Maud and David were married at Redworth Hall Hotel on 10th September 2011. Redworth Hall is definitely a favourite venue of ours, a Jacobean manor house set in 150 acres of gorgeous woodland, there is a photographic opportunity around every corner.
David, who is originally from the area, now lives and works in Ghana where he met his beautiful wife Maud. They decided to get married in England (a brave decision considering our unpredictable weather) and chose Redworth Hall for their venue, who helped them greatly in organising the wedding!
When we arrived at Redworth Hall, Maud was incredibly calm and unphased as we photographed her and her family who had also flown from Ghana. David seemed slighty more nervous but still with a smile on his face and looking forward to the day ahead.
As Maud and David had decided to have two photographers at their wedding, we could photograph the service from two viewpoints. Jane stood at the front of the Great Hall and captured the happy couples facial expressions throughout the service and Sarah stood on the balcony and got a wider view of the room. The service was wonderful and so much fun! In Ghana, it is traditional for the women to shout back the vows and shout blessings to the happy couple throughout the service and Maud’s sister and friends were determined to bring this tradition to Maud and David’s wedding day. With whoops and shouts, laughter and colour it really was a wedding to remember and the cherry on the cake was a reading by Maud’s sister in their local dialect.
After the service we went straight out into the courtyard to photograph Maud and David with all their guests and also to take some shots of confetti being thrown. Then all the guests walked round to the front of Redworth Hall for a drinks reception where we got some fantastic casual shots of all the guests enjoying themselves and some impromptu dancing from Maud and her friends!
During the group shots and shots around the grounds at Redworth Hall, Maud and David’s Master of Ceremonies, Michael Kellett was fantastic! If every couple that we photographed had Michael as their Master of Ceremonies it would make life so much easier! He had thought of everything, including a pair of wellies for Maud so she didn’t get her shoes dirty walking over the grass!
We were so happy with the shots of Maud and David around the grounds at Redworth Hall. Maud was so full of energy throughout the day and this shows in the pictures! With her dancing and infectious smile we felt inspired to create some art files with some of their pictures!
It really was a pleasure to photograph Maud and David’s wedding day and a great time was had by all!