Bride and groom laughing together in grounds at Pendrell Hall

“Rob and Sarah photographed our wedding in September 2020, and were an absolute joy to work with. Given the year everyone’s had, they were so responsive and flexible to the situation we were in, to the point where we rearranged with 3 days notice and they just said ‘no problem!’. Our photos are beautiful, the package we picked suited everything we wanted, and we couldn’t be happier with the outcome. Thank you both for providing us with beautiful memories of our special day.”

Covid Wedding Plans

Natalie and Tom’s original wedding date was in May and early into the pandemic lockdown they postponed, choosing a new date in October, hoping that everything would be back to normal by that point.  However, as the Covid restrictions continued through the summer, they had made peace with the idea of limiting their wedding to 30 people.  But then, in September, the government announced that wedding restrictions would be tightened, allowing just 15 people.   For Natalie and Tom this meant that too many of their friends and family would be excluded, so they took action and with just a few days’ notice, they pulled out all the stops to change date again – to the last Sunday in September, just a day before the new restriction was to come into force.  And to add, another one of our couples did exactly the same thing, but moved to the Saturday – so we went from months of having very little in the way of weddings to photograph, to two full-day weddings on the same weekend!

Small Wedding at Pendrell Hall

Natalie and Tom’s wedding was an absolute delight to photograph.  A pleasantly-warm and sunny day with an outdoor ceremony at Pendrell Hall, with autumnal colours and lovely people.  Everyone had to socially distance and remain in their ‘bubbles’ whilst inside – so guests remained seated during the drinks reception, but it was still a lovely atmosphere and it was great to see people not only eager to come to a wedding again, but to make the best of the situation and enjoy it as much as possible.  The Pendrell Hall staff were all on point as usual and kept everything ticking over nicely whilst following the regulations.

What was especially great about Natalie and Tom’s wedding though, was the couple themselves.  They totally embraced the restrictions and made the day the best it could possibly be.  They were also complete naturals in front of the camera, so when the time came to take them around the grounds for photos, they just got on with enjoying themselves as we made the pictures.

A really big thank you Natalie and Tom.  Enjoy the pictures.

Suppliers:

Dresses: KT Bridal Broseley
Suits: Moss Bross
Hair: Fallon’s Hair Emporium Tamworth
Make-Up: SJM Beauty Telford
Florals: Rosie In The Garden, Lawley
Cake: Sweet Cupcakes Cakery, Telford
Magician: Christian Fletcher

View of Pendrell Hall from rear gardens on a sunny dayInterior of Pendrall Hall set up for wedding dayDetail of flowers on order of service board Mr & Mrs handmade sign on wooden fireplacePink flowers tied to white chairs ready for outdoor wedding ceremonyBandstand and chairs ready for outdoor wedding ceremony at Pendrell HallBride and bridemaids prepare for wedding in Love Is Enough room at Pendrell HallBride cuts label off wedding dressWhite wedding dress handing in Strawberry Thief room at Pendrell HallPink bridesmaids dresses on hangersPink bridal shoes on char in strong lightPink and white bouquet of flowers on shar in strong daylightBridesmaids in pink dressing gowns take selfi photoBride and bridesmaids check buttonhole flowersBride pauses for thought as she prepares for wedding at Pendrell HallHair and make-up artists wearing PPE Bride has makeup applied in beautiful lightBridesmaids show off their dresses to bride Bridesmaid and bride's mother have hair and makeup in Love Is Enough room at Pendrell HallBride's mum helps her into wedding dress in Strawberry Thief room at Pendrell HallBridesmaids watch and smile as bride gets into her wedding dressBride and her mother adjust wedding dress in front of large windowGroup photo of bride and bridesmaids in Strawberry Thief room at Pendrell HallPortrait of bride with Strawberry Thief textile desigh in background at Pendrell HallGroom fixes tie in room at Pendrell HallGroom helps best man fix tieBest man and groom prepare for wedding at Pendrell HallBest man and groom hugDetail of buttonhole flowers on blue and red mosaicGroom's buttonhole flowerGroom and groomsmen prepare for wedding in Pimpernel Suite at Pendrell HallGroup photo of groom and groomsmen in Pimpernel Suite at Pendrell HallPortrait of groom sitting in Pimpernel Suite at Pendrell HallGroosman has drink poured as her prepares for weddingGroomsmen raise toast together in Pimpernel Suite at Pendrell HallPendrell Hall staff tie flowers to bannister railWhite flowers attached to wooden bannister railWedding guests arrive and take their seats for outdoor ceremony in gardens at Pendrell HallBridesmaids chat while waiting for brideBridesmaids and parents wait for bride in beautiful wood-panelled room at Pendrell HallBride peeks downstairs at bridesmaidsBride on wooden staircase at Pendrell HallBridesmaids watch as bride descends staircase at Pendrell HallBridesmaids laughing and emotional as bride makes her entraceBride's father smiles at her as he sees her in wedding dress for first timeBridesmaids walk up aisle at weddingGroom in silhouette as he waits for outdoor wedding ceremony to start at Pendrell HallBride and father make their way to outdoor ceremony with small number of guestsBride and father walk up aisle for outdoor wedding ceremony at Pendrell Hall as guests watchGroom watches as his bride walks up aisleOutdoor wedding creremony in gardens at Pendrell HallBride and father walk up aisle in bright sunshineGroom smiling as 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sit for drinks reception at socially-distanced small wedding at Pendrell HallBride and groom chat to guests at small weddingCanopes on slate trayWedding guests chat and laugh during small wedding drinks receptionWedding guests sit in strong sunlight as they chatBride chats with wedding guestsGroom chats with wedding guestsBride and guests chat during small wedding drinks receptionBride and groom relax together in gardens at Pendrell HallBride and groom amongst low-hanging tree branchesBride and groom walk through gardens at Pendrell HallBride and groom relaxing together in gardensBride and groom walk through beautiful gardens on sunny day at Pendrell HallBride and groom walk through beautiful gardens on sunny day at Pendrell HallReflection of bride and groom in glass tableBride and groom laughing in wood-panelled room at Pendrell HallNewly married couple share quiet moment in Pendrell Hall roomBride and groom in window light in with large lamp in foregroundBride and groom in panelled room at Pendrell HallFlowers and wine bottles on table ready for wedding mealTable places for wedding mealWine bottles and table places for wedding meal at Pendrell HallTable places for wedding mealWedding cake with topper and smaller cupcakesWedding cake topper with bride, groom and black catDetail of wedding cupcakes, with white icing, strawberries and blueberriesBride and groom checking wedding cake at Pendrell HallIn Loving Memory chalkboard and candlesGroom emotional as he looks at photos of relatives at Pendrell Hall weddingBride hugs groom in ballroom at Pendrell HallWedding guests take photos of wedding cakeBride and groom enter Ballroom at Pendrell Hall for wedding meal as guests clap Wedding cake topper with wedding meal taking place in backgroundSpeeches at small wedding in Ballroom at Pendrell HallSpeeches at small wedding in Ballroom at Pendrell HallSpeeches at small wedding in Ballroom at Pendrell HallSpeeches at small wedding in Ballroom at Pendrell HallSpeeches at small 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as magician performsMagician performs for wedding party in Ballroom at Pendrell HallBride and groom first dance in Ballroom at Pendrell HallWedding guests takes photo of bride and groom's first danceBride and groom first dance with photos of relatives in foregroundFirst Dance with bride and groom at Pendrell HallBride and groom first danceBride and groom first dance as guests watchBride and groom cuddle in dimly-lit panelled room at Pendrell HallBride and groom outside Pendrell Hall at night with lights

Small wedding during pandemic at Pendrell Hall, photographed by Rob & Sarah Gillespie Photographers.

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