Recently I have had the pleasure of visiting the amazing Nanpantan Hall...firstly for a pre wedding shoot and then to capture the big day.
Tom and Liz ( who's wedding you can check out on the blog very soon ) chose this gorgeous location to have their wedding reception. Not only that but they also had use of the grounds for the weekend!
So what a great location not only for their wedding pictures but for an intimate pre wedding shoot which you can check out below!
The setting and privacy at Nanpantan provides a unique, beautiful and memorable location for your very special day.
The Withdrawing Room is licensed for civil ceremonies for up to 100 guests, so you can spend your whole day at this stunning location. Alternatively, a wedding can take place first at St Marys in Charnwood, a beautiful church next door to the venue which can seat up to 100 people.
Nanpantan Hall works exclusively with Greens Catering Company to provide a delicious range of food and drinks. The dedicated and highly trained staff at Greens Catering Company will work closely with you throughout the whole process to ensure you and your guests are served the most mouthwatering dishes on your special day.
Nanpantan Hall is a spiritual retreat which gives an oasis of calm. From the moment you enter our leafy driveway you are surrounded by nature and peace, a wonderful environment for you and your guests.
To find out more please contact Ruby at Nanpantan Hall.
Being a Bride to be is a busy time!
With this in mind, I have created a basic step by step guide on how to create your own personalized Save the Date cards.
Step 1 Download your FREE bridal flatlay image HERE
Save to your device.
This image is copyright free and you can use it as you wish.
Next upload your image to your favourite editor ( depending on what device you are using I can suggest apps such as Canva, Pic Collage or Word Swag to name a few )
Now let's get creative!
Add your own text to the image.
Most apps give the option of hundreds of different style of lettering so take a look through and pick out the font that best suits your own personal style.
Save image and send as you wish whether that is online or print and send!
Why not check out the full range of bridal flat lay images that you can use as your Save the Dates? Our Etsy store has a great set of 5 images for just £5.99...use the code #BS2017 for a 10% discount!
This lovingly restored 18th century former family home provides the perfect backdrop for a more intimate wedding ceremony.
Surrounded by two acres of serene walled gardens, there is no setting more romantic than Belgrave Hall.
A special bridal room with a view of the stunning gardens is available on the first floor, to make those final touches before walking down the sweeping staircase and up the aisle.
Dating back to 1709, the hall retains much of its traditional architectural splendour with period features and detailing. Three rooms are licensed for wedding ceremonies.
Their summer marquee can accommodate up to 90 guests for a seated meal or reception and there is a catering kitchen in the stable block.
A lot of people ask me about engagement shoots....What are they...Why should we have one...just to name a few of the questions.
So I thought what better way to explain to you all than from the view point of a client.
Below Laura explains a little about her shoot.
How did you meet? How long have you been together before getting engaged? Who asked the BIG question?
We met at a party but we properly got to speak at a gig In Nottingham, it took quite a bit of wooing from Jamie for me to agree to be his girlfriend but it was all worth it! 4 Years and 2 sweet children later here we are!
What made you decide on booking an engagement shoot? Why did you choose Love Photography 13 Weddings? What made Us stand out?
We saw the engagement shoot online at UK Brides and thought why not? It gave us some quality uninterrupted time together and enabled us to have time being close to each other which we don't get to do often, Love Photography were the closest in distance of the shortlist but the photos on Estelle's blog are amazing and really sealed the deal, we are so glad that we made that choice!
What did you think before the shoot?
We were both nervous as neither of us had done a photo shoot before but we were made to feel so comfortable, we both appreciated that the photos weren't fake or forced and everything felt so natural, the final product shows that completely. By the end of the shoot we were both loving it (Jamie was really in his comfort zone and maybe loving it a bit TOO much!)
What did you think of the engagement shoot? Was it what you expected? What were the best and worst parts?
I've got to be honest, the shoot went so much better than we could if anticipated, the only negatives were that it was cold and we were both too tall for some of the photo ideas. But you'd never know from the photos that it was a freezing January day, my absolute favourite thing was that Estelle got us laughing and never stopped the camera clicking, so there's some natural photos of the two of us that I am in love with, it shows the natural connection between us.
Would you recommend having an engagement shoot? Why?
We would 100% recommend an engagement shoot to any couple, we had such a fun time and are so grateful, I would recommend Love Photography 13 Weddings to any of my friends!
So there you have it....Massive thanks to Laura and Jamie for allowing me to share thier engagement shoot!
And for those of you looking to book your own engagement shoot please visit our website HERE
As a wedding photographer I get asked alot
" What is an engagement shoot and why do we need one?"
In short, an engagement shoot is a time where my clients can get to know me and how I work. It gives them an opportunity to see how we would work together on their big day and it also gives them a chance to get a feel for being in front of the camera. Not only this but with all the excitement of the big day approaching it great to be able to capture the excitement to look back on!
A lot of couples feel nervous about having an engagement shoot but this is the perfect opportunity to capture the love and excitement of the impending wedding. Its also a great way to get over your fear of being in front of the camera especially when its a stranger taking the pictures!
My clients always remark on how fun and relaxed their engagement shoot was and I think this is clear in the images. As you can see from the following behind the scenes our amazing couple Leah and Chris, our shoots are always informal, relaxed and enjoyable...not only that but you are creating beautiful images that can them be used as save the dates or announcement cards! Bonus!
Below are a few of our behind the scenes pictures accompanied by the final image!
To book your own FREE engagement shoot why not get in touch!
Love Photography 13 offers a complimentary engagement shoot and consultation so what do you have to lose?
Or why not check out our Facebook group The Smart Brides Support Network where you can chat and share ideas with other brides to be!
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