Suzie & Rob | Wedding Photography at Rufford Mill

wedding photography at Rufford Mill - bride and groom under umbrella, with lights behind them

Wedding Photography at Rufford Mill

Happy New Year! It seems very fitting that on the same day that I deliver my last wedding of 2019, I am blogging my last wedding of 2018. Suzie and Rob got married in December 2018. I was delighted to be back for some lovely wedding photography at Rufford Mill. It is a great venue in a beautiful setting. I had the pleasure of photographing another wedding there again last year, and it is a great place. Plus they do a mean carvery, so its win win really! 😉 I asked Suzie and Rob to select their favourite 5 images and tell me why they liked them so much. Here are their choices…


Suzie says:

“Getting ready with my sister was the perfect start to the wedding and I love how simplistic the photo is of her doing up my dress.”

wedding photography at Rufford Mill - bridesmaid buttons up dress


Suzie says:

“I love the photo of me & my Dad in the hotel before we made our way to the venue. It’s so natural and perfectly shows how proud and excited we both are!”

bride and father exchange a moment


Suzie says:

“We found it quite difficult to pick our favourite photos of us two, but these 3 perfectly captured the wintery theme of our wedding and looked so natural which was exactly what we were hoping for!”

wedding photography at Rufford Mill - close up of bride and groom on path to Abbey


wedding photography at Rufford Mill - black and white of bride and groom on path to Abbey


wedding photography at Rufford Mill - bride and groom outside the door of Rufford Abbey ruins

What fantastic choices. I love all of those shots. In fact Some of them would be included in my top 36.

What was the best decision you made about your wedding day? (advice to future couples)

That we did everything exactly as we wanted it, rather than thinking about what other people would like.

Is there anything you would do differently? (advice to future couples)

We would worry less about all the tiny things, as on the day you genuinely won’t notice anything apart from everyone having a great time and people will amuse themselves while you get photos etc done.

Can you remember how you found out about Kathryn Edwards Photography?

We were researching all photographers in Nottinghamshire, so spent the evening on google going through each website. When we came across yours, we knew straight away it was exactly the style we were looking for!

Thanks guys, so love to hear! In my longer blog posts I like to select 36 images to tell the story of the day and these images either remind me of some great moments in the day or I just like them aesthetically. So here are my favourites, and a bit about my experience of the wedding.

It was Cold

I do remember it being very cold. It was a winter wedding after all. Suzie had a lovely faux fur shrug to put over her shoulders, which is a must for cold wedding days, but also looks so glamorous and lovely. I must admit my fingers were near to falling off, and as one who suffers from Raynaud’s, there were times I wasn’t sure if I was even pressing the shutter on my camera. But do you know what, I was delighted with the results. There is something thrilling about facing the elements for a good photograph. Wedding photography at Rufford Mill is thrilling in itself, as we get to go do some pictures in the Abbey ruins. A perfect spot for some romantic winter portraits.

Thoresby Hall

It was also great to be back at Thoresby Hall in the morning. Suzie got ready in this stunning venue nearby, and it was in itself a beautiful setting for bridal prep. I love morning prep photos, and it was rather lovely being at the gorgeous Thoresby Hall. Some of my absolute favourite photos from 2018 were from Suzie and Rob’s wedding and taken in the dark! I am a natural light photographer and I won’t lie, I do try to cram all the portraits into the limited daylight during a winter wedding. But I decided to really experiment at this wedding and two of the night time photos at the end of this post I absolutely adore. You really do get the chance to be creative during a winter wedding. I really enjoyed this one. thanks so much Suzie and Rob for having me along!

Credit where credit is due:

Venue: Thoresby Hall & Rufford Mill | Dress: The White Boutique, Leamington Spa | Florist: Buds & Blooms | Hair: Mica from Duo in Retford | Makeup: Dannica from Cabella in Nottingham | Band: The English Country Gentleman | Car: Vanilla Moon Weddings | Magic Mirror: Mirror Mirror Photo booth

Here are some of my highlights:

bridal portrait bride in window at Thoresby Hallbride walking down the steps at Thoresby Hallbride and bridesmaids in front of Christmas tree camper van parked outside Thoresby Hallwedding photography at Rufford Mill - groom and best man surrounded by duckswedding photography at Rufford Mill - Christmas fir coneswedding photography at Rufford Mill - bride and father walk down aislebest man presents ringbride and groom exchange ringswedding photography at Rufford Mill - first kisswedding photography at Rufford Mill - first kiss from frontwedding photography at Rufford Mill - bride's dad and wife share a momentbride and groom sign the register at Rufford Millbride and groom walk out at Rufford millwedding photography at Rufford Mill - confetti momentmore confettibride and guests laugh together at Rufford Millwedding photography at Rufford Mill - bride and bridesmaids in fur shoalswedding photography at Rufford Mill - bride and groom with bridesmaids and best manwedding photography at Rufford Mill - bride and groom portraitwedding photography at Rufford Mill - portrait outside bride and groom kisslaughing with guestsRufford Abbey portrait of bride and groomphotographer taking a portraitbride and groom walk down path keeping each other warm

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