Washbourne Court Hotel Wedding | A sneak peek
Mark & Katka were married at Washbourne Court Hotel in Lower Slaughter a couple of weekends ago. I couldn’t wait to share a few images with them from what was an amazing winter wedding from start to finish.
Washbourne Court was a perfect location for their wedding but there was something far less tangible that made this wedding so amazing. There was an intimacy amongst their guests that you just don’t get at lots of weddings. There was a sense that everyone at the wedding was genuinely part of a very close and strong circle of friends. It really brought home to me the strength of friendship; these strangers who you meet, often before you’re even teenagers, that you grow up with and share such precious times in your lives with and whom you bond with so deeply and richly.
I didn’t enter the world of photography and in particular wedding photography in order to make new friends, yet in the relatively short time I have got to know Mark & Katka, I would definitely like to consider them friends. In that time I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know and photograph George (could he possibly be the most handsome baby I’ve every photographed?……… Er yes!) as well as an afternoon spent taking some gorgeous pre-wedding portraits. On their wedding day Mark & Katka were both a delight to spent time with and also to photograph. They were generous with their time and their patience and I think they look amazing. Many many congratulations to you both.
It’s interesting that many couples looking to get married in the winter often feel that because it gets dark so early their photographs won’t be as amazing as if they had got married in the summer months. Winter light levels undoubtably cause some technical challenges but I don’t feel that these should compromise the photographs at all. Instead I feel that winter light and indeed lack of light can bring a beautiful mood to pictures that can’t be so easily be achieved during the summer. I hope you enjoy this small taster of pictures from this wedding.
Also many thanks go out to Simon, who helped me out with photographic duties on the day. Simon is a great bloke and a very talented photographer.