their friends. Guests in the library of Prestwold Hall relaxing, drinking and eating canapes. Guests in the library listening to the piano player, enjoying chatting and lots of laughter. The beautifully decorated wedding breakfast room at Prestwold Hall. Images of the wedding cake, seating plan and the name cards. Speeches - Bride looking at her groom whilst her dad says his speech. Bride laughs at something the groom said in his speech. The groom gives a funny speech at the top table. Images of the guests responding to the speeches. Images of the guests responding to the bestman's speech in the wedding breakfast room at Prestwold Hall. A beautiful reflective photograph of the bride and groom at twilight in betweeen the pillars in the entrance to Prestwold Hall. Bride and Groom having a romantic kiss in the garden of Prestwold Hall. Bride and Groom showing different poses on either side of the Love sign. A romantic first dance in the library of Prestwold Hall whilst everyone is watching. Groom picks up his bride and twirls her around on the dance floor in the library at Prestwold Hall. A flashlight image in the conservatory of Prestwold Hall which shows of the Camelias in the background.

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