Rowton Castle Wedding Photographer
I really love it when I am asked to be a couple’s wedding photographer at Rowton Castle Shropshire.
The Grade II* listed Castle dates from the 17th century and sits in acres of stunning grounds in the heart of Shropshire.
It’s among the most romantic and magical castle wedding venues in England. With beautiful hotel bedrooms it can host every part of a wedding, including the ceremony, reception, and every moment in between.
As well as the tranquil grounds and spectacular castle and countryside backdrops for photographs, it one of my favourite all year-round wedding venues.
It hosts some magical mid-week and out of season weddings in winter. I love a traditional English wedding, but winter weddings at Rowton Castle can be quite stunning and there are plenty of reasons to opt for a winter wedding.
I was invited to photograph the Rowton Castle wedding of Sarah and Lonnie in May last year.
I loved working with this go-getting couple, who had a second wedding in Australia where they are based and now, a year on, have a lovely baby girl together, Isla.
The bride and her three bridesmaid girls are very tall as they were part of a netball squad and together, they made for some beautiful, elegant wedding shots.
Sarah and Lonnie flew across the globe for their UK wedding at Rowton Castle, Halfway House, near Shrewsbury.
They first met via dating app, Tinder and dated long distance for 15 months before moving in together in September 2018.
Lonnie proposed in November 2019, in an elaborate way which involved Sarah being serenaded on a boat!
This is a couple who love spending time together and making memories, mainly by travelling and watching or taking part in sports, eating out and socialising.
Ahead of the day they were most looking forward to first clapping eyes on each other and then getting everyone on the dancefloor – my kind of couple!
They also created their own vows to make their wedding ceremony personal and unique to them.
Both the bride and groom got ready at Rowton Castle, which was also where the ceremony took place.
The bride wore a full-length lace dress and veil by Essence of Australia from Fairytale Bridals Boutique in Australia, with the men’s suits being sourced from Men’s Suit Warehouse and the burgundy bridesmaids’ dresses from Lulus.
Flowers were supplied and created by Wendy Shaw and the wedding cake was designed and made by Bake It Special. Free to Roam were hired to provide music and get everyone on the dancefloor and a photobooth, dance floor and LOVE letters were provided by Picture Blast. Feather & Fox added a sequin wall.
You can see some of the photos of this special day in my wedding gallery here: