Warwick Castle Wedding for a Military Groom
Warwick Castle weddings are always going to be special, as castle wedding venues go, it’s got to be one of my favourites! Steeped in history and dating back eleven centuries, it’s a place I’ve loved visiting as a child and adult and always drive everyone mad when I visit as I love to read every single bit of historical information that’s on display, so I take ages to get round (obviously I won’t do this at your wedding)
Jo and Jermaine were married on possibly the hottest day of the year and a day where Brits everywhere were feeling patriotic, as England were playing Sweden in the quarter finals of the world cup. To get married at Warwick Castle, you have to wait until it’s closed to the public, meaning your ceremony is much later than usual, at 5pm, this meant that Jermaine and his groomsmen along with some of the guests were able to catch some of the game in the pub beforehand. When I arrived for Bridal prep, Jo and the girls had the champagne flowing and the football on too, so there was lots of whooping and cheering. Jermaine and his Best Man, walked from the pub to Warwick Castle and greeted guests that were arriving in the courtyard, before everyone made their way to the State Dining Room for the ceremony. These two are just such lovely people! They didn’t stop smiling all day and had a great time with their guests. After the ceremony we all headed over to the Peacock Garden for the drinks reception, and made the most of the beautiful gardens for photos. The Grand Hall was like stepping back in time and a fantastic backdrop for dinner, where else can you dine with the backdrop of ancient armour and all that history. Despite the grandeur of the surroundings, which I wondered might feel a bit formal, it was quite the opposite! The wedding was intimate, relaxed and fun, which was down to Joanna & Jermaine’s warm, laid back personalities! Here are some of my favourites from their day. If you’re having a wedding at Warwick Castle, do get in touch, I’d love to be there!
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.
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