This was our last wedding of 2014, and what a way to finish such an amazing year!
Sam + David only got engaged a few months ago but thought “why wait?!”
Their December wedding brought together all their favourite people at one of the most spectacular venues on the planet… Warwick Castle.
And, during David’s speech, he broke the news that they’re expecting their first baby in July.
Massive congrats all round!
A Winter Wedding
Winter weddings can be a challenge for a photographer. Not only is it cold, so nobody wants to spend much time outside, but it goes dark before 4pm, meaning almost all the photography involves unnatural lighting conditions. We used video lights, speedlights and any other light we could find around the castle. I enjoy the challenge of thinking a little differently and I think we came away with some truly unique images as a result.
Thanks to Sam and Dave for trusting me to cover their day for them. And thanks also to my good mate Lee Allen for bringing his skills to the table as my 2nd shooter.
You can see the story of their wedding below.
If you’re planning a wedding at Warwick Castle I’d love to hear your plans so drop me an email.
Weddings at Warwick Castle
Located in the centre of beautiful Warwickshire, Warwick Castle is the idyllic background for your special day. Throughout time, the Earls of Warwick have hosted many lavish parties within the Castle walls – and the venue is still continuing that tradition! From intimate weddings to grand parties, the castle’s many opulent historical rooms can host up to 120 guests for ceremonies and wedding breakfasts.
Situated on the rolling banks of the River Avon and surrounded by 60 acres of picturesque landscaped gardens, Warwick Castle grants unrivalled access to a variety of stunning venues in which to enjoy your wedding. Ceremonies take place in the Castle itself before starting the celebrations with a glass of bubbly in our tranquil Peacock Gardens or State Rooms. The venue offers traditional wedding breakfasts and receptions or a more informal Hog Roast or buffet, all served in the heart of the Castle – the Great Hall.
After dancing the night away, relax on your wedding night in one of our regal Tower Suites whilst your friends and family put their feet up in one of our cosy lodges! Venue hire is available up until 12.30am (dependant on package and date).
Warwick Castle pride themselves on offering a team of dedicated, passionate chefs who are trained to the highest standard. From the traditional to something a little different, the menus cover a wide variety of tastes and diets, crafted to reflect Warwick Castle’s unique surroundings.
About Warwick Castle
There are many rooms in the castle. Some of the rooms have mannequins in them that look like real people. These are dressed in costume. They are used to show how people might have lived in the castle hundreds of years ago. Warwick Castle has a dungeon. One part of the castle is said to be haunted. Actors play the part of the ghost and the servant who killed him in a dramatic “Spook Experience”. Lights and sounds are used to add to the effect.
The castle has a very high wall walk. It can be explored, so that visitors can see from where the guards looked for enemies. A long, steep flight of steps leads up to the highest part of the castle where the flagpole is.
There are many paintings in the castle. There are portraits of English Kings and Queens as well as of members of the family who owned the castle. It is possible to see the private chambers, or bedrooms, where the family and their most important guests slept.