Enterkine House has been newly refurbished, featuring a stunning wooden beamed barn style room with high ceilings and loads of window light as well as a decking balcony area with amazing views over the countryside. The long tree-lined driveway leads up to the house, beside a large pond with a wooden jetty which is beautifully illuminated for romantic evening strolls. I really adored the décor and colour scheme for Jenny and Jack’s October wedding. The beautiful burnt orange and rust shades paired so well with the greenery around the venue and the charming rustic interior. Amy at Beewildblooms did a spectacular job of decorating the venue with dried and fresh flowers and foliage, with the crescent moon shaped altarpiece being a stunning focal point.
Jenny and Jack wanted a relaxed and fun approach to their day, starting with Jenny getting ready surrounded by her bridesmaids and close family and Jack getting ready at home, with his groomsmen. They chose to add on a second shooter to make sure both sets of preparations could be covered simultaneously and my good friend Janine Kirkwood was the perfect photographer for the job. Before the ceremony, Jenny had special moments with her bridesmaids while I captured their emotional reactions to seeing her dressed up and ready to be a bride, as well as her lovely parents who were so proud and happy for their daughter.
The couple married in a humanist ceremony, which told the story of how they met and little things they love about each other. The service was personal and entertaining for their guests, and we captured lots of laughter and smiles on everyone’s faces. Afterwards we directed everyone outside for a whole group shots of all the guests together on the decking; I popped up to a window to get a good vantage point for the shot while Janine helped co-ordinate movement on the ground. A colourful confetti shower led Jenny and Jack back inside, to enjoy drinks, canapes and mingling with their guests while they basked in that ‘just married’ feeling.
There is plenty of space for group photographs at Enterkine House so we were able to make use of variety of backdrops for their family and bridal party pictures. A dash of rain didn’t dampen anybody’s spirits and when the sun broke through the clouds again Jenny and Jack went for a stroll down the tree-lined driveway for photographs together. Next we were treated to some hilarious and touching speeches in the exquisitely-decorated main hall before dinner was served.
In the evening we invited family and friends outdoors to light sparklers before the couple took to the dancefloor to cut their cake and get the dancing started. Live music is always wonderful at weddings and there was plenty of space for the band to set up and perform – the dancefloor was full straightaway, which I love to see! Mike from Something New Wedding Films liased with me throughout the day to make sure we weren’t in each others’ shots or needing the same angles – it’s really great to choose a team of suppliers who have a similar approach and I’m always happy to make recommendations. I’d love to return to Enterkine House Hotel so if you’re planning a wedding here please do get in touch!
"We cannot thank Natalie enough for the amazing photographs she produced for our wedding. We were looking for someone that would capture the real moments of the day, such as ourselves and others laughing and having a fantastic time, and Natalie did not disappoint at all. We were issued nearly 1000 photographs on a wonderful USB stick which we will cherish. Thank you very much again Natalie and best wishes for the future." Jack & Jenny x
Flowers by Amy of @Beewildblooms
MUA: Claire Nisbet
Videographer: Mike at Something New wedding films Second shooter: Janine Kirkwood