A wedding where the groom made his toast … with an actual piece of toast, was always going to be both a little bit different and a whole lot of fun.
Beautiful and historic Walworth Castle was the venue for this charming wedding. As a north east wedding photographer Gavin loves the chance he gets to shoot in gorgeous places and help couples celebrate and remember their special day.
This wedding was a joyful, fun day of celebrations, as the bride and groom’s family and friends took over Walworth Castle. Walworth Castle only ever hosts one wedding per day. If you fancy a personal and exclusive wedding in an atmospheric twelfth century castle, this could be the venue for you!
Built in 1189, the castle stands in 18 acres of beautiful lawns and woodlands. The wedding took place in a grand castle reception room, with the wedding breakfast held in Cardinals Court, the glass-roofed former castle courtyard.
Gavin always likes the chance to steal outside with the bride and groom for some natural outdoor shots at some point in the proceedings, and this wedding was no exception! They had to time it right and leap over a couple of puddles! But the shots were worth it. Walworth Castle’s mature and varied grounds gave lots of options for stunning photos. Couples who fall in love with Walworth Castle’s grounds can now choose to get married in the outdoor peace of Lady Palmer’s Pavilion.
What a whirlwind day for the bride! Her day began at her parent’s home, surrounded by friends and family. The bride’s wedding gown was truly stunning. The delicate beaded detail of the gown was complemented beautifully by the bride’s delicate tiara. The bridesmaids were glamorous in individually styled red dresses, while the flower girls wore white. Beautiful bouquets with romantic roses completed the outfits.
The romance continued with the room theme for the wedding breakfast. With Rome being the scene of the couple’s engagement, it seemed only right that they brought a bit of Rome to the wedding. The seating plan was a map of Rome, and the theme was continued with each table being named for a famous Roman landmark. Another nice piece of attention to detail which added to the atmosphere of the day.
The joy and laughter at this wedding was infectious. A cheeky party sprang up half way through the day in one of the rooms – and the bride had fun joining the party too! As the day drew on, the music turned up and the guests enjoyed themselves to the full. There were some amazing moves being busted on the dancefloor! A fabulous sunset added to the beauty of the day as the joyous celebrations continued.
Gavin would love be involved in your celebrations too, and help you capture fun and beautiful memories to treasure forever. If you like what you see, do get in touch for a cuppa and a chat!