On the outskirts of Droitwich Spa lies a building which looks like no other in the area. Chateau Impney was built in the 1870’s in the style of an elaborate French château and was a family home for many years. It became a hotel in 1925 and since then has been sold and re-bought several times, undergoing a substantial renovation just a few years ago.
Until last summer, we had only photographed bride and grooms getting ready at at Chateau Impney but in September we got the opportunity to see much more of the venue for the wedding of Lorna and Dean.
Sarah started her day at the Chateau where Dean and the other men were getting ready. Rob met with Lorna and her bridesmaids at her parents’ home in Worcester before moving onto St Stephen’s church nearby for the service.
This was a wedding day where the sense of fun was absolutely palpable. Lorna and Dean had many friends fly in from down-under and indeed several other parts of the world. Everyone was there to help them celebrate and once the formalities of the church service were done then the business of having fun was the order of the day. From the drinks reception to the speeches and into the evening party, this was a smashing crowd to be with.
We really enjoyed our first ‘proper’ experience of Chateau Impney. The staff were great and very helpful and kept the reception moving along nicely. The building itself of course is quite stunning, but the grounds also are really beautiful and Lorna and Dean’s photo session in the evening light was a highlight of the entire day. Here’s just a small selection of pictures…