Beautiful Summer Wedding at Barton Hall
Lucy and Cheryl’s amazing wedding at Barton Hall in Kettering
I was looking forward to this wedding even before these girls got engaged. My wife and I are very proud god-parents to Lucy and Cheryl’s adorable girls so we know them all very well. The proposal was a big surprise as Lucy dropped down on her knee in front of all their nearest and dearest during their daughter’s Christening reception. It was such an emotional experience.
When they asked me to be their photographer I simply couldn’t say no and literally started to count the days until the big day.
Originally they were looking for a quirky barn countryside type of wedding venue as they are both very relaxed and didn’t want a traditional wedding with loads of formalities. The problem was that no barn comes with a facility to accommodate a large number of the guest which was very important. I recommended Barton Hall as it ticked all the boxes apart from not being a barn. Their only worry was that Barton Hall has that “Hall” tag attached to it which is indicating a certain level of formality. I have explained that the style of the wedding is not necessarily determined by the type of wedding venue and only they can decide how laid back and relaxed their wedding was going to be. I advised first of all not to stress about all the things which don’t matter too much and invite all the right people who will be there genuinely to celebrate their marriage. Having met some of Lucy and Cheryl’s friends I knew that even if they tried really hard to make their wedding formal, the reception would be one big lively celebration and to no surprise, I was right 🙂 Their day was super laid back, full of love and laughter with the most hilarious but in the same time emotional speeches ever and loads of family loveliness topped off with a super crazy antics on the dance floor all night long! I have to admit I have seen loads of crazy stuff in my time but their four-tier human pyramid and Cheryl doing the worm will stay on the top of my list of craziness for a long time :).
The Story of Lucy and Cheryl
Why have you chose Barton Hall to be your wedding venue?
We loved the idea of everyone being together in one place and BH was perfect for that.
Tell us how you first met? Who what when where why?
We met at work
When did you know he/she was the one?
She won me over with her wit.
Tell us about the proposal. (Did you see it coming, how long was it in the planning?, how did you feel? nervous, excited, freaking out?)
After 12 years and 2 children, it was about time. It was in front of about 60 people so I had no choice but to say yesJ
Tell us the one thing you love most about each other.
I love the fact that she can always make me laugh J
What inspired your décor or theme?
We both wanted a simple, clean look – for once we were both on the same page J
What was the best part of your wedding?
The band and the fact that the dance floor was never empty.
The speeches were insane.
What’s one thing you wish you would have known earlier in regards to planning?
Ordering dresses – you need at least 6 months to get the dress fitted and sorted. We thought we could just walk into a shop and order one – we were sooooooo wrong!!
Could you give 1 or 2 most important pieces of advice for all the couples who are planning their wedding?
Don’t get carried away with the little bits –we spent days designing and working on a seating plan. Honestly, nobody is bothered!!
What was the most important factor in choosing your wedding photographer and why have you chosen Latzo?
We love Latzo and his energy that he brings to your wedding. He is also amazingly discreet so you do not even know he is there.