A Relaxed Wedding at Quinton House School
James & Sylvia held their wedding at Quinton House School in Northamptonshire last Summer. It’s still a working school, but opens it’s doors to a handful of couples each year to become a wonderful, grade 1 listed wedding venue! It’s great being able to work all over the country and to visit all kinds of new venues, and I loved being a Quinton House wedding photographer!
James first contacted way back in 2016 and told me about their search for an “excellent documentary/reportage photographer”. Clearly they’d come to the right place! He went on to tell me how they were looking for photographs that would capture real, natural moments, and how with both of them working in design, they couldn’t imagine having forced photographs. When we eventually met, they were just keen for me to do my thing, enjoy the day, become one of the guests and create a document of their wedding day that they could look back on.
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Ceremony in the Ballroom at Quinton House
The school has a stunning ballroom, which is where the civil ceremonies are held. It may not be able to hold hundreds of guests, but these guys have got great taste, and the room was perfect for their wedding ceremony! James was mostly smiles, with a hint of nervousness thrown in. Which may have increased a little when Sylvia didn’t show up on time. To be fair, it’s not surprising. The drive at Quinton House is flipping HUGE!!!
After the ceremony, there were drinks and snacks served at the back of the house, while everyone chatted, mingled, and took turns in congratulating the couple. Then they took turns in playing on James’s handmade garden game. It may have had a name, but it’s buried somewhere in my brain. He’s obviously a bit handy with his tools, as the game looked fantastic! And the constant queue around it gave some idea of how good it was.
Chinese Tea Ceremony
Sylvia and James then conducted a short tea ceremony, as a way of thanking their parents. It didn’t last long, but it was an important part of the day and a nod to the culture of Sylvia’s family. Which brings me nicely to Sylvia’s dad, who did a cracking job with his speech, despite English not being his first language. He got plenty of laughs from the crowd.
The afternoon became evening, and the tables made way for a dance floor. It was a wonderful day. So many laughs. So relaxed. Nothing phased these two at all. I loved every minute of it.
Thanks to the other wonderful wedding suppliers who helped make the day what it was!