Wedding Photography at Nanpantan Hall near Loughborough
A friend of mine gave Jess and Matt my details last year, and they dropped me an e-mail asking if I was free to photograph their wedding at Nanpantan Hall on the outskirts of Loughborough. This fantastic venue has not long been playing host to wedding ceremonies and receptions. After Jess and Matt’s first e-mail, I popped along to have a chat with Ruby the wedding co-ordinator and to take a few photos. You can see that blog post here.
Jess, along with her bridesmaids and family, were getting ready in some of the rooms upstairs at Nanpantan, so I met them an hour or so before the ceremony to capture some of the fun times of bridal prep. A wonderful exchange of gifts between Jess and her friends, some lovely moments with the little flower girl, and some quiet time with her dad before the ceremony.
Natural Light Wedding Ceremony at Nanpantan Hall
Us photographers love a place with plenty of windows to let in all that beautiful natural light, and the ceremony room here has HUGE windows! Not just that, but they give you a great view over the countryside, too!
Once the knot was tied, everyone gathered on the lawn at the rear of the venue for drinks, chats, cheek-pinching and a spot of garden skittles. Then, as the guests made their way to the reception venue, me, Jess and Matt had a few minutes wandering around the grounds for some relaxed portraits.
Sir John Moore School Wedding Reception
Not content with choosing just one great venue, these guys chose the Sir John Moore School for their reception, which is a working school that has a limited number of weddings there each year.
By this point, the sun was out, and people were making the most of the great outdoor space here, and I used the strong sunlight to try and get some interesting shots using people and shadows. In bright sunshine, there’s usually plenty of squinting going on, so I like to look elsewhere for shots.
With the meal and speeches over, I’d heard rumblings of an egg and spoon race that was going to happen. But, as the minutes ticked by, it seemed like it wasn’t. Until I saw someone walk outside holding a box of eggs. If you’re looking for something fun to do in the afternoon of your wedding, this is it!
If you’re getting married at Nanpantan Hall or Sir John Moore School, go to my contact page and send me a message telling me about yourselves and your wedding ideas.
Here are some of the fab suppliers that helped make the day special
Hair and make-up by Becky Lawrence of Ivy Hair & Beauty
Flowers by The Blossom Tree in Melbourne
Catering and wedding planning by Saffron
Music by The Kit Mason Trio