Tucked away on a back road in Northumberland is Woodhill Hall, a wedding venue so gorgeous and totally unpretentious, that I think it must be my favourite to date. The interior is gorgeous, the accommodation is luxury (omg the little prairie huts in the wood), and the views over this remote part Northumberland are expansive. I can totally see why it was the perfect choice for Ottavia and Matthew. Being their Woodhill Hall Wedding Photographer was a dream. They met on the bus to and from school at the age of 13 and I was completely humbled by their love for each other, and the way they greeted me into their family.
Our time together however started before the wedding when Ottavia and Matthew booked their pre -wedding shoot at Tynemouth.
“Gill photographed our wedding in October and having her as our photographer was one of the best decisions we made ! From first speaking to Gill, we felt at ease and in good hands. Our pre wedding shoot blew us away and totally set us up for the big day! Aswell as being an amazing photographer, capturing all the precious moments of our day perfectly, she is a lovely person who just made us so relaxed infront of a camera (which we were very nervous about!). I am recommending her to everyone I know planning a wedding, even though I really want to be greedy and keep her to myself haha! Xxx“
…To the Woodhill Hall Wedding
I always arrive around 2 hours prior to the ceremony, to capture the story of the day unfurling. I was really pleased to find that Lisa Jones Hair and Make Up artist had everything under control and their was absolutely no flapping at all. (Maybe that was the prosecco flowing). My workflow is to capture things as they happen, and to curate images which tell the story. I love making sure I get all the details of the things your have chosen for your day, so I often scurry off with the flowers or the shoes to put together a still life.
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…All the Grooms Men
… Woodhill Hall Wedding Ceremony
This was probably one of the most heartfelt ceremonies I have ever witnessed. As Ottavia and Matthew grew together through school the families became firm friends. It was a truly amazing celebration of love community, and family values.
…Woodhill Hall Wedding Reception
Woodhill Hall Wedding – The Scandi Huts
Woodhill Hall Wedding Tipi Party
Last dance was danced to a tune that was one of my favourites (Home by the Magnetic Zeros), which totally blew my mind. It felt like I was aligned to be their photographer! I have been lucky enough to become friends with this wonderful couple and will follow their love story as it continues through life.