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Mallory Court Wedding Photography

Selina & Mark’s Beautiful Little Day

Photographed by Rob

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Bride and groom laughing together while sitting on steps at Mallory Court

“We are really grateful to Rob for what a wonderful job he did of photographing our wedding in September 2020. Obviously the last thing we thought we’d have to contend with during the planning stages was a global pandemic!  We’d like to thank him in joining us on a whirlwind of a journey, navigating through these times but we managed to pull it off, with beautiful images and memories that we’ll cherish!”

Small Wedding Plans

The nationwide restrictions have really taken the wind out of weddings during 2020.  We’ve been as supportive and helpful as we can with all of our couples, moving dates where necessary.  But, not everybody chose to postpone and in September, Rob got to photograph his first wedding since February (!)  And it was absolutely gorgeous.

Mallory Court Wedding Photographer

Mallory Court is a lovely hotel and wedding venue on the outskirts of Leamington Spa in the Warwickshire countryside.  We’ve not worked there for some time and it really was great to be back, especially in the gardens which are just wonderful.   Selina and Mark got married there on a beautifully warm and sunny day.    They booked early in the year before Covid-19 became a ‘thing’.  They had a small wedding planned from the start so the restrictions in place by then didn’t impact their plans too much.

The small, socially-distanced wedding ceremony took in the Knight’s Suite which was flooded with daylight thanks to the large skylight.  From here a quick excursion into the rose garden for a confetti throw was followed by drinks, afternoon tea and the Chinese tea ceremony in The Brasserie, which has its own walled garden.   Having the wedding in these areas meant that it could be kept completely private and separate from Mallory Court’s main house, which of course was open to regular hotel guests.

A Shorter, Lovely Day

Our options for shorter wedding days have been in place since long before Covid even existed, but they’ve become more popular as the pandemic restrictions have continued through the year.   This suited Selina and Mark perfectly and booked Rob for four hours, adding on a bit more time closer to the date as their plans evolved.

Although masks had to be worn and everyone had to keep within their ‘bubble’ and socially distanced, the restrictions didn’t detract from their wedding.  This was a beautiful day and an absolute delight to photograph.  A really big than you to Selina and Mark who were fantastic from start to finish.  Enjoy the pictures… 🙂

Suppliers:

Venue: Mallory Court, Warwickshire
Hair & Makeup: Zara Willets
Selina’s white dress: Alfred Angela (eBay)
Selina’s red dress: Chinese supplier eBay
Mark’s suit: Moss Bros
Florals: Laurel Silk Florist
Cake: Bitsy’s Emporium of Awesome, Leicester 
Cake Topper: OHKay Craft, Leicester

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Mallory Court wedding photography by Rob & Sarah Gillespie, wedding photographers in the Midlands.

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