This was my first time as a wedding photographer at the Nottinghamshire Golf & Country club in Cotgrave although I do have several more booked soon. I had the opportunity to visit the venue a few weeks prior and was bowled away at the venue and also by how friendly the staff were. I’m not surprised that Becky & Tom had chosen this venue for their wedding reception.
It was the morning of the wedding and we started out with bridal preparations at the Becky’s parents house. Thankfully there was a very spacious conservatory which was great given the number of people there and it gave us all room to move as well as lots of beautiful natural light to work with.
The time absolutely flew by and soon it was time for us to head off to All Hallows church nearby in Gedling. Tom looked remarkably calm and relaxed. After a lovely ceremony we made our way outside to take a few photographs of close family members before I headed to the end of the path to organise the traditional confetti photograph. What I hadn’t counted upon was the sheer amount of confetti that had been passed around. I think Becky must have bought the entire factory’s supply! It did help to make the best confetti photograph I’ve taken for a while but we did end up spending the rest of the day finding confetti in places we never thought we’d see confetti!
After we arrived at the Nottinghamshire we took some more family group photographs before deciding to wait until later for the couples portraits to bring us back on time with the timetable. Before the wedding breakfast started we had the traditional speeches where I have to say that Tom’s speech really moved me and I was almost wiping the tears away just like everyone else.
Apparently a lot of the guests were horse racing fans and today being also Grand National day, Becky & Tom had arranged for the race to be shown on the large screen as well as placing a small bet for each guest as their wedding favour. This proved to be very popular and I hope you can see that from the photographs below.
Once the wedding breakfast was over I stole the happy couple away from their guests for the couples portraits and I had them back in plenty of time for more mingling with their guests.
It was soon time for their first dance, after which I left Becky & Tom to party the night away with their guests. Below are a few of my favourite photographs from the day and if you have a password you can view them all here: