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Bailiffscourt Hotel & Spa wedding

Candle-lit chapel, lanterns marking the way in darkness from the chapel to the hotel, candle-lit intimate wedding breakfast…  not words a photographer wants to hear necessarily when asked to shoot a wedding, because as lovely as it sounds, it’s not easy to take well lit photographs in near darkness – but it turned out to be just fine! Having professional camera gear means that I can take photos in very dark rooms without using flash, and still get beautifully lit images that convey the atmosphere of the setting.

Bailiffscourt Chapel wedding

Bailiffscourt Hotel & Spa was a lovely venue for this intimate wedding. Here is the Music Room where the civil ceremony was to take place.

Bailiffscourt Hotel Music Room

And this is the little chapel for the religious ceremony.

Bailiffscourt Hotel candlelit chapel
candles in a chapel
cross with candles in a chapel

Before the ceremony, the couple had a chat with the registrar in the Card Room.

Bailiffscourt Hotel card room

The ceremony was very touching with readings from both the bride and the groom, given to each other.

Bailiffscourt Hotel & Spa wedding
Bailiffscourt Music Room wedding
bride and groom mature couple
signing on the registry book

After the civil ceremony, almost in total darkness, the couple walked across the gardens and entered the chapel.

wedding couple entering chapel
Bailiffscourt Hotel & Spa chapel wedding
lighting the candle in a chapel

exchanging rings at chapel wedding

mature couple at a chapel wedding

First kiss at a chapel wedding

After some formal photos, drinks and hors d’oeuvres back at the hotel, it was time for the wedding breakfast in the stunningly decorated Music Room.

Bailiffscourt Hotel & Spa Music Room dinner

Bailiffscourt Hotel & Spa

candlelit wedding breakfast

candlelit wedding breakfast

The wedding cake was very creative, thanks to the bride and her creative mind! It had two boats named after the bride and groom and beach huts as smaller individual cakes.

beach hut wedding cake

What a beautiful setting it was. Time for me to leave the family to enjoy their wedding breakfast!

Candlelit wedding breakfast at Bailiffscourt Hotel

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Susie Fisher - 6th February 2014 - 4:47 pm

Wow! The candles in the church – love! Fantastic use of indoor lighting in the photographs! It looks like quite a small venue, so well done for doing such a great job in such a small but beautiful place! x

Fiona Campbell Photography - 7th February 2014 - 12:02 pm

Love a good candlelit wedding! Well done for your hard work.

Laura Babb - 10th February 2014 - 10:22 am

Very atmospheric. I love the bride’s hair too. Lovely work.

Katariina - 10th February 2014 - 10:46 am

Thank you so much for all the comments!

Nathalie - Buttercup Bus - 11th February 2014 - 9:36 am

Stunning candlelit ceremony – these photos really capture the romantic setting!

Matthew Long - 17th February 2014 - 12:10 pm

Lovely intimate wedding. You did a great job of working with the available light which for me conveys more accurately what it was like to be there.

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