Heather & Andrew

Wedding Photographer Lincoln, Boston, Grantham, Leicester, Lincolnshire

As a Wedding Photographer it is very rare to get the perfect day, the perfect couple, perfect guests, the perfect location, so I was really lucky when Heather & Andrew asked me to photograph their special day – The perfect day!

 

Heather & Andrew were married at St Leonards Church Rockingham on 5th August 2016, the reception was held at Rockingham Castle, it was a fantastic day.

 

Wedding Photographer Lincoln, Boston, Grantham, Leicester, Lincolnshire

The parish church of Rockingham village, St Leonard’s Church is a low irregular structure consisting of a nave and chancel, with a memorial chapel to the Watson family. It stands on the hill between the Castle and the Village.

While there was almost certainly a chapel situated within the Castle walls in 1095, at the time of the Council of Rockingham, when William Rufus summoned a council of nobles, bishops and clergy to settle a dispute between himself and Anselm, Archbishop of Canterbury, little or nothing is positively known of the Church until the institution of Waleranus Teutonicus in 1217, over one hundred years after the building of the Castle.

The 13th century Church suffered greatly at the time of the Civil War, when Cromwell’s soldiers occupied Rockingham Castle. It was demolished for military reasons, and replaced by a small Chapel about 1650.

The post-Civil War church consisted of a wide nave, a north chapel for the Watson monuments and a chancel, off axis with the nave. It is described in Bridges’ Northamptonshire in 1720 as follows:

“The Church, dedicated to St Leonard, a low irregular fabric, consists of the body and chancel, on the south side, extending further than the body of the Church, both covered with lead. The Church is forty-six feet long, and twenty-four feet broad. The Chancel, in length twenty-nine feet six inches and in breadth eighteen feet. The north Chancel, twenty-seven feet and a half in length, and twelve feet six inches broad. In this are two pieces of timber laid across the beams, on which hangs a small bell”.

The Church remained in this state until a wooden tower was built on the north side, in 1776, at the expense of Lady Sondes of Rockingham Castle. This wooden tower was taken down in 1838 at the cost of £2.2s to be replaced by Richard Watson in 1845, by a small bell-tower, with octagonal pyramid roof, the design being taken from one existing in a Church in Oxfordshire.

Enough of the history lesson, lets get back to the Wedding!  The day kicked off as normal with the bride preparations at a nearby hotel, from there the day just flowed beautifully to the first dance, here are just a few images from the day….enjoy:

Wedding Photographer Lincoln, Boston, Grantham, Leicester, Lincolnshire

Wedding Photographer Lincoln, Boston, Grantham, Leicester, Lincolnshire

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Wedding Photographer Lincoln, Boston, Grantham, Leicester, Lincolnshire

Wedding Photographer Lincoln, Boston, Grantham, Leicester, Lincolnshire

Wedding Photographer Lincoln, Boston, Grantham, Leicester, Lincolnshire

Wedding Photographer Lincoln, Boston, Grantham, Leicester, Lincolnshire

Wedding Photographer Lincoln, Boston, Grantham, Leicester, Lincolnshire

Wedding Photographer Lincoln, Boston, Grantham, Leicester, Lincolnshire

Wedding Photographer Lincoln, Boston, Grantham, Leicester, Lincolnshire

Wedding Photographer Lincoln, Boston, Grantham, Leicester, Lincolnshire

Wedding Photographer Lincoln, Boston, Grantham, Leicester, Lincolnshire

Wedding Photographer Lincoln, Boston, Grantham, Leicester, Lincolnshire

Wedding Photographer Lincoln, Boston, Grantham, Leicester, Lincolnshire

Wedding Photographer Lincoln, Boston, Grantham, Leicester, Lincolnshire

Wedding Photographer Lincoln, Boston, Grantham, Leicester, Lincolnshire

Wedding Photographer Lincoln, Boston, Grantham, Leicester, Lincolnshire

Wedding Photographer Lincoln, Boston, Grantham, Leicester, Lincolnshire

Wedding Photographer Lincoln, Boston, Grantham, Leicester, Lincolnshire

Wedding Photographer Lincoln, Boston, Grantham, Leicester, Lincolnshire

 

Last final words before Brian gives his Daughter away……

Wedding Photographer Lincoln, Boston, Grantham, Leicester, Lincolnshire

Wedding Photographer Lincoln, Boston, Grantham, Leicester, Lincolnshire

Wedding Photographer Lincoln, Boston, Grantham, Leicester, Lincolnshire

Wedding Photographer Lincoln, Boston, Grantham, Leicester, Lincolnshire

Wedding Photographer Lincoln, Boston, Grantham, Leicester, Lincolnshire

 

Dexter the Dog, Andrew and his 2 Best men Ste & Richard eagerly await the arrival of the Bride…..

Wedding Photographer Lincoln, Boston, Grantham, Leicester, Lincolnshire

Wedding Photographer Lincoln, Boston, Grantham, Leicester, Lincolnshire

 

And as the bells struck 12………….

Wedding Photographer Lincoln, Boston, Grantham, Leicester, Lincolnshire

Wedding Photographer Lincoln, Boston, Grantham, Leicester, Lincolnshire

Wedding Photographer Lincoln, Boston, Grantham, Leicester, Lincolnshire

Wedding Photographer Lincoln, Boston, Grantham, Leicester, Lincolnshire

Wedding Photographer Lincoln, Boston, Grantham, Leicester, Lincolnshire

Wedding Photographer Lincoln, Boston, Grantham, Leicester, Lincolnshire

Wedding Photographer Lincoln, Boston, Grantham, Leicester, Lincolnshire

Wedding Photographer Lincoln, Boston, Grantham, Leicester, Lincolnshire

Wedding Photographer Lincoln, Boston, Grantham, Leicester, Lincolnshire

Wedding Photographer Lincoln, Boston, Grantham, Leicester, Lincolnshire

Wedding Photographer Lincoln, Boston, Grantham, Leicester, Lincolnshire

Wedding Photographer Lincoln, Boston, Grantham, Leicester, Lincolnshire

Wedding Photographer Lincoln, Boston, Grantham, Leicester, Lincolnshire

 

Wedding Photographer Lincoln, Boston, Grantham, Leicester, Lincolnshire

Wedding Photographer Lincoln, Boston, Grantham, Leicester, Lincolnshire

Wedding Photographer Lincoln, Boston, Grantham, Leicester, Lincolnshire

Wedding Photographer Lincoln, Boston, Grantham, Leicester, Lincolnshire

Wedding Photographer Lincoln, Boston, Grantham, Leicester, Lincolnshire

Wedding Photographer Lincoln, Boston, Grantham, Leicester, Lincolnshire

Wedding Photographer Lincoln, Boston, Grantham, Leicester, Lincolnshire

Wedding Photographer Lincoln, Boston, Grantham, Leicester, Lincolnshire

Wedding Photographer Lincoln, Boston, Grantham, Leicester, Lincolnshire

Wedding Photographer Lincoln, Boston, Grantham, Leicester, Lincolnshire

Wedding Photographer Lincoln, Boston, Grantham, Leicester, Lincolnshire

Wedding Photographer Lincoln, Boston, Grantham, Leicester, Lincolnshire

Wedding Photographer Lincoln, Boston, Grantham, Leicester, Lincolnshire

Wedding Photographer Lincoln, Boston, Grantham, Leicester, Lincolnshire

Wedding Photographer Lincoln, Boston, Grantham, Leicester, Lincolnshire

Wedding Photographer Lincoln, Boston, Grantham, Leicester, Lincolnshire

Wedding Photographer Lincoln, Boston, Grantham, Leicester, Lincolnshire

Wedding Photographer Lincoln, Boston, Grantham, Leicester, Lincolnshire

Wedding Photographer Lincoln, Boston, Grantham, Leicester, Lincolnshire

Wedding Photographer Lincoln, Boston, Grantham, Leicester, Lincolnshire

Wedding Photographer Lincoln, Boston, Grantham, Leicester, Lincolnshire

Wedding Photographer Lincoln, Boston, Grantham, Leicester, Lincolnshire

Wedding Photographer Lincoln, Boston, Grantham, Leicester, Lincolnshire

Wedding Photographer Lincoln, Boston, Grantham, Leicester, Lincolnshire

Wedding Photographer Lincoln, Boston, Grantham, Leicester, Lincolnshire

Wedding Photographer Lincoln, Boston, Grantham, Leicester, Lincolnshire

Wedding Photographer Lincoln, Boston, Grantham, Leicester, Lincolnshire

Wedding Photographer Lincoln, Boston, Grantham, Leicester, Lincolnshire

Wedding Photographer Lincoln, Boston, Grantham, Leicester, Lincolnshire

Wedding Photographer Lincoln, Boston, Grantham, Leicester, Lincolnshire

Wedding Photographer Lincoln, Boston, Grantham, Leicester, Lincolnshire

Wedding Photographer Lincoln, Boston, Grantham, Leicester, Lincolnshire

Wedding Photographer Lincoln, Boston, Grantham, Leicester, Lincolnshire

Wedding Photographer Lincoln, Boston, Grantham, Leicester, Lincolnshire

Wedding Photographer Lincoln, Boston, Grantham, Leicester, Lincolnshire

Wedding Photographer Lincoln, Boston, Grantham, Leicester, Lincolnshire

Wedding Photographer Lincoln, Boston, Grantham, Leicester, Lincolnshire

Wedding Photographer Lincoln, Boston, Grantham, Leicester, Lincolnshire

Wedding Photographer Lincoln, Boston, Grantham, Leicester, Lincolnshire

Wedding Photographer Lincoln, Boston, Grantham, Leicester, Lincolnshire

Wedding Photographer Lincoln, Boston, Grantham, Leicester, Lincolnshire

Wedding Photographer Lincoln, Boston, Grantham, Leicester, Lincolnshire

Wedding Photographer Lincoln, Boston, Grantham, Leicester, Lincolnshire

Wedding Photographer Lincoln, Boston, Grantham, Leicester, Lincolnshire

Wedding Photographer Lincoln, Boston, Grantham, Leicester, Lincolnshire

Wedding Photographer Lincoln, Boston, Grantham, Leicester, Lincolnshire

Wedding Photographer Lincoln, Boston, Grantham, Leicester, Lincolnshire

Wedding Photographer Lincoln, Boston, Grantham, Leicester, Lincolnshire

 

Boys will be boys……

Wedding Photographer Lincoln, Boston, Grantham, Leicester, Lincolnshire

 

And not to miss out on the action………

Wedding Photographer Lincoln, Boston, Grantham, Leicester, Lincolnshire

Wedding Photographer Lincoln, Boston, Grantham, Leicester, Lincolnshire

Wedding Photographer Lincoln, Boston, Grantham, Leicester, Lincolnshire

Wedding Photographer Lincoln, Boston, Grantham, Leicester, Lincolnshire

Wedding Photographer Lincoln, Boston, Grantham, Leicester, Lincolnshire

Wedding Photographer Lincoln, Boston, Grantham, Leicester, Lincolnshire

Wedding Photographer Lincoln, Boston, Grantham, Leicester, Lincolnshire

Wedding Photographer Lincoln, Boston, Grantham, Leicester, Lincolnshire

Wedding Photographer Lincoln, Boston, Grantham, Leicester, Lincolnshire

Wedding Photographer Lincoln, Boston, Grantham, Leicester, Lincolnshire

Wedding Photographer Lincoln, Boston, Grantham, Leicester, Lincolnshire

I must at this point thank a few people for making my job a little easier, to all the family and guests who made me feel so welcome, in particular Andrew’s brothers Ste & Richard (best men) and the rest of the groomsmen,  the Maid of Honour Rachael and the Bridesmaids (you all looked stunning!), Andrew & Heathers parents Sue & Steve and Carol & Brian – Thanks for looking after us!!

I would also like to thank Laurie Prashad from Rockingham Castle who coordinated the wedding reception, she was so helpful to us on the day – Thank you.

I wish Heather & Andrew good health, wealth and happiness for the future, feel free to comment below to the happy couple (or to me), it would be good to hear from you.

Barry

3 Comments

  1. Andrew Jeffery

    Some absolutely amazing shots here, Barry. Cracking job!

  2. How’s my hair, Barry?

    Well done mate, lovely work.

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