Eastington Park - Summer Double

Eastington Park Wedding Photographer

I had the pleasure of shooting two weddings at Eastington Park this summer. A genuine favourite of mine, and a venue that get everything spot on. It does bridal prep very well, with more than enough space for a large bridal party, and room design perfect for the job.

If its wet there loads of beautiful indoor space, and if its sunny like we were blessed with this year, it has gorgeous gardens for guests to enjoy.

Throw in exclusive hire and a specialist weddings team, and you have a venue that makes you wedding personal and special.

 

Grace & Bob

Grace and Bob were so much fun to work with. You can see from the photos they barely stop laughing, and with the desire for their day being relaxed and informal, I had a great time shooting it.

Christian Fletcher was on hand with his brilliant magic to entertain the guests during the reception. I love shoot magicians, capturing the reactions and telling trick through images. I never get close to working out how they do any of it either!

One of the geeky things I like to do for each wedding is to know exactly where and when sunset will be, as if it’s a clear day it is always a bonus to make the most of it with some snaps. On the day of Grace & Bobs wedding I had worked out that about 20 mins before sunset the sun would be perfectly aligned with the treeline driveway! We got out after the first dance just in time, and by doing a little trick of light with the sun we got an epic ring of fire too!

It was clear that this isn’t just a job for Lee, it is a calling and a real passion

Lee was outstanding.

He offers a truly professional, high-quality service, and he is exceptionally amiable. From the moment we met him we were impressed with the style of his photographs and his relaxed yet professional manner.

Lee has been faultless throughout our experience. We felt that he took the time to get to know us and what we wanted. He blended seamlessly into the wedding party enabling him to take subtle shots which captured the essence our wedding day.

It was clear that this isn’t just a job for Lee, it is a calling and a real passion. Worth every penny!

Grace & Bob

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Photography - Lee Hawley Photography

Hair & Make-up - Perfect Pampering

Dress - Wedding Days

Catering & Cake - Berry Blue

Venue - Eastington Park

Magic - Christian Fletcher

Lauren & Martin

Lauren & Martins wedding came a month or so later and was blessed with pretty much the same weather bar a late rain shower which threatened the outdoor ceremony, but cleared up in time!

Another fun wedding prep with Lauren and her team, and loads of pretty details to shoot too. The outdoor ceremony was beautiful followed by a reception with loads of fun and games as the photos below show!

Now, Martin will be the first to say how having his photo taken was not something he was relishing! But instead of it becoming taboo, with Laurens help we turned this into a bit of a running joke, and got some great moments of the two of them together!

Berry Blue did another amazing job with the catering, which I can vouch for as I was fortunate to get a meal too!

The cherry on the cake was a gorgeous clear sunset! Perfect!

on the day itself it was like having a friend there

Lee has been absolutely brilliant from start to finish! As soon as we met Lee at the Cheltenham Town Hall Wedding Show we knew that we wanted him as our wedding photographer. When we met Lee he was friendly and approachable which really put us both at ease. Throughout the planning process he was always at the end of an email if needed and was happy to answer any questions we had. We would definitely recommend doing the pre-wedding photoshoot. As two people who aren’t used to posing for photos this really helped us to understand what to expect on the day. Lee took the time to talk to us and put us at ease. We sat and discussed the wedding day, whether there were any particular photos we wanted, timings and Lee gave us some great recommendations too. On the day itself it was like having a friend there. He blended in to the guests and everyone commented on how lovely and professional he was! His style of photography was exactly what we wanted with some official, posed for family group shots, but mostly relaxed and natural shots, most of the time we didn’t even know we were having our photos taken! And the photos didn’t disappoint! They are absolutely gorgeous and are a brilliant representation of our special day. Thank you so much Lee. We will be recommending you to everyone!

Suppliers

Photography - Lee Hawley Photography

Venue: Eastington Park

Hair: Bridal by Kirsty Matthews

Make up: Love bird make up

Wedding Dress: Wed2b

Cake: Frost and Crumb 

Cake topper: Artlocke Designs

Bridesmaid dresses: The Cotswold Wedding Company

Suits: Slaters

Flowers: 1st Choice Florist

Table decorations: The Wedding and Event Works

Videographers : Lucky Feather

Catering: Berry Blue 

Disco: Major Entertainment LTD

 

If that doesn’t get Eastington Park your short list of venues, nothing will! I am there at least twice next year, and cant wait to go back.

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This is not formal wedding photography

I tell your wedding story naturally and creatively. No awkward poses, no saying cheese. My goal is for you to feel like you have a friend as your photographer, and by doing that I capture you at your most you.

I truly invest in my couples, spending time to understand what makes you tick. Even if you don’t really know what you want, in a brief chat over coffee I will understand how best to approach your day, resulting in you being relaxed and able to enjoy your wedding and resulting in a set of images tailored to you.

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Posted by Tim Hills