Julie and Ben’s wedding took place in Warwick at Lord Leycester Hospital. The venue is a Grade I listed building and an incredible example of well preserved medieval courtyard architecture. It’s such a lovely venue but as a photographer it has its quirks you have to look out for and use to your advantage.
Lord Leycester Hospital Wedding
I was recommended to Ben by a friend of mine, who’s also a wedding photographer. He wasn’t available on Julie and Ben’s wedding date so he passed my name on. They saw my other blogs of weddings I’ve shot at Lord Leycester Hospital and after a chat on the phone, they went ahead and booked!
Warwickshire Wedding Photography
Julie decided not to have bride prep covered so my day started with arriving at their home to shoot a few photos of her and her dad together before they left for the ceremony. Then I headed over to Lord Leycester Hospital for Julie’s arrival. Guests were starting arrive and an understandably nervous groom was waiting at the front of the ceremony room with his son beside him as his best man. After a lovely ceremony, I went with the bride and groom to The Mill Garden, next to Warwick Castle, for a few photos before returning to join their guests for the drinks reception.
Although there were a few drops of rain, that soon disappeared and it remained a warm and dry day. I shot the family photos in the Masters’ Garden out the back and guests enjoyed canapés and drinks in the courtyard. Then it was time for speeches to start off the five course wedding breakfast. Food was an important part of the day for them so they did the food well! They also had an amazing gin bar – the best I’ve seen!
We did a few evening photos with Julie and Ben, using the amazing architecture, before it was time for the evening reception to get underway. I loved their first dance! After a few moments of a more standard first dance, they just went crazy and made sure they enjoyed it! The dance floor was lively so we stayed to shoot everyone dancing for a bit before leaving them to party.