Once upon a time, nestled at the foot of the dramatic Malvern Hills, there stood a fairy tale wedding venue.
Full of charm & romance Kelly & Liam picked the fantastic and luxurious wedding venue Eastnor Castle for their April wedding. The country parkland estate is an area of outstanding natural beauty, situated in 5,000 acres of rolling, wooded Herefordshire countryside.
We started out at Elegance hair salon in Ledbury where the bridal party had their hair done while sipping champagne. Everyone was very chatty and giggly if a little hung over from the night before!
From there we went on to the Castle, the bridal suite was stunning with its rustic charm and I especially loved the four poster bed. The girls helped Kelly to get ready while sipping champagne and once she was in her dress we made the most of the amazing natural light that filtered in and got some great shots of Kelly.
The ceremony was held in the stunning Gothic drawing room. The drawing room was designed by famous architect Augustus Pugin whose work also included the interior design of the Palace of Westminster.
After the ceremony Kelly and Liam mingled with their guests for about half an hour before I stole them away for their couples shots.
We started with some shots using the castle as a backdrop and also captured some using the beautiful views and lake. We then walked back round to where the guests were starting to filter outside to enjoy the sunshine and we got some lovely shots using the stone spiral staircase with me standing above them. From there we grabbed the bridesmaids and groomsmen and walked round the grounds capturing some light hearted shots and some more posed ones. Finally we got every one together down on the grass for a big group shot.
We were lucky enough to be included in the wedding breakfast, which was absolutely superb. After the speeches Kelly and Liam cut their beautiful vintage cake and the dance floor was opened up for their first dance. Then everyone danced on into the evening!
It was an amazing day and I wish Kelly & Liam all the best for married life together.
Eastnor Castle is hired out on an exclusive-hire basis. So this allowed Kelly & Liam and their guests to enjoy the grand venue and its magnificent views, with no interruption and total exclusivity.