Rufford Old Hall Wedding Photography – Becka & Colin; Where do we even begin with this truly amazing day? Maybe with an exciting announcement of our own! Since we got married ourselves, we’ve always regretted just a little bit, that we didn’t have our wedding filmed. As mega film fans, we’ve realised there’s something about cinematography that can be the perfect compliment photographic work.
With photography, we’re all about the split-second moments in time. The textures, getting into those perfect emotional moments that trigger your memory of how it felt to be in that moment, years after it happened. With cinematography, we add the dimensions of time and movement. This adds to the capture of personality, a sense of time and place, and the overall vibe of what it was like to be there and experience parts of the day.
We’re totally in love with these shiny new story-telling tools at our disposal. And, we’ve decided to offer both photography and film at weddings. At Becka & Colin’s wedding, James photographed whilst Katie filmed. This means there’s a creative team present who know each other inside out, how we work together, and both working to create the most beautiful hyper-real documentary possible in both mediums.
Becka & Colin’s morning started at a wonderful B&B, where we were greeted with fresh coffee and a breakfast buffet. Not a bad way to break ourselves into the day and to get a feel for the atmosphere of what was to come. It was a relaxed, fun affair in the morning, with excitement building. Becka was already in her incredible custom sparkly wedding gown when we arrived – we blummin’ LOVED it.
We met Colin and the guests arriving at Rufford Old Hall. It’s a beautiful National Trust building we’ve had the pleasure of visiting several times over the years. The weather was stunning. And, as Becka arrived in a vintage VW camper van, nerves were running high, and not just from our fab couple. During the ceremony, it had been arranged as a total surprise to the guests, that after a speech taken from The Princess Bride, an actual real-life hawk would fly down the aisle, delivering the rings to Colin.
Unfortunately, the hawk had other ideas. Hawk II was brought out. Hawk II also had other ideas, and promptly flew up into the rafters. It was pretty hilarious, and although it didn’t exactly go to plan, was still a brilliant and unique surprise. It at least caused a few laughs along the way.
After the ceremony, everyone headed out to the front of the building for canapés and drinks. A bird of prey display featured some amazingly cute mini owls – our favourite!! After a wander through the gardens around Rufford Old Hall and into the fields beyond, everyone headed to the venue for the evening reception.
The Twin Lake Velo Cafe is in a beautiful spot in the countryside. With a lake on one side and trees on the other, it had a wonderfully secluded countryside feel. Becka and Colin had a marquee in the gardens, and a BBQ outside by the lake. There, they had a hand fasting ceremony surrounded by all of their loved ones. It was beautiful, personal, and everything we love.
When the rain began to fall and the light faded, there was no stopping this incredible bunch from partying through it all. Becka & Colin’s first dance was followed by drinks, dancing and fun right into the evening.
It was such a pleasure to be involved with your wedding day, and we can’t imagine a more fitting setting than Rufford Old Hall and Twin Lakes Velo Cafe. The video is our trailer from the day – scroll for pictures below :
We LOVE working at Rufford Old Hall, especially when there’s owls involved. If you’re planning a wedding at Rufford, or anywhere in the Lancashire countryside, you can get in touch Here to find out all about our packages and availability.
Thanks to the suppliers who helped to make the day so special:
Wedding Venue: Rufford Old Hall
Reception Venue: Twin Lakes Velo Cafe
Flowers: The English Flower Farmer
Dress: Kate Thorneberry
Car: BoHo Brides
Makeup: Kerry Baker
Hair: Lynn Isherwood