Charlotte & Lee ~ The Forest of Arden Hotel

 

It has been a little while since I photographed at the stunning Forest of Arden Hotel & Country Club nestling in the Warwickshire countryside, but it was great to be back for Charlotte & Lee’s wedding on the 16th September 2017.  It was a wet old morning when we arrived but we were keeping it crossed that it would quickly pass.  Charlotte was having the finishing touches to her hair and make up and her 5 beautiful bubbly Bridesmaids made me feel right at home from the moment I walked in.  Everybody was in great spirits & thoroughly enjoying the excitement, I knew we were in for a wonderful day!  Lee & the Guys were patiently awaiting Charlotte’s arrival and were keeping our Groom nice and calm with their joking and banter.  The time soon passed and we were good to go for the wedding.  A lovely  ceremony followed which was enjoyed by all, after which & with some trepidation we ventured outside for photos. I was very happy to see that the rain had passed & we got some lovely photos in and around the grounds… In fact just before our final pictures drops of rain began to fall again before the heavens opened &  we quickly headed in for the Wedding Breakfast & Speeches… Nothing however would dampen the spirits of our newly weds.  The speeches were wonderful, funny, moving and heartfelt words spoken from the Father of the Bride, the Best Man, Groom and the Mother of the Groom.  By the end there wasn’t a dry eye in the house.  The day was flying by in a whirlwind and before we knew it, it was time for the cutting of the cake… a quick Krispy Kreme doughnut from the scrumptious tower and a beautiful first dance, followed by a Father Daughter dance and then a good old knees up from everybody. It truly had been a wonderful day.  Thank you Charlotte & Lee for asking us to photograph your wonderful wedding day, we wish you both a very long and happy life together.

A big Thank You to all the staff at The Forest of Arden Hotel for all their hard work on this beautiful day, it was a pleasure to be back with you.