Castles such as Peckforton in Cheshire make a wonderful backdrop for a wedding, very atmospheric and will always create a very strong recollection of the day, if that were needed! The venue for a wedding is probably the greatest expense so choosing the right one is very important. Castles and themed weddings can be great fun and adding that gothic touch to a special day.For a photographer the challenge is often lighting large open rooms where the windows are high and narrow and not always providing enough illumination. Sometimes the shadows are a bonus adding to the authenticity of the location, extra lighting helps and getting the flash off the top of the camera always makes for better pictures, something non-professionals do not generally do. Castles are of course not everyone’s cup of tea and there are many more contemporary places to choose, it is the place that suits you that counts and it is the same feeling you get when looking for the right house to buy, can you imagine your wedding in the place and do you feel at home.
Links to Castles that do functions and where I have recently photographed a wedding:
Peckforton Castle, Cheshire – http://www.peckfortoncastle.co.uk/
Shrewsbury Castle, Shropshire – http://www.shrewsburymuseum.org.uk/visit-shrewsbury/shrewsbury-castle/
Ruthin Castle, Denbighshire – http://www.ruthincastle.co.uk/