Bring on the glitz and glamour – let’s brighten up a working morning with a little luxury, sparkle, glamour and elegance in a stunning stately home wedding venue shall we?
Jonathon Watkins of Photoglow Photography sent me this beautiful collection of photographs which showcase his style and approach to shooting weddings. And I love it: this is what English Wedding blog is all about, embracing glamour and stunning imagery.
The bridal shoot took place at Ellenborough Park, which is a luxurious stately home just outside Cheltenham. With a history dating back to the 1400s, Ellenborough Park is a fascinating and magnificent venue for weddings, and the perfect location for a wedding photo shoot!
I adore the scope and atmosphere of the wedding venue: the murals paint a picture of times gone by – and yet it’s easy to imagine the lords and ladies, even kings and queens, treading the same stairs as the bride and groom in the shoot.
What a stunning, elegant wedding dress. This is Papillon by Jenny Packham.
I remember when Jonathon, who also organised the shoot, got in touch first of all on twitter to tell me about the day. Karma Kars Cotswolds had been passing by, and pulled up in front of Ellenborough Park to join in the shoot at the last minute!
I blogged about Karma Kars back in January this year – read about Karma Kars on English Wedding blog.
Ellenborough Park has a lovely long room for civil ceremonies – very elegant and with that amazing high ceiling, and there’s even a balcony!
Our bride and groom are the gorgeous Laura Edwards and George Montague – they make fabulous models for this shoot, and yet neither models full time! They are both very talented creative types: Laura is a writer and editor; George a singer songwriter, composer and musician! I feel incredibly lucky to have such talented faces gracing my little wedding blog!
I love this photograph of Laura: her expression, her pose, the light and of course the gorgeous birdcage veil / hair accessory and wedding bouquet. Doesn’t she look amazing? Some of the images by Photoglow Photography really blew me away, and this is a favourite.
The photography of George really made me smile: it’s great to see the contrasts between the cheeky groom putting his shoes on in the bathtub, to the solemn and thoughtful young statesman at his desk by the window. Penning his wedding speech, perhaps?
I love the intricate lace and flower detail on the wedding dress. The dress and groomswear were kindly supplied by Wedding Days & Regency Groom of Cheltenham for the Ellenborough Park shoot.
Last but not least…. dainty wedding cupcakes were supplied by The Vanilla Pod Bakery in Cheltenham. They’re so pretty!
A parting shot… stunning wedding photography
Jonathon Watkins of Photoglow Photography, based in Cheltenham, is one to watch. Creative wedding photography like this is worth every penny!
Huge thanks to Jonathon Watkins of Photoglow Photography who coordinated the shoot and submitted it for inclusion on English Wedding blog.
You can now click to see the full collection of images (there simply wasn’t room for them all on English Wedding!) here – Ellenborough Park wedding photography collection
Ellenborough Park wedding suppliers
- Photographer & coordinator ~ Jonathon Watkins – PhotoGlow Photography
- Dresses & groomswear supplied by ~ Wedding Days & Regency Groom of Cheltenham
- Dresses ~ Papillon by Jenny Packham, and Florenina by Ian Stuart
- Creative Team ~ Ros Connolly & Louise Burchfield
- Hair Stylist ~ Laura Leigh – Laura Leigh Hairdressing.
- Stationery/Invites ~ Paper Treats
- Make Up Artist ~ Ellenborough Park Spa
- Car ~ Karma Kars Cotswolds
- Assistant ~ Beth Coppard
- Cupcakes & wedding cake ~ Pia Cato – The Vanilla Pod Bakery
- Flowers ~ Donna Beaver- The Flower Studio
- Models ~ Laura Edwards & George Montague
- Location ~ Ellenborough Park, Gloucestershire