Fabulous Rutland spring wedding at Exton and The Barnsdale Lodge Hotel. A pretty village church and country hotel setting for Ian and Lauren.

Spring had sprung just in time for Ian & Lauren’s big day. Blue skies, flowers out and warmth in the sun- yippee!

Lauren got ready at home, with support from her 3 bridesmaids and flower girl, in Peterborough. All was calm and chilled. Hair & make up was beautifully done by Rebecca & team https://www.makeupbybecca.co.uk/   It was touching to see Lauren’s dad shed a wee tear at the sight of his daughter in her wedding dress by https://townhousebridal.co.uk/

On to Exton Church in Rutland and all looking great in such a splendid setting. Ian looked super smart in his blue suit and fitting yellow tie. And plenty more fresh warm yellows in all the gorgeous flower displays and bouquets, all done by Tui at  https://tuisflowers.co.uk/

Quick few photos of the bridal party before the ceremony kicked off (more on kick offs later). Wonderful singing and music, to raise the roof, by friends from the couples’ church in Loughborough. The congregation were pretty hot too!

Had to try and dodge the bright squinty sun for some outdoor photos, bit of a challenge – is it going to pop out from that cloud, at the wrong moment?!! Confetti & cheers before dashing off to Rutland Water for some scenic shots (thanks for a splash of blue sky). It was a pleasure to shoot there and Nick our friendly on hand videographer, was excellent with his input and amusing banter to help the couple smile. I recommend him   https://blocweddings.com/

Reception party was held at The Barnsdale Lodge Hotel. This is a delightful place, with attractive courtyard gardens and open spaces. The dining room looked fab with the lighting and again, more superb floral decorations.

Plenty of hearty celebrations, fine food and wine flowed. Excellent speeches from Lauren’s Dad, Ian, and his best man, Joe. Ian looked so happy despite his beloved footie team losing at home, that afternoon.

The evening party later really took things to the next level. Awesome grooves and beats provided by Inner Vibe Band  innervibeband.com. With their strong rhythm section, its impossible to keep still with these boys playing and much appreciated by the musical gang of the congregation.

Such a great, great wedding day at The Barnsdale Lodge Hotel, so much coming together and we wish Ian and Lauren all the very best for their future times together!

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