Not every wedding has to be a summer wedding to be romantic – just ask Ela and David! They booked me for wedding photography at Amberley Castle during the winter months. This majestic setting was the perfect backdrop to their nuptials.
Guerrilla style filmmaking
Ela and David booked me for an 8-hour photo and videography package, starting with a few pre-wedding shots. The church itself was a real thing of beauty, like something out of a royal wedding – which is probably why it had very strict rules!
We weren’t technically allowed to film in the church, so we had to go rogue. We employed a little “guerrilla style” filmmaking – where scenes are shot spontaneously without permission – to capture the moments.
From Arundel Church to Amberley Castle
Following the ceremony, Ela kept to her German roots by serving pretzels and mulled wine. These kept everybody warm as we prepared for some group photography.
There’s nothing like a crisp winter’s day, and today was no exception. The natural light was perfect for some family posing on the way from Arundel to Amberley Castle. The bridal party were in fits of laughter, and the newlyweds couldn’t have looked happier.
Over at the castle, the venue had been decorated beautifully with photo montages and tasteful lighting. I got a few “prop shots” before the festivities.
The wedding speeches
It was a very quiet and intimate atmosphere, and the couple had elected not to dance in the evening. Instead they were grinning from ear to ear as the groomsmen performed their speeches.
Ela and David cut into a stunning floral cake, which matched her flowers. As the sun went down, it was time to take the happy couple outside.
We played around with flash photography under the silhouette of the castle. Ela is very proud of her muscles so I asked her to lift up her new husband for a photo. This created a very funny shadow!
I spliced together the pre-and post-interviews with the other key moments into the teaser video below. If you’re looking for a wedding photographer for Amberley Castle, please feel free to contact me today.