Jessica & Simon at Branston Hall Hotel

Upon arriving we sensed that today was going to be a good day. The weather was dry with sunny spells and we had a great couple to work with. The location for today’s wedding was at the impressive Branston Hall Hotel which is a fine country house hotel and sits on 88 acres of stunning parkland & lakes.

As we entered the bridal suite we noticed Jessica was calmly getting ready amongst the chaos of all the other girls in the same room. She just seemed so relaxed and determined to soak up all the atmosphere and enjoy every single moment.

Simon was so laid back he almost seemed horizontal. We managed to get some photos with him and the groomsmen before making our way back to Jessica. Well, she simply looked amazing and could not have chosen a better dress. The black and white photo of Jesica with her bridesmaids is one of my favourite photos.

The ceremony was simple and we captured some lovely natural photos, portraying all the emotion whilst they said their vows and exchanged their wedding rings.

Once we had completed the requested family group photos we decided to walk down to the waterfall and lake. This is a great area for photos and something that is unique to Branston Hall.

The speeches were before the meal and each one was well thought out and delivered with much sincerity.

In the evening it was decided that we would capture a few more romantic photos around the grounds followed by some fun photos which included the bridesmaids. I think Simon secretly enjoyed being held by all the girls.

The night reception included a casino and lots of doughnuts for everyone to munch on. I’ve got to say the doughnuts were an inspired choice!

Thank you Jessica and Simon for being so great to work with. It was a real pleasure to be able to capture your wedding day for you.

This is what the couple had to say: 

Pictures in general mean a lot to us so it was important for us to find the perfect photographer to capture our wedding day. We wanted a range of styles to look back on and that’s what we got, artistic, traditional, natural beautiful photographs. They really help us to relive our special day every time that we look through them. Jonathan and his team were a pleasure to work with and anything that we wanted to do they made possiable.

Venue: Branston Hall Hotel

Photographer: PM Photography Ltd (

Videographer: Studio36 (Formerly WeddingHD)