The first wedding of 2014 and it really set the bar high for all my other brides and grooms! The setting was the impressive Rowton Castle near Shrewsbury. A grade II listed building surrounded by stunning views of the Shropshire countryside where the photo opportunities were endless! The bride wowed, sparkling in a real princess dress that really suited the grand venue, and the guests were treated to ice cream before their wedding breakfast…what’s not to love? What made this really special was the fact that Charlotte was one of the first brides that booked through my first Wedding Fair at Event City!
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Charlotte started her morning in one of the amazing suites at Rowton Castle along with her Mum and Bridesmaids. The bride just sat back and enjoyed all the pampering, leaving everyone else to deal with any stresses (what every bride should do)! The groom settled his nerves at the bar with the rest of the wedding party before getting ready and rocking some pretty cool flat caps with his Best Man. Charlotte’s Mum kept her cool while she got Charlotte in to her big princess gown and suddenly we were ready to make our way downstairs…
Charlotte’s Dad did a bit of a skip down the aisle whilst trying to avoid standing on her dress (much to the amusement of the groom and the wedding guests) and then the guests took their seats to witness the happy couples say their vows…
After the ceremony we headed outside (the weather timed it perfectly and the rain held off just when we needed it to) so that their wedding photographer, John Poole, could get started on the group shots. It’s always fun capturing this part as there’s lots of shouting if people are still at the bar or too busy gassing with the other guests and not hearing their name called out! We swiftly moved on to the big group shot where John (and a very helpful wedding guest) arranged everyone in to a huge heart shape! As guests were ushered in out of the cold the couple made their way to the front to get a few couple shots…
We were soon back inside and ready to enjoy the wedding breakfast (thank you Charlotte and Paul for allowing us to sample such lovely food too) and to listen to the wedding speeches. I know everyone was a tad nervous about this part of the day but they did really well and got quite a few laughs!
Guests then surrounded the dancefloor and welcomed the new Mr and Mrs Kelsall to the dancefloor while cute red hearts floated on the walls…
Wedding Venue – Rowton Castle, Shrewsbury, Shropshire
Wedding Photographer – John Poole, Shrewsbury
Wedding Dress- Dan Kerr, Blackpool
Suits and bridesmaid dresses – Dan Kerr, Blackpool
Wedding Flowers and Centrepieces – The Flower Shop by Morgan, Garstang, Preston
Wedding Hair Stylist – Hair by Claire, Shrewsbury
Wedding Make-up – The Beauty Room by Linda, Shrewsbury
Chair covers – Wendy Shaw, Shrewsbury