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Wedding Photography at Rushpool Hall near Saltburn by Simon Cardwell

Rushpool Hall is a venue I return to quite often, located just outside Saltburn it has beautiful grounds overlooking the sea.

I like the main ceremony room for its high windows which let in plenty of natural light:

Rushpool Hall Saltburn
Rushpool Hall Saltburn

I think the bride was excited about the wedding:

bride getting ready
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Walthamstow wedding photographer

Onto the ceremony:

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groom waiting for the bride
bride walking down the aisle at rushpool hall in saltburn
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wedding ceremony at rushpool hall salburn
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Walthamstow wedding photographer
Walthamstow wedding photographer
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East London wedding photographer

Unfortunately the weather on the day was wet & cold, but that didn’t dampen spirits at all:

bride and groom leaving rushpool hall
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red telephone box at a wedding in London
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bride and groom wedding portrait
East London wedding photographer
East London wedding photographer
East London wedding photographer
East London wedding photographer
East London wedding photographer
bride wedding portrait

Most weddings don’t feature a cardboard cut out of Lionel Richie:

Lionel Richie at a wedding
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East London wedding photographer
East London wedding photographer
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Essex wedding photographer
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Essex wedding photographer
Orsett Hall Hotel Essex
Orsett Hall Hotel Essex
Orsett Hall Hotel Essex
Orsett Hall Hotel Essex
Orsett Hall Hotel Essex
Orsett Hall Hotel Essex
Orsett Hall Hotel Essex

Do you have a wedding coming up? Please contact me today to discuss your wedding photography.

New Year's Eve wedding from the Bridge Hotel in Wetherby, near Leeds by Simon Cardwell

Today I would like to share some photos with you from a recent wedding. On this occasion I found myself at The Bridge Hotel in Wetherby, not far from Leeds.

I always seem to have a wedding on New Year’s Eve & in truth it is a day I like to work. Everyone is in good spirits & there is always a nice feel to proceedings.


Sometimes I find myself in a fairly small hotel room with 10+ people in there plus children. It presents certain challenges in terms of the lighting & the space to get good photos.

In this case you have to be patient & let the photos find you, if you overthink it they will get away from you.

Fanhams Hall Hertfordshire
Hatfield House Hertfordshire

Group hug made for a nice picture in this instance:

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This ended up being one of my favourite photographs from the day:

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Once downstairs it was time to see the Bride’s Dad & make out way to the ceremony room:

bride and dad wedding photo
the bridge hotel wetherby
the bridge hotel wetherby
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The ceremony took place in a beautiful room with fantastic natural light coming in from the large windows:

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Simon Cardwell Wedding Photographer Hertfordshire
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Hitchin Priory Hertfordshire
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Hitchin Priory Hertfordshire
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Hitchin Priory Hertfordshire

This is another of my favourites from the day. Like I said, people are always in good spirits on New Year’s Eve:

Hitchin Priory Hertfordshire
Hitchin Priory Hertfordshire

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bridesmaids at the bridge hotel wetherby leeds

This was a rare chance to get an outdoor posed photo with a christmas tree in shot:

bridesmaids christmas tree bridge hotel wetherby

We only took a couple of bride and groom portraits on this occasion:

bride and groom portrait wetherby leeds
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Wedding Photographer Hertfordshire

Another of my faves, this moment often creates fantastic pictures:

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Hatfield House Hertfordshire
speeches at a wedding at the bridge hotel wetherby

Another picture I like a lot, the best man’s speech went down very well:

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Burloes Hall Hertfordshire
Burloes Hall Hertfordshire
Burloes Hall Hertfordshire

The evening reception started early, around 6.45pm. I did wonder how many people actually made it to midnight, as there was a full on party atmosphere going here at about 7pm:

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Fanhams Hall Hertfordshire
Fanhams Hall Hertfordshire
Fanhams Hall Hertfordshire

A first dance picture to sign off with this time:

Fanhams Hall Hertfordshire

If you have a wedding coming up, please contact me today to discuss your wedding photography.

Wedding Photography from Middlesbrough Register Office by Simon Cardwell

Today I thought I would show you some photographs from a wedding ceremony in a register office. 

I tend to find myself at out of town venues the most, churches second & registry offices third. Each provides a slightly different type of photograph. 

Here is a nice overview of the wedding ceremony:

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