We feature a the wedding of Paddy and Ness at the lovely Dewsall Court captured by wedding photographer Kevin Belson.
Paddy and Ness were recommended to us by Marcus from Bigeye Photography. We met them for their engagement shoot at Ness’ parents house near Worcester. We hit it off straight away and knew that they were a perfect fit for us.
The wedding was held at a beautiful little venue called Dewsall Court near Hereford. Being April the weather could have gone either way but luckily it held out until after the sun had gone down and the party started. Once the rain came nobody cared. The whole day was totally relaxed and everyone was there to have fun. In the morning everyone got ready in the house with the boys playing a few frames of snooker while the girls holed up in the bridal suite.
The ceremony was held in the garden followed by drinks and canapés on the lawn. There was just time for a few portraits in the gardens before the wedding breakfast. The cake was made in three parts, Ness’ mum made one layer, Ness made the middle layer and Paddy’s mum made the top.
After the meal and speeches they surprised us and decided to have a photo shoot while suited and booted, playing snooker in the house. Luckily we come prepared so it wasn’t a problem. I put a few lights around the room and they got on with the game.
Dewsall Court has a lovely outdoor area with strings of lights and a fire pit so we were hoping for some shots of guests around the fire but the weather had other ideas. As the rain came down the band fired up and the dance floor was soon set ablaze with dancing feet.
We heard stories of happenings after we left that will no doubt turn into legend, but we can neither confirm or deny these events as we had to disappear into the night – and that’s probably a good thing.
Kevin Belson Photography is a fine art photojournalism team. We are Kevin & Carol and we are based in Wiltshire in the UK. We shoot weddings all across the UK and beyond.
Our style is mostly documentary with some naturally directed portraits mixed in. We want our couples to enjoy an extraordinary experience – We believe that the photography is a big part of the wedding day and should be fun. We don’t plan anything, we go with the flow. We are constantly on the lookout for glances, expressions and little moments that express the emotion and the energy of the wedding day.
What did you love about the day?
As with every wedding it’s all about the people. Paddy and Ness, their parents, family and friends were all welcoming and we felt right at home. Ness’ mum had even made us a lasagne – which we felt bad that we didn’t get around to eat but we understand was delicious at 3am.