Only a couple of days after my first wedding of 2018, I headed off to Nottingham for Kathy and Craig’s wedding at Hart’s Hotel. The hotel is right in the heart of Nottingham and in an elevated position offering great views over the city from the gardens. It’s also just around the corner from Nottingham Castle so I was excited to see what locations we could use for the couple portraits!
I usually shoot full day weddings from bridal preparations in the morning through to the evening party but Kathy and Craig wanted their coverage to start from the ceremony and go on until their first dance so it was a shorter day than usual. As I had not been to Hart’s Hotel before, I got there early enough to have a good look around before Craig and his guests started to gather in the room for the ceremony. It was a lovely intimate ceremony which was followed by a drinks reception in the bar.
In general it was a fairly wet weekend, but on the day of their wedding it remained dry for most of the day – got to love a bit of wedding day weather luck! After Kathy and Craig had enjoyed a drink and chatted to friends and family for a bit, we took everyone outside for the groups shots and then whilst the guests headed back into the warm bar, Kathy and Craig stayed out for a bit of quiet time and a few photos.
Then it was time for the wedding breakfast, followed by the speeches. Kathy and Craig each did a speech, with Kathy in particular seeming to really enjoy it! After the speeches, there was still a little bit of day light remaining so we made the most of this and took some more bride and groom shots around the streets surrounding the hotel… and a few outside Nottingham Castle!
Before long it was time for their first dance followed by plenty of dance moves being thrown around the dance floor by Kathy and Craig’s friends and family. I always love the evening dancing part of a wedding and theirs did not disappoint – I loved it!