On a beautiful day in July, this gorgeous couple celebrated their wedding at the stunning Rushton Hall in Northamptonshire. To protect the innocent we shall call these two gorgeous people Mr and Mrs W. Those nearest and dearest will know who they are and for those who don’t… well lets assume that Mr W is an international man of mystery and Mrs W a member of the Charlie’s Angels.
Rushton Hall is steeped in history and amongst many things had some involvement in the gunpowder plot. I promise it’s not a sneaky Hall that goes around trying to blow up parliament, but in 1605 it’s owner Francis Tresham was implicated in the plot and sent to The Tower of London. It also played host to Charles Dickens who became great friends with a later owner, Clara Thornhill. He conceived the idea of Haversham Hall for his novel Great Expectations whilst staying at Rushton Hall.
On this particular day in history, Mr W and his merry men spent the morning getting ready in one of the large suites whilst Mrs W and her fellow Angels were made up by Sarah and Pinny from Creations Hair & Make-up. Mrs W looked spectacular in her Mori Lee dress by Madeline Gardner that she found with the help of the lovely staff at The Ivory Wardrobe in Woburn Sands. The sight of his beautiful bride walking towards Mr W even made an international man of mystery get emotional. Their day was jam packed full of beautiful touches that they spent ages putting together. Each guest received a duck with their name on it and each duck was added to the pond. Later in the day Mr and Mrs W fished out a couple and the owners of the winning ducks each got to choose a charity for a generous donation from the new Mr and Mrs.
Their day was perfect and filled with wonderful moments. The speeches were outstanding, each one just as funny and heartfelt as the next and to top off their fantastic day, Mr W arranged a special guest for his new wife. Aiii! Ali G was a surprise to all and that mysterious Mr W managed to keep a lot under his hat in the planning of the day. The party kicked off in style with music from the brilliant international DJ Stephanie Jay and there was nothing left to do but for Mr and Mrs W to dance off into the sunset. Or rather, to walk slowly as the ground was covered in pebbles and Mrs W had no shoes on!
A great big thanks to Eneka for second shooting and Rebecca for assisting and both working so hard work, and to all the staff at Rushton Hall who made it such a wonderful day for all involved.