Andrew and Emma married on Saturday in The Orangery at Newstead Abbey near Nottingham before celebrating at the Hart’s Hotel in Nottingham city centre. Andy and Emma had been guests at Kerry and Craig’s wedding at Hodsock Priory two years ago and booked me just after that wedding to be the photographer at their own.

Newstead Abbey is a new wedding venue for me, as is normally the case at a new venue I’d met up with Andy and Emma for a pre-wedding photo shoot enabling me to look around the stunning gardens and grounds with the couple whilst discussing their wedding photography. This pre-planning meant that on Saturday we were able to very quickly complete the formal photographs during eh drinks reception allowing Andy and Emma plenty of time to chat to their guests, family and friends. The weather could only be described as fantastic ideal for a drinks reception on the lawn.

Guests had arrived at Newestead Abbey in a vintage bus and which then continued the journey onto the Hart’s Hotel in Nottingham City Centre for the wedding breakfast and evening reception.

Thankfully a few streets around the hotel offered a view of the sunset, albeit amongst parked cars which generated a few strange looks from Andy and Emma which the trust me you’ll not see them assurance from me wasn’t  totally convincing! Thankfully some tricks with exposure meant the cars, street signs and even children playing weren’t visible in the final wedding photograph of the day.

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