I was thrilled when Kristen ( a US Senator's daughter no less) contacted me from the US. They were flying over from the States with a select number of guests to attend their fantastic fairytale wedding.
For this special occasion, the Castle allowed the use of the chapel for their blessing which added to the intimate and uniqueness of the wedding.
I joined Kristen in the The Rose Suite of Caesars Tower to cover the bridal preps and details shots, before heading down to the Chapel to meet up with John.
Lighting is always tricky in the castle but my beautiful wife was assisting me for the day which always makes for a fun wedding.
After the ceremony we headed outside to make the most of the fading light and grab as many shots around the Castle before the guests headed to the state dining room where a 5 course dinner was served under candlelight.
We quickly shot out in between courses to grab a few atmospheric images around the spooky castle (it was seriously dark), before I left them to enjoy their evening.
I hope you enjoy looking at the pictures.
Fans of Downton Abbey will recognise the state dining room, as the BBC copied this room and Van Dyck's portrait of Charles 1st on horseback for the dining room at Highclere Castle! I decided to place the bride and groom in front of the vast portrait and found a pose that suited the moment, I used a shallow depth of field and lowered my focus point to bring the candles into shot. I think it works as a beautiful artistic shot of the couple sharing a tender moment.