Bellinter House where have you been all these years? I’ve been wanting to be a Bellinter House wedding photographer for so long. Every enquiry I’ve had for the venue in the last ten years I’ve had to decline due to being booked already. (Get your photographer prompto couples!) Finally I got the chance to photograph a wedding at Bellinter House and it more than lived up to it’s name.
Firstly, Holy schmoke it’s unique and edgy. I love it. From the moment you take that long drive in through the kept gardens, you’re thinking; established, Georgian House, countryside retreat, manicured gardens, oh look there’s a sign for a spa too. Then you walk through the doors and someone has dabbed a black line of paint over three classical paintings on a wall. It doesn’t take long before you feel like Banksy was an unruly guest here at a wedding. It’s alternative and classic at the same time. I loved it. A real twist on the boutique hotel.
Catriona & Adam booked me over one of those crazy Skype video calls I do from time to time. It was a bad connection. About 5 mins into the video call I thought to myself, these guys are really interested in albums then I realised the screen had froze! 🙂 There were lots of “hold on I’ll call you this time” along with “can you see me?” I honestly thought I didn’t get the job but heh, they booked me! Catriona had said:
“Your work came highly recommended and we would love an opportunity to work with you. Because we live overseas maximizing our time with our guests on the day is a top priority for us, therefore we do not want a lot of formal shots. After talking to you, we know you’ll be able to achieve amazing, natural photographs that really capture the day without being obtrusive.”
Grand so, I was prepared to take on a documentary approach to the entire day with a few family photos but things do change on the day. When you’re looking your best and there is an amazing grove of trees screaming out for photos then next thing you know the couple are doing a photoshoot in the woods. May I add it was their idea too. I was thrilled as we got some alternative photos of the venue’s gardens. Besides, their humanist ceremony was outdoors in front of the trees so it was a quick 10 min shoot and then back to the guests for canapes.
Sure, have a goo at the photos below and I look forward to my next wedding at Bellinter house.