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Woodhill Hall wedding photography in Northumberland with bride & groom Anna & Ian.

A winter Woodhill Hall wedding on the blog today. Woodhill Hall is a luxury hotel hosting elegant, private wedding receptions in the heart of Northumberland. Acres of woodland surround the 300-year-old Georgian manor, providing an exclusive retreat for brides & grooms to celebrate & party the night away with friends & family.

Ian & Anna live in Dubai surrounded by sea, sand & sunshine; a Christmas wedding in the North of England therefore seemed entirely appropriate 🙂 Ever wondered what a wedding looks like at 3pm on the shortest day of the year in the frigid, wind-swept North? Me neither, until Ian & Anna came calling. Mull the wine, decorate the tree, warm your cockles and read on…

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A Luxury Northumberland Wedding Venue

Woodhill Hall had luxury accommodation for all the wedding party; the bride and bridesmaids prepared in the Carriage House, a gorgeous suite with stunning light to really showcase the wedding dress, flowers and other details.  The groom and groomsmen were banished to the Hideaway, a Scandinavian-style lodge tucked away down a woodland path.

The couple were married in the orangery. Magnificent views of the Northumberland countryside formed the backdrop. The ceremony room was packed wall-to-wall with wedding guests, all eager to see the entrance of the bride. The groom’s brother (and best man) Ed seemed more nervous than the groom; probably worrying about his speech!

Following the nuptials, a magical evening of celebration continued in the walled garden, inside a tepee. A tepee wedding reception in December, I hear you cry? Not a problem; the giant heaters kept us all very toasty (along with copious amounts of coffee-based cocktails).

Wedding Speeches in the Woodhill Hall Tepee

The newlyweds made a spectacular entrance to the party; riding a sleigh being pulled by reindeer, accompanied by Santa himself no less! It even snowed (once the machine was turned on. Well done Ed), making a magical scene for the onlooking guests and especially the young pageboys.

Once a few formal family photographs were out of the way, the real party could start. The wedding breakfast was served inside the tepee, followed by more cocktails and a Christmas sing-along. The speeches were fantastic, the groom & best man both vying to make the most savage jokes about each other (typical brothers). Unfortunately for the groom, the best man pulled out the big guns with a killer slideshow revealing his brother’s various looks over the year. Mr Bean was a highlight for me.

For the photographers, if you were wondering how the Sony mirrorless cameras performed under extreme conditions, I’m pleased to report they performed flawlessly. The Sony A9 and Sony A7RIII worked wonders inside the tepee, and I bet you can’t tell which images were shot in the 8000-12,000 ISO range (in truth, most of them). This was a real test of the new technology and to handle a December wedding inside a tepee, they can handle anything.

Thanks for visiting the blog and I’d love to hear your comments. If you’re considering Woodhill Hall for your own wedding, I’d love to hear from you. If the low-light and cosy atmosphere of Christmas season really floats your boat, please get in touch for your own winter wedding!

Northumberland countryside in winter sheep grazing in field a hidden cottage amongst trees shirtless groom through the window of a cottage shirtless groom leaving bathroom groomsman not wearing trousers sitting with a beer shirtless groom lying on bed laughing groomsman combing his hair and looking into mirror tepee in garden of Woodhill Hall groomsman sticks his head out of car sunroof groomsman adjusts the grooms buttonhole groomsman picking up pageboy pageboy being held by groom bride has makeup applied bridesmaid in leather jacket reads card Vince Camuto wedding shoes hanging on edge of bath bride sips champagne as veil is fitted beautiful portrait of the bride with champagne the wedding ring and bridal bouquet bride fans out wedding veil in strong backlight pageboy peeping through windowgroom and groomsmen sharing smiles in ceremony room orangery at Woodhill Hall filled with wedding guests bride and her father walking up the aisle father of the bride kisses bride on cheek pageboy sitting on groomsmans knee bride glancing at groom and smiling flower girl and bridesmaids watching the wedding vows newlyweds at Woodhill Hall wedding photography bride and groom walking outside Woodhill Hall couple holding hands and smiling bride and groom close enough to touch noses bride and groom sitting in a sleigh pulled by reindeer groomsman operates snow machine bridesmaid and pageboy looking at snow tepee lit up by fairylights mason jars on stepladder as seating plan happy wedding guest smiling inside tepee laughing grandmother wedding guests making coffee cocktails father of the bride making speech father of the bride with microphone watched by groom wedding guest laughing at speeches groom raises toast to bride bride surrounded by beautiful light groom giving a speech female guest looking closely at piece of paper groom makes speech watched by top table groom in waistcoat smiles and waves handwritten speech best man gives his speech overhead projector with image of Mr Bean and the groom males guests cheering loudly groom sits at top table with bottle of champagne laughing bride groomsman putting fist in his mouth bride and her dad crying with laughter groom hugs best man after speeches groom holding champagne glassgroomsman stands on chair above the other guests guests holding brides hand to look at wedding ring bride and groom cutting wedding cake military style knife cuts wedding cake wedding guests stood outside in dark lots of hands holding sparklers bride ducks under sparklers bride and groom hug under leaf arch hand rises up to catch bridal bouquet bride drags groom onto dancefloorgrinning groomsmen watching first dance bride and groom dancing under disco ball bride and groom have first dance bride and groom dancing as best man watches mother of the groom dancing with brides dad female wedding guest with blonde hair male wedding guest cheering and raising glass bride and groom just visible in crowd of dancing wedding guests wedding guests pointing at man drinking beer finger touching disco ball seven wedding guests dancing and yelling guests dancing inside dark tepee at Woodhill Hall

Woodhill Hall Wedding Photography in Northumberland by Wedding Photographer Andrew Keher

 

 

Comments

Amazing photos Andrew what a great wedding. Very proud of your work and the blogs are really cool too

Thank you Mr Rooney!

Skills mate. Love your editing. Really feels like I was part of that crazy dance floor!

Cheers Adam, appreciate that! The dance floor was going so well until I got a little TOO close and ended up with a large glass of red down my back. Hey ho 🙂

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