Jillian & Tom had chosen the stunning Carriage Hall for their special day and booked me to be their Nottingham wedding photographer. I arrived on this warm August morning to the Lace Market Hotel which is right in the heart of Nottingham. I photographed the bridal preparations with Jillian and her bridesmaids before leaving shortly before lunchtime for Carriage Hall in Plumtree to catch up with the Tom, the groom and his ushers before the ceremony.
I’ve been to Carriage Hall a few times now and one of the things I love about this venue is the amount of gorgeous natural light which is in the main room. As a wedding photographer, we always appreciate good natural light and whilst I am more than happy to use flash when necessary. Nothing can beat natural light. Jillian & Tom had decorated Carriage Hall with a rustic theme with centrepieces made from a mix of Helianthus, Delphiniums, Scabiosa and Jasmin flowers. Tom’s mum had personally hand made every cupcake for their cupcake tower. The room looked amazing.
Jillian arrived on time and walked down the aisle to a tearful Tom. No surprise. The bride looked STUNNING! After the ceremony we all went outside to enjoy the warm weather and the guests mingled whilst I did a few formal group photos. I managed to find a field next to Carriage Hall with bales of hay. Jillian & Tom had no hesitation in jumping into the field so we could use it for their couples portraits.
After the wedding breakfast was the traditional speeches where I have to say that the best men absolutely knocked it out of the park. Their speech was the perfect mix of humour and kind words. I particularly loved the embarrassing photos of Tom which you can see a couple of the tamer ones below! Oh and who could forget making Tom do a rap midway through!
I left the newlyweds shortly after the first dance to a packed dance floor which is always nice to see. I was so glad to return to Carriage Hall for Jillian & Tom’s wedding and look forward to returning very soon.
Carriage Hall is a very popular wedding venue to get married at. If you like my photographs and are getting married here then I’d love to hear from you. Drop me a message and let’s find out if I may be the right wedding photographer for you. Click onto my Contact page and tell me more about your plans.