Rushton Hall wedding photography. I’m based in Northamptonshire and have many beautiful wedding venues right on my doorstep, one of these is Rushton Hall near Kettering. Originally the home of the Tresham family from 1438 when William Tresham purchased the estate. Later generations of the Tresham family were involved in the gun pounder plot. Sir Thomas Tresham built nearby Triangular Lodge as a folly to his Catholic faith. Rushton Hall passed through ownership until in 1957 it was purchased by the RNIB as a school for the blind. The school moved to Coventry in 2002 and Rushton Hal was purchased in 2003 and turned into a luxury hotel, I photographed the very first wedding here when it opened.
Michelle and Paul’s wedding was at Easter 2013, which was exceptionally cold with some snow still on the ground in places. I drove to Rushton Hall in the sun, but as I came up the drive the sun vanished behind clouds and didn’t return for the rest of the day. I went up to the bridal suite to photograph Michelle’s preparations, this is a really lovely room which always looks gorgeous in photographs. Michelle’s dress was hanging picturesquely on the four poster bed, adding to my photographs.
Next stop was Paul’s room for a few photographs of the men getting ready. Michelle had clearly taken the best room in the hotel as Paul’s room wasn’t even in the same league, but then the guys get ready in ten minutes and head off to the bar. I then went back to Michelle for a few photographs before she walked down the spiral stairs to the ceremony room below. After the ceremony and drinks reception we managed to get outside for a few photographs before the wedding breakfast in the Great Hall at Rushton Hall. Dancing in the Pavillion ended my coverage in the evening.