• Congratulations to James and Jade!

    I was invited along to capture their wedding, it was a Handfasting blessing ceremony at Eastwood Hall in Nottingham.

    Handfastings are commonly used in Wiccan and Pagan ceremonies.
    What is Hand-fasting you ask - well, Hand-fasting is an ancient Celtic/Medieval custom, especially common in Ireland and Scotland, in which two people came together at the start of their marriage relationship to declare their own free will that they intended to marry. 
    Today the handfasting is more literal: a couple will bind their hands together during the wedding ceremony.

    It was very relaxed and quite different to what I'm used to photographing, You must keep a good distance away, but it's nice to be different and it was very interesting to observe, It really was nice to be a part of it.
    With it being outside and the forecast of rain we all had our fingers crossed it wouldn't pore down, luckily the rain was very light and held off until we left, they were hand-tied all day and couldn't be untied until the sun went down.

    Quote from their website -  "Eastwood Hall, tradition, style and quality are only surpassed by the most breathtaking and charming views in Nottingham. Set in over 26 acres of spectacular grounds, this property with history is the perfect choice for couples looking for something very special"

    "Eastwood Hall is licensed to perform Civil Ceremonies and Partnerships. You may, of course, prefer to marry elsewhere and arrive at Eastwood Hall for your reception. Whatever decision you make, our team will warmly welcome you and your guests to our beautiful venue"

  • Here are a few of my favourite photos from the day.

  • Please get in touch if you would like to discuss your Wedding plans - Looking forward to hearing from you and hopefully capturing your day as it unfolds.