Jack and Alex got married at the beautiful Rowton Castle in Shrewsbury in August. It was a gorgeous day, full of sunshine, laughter and happy tears. After shooting their engagement shoot I knew that it was going to be a really laid back and stylish wedding and I absolutely wasn’t disappointed!
DIY Wedding at Rowton Castle
Jack and Alex are a really creative couple, with Jack running his own graphic design company. As soon as I turned up to Rowton Castle I was greeted with one of their awesome creations. Jack and Alex decided not to have their dogs at their wedding because as beautiful as they are, they’re VERY excitable and would probably have caused a bit of chaos. They still very much wanted them involved in their wedding though so they created a sign with photos of the two of them on, greeting their guests to their wedding with “our humans are getting married”. I really loved this, I wrote a helpful blog post all about how to involve your dog in your wedding day and as much as I love dogs I know it’s not always possible for them to be there, this was such a brilliant way of involving them in the day. Alex also made her own flowers, her bridesmaids flowers, the buttonholes, and their biscuit favours, these all looked professionally done. I was very sweetly given a biscuit during bridal prep so I can confirm that they also tasted as good as they looked! The DIY theme of the day also spread to their family, Alex’s mom, sister and grandma all had a hand in making their amazing three tier wedding cake! Not to mention their order of the day, seating plan and menus that were all made using Jack’s graphic design wizardry. I know how much work goes into a DIY wedding and Jack and Alex made the entire thing look effortless!
Couple Portraits at Rowton Castle
My favourite area for couple portraits at Rowton Castle is the woodland area they have next to the car park. It’s brilliant for couple portraits because guests never venture there so you can had a cuddle in private and the light is always beautiful. It looks great no matter what season it is, I’ve used this spot in Spring, Summer and Winter and it always works! Just before their couple portraits I managed to fall and twist my ankle down the steps at Rowton, right in front of everyone just before I did a group shot. I’m sure it was absolutely hilarious to watch! Thankfully nothing was broken so I carried on the rest of the day with a slight hobble but it was completely worth it for the magic that we captured in the woodland. Alex looked completely stunning and the back of her Essence of Australia dress in particular was a beauty, I knew it had to be a focus of a few of the images!
I absolutely loved shooting Alex and Jack’s wonderful Rowton Castle wedding, if you’re planning a wedding at Rowton then please get in touch, I’d love to hear from you!