Leicestershire Wedding Photography

 Rachael + Phil’s Wedding in Groby, Leicestershire

Two years ago I took some photographs of a lovely, totally-in-love couple in Queens Park, Loughborough. Last year they told me they were getting married and asked me to be their photographer! I just knew it would be an amazing wedding and below are the photos that tell the story of their fabulous day. The wedding took place in the pretty little village of Groby in Leicestershire where Rachael grew up. The day was full of fun, laughter and happiness with an English Fete held in the gardens of Groby Old Hall complete with Rubber Duck Fishing, Bunting and Lots of Cake!

Oh and look out for a bride on a bouncy castle!!

The fact that the heavens opened just as we started the Bride and Groom photos turned out to be a blessing in disguise as Rachael’s family friends who live in the Old Hall came to the rescue and let us use their beautiful home where we took some stunning photos including one with a guest appearance from their great Dane!  The rain stopped so we did get get a few outside shots too including some with the wedding car – a VW camper van that sported an incredible array of decorations including a bonnet covered in photos of the couple.

The Village Hall had been transformed with bunting the night before and as Rachael and Phil entered everyone jumped up and cheered! Feasting and merriment followed with the first dance being a raucous Barn Dance number which involved a lot of galloping and twirling! Soon everyone had joined in and pretty much didn’t stop!


 I completely fell in love with Rachael’s delicate flower crown – yellow and purple and So pretty!


Not a faint – hearted lad, Phil decided to have a wet shave on the morning of his wedding – I was glad Dave was photographing this part as I don’t think I could have beared to watch!


I love the dress next to this mural by a teenage Rachael, now she’s all grown up and getting married!!



Well done Dave, I love this shot of the expectant Groom on his wedding morning!


So Dave got a bit over excited and took rather a lot of moody steam iron shots but I’ll only subject you to one of them!


What a wonderful use of a Cake Stand!


The best ‘Bunting Cake’ I have seen yet!


Oh yes!


Can you spot the teddy bear?



I love this one, Rachael you made such a beautiful bride!


Let the feasting begin!


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Bride and Groom Daleks – Genius!


Rachael made these fab little figures!

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As you can see there was some pretty fine barn dancing going on – these guys knew how to do a mean do si-do!







  Florist: Brookside Nurseries, Anstey

Hairdresser: Moda Greco, Leicester

 Wedding Dress : Brides of Bond Street on Silver Street in Leicester

Bridesmaid Dresses : Hand made by Jill Greenwood

Groom’s Jacket and Shirt: Ted Baker

Food :  The Dimblebee Catering Company

 Barndance Band: Bodgers Mate


Looking for Leicestershire Wedding Photography ? Ruth and Dave specialise in creative documentary storytelling. They are available for weddings throughout the UK and abroad. To find out if they are available for your wedding date send a message through the contact page or give Ruth a ring on 07807419140

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  • September 2, 2014 - 5:08 pm

    Andrew J Brind-Surch - Lovely photos, really captured how happy the whole day was!ReplyCancel

  • September 1, 2014 - 9:04 pm

    Natalie Hobbons - Been looking forward to seeing these photos – particularly like the one of the darleks with the rings – did not see them on the day! I also appreciate how good those couple photographs are – Ruth, you worked around the rain very well!! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • September 1, 2014 - 8:43 am

    mike evans - The way you have taken the photos is brilliant because its done in a natural way to try and capture actual moments rather than staged photos. What a beautiful day. And some beautiful photos to remember them by.ReplyCancel

  • August 31, 2014 - 10:02 pm

    Chris Dingwall-Jones - Beautiful set of photos – as someone who wasn’t at the wedding they really give a sense of the day 🙂ReplyCancel

  • August 31, 2014 - 9:43 pm

    Phil Brind-Surch - Thanks you so much Ruth, these look beautiful 🙂ReplyCancel

  • August 31, 2014 - 9:27 pm

    Anonymous - Fabulous pictures of a great day Rachael and Phil! DebsReplyCancel

  • August 31, 2014 - 9:20 pm

    Nichola Miller - Beautiful photos. Everyone looks as if they raelly enjoyed the day.ReplyCancel

  • August 31, 2014 - 8:08 pm

    Maggie Turnbull - These photos are truly beautiful.Some of the best wedding pics I’ve ever seenReplyCancel

  • August 31, 2014 - 7:59 pm

    Ruth Scott - Wow they really are amazing photos! Can’t wait to see the rest.ReplyCancel

  • August 31, 2014 - 6:44 pm

    Rachel Janet - Rach and Phil these are beautiful! It was such a fantastic day xxxReplyCancel

  • August 31, 2014 - 6:36 pm

    Kate Robotham - Beautiful photos of an amazing couple! Such a fun day 🙂ReplyCancel

  • August 31, 2014 - 5:56 pm

    Ben Warden - What amazing photographs, not a single shot looks artificial or forced; these photos are a beautiful representation of an amazing day.ReplyCancel

  • August 31, 2014 - 5:51 pm

    Emily - Such lovely photos of a lovely couple! XReplyCancel

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