Just the three of us...

An intimate wedding at Allington Manor, Grantham...


We knew this wedding would be our kind of thing when the enquiry first landed in our inbox, with Ineta saying their wedding was at 4.00 pm because she really doesn't like getting up early. They weren't really interested in standing for posed shots and the only really important thing was that we got some shots of them and their immediate family, aka Ruby the dog.


Here's a small selection of images from the day...

Ineta, Ewen and Ruby. Woof.

This wedding was always planned to be an intimate affair, even before COVID-19 was a glint in the daddy bat's eye. Neither Ineta or Ewen wanted photos of them getting ready, so instead we caught up with Ewen at the Welby Arms across the road...

We grabbed a few shots of their wedding rings too, dousing them in sanitiser before handing them back...

Amazingly shiny...

Then it was back to Allington Manor for drinks and a bit of background music on the bagpipes, ably supplied by Ewen's dad, complete with Kilt...

The 'getting ready' part of the day was a first for us, with The Best Man dressing the Bridesmaid, with some difficulty...

We were granted unrestricted access...

Ruby was anything but shy...

Ta daa!

And against tradition, the groom saw the bridal party in advance...

Totally forgiven though, what a gorgeous girl...

The other lady of the day then came to join the party...

Ineta totally rocked the black wedding dress...

The weather was spot on; balmy and dry. Which meant the inaugural use of Allington's shiny brand new outdoor ceremony space...

Ruby kept the crowd entertained until Ineta arrived...

Here she comes...

Excited face...

Allington Manor has always been a favourite place for us to shoot, it has always offered gorgeous indoor and outdoor space, and now this...

The ceremony was progressing nicely until the Bridesmaid caused a bit of a scene, coming on a bit strong to Will...

She hadn't even been on the sauce...

And then they got married...

Ineta and Ewen shared their own vows during the ceremony, it was lovely...

In fact, everything during the day had a subtle touch of something personal, something meaningful, something relevant to them...

It was all rather beautiful, very genuine and definitely heartfelt...

Sadly, travel restrictions meant Ineta's Dad had to attend virtually...

Thanks to technology he still got to sit in the front row...

And all went to plan...

Then came some chill time in the garden...

Socially distanced hugs and kisses...

Nibbles...

Which caught Ruby's eye...

It was quite a 'kissy' wedding thanks to Ruby...

Tiring day...

Time for a quick wander with the Bride and Groom to grab a few photos of just them...

No real posing...

But lots more kissing...

The front of the house is always gorgeous as the sun starts to drop...

So we had a quick play out there...

And then back inside...

Love this staircase...

And the baby grand piano...

Can you play the piano Ineta?

We can confirm she hasn't practiced recently...

A few more moments together...

And one more moment focussing on all the shoes...

Before heading back downstairs...

For a little cake...

And an intimate dinner...

No top table but the VIPs sat together...

And there we left everyone to enjoy the rest of the evening...

Thanks again for having us along, we loved spending the afternoon with you, we loved all the crimson and sparkles, and the way everything was all about you guys.

Couples are often cautious about having photographers at small weddings, thinking it might be a little OTT, or that we'll be in your faces the whole time because there aren't hundreds of guests for us to get lost amongst. That's really never a concern. We've shot lots of bijou weddings with not a lot of guests. Our most intimate was with just the Bride and Groom (we were the witnesses), and we've shot a bunch with fewer than ten guests. We're great at being subtle as we get on with our thing and very well practiced at staying out of the way.


And even if your wedding is intimate, you still deserve gorgeous photographs and you'll still want to remember it all in years to come.


Get in touch if you'd like to chat logistics or want to see some complete galleries of smaller weddings.


Venue: Allington Manor

Ineta's Nails: The Nail Cabin