I’m always very excited when I’m asked to do a wedding with two grooms, or two brides. The weddings are usually incredibly emotional as there is always a back story involving the difficulties the couple have had. So when we get to the wedding day itself – its joyous , its fun and it’s a privilege to be part of it.
Ian and Dayle were a delight to work with. Ian was your proverbial kid in a candy store – he was SO excited about his wedding day. Partner Dayle was much more relaxed and unassuming – but you could still tell how much the day meant to him.
We started the groom prep photos – well for Ian anyway. He wanted every moment capturing. From the giggling bridesmaids sipping champagne to nervously adjusting his tie we caught everything on camera. The viewpoint from the bedroom window meant we could spy on Dayle pacing around the courtyard below!
The wedding ceremony itself was held in the beautiful orangery at Charlotte House. A simple, meaningful service – with a few tears along the way. Group photos were taken outside the hotel with the smaller more intimate photos taken in the “secret garden” at the back. It was lovely to spring that on to the grooms as they had no idea it was there.
Sadly the golf buggy Charlotte House is known for had broken down so we had to take quick walk through the Castle grounds. From there we took some photos around Steep Hill where the boys had spent much of their time when they lived in Lincoln.
After the formal photos it was time to just capture the guests enjoying themselves, enjoying the banter and good humour that always accompanies a wedding. There’s a selection of the photos from the wedding below. Hopefully you will see why I said “when two grooms are better than one!”
If you are getting married at Charlotte House Hotel – do give me a call. I’d love to have a chat about your day, and have some beautiful (and different!) albums to show you featuring Charlotte House!