Kelham House Wedding Photography
“Hi Ben. Wow!!!! The pics are amazing!! Rach cried nearly the whole way through! Really chuffed with them all, you the man! Love the video, how long will that be available? Could we have a copy of that too? Any objections if we were to share the link to that? They really are amazing mate and we are really grateful and so pleased we chose you to capture the day. Thank you again! Luke and Rach”
Kelham House is opposite Kelham Hall, so geographically they are close, but apart from sharing the use of brick for construction, they couldn’t be further apart as wedding venues go. Kelham House is much more aligned to smaller exclusivity, and that suits people like Rachel and Luke. Having originally planned for a wedding several months away at a much larger venue, they found that things were becoming a little out of hand both in budget and with regard to the stress of planning a wedding, with too many people and too much excess. Despite losing a deposit for another venue they settled on a late booking Christmas wedding at the smaller Kelham House. It’s compact nature suited Rachel and Luke better and was to be a perfect setting for them to spend a few precious hours celebrating what was to become the making of one family from two.
Aside from a lovely day with some even more lovely people, some great things about Kelham House are it’s grounds. It’s not just reliant on the grass being dry, brick, trees, fields are all close to hand so you never have to go too far to find a great angle for a good portrait. The flat landscape of East Nottinghamshire makes it possible that so long as the sun shines, you’ll get a sunset, and that makes me happy.
For Rachel and Luke the sun certainly did us a massive favour and stayed crisp and bright all day long, blessing them with one of the best sunset portraits I’ve ever done. The Burgundies matched the mood and kept a light feel to a smaller audience when another band could have drowned them. Children played free, while friends and family relaxed, reacquainted and celebrated a new but very important beginning.