Draycote Hotel near Rugby Warwickshire is becoming a favourite for couples looking for a great wedding venue. Lots of lovely photo opportunities and a reputation for superb service on a wedding day. Kelly and Harvey were keen to experience this so booked to have their special day there and we were honoured to be chosen as their wedding photographers for the day.
I met up with Kelly at the hotel where she was getting ready with her family and bridesmaids. Lots happening including hair and make up by The Little Retreat in Rugby. I think Kelly wants to thank The Village Dry Cleaners in Hillmorton sincerely for what they did to help her on the morning. They really did save the day after a slight accident with a bottle of Bucks Fizz. 🙂 Once ready and in her gorgeous dress from Wedding Belles we managed a few photos of her and her bridesmaids before they made their way to meet with the registrars.
Kev was at another local hotel nearby where Harvey had chosen to stay the night before the wedding. He took a few photos there getting into their suits from Formal Affair before making their way to Draycote.
The Phoenix Suite at Draycote had been dressed by Rainbow Linen and lighting from JLW Sound and Lighting added the wow factor. Flowers from Annita’s Floral Design just added the finishing touch. It looked lovely. The lovely Julia from the Registrars Office in Rugby conducted the service in her own unique way. After the ceremony it was off in the golf buggies down to the waterside for some photos. I think Harvey particularly enjoyed this!
After being welcomed back to everyone by Stephan we had some fun outside with the guests for the formal photos and then it was back into the Phoenix Suite which looked stunning for the wedding breakfast. Food was fabulous as always.
We had time before the first dance to make use of the blue skies for a few more couple photos. Kelly and Harvey loved having this time together. One of the things that tends to happen on a wedding day is that you end up not spending a lot of time with each other so the photos are a good excuse for this.
Harvey had a surprise up his sleeve for the first dance. Gary from JLW was ready with the music but the surprise was colour co-ordinated confetti and dry ice supplied by our friends at Halo FX. WOW what an amazing sight. Absolutely loved the photos we captured of this.
Finally we had a bonus……a gorgeous sunset to round off a fantastic day. Huge thanks to Stephan, Anna and the team at Draycote Hotel who worked so hard to make sure Kelly and Harvey had the day they had dreamt of. Enjoy a selection of the many photos we took.