3 wedding dates, Batman, Dinosaurs, Vikings and a Princess.
I met Kerry and Callum at a wedding fayre back in 2018. They planned their wedding for November 2020 at the home of Batman, Wollaton Hall in Nottingham.
Thanks to Covid, along with the rest of the world, things got postponed a couple of times, but 3rd date lucky everything went ahead as planned.
Bridal prep started off round the corner from the venue in a purple palace where I was surprised with the BEST walk-in dressing area with fab lighting!
Sharon from Blush Moments and Natalie Flewitt MUA as always worked their magic on the girls creating a soft Princess bridal look.
After the usual morning prep chaos, the Bridal party arrived at Wollaton in style – a green VW camper, which matched the colour scheme perfectly.
Everything was running to plan (well as much as weddings do!) until a sat nav and the Nottingham one way system had an argument, resulting in lost VIP guests and a delay to the ceremony!
Thankfully Kerry and Callum had chosen to have a Celebrant led ceremony, which was conducted by a family member, so timings weren’t crucial, and the day was made that bit more personal. It was a lovely touch including their 2 boys in the tying of ribbons.
After the ceremony everyone braved the cold for confetti and group shots then we headed up the small spiral staircase to the rooftop for a couples shoot with the views of the deer park below us.
The Prospect room, often used for wedding ceremonies was the perfect place for a bit of dress swooshing and practice for their first dance and 5 minutes to themselves before joining the rest of the guests for the meal and speeches.
One of my favourite parts of Wollaton (apart from the roof top) is the Camelia House. The natural lighting in there is uh-may-zing whatever the weather and when the flowers are in bloom, the colours just pop, so it was definitely worth walking down there to get a few more natural photos of the 2 of them cuddling up and enjoying a well-deserved glass of fizz.
A few weeks prior to the wedding, Callum’s mum rang me to let me know that she had booked a surprise for during the meal and wanted to give me a heads up (this is always muchos appreciated btw!). As Callum is a big Batman fan, and Dark Knight Rises was filmed at Wollaton, she booked singing waiters with one to be wearing a batman suit! No-one else knew about this, not even the bridesmaids or best man. However, when Kerry was having her make up done in the morning, she said was half expecting Callum to have something Batman related planned to surprise everyone. I just kept thinking “act natural Rodney, act natural” as I was so worried I’d look guilty keeping the secret in!
Kerry and Callum’s Dream Team
Venue: Wollaton Hall
Hair and Make up: Blush Moments and Natalie Flewitt MUA
Singing Waiters: Amazing Live