Olivia & Ben at The Dower House Hotel

The Dower House Hotel is one of our favourite venues to work. It’s tucked out of the way in the beautiful village of Woodhall Spa and offers a variety of locations for the wedding photographs and a stunning setting for an outside civil ceremony.

So it seemed like the stars had aligned when we got to work on a gorgeous sunny day with two of the nicest people you could ever wish to meet! Olivia & Ben were an absolute joy to work with. Olivia’s smile is so infectious and Ben is just a lovely laid back guy. Photographing these two just didn’t seem like work.

The day started with all the girls getting ready together. There was lots of laughter especially when a few of the photos from the ‘Hen Do’ were being shown. With the weather being so nice we managed to sneak outside and get a few photos without any of the guests seeing us.

The groomsmen were in great spirits so we managed to get a few fun photos which helped settle Ben’s nerves prior to the ceremony.

There was live music being played as Olivia walked down the aisle with her very proud dad. It was quite moving to see how both Ben and Olvia’s faces lit up with joy as they first saw each other. It’s plain to see how much love these two have for each other.

Following the ceremony, we captured the requested family group photos whilst everyone sat relaxed enjoying a drink in the sunshine. After this, we decided to go for a little walk around the grounds and capture some natural and romantic photos.

The speeches were delivered both lovingly but with a good sense of humour. Ben was brave as he had opted for two best men. I think it’s safe to say that they both enjoyed sharing a few embarrassing stories.

As the evening sun faded Olivia & Ben were keen to nip for a few more relaxed photos before being let loose on a couple of ‘space hoppers’.

There was no awkwardness as they both danced to the live music for their first dance. I sensed this was the calm before the storm as it didn’t take long for the dance floor to fill with eager guests wanting to get the party started!

This is what the couple had to say:

Everyone tells you before you get married, that your wedding day will be the best day of your life. It turns out that everyone is so right, from the beginning we never wanted it to end. The weather was perfect and so was the company, and obviously the food and drink kept everyone in good cheer. Luckily thanks to PM photography the day never really does end, we have hundreds of high quality photos to look back on and remember our special day. We don’t normally like having our photo taken but they made it so easy and even a little bit fun. The pictures that came out were beautifully edited and a perfect reflection on our day.

Venue: The Dower House Hotel

Photographer: PM Photography Ltd (www.lovemy.photos)

Videographer: Studio36 (Formerly WeddingHD)