Sophie & Kris’s amazing woodland wedding, with Hannah Hall Photography

Published by Claire Gould on

Vibrant colour, a gloriously fun and joyful aesthetic, and a wedding which went by in a blur of laughter and love! Today we’re beaming with happy Friday-ness as we share gorgeous couple Sophie & Kris’s Hothorpe wedding, with images by the fabulous Hannah Hall Photography.

Wedding photographer’s website

Hannah Hall Photography

Wedding photographer review

Hannah was absolutely incredible! Not only was she an epic photographer that delivered the most gorgeous shots, she was a lifeline navigating pandemic planning and was so helpful on the day helping us make the most of every little moment.

Your best moment or memory

Honestly the whole day was just a blur of laughter and love! I do have a soft spot for our ring exchange, when we discovered Kris’s ring was actually a bit too small and I had to force it on in front of everyone

Venue name + review

Hothorpe hall woodlands We were so happy to find our dream venue at the woodlands. Finding an outdoor, woodland ceremony space that also had a proper bar and kitchens and toilets (!!!) was just perfect for us, it meant we managed to have a DIY aesthetic without actually having to do any of the logistical work!

Tell us a little about your outfits – both of you!

My dress was a beautiful long sleeved beaded number from Eliza Jane Howell. I bought my dress during lockdown so I actually only managed to try on one and thankfully it was perfect! It was definitely an odd experience trying on my wedding dress for the first time in my bedroom on my own! Kris tried on so many more suits in every colour available and landed on a nice neutral sandy colour which made the bright Liberty accessories pop.

Dress or suit shop name + review

Dress was a sample via still white, a perfect opportunity to own my dream dress in budget!

Cake maker name + review

I was very lucky that my best friend and maid of honour is an incredible baker and she made our cake and all our evening goodies for us

Any crafty projects or homemade styling touches?

We DIY’d as much as possible, I designed all of our stationery myself and roped in bridesmaids for everything from bunting stringing to place card making

First dance song? Playlist recommendations?

Our first dance was Kiss Me by six pence none the richer and we had an indie disco DJ that played all the throwbacks from our teenage years

Hair + makeup name + review

I was again very very lucky to have very talented hair stylist and makeup artist friends who did absolutely everything for me!

Lake District wedding photographer Hannah Hall is a member of English Wedding, available throughout the UK

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Claire Gould

Claire spends her days writing - either in beautiful calligraphy or online. She lives on the edge of the English Lake District only minutes away from the beach, where she loves to escape and unwind. Claire's calligraphy can be found at Claire launched the English Wedding Blog in November 2009 - it's been a top 10 UK wedding blog ever since, with a regional focus we hope you LOVE.


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