Well it’s 2016 and I am off to an early start with Alvin & Rachel’s wedding. Whilst I have been a wedding photographer in Nottingham for four years, it was my first visit to the Arkwright rooms.
I caught up with Rachel at nearby St James Hotel. The road leading to the hotel was closed for roadworks but thankfully I always leave extra time for travel so I wasn’t late. I arrived to find Rachel and her bridesmaids getting ready. I had noticed some fantastic places for detail shots in the hotel lobby and thankfully Rachel was totally cool with and trusted me to move her dress & shoes downstairs temporarily to get some fantastic photographs.
Soon it was time to go to the ceremony and I arrived in time to grab a few photographs of the guys as well as their guests arriving. The ceremony was in the conservatory room and with the amount of natural light pouring in, it was simply a photographer’s dream! The best man entertained everyone with a few songs on the piano and before we knew it, it was time to start the ceremony. I noticed Alvin had a huge smile on his face as Rachel came down the aisle. I don’t blame him, she looked stunning!
A quick civil ceremony was had then shortly afterwards, the happy couple did the traditional Chinese tea ceremony where the bride & groom kneel in front of their respective parents and elders, serving them tea. This is a symbol of gratitude for being raised.
After the tea ceremony, there was time for photos before the wedding breakfast started.
The Arkwright rooms had some very unique looking areas for creative portraits and I really enjoyed using the elements to create unique photographs. I hope you enjoy the selection of Rachel & Alvin’s wedding photos below. It truly was a fun day and it’s been really hard to wait until after they returned from their honeymoon to show the world their fantastic photographs.
All that’s left to say is that if you are getting married at the Arkwright rooms in Nottingham then I would LOVE to speak with you and have the opportunity to return. Send me a message and tell me more about your day.