Fun Barton Hall Wedding Photos for Holly and Ged

Nov 10, 2018

'The photographs you took are all incredible, especially during sunset and that lovely golden hour. Also, the confetti shots are great and we are glad we listened to you when you said "the more confetti the better". We also love the candid shots, capturing a true, genuine smile will always look nicer than a posed photograph.'  Ged 

Barton Hall Wedding

Fun filled Barton Hall Wedding for party loving couple Holly & Ged

Barton Hall Wedding // I often send out a post wedding questionnaire to my couples to help me write these blog posts. When Holly and Ged’s came back it really made me smile so I thought I’d share their responses with you today.

Their Barton Hall Wedding was reflective of these two – a really fun day full of belly laughs, a little booze and good vibes.


‘I’m dead lucky I have an amazing photographer as a cousin. I just love the style, colour and atmosphere your photographs capture. Looking through our album is like reliving the day because you’ve captured it so perfectly.’


Bride getting make up applied during bridal prep cat eyesMake up artist applies makeup in large window champagne bucket Bridesmaids drinking during bridal prep laughing bridesmaids says cheers with flower girl wedding day balloons Flower girl drinking and smiling during bridal prep at Barton Hall Hotel

How did you meet?

Ged: ‘We had a mutual friend that Holly went to Uni with in Liverpool. I saw a photo of her online and thought PHWOARR, Invited her to my 21st birthday and it was love at first sight, for her, for me it took a couple of dates’.

Holly ‘We (uni Friends) used to prank call Ged & he’d always play along. He made me laugh. My friends went back to Manchester for his 21st birthday party and I invited myself along. I thought he wasn’t interested because he didn’t even look at me, but it was just playing hard to get.’

The wedding engagement story

Ged ‘ I thought i’d surprise her by taking her to Rome and bending the knee. She was the most surprised person I have ever seen in my life. It had taken me 10 years to ask a question I should have asked years before.’

Holly ‘Considering I found the box the night before I was pretty surprised. He span me a yarn about him looking after it for his sisters boyfriend and I believed him. Ged has a very distinctive nervous cough and I didn’t hear it once on the day he proposed. He got down on one knee in a little rowing boat on a lake in Rome, it was very sweet.’

The orangery at Barton Hall Northamptonshire

What made you go for a Barton Hall Wedding?

Holly ‘We weren’t sure for a while where to get married, what with us being from different parts of the country. There was talk of pubs and social clubs but when I saw Barton Hall I just thought it was perfect. The orangery is beautiful and the venue has tons natural light’

Ged ‘ I thought I’d get my practice in early at being a good husband and just agreed with everything she wanted.’

Bride receives wedding flowers surprised face Floral Forae Bridal portrait bride sat in window at Barton Hall near Kettering bride puts garter on long legs holographic shoes charlie bread tassel skirtBridesmaid puts on veil for bride wearing Charlie Brear in hotel room

Charlie Brear Two Piece Bridal Look

Holly ‘I found wedding dress shopping difficult. Intially I thought I would  have chosen something vintage or lacy but when I tried that style of dress I felt like Miss Haversham. So I decided I wanted something with a bit of personality and more modern and as soon as I saw the Charlie Brear skirt I knew it was perfect. It’s a great dress for dancing in too’

Grooms party wearing blue suits groom in mod grandad collar suit

Grandad collar suit for a cool groom look

Ged ‘This was pretty easy because I look good in everything. I know Holly struggled finding a dress she loved and felt comfortable in. The hardest part for my picking a suit was to get my 3 best men together on the same day and go shopping. I wasn’t really fussed about spending a fortune on a wedding suit or going overboard with the whole top hat and tails. I just wanted to to look cool and feel relaxed. The suits we picked were the only ones we tried on, but everyone was happy. I wanted to stand out from the best men, so I chose to get a Tunic/Granddad Collar shirt and a gold collar pin & avoid a tie all together. I thought that parents, including my Nanna (she’s the one you have to impress) might not approve, but I pulled it off.’

Beautiful bridal bouquet wild flowers asymmetric shape by floral forae northants florist

Florae Foray as the florist for our Barton Hall Wedding

Florae Foray did our flowers. Jordanna recommended her and I loved her website. We wanted an English meadow theme so lots of daisies and foxgloves. Becky and her mum were fab she listen to what we wanted and completely got it. I was blown away by the flowers on the day.

Bride arrives to church with dad in kilt veil bowing in the wind Groom waiting for bride to walk down the aisle best man looking on                 

The Ceremony at Our Lady’s

Dad walked me down the aisle to one of our favourite Beatles tracks- ‘Here comes the sun’ which was played by the lovely Mat Lomas, Ged’s friend from uni. I found this the most emotional part of the ceremony and my dad is a big softie too so there were loads of lip wobbles.

We decided to include a mass as part of the ceremony. Father Paul was concerned that we didn’t lose momentum and kept the attention of the congregation and although we had mass, I think he managed it. We didn’t tailor any other vows, we decided to keep it very traditional.

Charlie Brear Tassle Dress bride and groom in grandad collar suit leave church confetti in the air bridesmaids whooping after bride and groom exit church bride and groom surrounded by friends and family after confetti throw

Music in the ceremony

Mat played guitar during the entrance, exit and signing of the register (in which Ged signed his name incorrectly twice) was a personal touch. He played some of our favourite tracks by The Las, The Stone Roses and The Smiths. As well as Ave Maria for my mum, not that she noticed.

father of the bride laughing but pretending to cry at wedding reception Sassy group shot at Barton Hall Wedding in Northamptonshire Bridal and Groom Party Groom holding his jacket open bride and groom hug in orangery at Barton Hall Wedding Northamptonshire

The Reception and Party at Barton Hall

A good mate of Ged’s Mat Lomas (he’s a Guitar teacher in London) played guitar during the day. He’s amazing on the guitar, we just gave him a list of songs we wanted him to play and he practically learnt them over night. In the Evening, for us, it was ALL about the music. We wanted everyone on the dance floor, drinks in hand, just having a really good time. We got a Manchester DJ – Andy Mc that got the train down for the day. Lots of Motown, SKA, Indie – New & Old, Northern Soul. The dance floor was pretty busy which is what we wanted.

heartfelt hug between bride and her friends at summer wedding Barton HallBride and Groom super stylish and fun dance into wedding reception to wow guestsbride and groom thank guests after entrance to their wedding reception at Barton Hall After of the bride laughing during his wedding speech at Barton Hall guess enjoying wedding speeches summer dresses bride cringes during groom speech guests guffaw during best men speeches - Benny camera 2 Love Island Groom laughing during best men speech Golden Hour Portrait of Bride and groom at Barton Hall near Kettering Groom kisses bride on the head during golden hour portraits

Wedded Wisdom

Ged ‘The only advice I would say is; Don’t Stress. Enjoy the planning, you’re only going to do it once so have fun doing it. But, just don’t let any of it stress you out. Chill’

Holly ‘Remember what it’s all about. No one really cares about all the stuff that stresses you out. They’ve come to see two people they love get married and have dance.’

Here here!

Bride and Groom tasting wedding cake during reception at Barton Hall Charlie Brear skirt on dance floor during first dance

If you are getting married at Barton Hall and are still looking for a wedding photographer then I would love to hear from you. It is a fab local venue.









  1. Nick Labrum

    Some super shots here, great work. Keep it up and keep inspiring! 🙂

    • jordanna

      Ahh thanks so much fella x


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