Charlotte House Hotel Lincoln
April showers, and cold grey sky's no the perfect picture for a wedding day. Thankfully it wasn't enough to dampen the spirits of Rachael and Caleb's wedding guests.
The Charlotte House is located opposite the west entrance of Lincoln Castle. Ample parking for guests and lovely grounds with grassed areas and trees. Perfect for outdoor photography if the weather permits.
Moving inside the guests assembled in the bar area and started the celebrations while awaiting the arrival of the bride and groom.
The reception was to held in The Orangery. With one wall completely made from glass the room is filled with light. This large room is double height and has a grand feeling about it and capacity to seat 120 guests.
Live music was softly playing in the corner as the guests waited for the bride. Unfortunately the music didn't seem to be having a calming affect on the groom as he nervously waited the arrival of his bride.
The ceremony was performed by the Lincolnshire registrars, who as always provided a lovely ceremony with personal touches, laughs and giggles to put everyone at ease.
They are always very easy to work with and accommodate the photographers ensuring we can capture the best images possible.
After the ceremony the guests returned to the bar to have a celebratory drink with the newly married couple.
As the weather was still wet outside we made use of the Library and the large fire place as a back drop to the group and couples photographs.
I always try to keep the formal photographs to a minimum and work at a quick pace. Allowing everyone to carry on enjoying their day.
Whilst we were taking the formal photographs the staff of Charlotte House were busy setting The Orangery up ready for guests to sit down for the speeches and wedding breakfast.
Back to The Orangery that was now set out with tables and chairs, and small details that I'm sure had taken many months for the bride to arrange ready for today.
The top table was set along the full glass wall of The Orangery, with plenty of table space in the room to accommodate all of the guests.
Speeches were made, laughs smiles, and tears were shed. Family and friends celebrated together as they sat down to an impressive looking meal, that was more than enough to feed everyone.
Once everyone was full the cake was cut, and if you had room a slice of cake was served for desert.
With the cake cut and eaten, the evening guests were arriving.
Time to celebrate and party into the night, with music, dancing, magic mirror photo booth and roulette table there was plenty to do.
With the Orangery now set up with a dance floor, DJ, and ample seating for guests, the bride and groom took to the dance floor for their first dance as a married couple. Family and friends joined them to dance, party and celebrate into the night.
53 Kenwick Road Louth LN11 8EH