Katie and Paul
Katie and Paul chose Matfen Hall for their winter wedding. Matfen Hall is a spectacular setting for a wedding at any time of year and really worked for this festive occasion. I loved the giant Christmas tree in the hall, standing proudly by the most spectacular wooden staircase.
Katie’s dressing room was perfect, I was a big fan of the William Morris style wallpaper. I was an even bigger fan of Katie’s gorgeous lace-backed dress. Her jewelled belt and hairpiece really gave her the wow factor.
Katie and Paul really embraced the winter theme. With burgundy bridesmaid dresses, red rose and berry buttonholes and spectacular cake adorned with fur cones and frosty leaves. Few things are easier to photograph than a little guy in a suit. Katie and Paul’s son Henry fitted the bill perfectly, and he was an angel through the whole service. Daughter, Emily was also paying the angelic card, in a white dress, burgundy sash and flowery hairband. She performed her duties admirably as ring bearer. Special thanks must go to the whole bridal party, who braved the freezing conditions to take advantage of the stunning light, always a hazard of a winter wedding.
Doing this job, I see a lot of speeches, but I’m not sure I’ve ever heard one a moving as Paul’s. There was barely a dry eye in the house. While not pulling on the heartstrings in quite the same way, I did enjoy the prop-heavy speeches which followed too.
With the camera set to sports mode, I had great fun capturing the kids hurtling across the dance floor in the early evening. I really enjoyed Emily joining mum and dad for the first dance too. Thank you so much, Katie and Paul for letting me be part of your special day, love Lindsey XxX
Dress: Truly Madly Deeply
Hair: Emma Hill
Venue: Matfen Hall