Wedding Photography at Old Downton Lodge and Diddlebury Church
Ruth and Ben were married at a quaint little church in Diddlebury in Shropshire. The church was aptly named Diddlebury Church. After a short interlude of confetti throwing and the old Shropshire tradition of homemade biscuit eating outside the church, we were off to the reception at Old Downton Lodge.
I’m definitely an advocate of the approach Ruth and Ben took in planning their wedding. They wanted it to be a celebration of their relationship, and having their closest family and friends there was hugely important to them. Many of them were involved in the planning and running of the day too. It was important that those involved also had a great time. In terms of photography, they gave me the room to be creative and focus on the documentary side of things. But the day was planned in such a way that we had time for the all-important family group photographs as well as 15 minutes on their own for a stroll around the beautiful grounds and a few portraits.
Old Downton Lodge, Downton on the Rock, Ludlow
Old Downton Lodge is everything great about the Shropshire countryside, condensed into a small estate full of English country goodness. The estate is made up of fields, woodland, flower gardens, and several buildings ranging from Medieval to Georgian times. It really is like going back in time, but with better wifi.
If you liked this wedding, check out Lottie and Matt’s Wedding at the Tithe Barn at Bolton Abbey
Or Kathryn and Tom’s outdoor wedding at Sandburn Hall in York