As a documentary wedding photographer, my challenge is to capture the real events as they unfold without any fuss, and I usually start with the bridal prep. However, in this case for a change, the day began with the groom, best man and both dad's having a professional 'hot towel shave' with a traditional straight razor at The Gentleman's Retreat in Bawtry.
The guys seemed to enjoy the experience and definitely had the closest shave's ever!!!
Then I was on my way to the fabulous Hodsock Priory where Victoria, her bridesmaids and her close family were all excitedly preparing for the day ahead, while hair & makeup was being done.
After the service, also held at Hodsock Priory all the families and guests spilled out onto the terrace and had a great time exploring the always stunning grounds.
As I left in the evening, the celebrations looked to be continuing long into the night - please enjoy...
If you are planning a wedding and are looking for a 'genuine' wedding photojournalist, one who will document the real story of your day without the fuss - please get in touch I would love to hear your wedding plans.