Deer Park Hall Wedding Photography
Steph & Jack - October 2018
As the 2018 wedding season drew to a close one of my last weddings of 2018 was Steph & Jack’s big day at Deer Park Hall on a wonderful autumn Saturday in late October.
A Cotswold country house, Deer Park Hall is a stunning wedding venue set with 1400 acres of countryside on the Gloucestershire Worcestershire border. An area of outstanding natural beauty, it is an ideal wedding venue.
The day started at a local hotel as Steph, her parents and her bridesmaids got ready before heading over to the stunning Tewkesbury Abbey for the ceremony. I can honestly say this is the most magnificent place I’ve photographed a ceremony along with St. Dominic’s Priory in North London. (You can read about that wedding here).
Award Winning Wedding Photography
During the ceremony there was some lovely low winter sun coming through the large stained-glassed windows. While the register was being signed the groomsmen were lined up along a wall with their faces catching the sun and the wall behind in shadow creating a striking effect. I was delighted to win a Photographers Keeping It Real award for the resulting image, which you can read about along with my other award winning images here.
Perfect Autumn Weather for a Wedding
After the ceremony we headed over to Deer Park Hall for the remainder of the day’s celebrations.
Canapes were served on the lawn and guests enjoyed the last decent autumn weather along with some garden games and some highly competitive conker matches.
Before guests were asked to take their seats for the wedding breakfast everyone piled into the Panelled Hall for the Father of Bride’s speech. He gave his speech in here as he had a slideshow planned and needed a wall for the projector. The Panelled Hall is used for the evening party, but it was perfect for this use as well with plenty of room for people to gather around. Guests were also able to use the Minstrels Gallery that overlooks the hall and gives a great vantage point over the room. I was able to use this later in the evening to photograph the first dance.
After the remainder of the speeches and the wedding breakfast in The Bredon Room, Steph & Jack took a few minutes away form the wedding and we took a few relaxed shots using the beautiful setting sun and the surrounding countywide as a backdrop.
The day ended with a lively evening party before everyone retired outside to enjoy the fire pit. I stay late at weddings because I think these moments are important to capture. Every part of a wedding day is worth capturing to preserve and enjoy re-living later and I’m glad I was there to capture the final bit of calm as the day wound down. At least I thought the day was winding down. With half an hour left before the curfew there was one last blast on the dance floor as the day ended with bang.
If you would like your wedding covered in the documentary style as I have done here for Steph and Jack please get in touch, I’d love to hear from you.
Below is a selection of images form the day, I hope you enjoy looking through them.
I absolutely loved being a Deer Park Hall wedding photographer. Located in stunning countryside and conveniently near the M5 for easy access for your guests, Deer Park Hall is a perfect wedding venue.
This exclusive use venue has attentive staff with a hands-on coordinator making sure the couple’s every need is seen to, venues don’t come much better than this one.
If you’re getting married at Deer Park Hall and would be interested in having your big day photographed in a documentary style I’d love to hear from you.
If you liked this blog of my last wedding of 2018 you might like this blog from my first wedding of 2019 as well.