Faye and Tom chose to get married at Nanpantan Hall. This venue is a beautiful Victorian era home set in 16 acres of Leicestershire forest with 16 rooms, making it the perfect venue for a wedding – it truly is a hidden gem. My personal favourite part about this location was not only the incredibly stunning rooms that the light flowed through, but the forests surrounding the venue. As always, I had done a little bit of research beforehand, to find where would be best for photos and any little hidden gems I could find in anticipation. A quick walk on the morning of the wedding I discovered a woodland walk full of little huts and giant pine trees, which meant we were able to capture some excellent imposing photos later in the day. Unfortunately on the day it was raining on and off – which meant we were restricted from walking in the muddier areas (not to ruin the dress!). But luckily, the pathways are well kept and there was lots to explore. In particular the little pathway to the hut I hung the wedding dress from – the rocks either side made also made a beautiful backdrop for the portraits in the afternoon.

Nanpantan Hall Wedding Photography

Faye & Tom’s ceremony room overlooked the epic views that you could see from the rear gardens of Nanpantan Hall. During the ceremony we had a quick rain shower, but with the sun shining through, it made for a very atmospheric feeling to the ceremony. For a quick moment afterwards there was a rainbow shining down on the wedding – if this isn’t a positive sign I don’t know what is!

One thing I personally noticed at the wedding was the sheer amount of champagne flowing, this couple definitely knew how to party – during the section after the ceremony and before the speeches the whole wedding party went through an epic amount of bottles. I think there should be an award for this alone! Things got a little crazy in the evening, and I’m sure there were a lot of people who were going to feel a little worse for wear in the morning. Party!

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I wanted to give a little mention to the wedding caterers – Greens Catering. I attend a lot of weddings and meet a lot of suppliers – this team by far were the most friendly I have met for a long while. From early morning, while they were preparing breakfast, right through to the end of the night, they were on call meeting everyones catering needs. As a photographer I will only eat if offered and Greens were actively pushing canapes towards me, I definitely appreciated this when I need all the energy we can get to keep going for some of the epic long days weddings can be. Weddings can be a pretty intense workout and I always love making it clear to my wife just how many steps I did at a wedding the previous day – it sometimes earns me a coffee and an extra hour in bed. I don’t usually add photos of food into the blog but I feel in this circumstance it’s necessary to see how beautiful it looked. What a shame we haven’t progressed far enough yet for you to smell and taste it!

Congratulations to Faye & Tom – a wonderful wedding and a fantastic couple!