Wedding photography at the Trent Vinyard and Beeston Village Hall back in August was an absolute joy. Since our pre-wedding meeting with Pete and Jenny I have been really looking forward to photographing their Big Day. I knew it is going to be a good one. After watching a very unusual way of popping the question by Pete, I was looking forward to it even more. Search YouTube for “Pete and Jenny-The proposal” then you’ll knowwhat I mean. It has over 150.000 hits!
It was quite easy to guess that Pete and Jenny’s wedding was going to be fun, full of emotions and filled with lots of positive energy. You know what? It truly was!
The day started for me at Pete and Jenny’s flat in The Park estate where bride and the girls were getting ready. After some pictures of the preparations a short drive took me to Trent Vinyard, a vibrant and contemporary church in Lenton. Pete was already there greeting arriving guests. Trent Vinyard isn’t small at all and my eyes were drawn to a corner of the room where a big table full of cakes stood. Quite a few family members and friends participated in the bake off and the winning cake was later cut by the couple.
Soon the bride arrived. The ceremony was special as led by Pete’s dad . After the service and signing of the registry Pete and Jenny picked the bake off winner. Then all the cakes were cut and served along with teas and coffees. Before moving to the wedding reception at the Beeston Village Hall we took a confetti photo. On the way to the venue we stopped at the Nottingham University Lakeside for a handful of bride and groom photos.
The Village Hall was a perfect place for Pete and Jenny’s wedding. Nicely decorated and personalised, it all created a relaxed and warm atmosphere. Everyone gathered for drinks in the Village Hall gardens but soon we were all forced inside as it poured down. It was on and off with the rain but it eventually stopped. Hats off to the catering team as the food was super delicious. Speeches were honest and fun. It’s always great to listen to the speeches that weren’t found in Google, just said straight from the heart.
The evening kicked off with the outdoor first dance, then there was some Gaelic dancing inside the hall. It was time for me to go and I left the place loaded with positive energy.