Loseley Park Wedding Photographer
THE STARS OF THE (LOSELEY PARK WEDDING) SHOW
The moment I met Chlöe and Ben I knew that my job as a Loseley Park Wedding Photographer was going to be a breeze that day. Their wedding was going to be a lively affair, full of fun, laughter and maybe just a few moves on the dance floor. You see, Chlöe is a musical theatre and gymnastics teacher at a performing arts school and Ben, whilst currently doing clever things with Data at LinkedIn, used to be a pop star. Yep, he was in a proper boy band and everything…check out his gold disk lovingly resurrected by his brother Joe during his best man’s speech, much to Ben’s delight. Between them and their vivacious friends they certainly put on a great show and I’ve loved re-living it through their images.
Full on crying after watching the slideshow – it’s incredible!! We love you!”
WHY THEY CHOSE LOSELEY PARK FOR THE SET
THE WARM UP
THE FIRST ACT
You have a choice of where to have your ceremony and Chlöe and Ben opted for the romance of the Great Hall, steeped in history with ornate furniture, and refined paintings adorning the walls. I love the dark oak panelling which provides a striking contrast against the white of the dress. The hall has huge leaded windows pouring in lots of natural light, and when the sun shines brightly it makes for some great, contrasty images and silhouettes which add that extra bit of drama to the scene, and make my heart sing – I love playing with the light and creating different some signature images for my clients that they won’t see on any smartphone.
We were supremely lucky with the weather considering it was March so after the ceremony everyone headed outside for drinks in the walled garden and enjoyed the most delicious canapés served up by Caper & Berry, the in-house catering team at Loseley Park. Not only do they taste amazing but they are creative little works of art – check out the Edible Garden with soil and edible flowers – they were lip-smackingly delicious as is the rest of the food there – full of flavour and hearty enough to keep you going for the evening performance!
Into the 17th Century Tithe Barn everyone went, for dinner and speeches which were insightful, hilarious yet also very touching. A person of great significance was missing. Ben’s mother who is dearly departed. It was so touching to see they had laid a place at the table where she would have been seated, next to his father. The empty chair was a poignant reminder to cherish our loved ones whilst we can. I’m often fighting back tears at weddings these days when the speeches are moving, but this one beat me. She clearly was a very special lady judging by the impact she had in the room that day.
THE GRAND FINALE
I love love love the dance floor photos when everyone really lets loose and to be welcomed with open arms by all of Chlöe and Ben’s friends and family is the best feeling – this really is an amazing job and I’m thankful for every day I get to do it.
As with any great production, there’s a wealth of talent behind the scenes whose contribution is invaluable and these often unsung heroes are deserving of their recognition, so let’s roll the credits:
Venue Manager: Carolyn at Loseley House
Coordinator & Catering Manager: Tim at Caper & Berry
Makeup Artist: Melissa Collins
Hair Stylist: Sam Oldland
Florist & Table Centrepieces: The Gorgeous Flower Company
Stationery and Paper Goods: Kathryn Deeley
Wedding Cake: The Papillion Patisserie
Additional Lighting / Lanterns: Lighting With Intent
Videographer: Danny at Carefully Crafted Media
Loseley Park Wedding Photographer: Nadine Van Biljon