Joey and Daniel – Oakham Castle7th March, 2019 | Leave your thoughts
I hadn’t ever been to Oakham Castle before Joey and Daniel took me there on a client meeting once. It is such a beautiful place and so interesting, the whole day suited them both so well. The day had such a relaxed approach to it, for such a loving and easy going couple.
Joey and her bridesmaids were getting ready at a nearby airbnb (what a great idea!) and I went over to catch the bridal prep on camera. Instantly the atmosphere was brilliant and buzzing. The bridesmaids were all of Joey’s university friends, they were so funny and welcoming. I had a cup of tea as soon as I arrived!
It was, again, one of the hottest days of the summer, so there was some mini fans going around. This certainly made it a little easier and more bearable for the bride.
The bridesmaids were then picked up in an old Land Rover, which all the girls pilled into the back of. This made for some hilarious shots!
We then went on to the ceremony venue, the gorgeous Oakham Castle. I had my lovely husband assisting me for the day and he was already there taking pictures of the guests arriving. The ceremony was lovely and despite Daniel saying he had something in his eye, I believe my photo shows he shed a little tear as he saw her enter the room.
Once the ceremony was over we headed out for some group shots before coming back into the, now empty, castle to take advantage of the stunning interior.
Then we headed to Brauston Village Hall for the wedding reception which is set in a village just a few miles from Rutland Water. The venue was styled by the lovely Orange Tree Weddings and it looked stunning! There was colourful fabric draped, fairy lights, gorgeous furniture and outside was even more stunning. With colourful deck chairs, rugs, throws and three little shaded huts with big comfy seating inside. It was really really lovely.
They had the wonderful Devine Betty’s cater the wedding with scrumptious canapes and the best pie and mash ever! Really, you need to try it!
The day continued to be a relaxed and easy going wedding, with outdoor games, including drunken Jenga and the sun was certainly keeping everyone out on the lovely lawn.
It was a lovely wedding, colourful wedding day, here are my highlights…