Only 5 minutes drive from Hodsock PriorySt Mary & St Martins Church, Blyth, Nottinghamshire is one of the oldest examples of Norman architecture in the country and originally formed part of a Benedictine Abbey. People have been worshipping there since 1088 and a lot of the original building still exists today. Once inside the church, the history is apparent, what a grand place this is for a wedding and a beautiful place to photograph. There has been a connection with the Church and the Priory at Hodsock for 100’s of years. The Reverend Kate would be another reason to visit, she is one of those wonderful people who you immediately feel comfortable with.

Hodsock Priory, Nottinghamshire is a historic country house, set in 800 acres of countryside on the border of Nottinghamshire and South Yorkshire. Hodsock Priory boasts 5 star accommodation and caters for luxury weddings, conferences and event hire. On the grounds they have a beautiful Bluebell Wood and 12 acres of Snowdrop covered woodland with 5 acres of formal gardens. Visit at the right time of year when its in full bloom and its a sight to behold. It certainly is a fairytale wedding venue and steeped in history as it once entertained Henry VII. If you ever go for a visit, don’t forget your camera 🙂

Anybody looking to get married in Nottinghamshire couldn’t go far wrong booking these two venues for their wedding. As a Nottingham wedding photographer who has covered many of the Nottingham wedding venues, I was really impressed with both and especially he attention to detail of the people involved. Hodsock Priory is an amazing place to get married.

It was Jenny and Paul who approached me in 2011 and booked me to shoot their wedding. There is only one thing you can’t book for your special day, so most of the nerves leading up to the wedding were centred around the weather and what it was going to do. During the lead up it was evident that there was nothing to worry about and it was probably the nicest day of the year overall. Photography of the bridal preparations at Hodsock Priory went really well, even though the bridesmaids took longer to get ready than the bride. It was all worth it in the end as they looked stunning in pink, only over shadowed by the bride, Jenny, who looked absolutely amazing. Once the “I do’s” were finished and the pressure was off it turned into one of my most memorable weddings of the year with smiley faces everywhere, hot weather, fantastic people and two wonderful venues. It would have been impossible to take a bad photograph at any point during the day and I loved putting together their storybook wedding album. I hope it brings back all the memories of their day for many years to come.

Jenny is now expecting their second child so all I can do is offer them congratulations and wish them all the best for a happy future together. Im sure it wont be the last time we meet 😀