Today, we are delighted to share the beautiful Stoke Rochford Hall wedding of Fay and Craig captured by www.markpugh.com
THE DAY OF THEIR WEDDING
Mark Pugh joined bride-to-be Fay in the Bridal Suite of her wedding venue, Stoke Rochford Hall. The room overlooks the imposing driveway which leads towards the hall.
Mark takes up the story:
Fay was only slightly nervous as I entered the bridal suite. She was surrounded by bustling activity: Hair and make-up were both in full swing and her bridesmaids were on hand to ensure everything was running smoothly.
After photographing the preparations, dress, shoes and other items, I made my way down into the Orangery where groom Craig was putting the finishing touches to the decorations. The couple had hand-made their own custom bunting which adorned the glass walls. Within a matter of moments the room was full, Fay had come downstairs and was sitting with the Registrar for her final discussion before the ceremony got underway. In a lovely touch, the couple held hands around a door - not being able to see one another. Craig then made his way to the end of aisle and only had to wait one minute before Fay and her bridesmaids made their way to meet him.
With their beautiful ceremony out of the way, there was time for formal photographs. It was an extremely cold day, but it didn't matter: the Orangery allowed for perfect lighting conditions whilst keeping all of the wedding guests warm and dry whilst they were having their photograph taken.
However, the couple were determined that they weren't going to be confined to the rooms of the hall. Commendably, they braved the elements and went outside for a series of beautiful newlywed photographs in the extensive grounds of the hall before returning to the main building for their wedding breakfast. Putting the time and effort into the photographs always pays dividends, and as you can see from their series of beautiful images.
The room had been decorated by the couple to perfection. Each table had its own book with a custom-printed cover featuring the couple, and wedding photographs from relatives weddings - it was a beautiful touch, and was appreciated by all of the guests.
With the speeches complete, the couple cut their cake and had their beautiful first dance which had been rehearsed in advance."
Fay and Craig are a lovely couple, and Mark Pugh thoroughly enjoyed capturing their wedding.
Their final wedding photography collection contained over 400 plus images and we have decided to share 150 of our favourites.
As always, enjoy.
Wedding Dress Designer: Venus Bridal, strapless sweetheart neckline, princess dress purchased from Nora Eve Bridal Boutique in Chesterfield
Hair Stylist: Charlotte Wesson
Tiara / hair adornments / veil: Richard Designs
tBride's Jewellery: Grandmother's pearls
Bridesmaids hair/make-up by:: Charlotte Wesson
Groom's Formal Wear: Peter Posh
Groom shoes: Base London
Other groom clothing etc... watch etc...?: Lego cufflinks
Groom Best Man (name) attire detail, shoes etc...: Paul Wigman in suit by Peter Posh, with Lego cufflinks
Wedding rings purchased from: H Samuel
Makeup Artist: Paula Tennant
Bridesmaid's Dresses: Debenhams
Florist: Jenny Knight - Flower Barn
Reception Florist (if different): N/A
Bouquets created by: Jenny Knight - Flower Barn
Caterers: Stoke Rochford Hall
Wedding Cake: Kelly Woollins
Musician / DJ / Entertainers: Dave English
ABOUT STOKE ROCHFORD HALL
The current Stoke Rochford Hall building was constructed in the 1840s. The estate was occupied by Harry Wyndham Jefferson and his wife Gwendolen Mary Talbot at the beginning of the 20th century.
In 1940 the house was requisitioned by the War Office, and used for a variety of purposes. It became the headquarters of the Second Battalion, the Parachute Regiment. It was in the Library at Stoke Rochford Hall that the ill fated 1944 Arnhem ‘drop’ was planned.
Purchased in 1948 from the War Office by Kesteven County Council who built modern student accommodation, the hall was home to Kesteven College of Education, a teacher-training college which closed in 1978. It retains a connection with education, as the training and conference centre of the National Union of Teachers. It is not solely used by the NUT, but is used by national organisations and companies for conferences or seminars, being closely situated to the A1 and Grantham railway station.
On 25 January 2005 a fire gutted the interior of the hall. It was restored by English Heritage which cost £12m over three years.