We feature James & Lauren’s beautiful Wedding at Colwick Hall captured by Martin of Martelle Photography.
James And Lauren met in Lanzarote 2006. James was on a lads holiday and Lauren a girls holiday. The 2 groups met in one of the local bars and it would seem like it was always destined to happen.
Both Lauren & James hit it off from the very beginning and the romance blossomed. James is a romantic guy and he knew he was going to marry Lauren.
One day in 2013 they took a day trip to Warwick Castle. It was here that James decided to do a ‘selfie’ using his camera on a tripod and timer delay. Unbeknown to Lauren, James was actually videoing it and as he approached Lauren for the ‘photograph’ he got down on bended knee and popped the question. Lauren accepted without hesitation and the 2 were engaged.
Fast forward to July 30th 2015 and the Wedding of James & Lauren. The Venue – Colwick Hall, Nottinghamshire
Lauren got ready in a hotel room upstairs after having spent the night before at the venue. She was calm, relaxed and ready. Her Bridesmaid, Nic, was also with her and they enjoyed a glass of champagne and cake as they got ready.
James got ready at home and made his way on this hot day to the venue with his best man, Rob, or as he is also known, Brewer.
The day was a hot one and everybody was suited and booted. The bride looked beautiful and was complimented by her bridesmaid in a beautiful purple dress.. The ceremony went extremely smoothly and immediately after the ceremony they departed on a car journey, in a posh car, to relax and take in the moment away from their guests, who refreshed themselves at the bar. Upon their return we took advantage and got a few shots before they met their guests and enjoyed the Wedding Breakfast.
The speeches were fantastic and the Father of the Bride had everyone in stitches. The day progressed in a light hearted manner and a fun atmosphere with all the guests enjoying the occasion and warm weather.
The party really kicked off after the first dance and the evening barbecue was a big hit. In fact the whole day was a huge success for all
Martelle Photography are a husband and wife team, Martin & Ellen. The vast majority of our shoots we work together but on occasion we do shoot separately. Martin also shoots some PR work for The Ministry of Defence. We love photographing weddings as we are able to creatively capture special moments for couples that will last them a lifetime.
How would you describe your photography style?
We are 85-90% natural and candid reportage but do take a few creatively styled images to throw into the mix. Relaxed and informal with lots of humour and fun.
What did you love about the day?
We loved this wedding day as Lauren & James were very welcoming in our ideas and up for most things and they also wanted a couple of off camera lighting night shots. The guests were all really good fun and welcomed us openly. The venue was lovely and well lit inside.