Rectory Hotel Wedding Jenny Packham Bride
I first met James and Claire back in 2013, as they were guests at the wedding of Natasha and Gareth. Fast forward three years to 19th August 2016 and we arrive at The Rectory Hotel in Crudwell, for their own wedding.
I regularly photograph weddings in the Cotswolds but hadn’t photographed at The Rectory Hotel before, I’ve been missing out! It’s a charming boutique hotel that gives you that welcome, relaxed feeling, I really hope I get to go back. Claire & James wedding was intimate, relaxed and all about family and The Rectory Hotel was a perfect choice for exactly this. Two of their three Sons, Oscar and Theo played a big part in the wedding, with Theo, aged nine, doing a fantastic job as an Usher and Oscar, aged 5, as Pageboy. Rupert, just 4 months old was content to just chill out, watch his Brothers do all the work and be adored by grandparents and guests alike. Claire looked incredible by any standards but the fact she’d only had a baby four months ago, is Mum to Theo and Oscar too, planned a wedding as well as being a hugely talented Graphic Designer, deserves a round of applause. She designed not only the invitations herself, but all of the handwritten signs, the super cool original table plan and the name cards. She also spent an age collecting vintage fabric to make the table napkins, which added such a lovely personal touch to the tables. I think she deserves a medal! Her Mum, who runs The Cotswolds Flower Studio created all the beautiful blooms, so talent clearly runs in the family.
It was such a pleasure to photograph this wedding and spend the day with such lovely families. Here are some of my favourites from their day.
Jo Hastings is a Birmingham Wedding Photographer, offering creative, relaxed wedding and family photography in the West Midlands, Warwickshire, Staffordshire, Worcestershire, Shropshire and throughout the UK.