Karen & Doug’s wedding at Highclere Castle

Karen & Doug’s wedding took us to Highclere castle.  They had exclusive use of this stunning Victorian castle set amidst 1,000 acres of parkland.  An amazing venue which although very grand, still has a homely and welcoming feel.  Not only is it a fantastic wedding venue, it is also home for the Earl and Countess of Carnarvon and hosted ITV’s new costume drama ‘Downton Abbey’.

Below is a taster from the day, from preparations through to their dramatic and theatrical first dance!

berkshireweddingphotographer-0001

berkshireweddingphotographer-0002

berkshireweddingphotographer-0003

berkshireweddingphotographer-0006

berkshireweddingphotographer-0007

berkshireweddingphotographer-0008

highclerecastle

highclerecastle2

berkshireweddingphotographer-0009

berkshireweddingphotographer-0010

berkshireweddingphotographer-0011

The Saloon, at the heart of the castle is where the ceremony and evening entertainment took place.  A magnificent centre stage for Karen & Doug’s ceremony.

berkshireweddingphotographer-0012

berkshireweddingphotographer-0014

Eagerly awaiting, Doug had to wait for Karen to walk round the gallery and down the staircase before he could see her in her full glory.

berkshireweddingphotographer-0013

berkshireweddingphotographer-0015

berkshireweddingphotographer-0016

At the end of the ceremony Karen & Doug took part in the tradition of a 30 second kiss, counted down by their guests and finishing with a huge applause!

berkshireweddingphotographer-0017

berkshireweddingphotographer-0018

berkshireweddingphotographer-0019

berkshireweddingphotographer-0020

berkshireweddingphotographer-0021

berkshireweddingphotographer-0022

berkshireweddingphotographer-0023

berkshireweddingphotographer-0024

Being a triathlete Doug was up for a gentle jog!

berkshireweddingphotographer-0025

berkshireweddingphotographer-0026

berkshireweddingphotographer-0027

berkshireweddingphotographer-0028

berkshireweddingphotographer-0031

berkshireweddingphotographer-0029

A stunning sunny evening lit up the balcony and was an opportunity not to miss.

berkshireweddingphotographer-0030

berkshireweddingphotographer-0032

The wedding breakfast took place in the library filled with flowers and was a gorgeous setting for the meal and speeches

berkshireweddingphotographer-0004

berkshireweddingphotographer-0005

berkshireweddingphotographer-0033

berkshireweddingphotographer-0034

Karen’s brothers gave her away and made the speech together, Karen was given an easy time compared to what Doug’s best men had in store for him!….old family photographs and a ‘Fame’ reminiscent film of Doug from his dancing days which had us all in stitches, no pics of that for the blog as I didn’t want to embarrass further!  Loved the leg warmers Doug!

berkshireweddingphotographer-0036

So to the first dance wich they had been planning for months, a grand and theatrical entrance by Karen followed by a masterpiece of moves and lifts and a little guest participation with some showbiz feather fans, a fab start to their evening entertainment.

berkshireweddingphotographer-0037

berkshireweddingphotographer-0038

berkshireweddingphotographer-0039

Ian Scott Photography

We are a husband and wife team based in Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, London and further afield. Between us we photograph weddings, children & families, corporate portraiture, weddings and Bar & Bat Mitzvahs.

Contact Us

Ian Scott Photography Limited
1 Valley Rise
Wheathampstead
St Albans
Hertfordshire
AL4 8JF

01582 469003
info@ianscottphotography.co.uk