Normanton Church Wedding Photography \\ Madi & Greg
Madi & Greg got married at the utterly breathtaking Normanton Church in Rutland earlier this year. Built in the early 1800’s, the church is now somewhat precariously perched on the side of the relatively new Rutland Water reservoir. It was almost destroyed when much of the Parish was flooded during the construction of the reservoir, but has now been permanently protected by a new concrete surrounding – meaning that the church is partially sunken below the level of the reservoir! If you’ve ever had the pleasure of visiting, I’m sure you’ll agree – it’s pretty stunning.
What better place to be married?!
Greg’s day started with a full wet shave organised as a surpise by Madi. I must admit, Greg was looking a little nervous, but I’m pretty sure we can put that down to being surrounded by the cut throat razors! I left the boys as they were getting ready at the hotel, joined Madi for the bridal prep, and then made our way over to the Church.
As there’s only one entrance to the Chruch now (at the front), everyone covered their eyes as Madi made her way in towards the back, ready to be walked down the aisle by her father. Madi is also a Flight Lieutenant in the RAF, and so we were treated to not only one, but two Honour Guard’s – a first (and second) for me as a documentary wedding photographer.
It was an absolute pleasure and privilege to be asked to document Madi & Greg’s special day – thanks so much for having me, and for such an amazing time. Here’s a selection of my favourite images from the day, and as ever I welcome your comments.
Lovely photos Alex, thank you for giving us such a special record of a very special day
A super set of memories Alex and a heartfelt, personable account to boot! Love the black and whites during bridal preps, and the shot of Madi getting into the bridal car – often tricky light conditions, but you’ve captured it beautifully. Some fabulous moments and expressions during the speeches too.
Hey Alex,Very pleasing to eyes the pictures are. Especially the first picture looked so royal and ravishing. I had a great time going through these pictures.
Great work Alex. Normanton Church is a really remarkable venue and your photos make it even a more beautiful.
Thanks Andy! Very kind words indeed, and very much appreciated.