My very first Hockwold Hall wedding was just perfect!  Kayleigh and Karl got married in absolute style and it’s a wedding that I will never forget.  So, I make no apologies for the rather long journal entry, featuring this amazing couple, this stunning wedding venue and all this beautiful wedding inspo.

Hockwold Hall Wedding – the back story.

I become very fond of some of my brides and grooms.  The first moment I met Kayleigh and her mum at a wedding fair, I knew that I wanted this wedding.  Wedding clients aren’t supposed to be friends.  But I feel that in some cases, that’s old fashioned advice.  You just can’t help but to become friends with some, and get caught up with their wedding excitement.

When I finally met Karl at their wedding consultation, I understood why Kayleigh had fallen for Karl.

And So To This Amazing Wedding At Hockwold Hall.

Mostly I try and keep my blogs and journal entries short and sweet… But I just couldn’t cut the amount of images for this wedding.  So, there’s quite a few, see the slide show below.

When their wedding finally arrived, it was on one of the hottest day of the year.

Hockwold was looking stunning.  Kayleigh had planned and thought about this day in so much detail.  She had booked top suppliers (see the links below) to help her transform Hockwold in to Kayleigh and Karl’s dream wedding.

The Venue

Firstly, Hockwold Hall is the kind of house that we all dream off owning (well I do anyway).  Bridal prep was in the main house, up a stunning, sweeping staircase.  The ceremony was two minutes away in the grounds and to be held outside, and the breakfast was to be held in Hockwold’s gorgeous, permanent marquee.

The Bridal Prep

A grand, beautiful bridal suit is just the perfect way to start your wedding day.  I feel that the bridal suit is really important, not just for your preparations, but the pictures always look great when the room is well appointed.  And after all, it’s a part of the day that the ‘other’ party never get to see.

Bride kissing her flower girls at Hockwold Hall Wedding


Bride at Hockwold cuddling her two sons.


Bride getting ready at Hockwold Hall

The Ceremony

Kayleigh walked down the gorgeous staircase, accompanied by her father through the house and onto the grounds.  With this glorious house as a back ground, Kayleigh approached the outdoor ceremony where all the guests were waiting for her arrival.  Hockwold Hall gives you thee best wedding entrances ever.  Maybe it was the heat, maybe it was the sun… maybe it was the beautifully decorated chairs, but it felt like one of those airy Los Angeles weddings.



Bride placing a ring on grooms finger during wedding ceremony


Bride and Groom kissing during their ceremony at Hockwold Hall Wedding

 The Entertainment

close up of Wayne goodman wedding magician at a wedding displaying a fan of playing cards


Wayne Goodman magician at a wedding in hock wold

So, whilst I was photographing the guests, the group shots and details (doing all the hard work), Kayleigh and Karl’s guests were entertained by Wayne Goodman.  He is thee best wedding magician out there.

He offers just the right amount of banter, laughter (and flirting) and mind-boggling magic tricks.   I get to follow him around and photograph your guests as they are amazed by his magic… but I also hear the applause and laughter that follow Wayne around.  Please, I urge you, go and see Wayne at a wedding fair, better still book this lovely man for your wedding or event.  Your guests will definitely thank you.

The Breakfast

The wedding party moved into the marquee, away from the heat and the sun.  Immediately you were ht by the scent of Tolly’s amazing centre pieces, and the beautiful decor arranged by Lucy at Easy and Elegant Weddings and Events.  Hockwold’s marquee is pretty impressive anyway, add these two suppliers into the mix and you have what dreams are made off, a perfect wedding.

The feel was elegant country festival style.

Hockwoild's beautiful wedding marquee

Beautiful flower centre pieces in a wedding marquee


Just a Walk In The Grounds

After the guests had spilled around the glorious grounds at Hockwold, cutting of the stunning cake and the first dance were called.  Shortly after we too decided to go for a walk around the grounds so that I could get some lovely informal portraits of the couple.  It’s when couples appreciate the wedding images, when they are happy to explore for a few minutes then I can get some lovely, relaxed wedding images.


Bride and Groom kissing in a meadow at sunset at Hockwold hall Wedding


black and white image of bride and groom kissing in an archway at Hockwold Hall Wedding



Bride and groom walking along box hedging at Hockwold Hall Wedding


The Party

As I don’t get out that much, I usually stay way into the celebrations to make sure I capture all that ‘amazing’ dancing.



Bride and groom cutting their cake at a Hockwold Hall Wedding


Bride and groom's first dance at Hockwold Hall Wedding


Book Hockwold Hall For Your Wedding

Having shot weddings for a long time and have seen every wedding venue there is.  Hockwold Hall is Special.  Maybe it’s the laid back hosts, or the beautiful grounds, where you can get lost on your wedding day.  In short, it’s one of those magical places that just attract magical couples, therefore do have a look at Hockwold Hall before you book your venue.

Meet The Team at This Hockwold Hall Wedding

Contact Richard and the Hockwold Hall team on +(44) 01842 827365: or Visit their site here.

The impressive flowers were by Tolly’s Flowers

The decor, chair covers and vintage Love Letters were by Lucie at Easy and Elegant weddings and Events

Honestly, thee best magician out there and your guests will absolutely LOVE this guy.  Wayne Goodman.

And the day was beautifully filmed by David Grace at DG Pictures

As always you can get more information on our wedding photography service by clicking here.  Or view Hockwold Hall’s venue portfolio, by clicking here.

Bride kissing her flower girls at Hockwold Hall Wedding
Bride and Father walking down stairs at Hockwold Hall Wedding
Hockwoild's beautiful wedding marquee
Wayne Goodman magician at a wedding in hock wold
Bride and Groom Kissing in the gardens at Hockwold Hall Wedding


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