NEWARK CASTLE WEDDING | SHIRN & AMAR

Date: 30th April 2017
Ceremony: Newark Castle, The Gilstrap, Nottinghamshire
Reception: The Ulvers, Chuckney, Nottinghamshire

My past clients will know how much I love an old door or wall, and that is why I was super excited to be shooting at Newark Castle for the first time.  I was sure that the grounds would have some great locations for photos, and I wasn’t disappointed with the well maintained 12th century monument.

During the group photo I pressed my camera shutter and there was the loudest bang you’ll ever hear, making half of the guests jump out of their skin.  Thankfully it was just the Castle ‘Cannon’ demonstration taking place around the corner and not my Canon camera exploding!!

The ceremony was held in the Gilstrap in the castle grounds and the long narrow room was beautiful, as was the ceremony itself.

After a few couple photos around the castle walls we made our way to The Ulvers.  You have to visit this stylish Georgian house to appreciate its character and quality.  The owner Sharna is a venue stylist and this is apparent throughout this beautiful home with converted out buildings.  It had been a few months from my last visit to the Ulvers and I couldn’t believe the transformation, with a brand new marquee attached to the wonderfully restored barn which now hosted a new bar, multiple sitting areas and even a staged photobooth area.

The guests relaxed in the house before making their way into the marquee for the wedding breakfast and speeches.  There were a few tears and plenty of laughs before day turned into night and the real action started to unfold.  When I say action I don’t think I have seen so many amazing shape shifters on a dance floor, these guys knew how to move and dance-offs were happening everywhere!!

Shirn and Amar’s day was just perfect and they were a pleasure to work with, the only downside was I had to leave the party in full swing!!

I wish the happy couple all the best for their future together.  Here are a selection of my favourite photos from the day…