Published in 2010.
We always like October weddings. In terms of weather it tends to be one of the most stable months of the year. The air has a crisper feel, the light is more forgiving and as the clocks haven’t gone back, we still have a decent amount of time in which to use the venue.
Sarah and Tom booked us about a year ago and we clicked with them straight away. They’d chosen the Warwickshire wedding venue Ettington Park Hotel for their wedding, located just outside Stratford-upon-Avon. It’s arguably one of the top wedding venues in Warwickshire. A truly unique-looking neo-gothic mansion, located within acres of grounds, Ettington Park has no shortage of photo opportunities. On top of that, the facilities and staff are great. This was the first time we’d worked at Ettington Park and it instantly turned into one of our favourite venues. It’s a terrific choice for a wedding and we very much look forward to returning next year. Even the registrar was helpful and friendly!
Sarah and Tom had planned their day well, with ample time for everything. They made it clear right from the start, that the photos were extremely important to them and they would give as much time as possible for the shots of them alone in the grounds. So, we took advantage of every minute. The grounds at Ettington Park range from manicured rose gardens, wide open lawns and areas that are a little more unkempt, to say nothing of the views of the mansion, the derelict chapel and the other outbuildings.
For the wedding breakfast, everyone made their way up to the top floor room, which is quite long with a gorgeous arched wooden ceiling, library shelves and plenty of directional light. This is also the same room used for the evening reception (following a quick turnaround by the staff). The couple’s first dance was well-rehearsed and probably the best one we’ve seen all year!
We’d like to thank Sarah and Tom for not only keeping us fed and watered on the day, but also making sure we had enough time to deliver a great set of pictures for them.
Here then is just a small selection of pictures from Sarah and Tom’s wedding day. Enjoy.