On Good Friday I spent the day at Nailcote Hall photographing Rebecca and Dale’s wonderful wedding. It was my first visit to the venue and we were incredibly lucky with the weather as we were blessed with glorious sunshine, despite it being the day before Storm Kate lashed the country.
Nailcote Hall is a country house hotel set in 15 acres of Warwickshire Countryside in Berkswell, on the outskirts of Balasll Common. It’s a great location for a wedding and has lots of history too. It was originally a small stately home, built in 1640 just before the start of the English Civil War and it’s thought the land has links back to William the Conqueror in the eleventh century.
Normally I arrive for a wedding and head straight for the bridal preparations, however Nailcote Hall boasts a championship level, nine hole, Par 3 golf course, which was being made use of by Dale and a few of his groomsmen. This allowed me to join the boys for a few holes in the sunshine before heading on up to meet the bride and her bridesmaids.
The bridal preparations were a hive of activity with Rebecca Frances busy at work doing the make-up for girls. Before heading down for the ceremony Rebecca donned her stunning Justin Alexander dress which was from Brides of Solihull, whilst the bridesmaids looked amazing in their pale blue Jenny Packham dresses.
The wedding ceremony was held in The Bistro which is a wonderful bright and airy double height atrium flooded with natural light. John, one of the best men, despite slicing his finger on a razor blade that morning provided some live music on his guitar. After the ceremony the guests made their way out onto the lawn to make the most of the late March sunshine during the drinks reception before heading back indoors for the wedding breakfast. Evening entertainment was provided by Brett John of Dynamix Disco, who as well as DJing played two sets of wonderful acoustic guitar covers as the guests partied on into the small hours.
Here’s a few images from Rebecca and Dale’s big day . . .