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  • Writer's pictureAmy Bennett

Laura & Ian | Stratford-upon-Avon elopement and Ettington Park wedding day photoshoot

June 2019 I can’t believe it is a year since Laura & Ian’s wonderful Stratford-upon-Avon elopement wedding day! When the couple first got in touch to tell me about their plans, I was super excited to be part of their special day! They had decided to plan an elopement and only a couple of close family members knew of their plans. They travelled down to Stratford-upon-Avon just the two of them and had a gorgeous ceremony at The Henley Rooms.

Without any guests, they asked if I would mind being a witness! I’ve never been a witness before, so it was really lovely and exciting to have been asked. The library is attached to the registration office in Stratford-upon-Avon and so they asked one of the librarians if she would mind being the second witness too. It was such a special ceremony! I’ve photographed weddings of all different sizes, but this was definitely my smallest.

After the ceremony, we walked through town to the park and then a little along the River Avon for some couple photos. Laura & Ian had booked to stay at Ettington Park Hotel for the night, just a short drive from the town centre. We used the gorgeous grounds at Ettington Park for some more couple portraits, which was a fantastic location.

Laura & Ian were also expecting their 2nd child too - another secret to announce to family and friends! So we included baby bump in some of the photos too! Laura has since given birth to a gorgeous little girl!

I had such an amazing day photographing Laura & Ian. They are such a lovely couple and it just felt like I was photographing friends by the end of it.

At the time of writing this, weddings are still not allowed in England at the moment, due to Covid-19 restrictions. It is hoped that very small wedding ceremonies might be allowed in England soon. This type of wedding might be a new ‘normal’ for a little while until weddings of all sizes and larger gatherings are allowed again!

Even if they do allow them, It’s not yet known if photographers will be allowed due to number restrictions, but I really hope they are! No matter what size wedding you have, it’s so lovely to have that moment captured and documented! Anyway, hopefully, this blog post shows that you can still have a really special wedding, no matter the size or number of guests!



Warwickshire elopement wedding photographer

I am a Warwickshire wedding photographer based in Rugby, documenting love stories all over the Midlands and across the UK. Whether you're planning a big family celebration or a small intimate wedding with just a few guests - I photograph all wedding day stories. If you're doing things a little differently or planning an elopement, get in touch for a bespoke quote. Click here to find out more about my natural, creative & relaxed storytelling wedding photography.


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