Rutland Water is only a couple of hours from London but is the biggest reservoir in the whole of the UK. Even though it is a man-made reservoir it feels like a very natural water reserve and a perfect place for a wedding. When it was flooded in the 1970's it became the beautiful backdrop for the now-famous Normanton Church which became completely surrounded by the lake. You can now have a Rutland Water wedding at the Normanton Church.
Fortunately for Belinda and William her father's home overlooks the lake and makes the most beautiful backdrop for their September wedding.
As a photographer September is probably my favourite month - there is a quality to the light that I just can't explain. The light we get in the UK is often variable when compared with other parts of the world, such as the south of France or California.
However, in September, when the conditions are right you get this lovely ethereal light – a photographer’s dream. Luckily they had one of those days, a wonderful wedding celebration made all the more special by holding the reception at Belinda’s father’s house, with the stunning vista of Rutland Water as their backdrop. That vista lent the feeling of an epic story to proceedings – family and friends from around the world had come to celebrate with this overjoyed pair and I was lucky enough to capture the story of the day – I hope you enjoy my images.
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