Natalie & Karl | Ye Olde Bell Retford

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Ye Olde Bell Wedding

Natalie and Karl had a beautiful August wedding day at Ye Olde Bell Hotel in Retford, Nottinghamshire. Their son, Seth, was by their side the entire day skillfully carrying out his duties as best man.

On the morning of the wedding I met Natalie with her bridal party in the spa of the Ye Olde Bell. They were in the salon having their hair and makeup done. The salon was so beautiful and bright, it was the perfect spot for getting ready. When everyone’s hair and makeup was finished we dashed back across to the main hotel, avoiding arriving guests as we went!

The room Natalie stayed in the evening before the wedding is named ‘The Victoria Suite’. It’s a beautifully finished room with a lounge area, dining table, bathroom and bedroom complete with a four poster bed. It’s reported that a young Queen Victoria stayed in this suite when she was travelling between London and York in 1835.

While dresses were being fastened, the weather took a turn. The beautifully sunny morning disappeared and rain clouds started to form above. Natalie & Karl’s plan of having an outdoor ceremony seemed to be in danger, but the staff pulled out all the stops (and umbrellas) to make sure their ceremony happened exactly as planned.

Following the ceremony we captured the group shots from the safety of the tree canopy. It may not have been the glorious sunshine they’d wished for, but we were still able to use the outdoor space of the venue without getting wet!

As the day went on the weather improved significantly. After the wedding breakfast the sunshine came out and guests were able to sit in the gardens with a gin or two. The children loved playing on the swing and around the huge heart.

Soon it was time for Natalie & Karl to cut their cake and do their first dance. After the first minute of their first dance, Seth came to join them on the dance floor. It was the perfect moment for all three of them. When the song was over guests flooded to the dancefloor, and it was full all evening.

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Venue: Ye Olde Bell Hotel
Florist: Flowers by Kay

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Hair and makeup in the spa at Ye Olde Bell Retford

Hair and makeup in the spa at Ye Olde Bell Retford

Hair and makeup in the spa at Ye Olde Bell Retford

Hair and makeup in the spa at Ye Olde Bell Retford

Hair and makeup in the spa at Ye Olde Bell Retford

Hair and makeup in the spa at Ye Olde Bell Retford

Bridal preparation in the spa at Ye Olde Bell Retford

The wedding dress hanging in the Victoria Suite at Ye Olde Bell Retford

Wedding dress button detail

Wedding dress organza and lace detail

Mother of the bride fastening bridal gown at Ye Olde Bell Retford

Mother of the bride fastening bridal gown at Ye Olde Bell Retford

Flowers by Kay at Ye Olde Bell Retford

Flowers by Kay at Ye Olde Bell Retford

Bride writing cards at Ye Olde Bell Retford

Bridesmaid fixing the brides veil at Ye Olde Bell Retford

Bridal preparation at Ye Olde Bell Retford

Outdoor wedding ceremony space at Ye Olde Bell Retford

Wedding party walk down the path at Ye Olde Bell Retford

Outdoor wedding ceremony at Ye Olde Bell Retford

Outdoor wedding ceremony at Ye Olde Bell Retford

Outdoor wedding ceremony at Ye Olde Bell Retford

Outdoor wedding ceremony at Ye Olde Bell Retford

Outdoor wedding ceremony at Ye Olde Bell Retford

Outdoor wedding ceremony at Ye Olde Bell Retford

Group photographs under the trees at Ye Olde Bell Retford

Group photographs under the trees at Ye Olde Bell Retford

Group photographs under the trees at Ye Olde Bell Retford

Group photographs under the trees at Ye Olde Bell Retford

Group photographs under the trees at Ye Olde Bell Retford

Group photographs under the trees at Ye Olde Bell Retford

Group photographs under the trees at Ye Olde Bell Retford

Group photographs under the trees at Ye Olde Bell Retford

Group photographs under the trees at Ye Olde Bell Retford

Group photographs under the trees at Ye Olde Bell Retford

Group photographs under the trees at Ye Olde Bell Retford

Group photographs under the trees at Ye Olde Bell Retford

Group photographs under the trees at Ye Olde Bell Retford

Group photographs under the trees at Ye Olde Bell Retford

Group photographs under the trees at Ye Olde Bell Retford

Group photographs under the trees at Ye Olde Bell Retford

Group photographs under the trees at Ye Olde Bell Retford

Group photographs under the trees at Ye Olde Bell Retford

Rainfall at Ye Olde Bell Retford

Rainfall in the grounds at Ye olde bell

Charity wedding favours

Three ties wedding cake semi naked with pink and blue flower decoration

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The speeches at Ye Olde Bell by Natural wedding photographer South Yorkshire

Wedding Speeches at Ye Olde Bell Retford by Natural wedding photographer South Yorkshire

Bride laughing during wedding speeches

Bride laughs during the wedding speeches

Mother of the bride shocked during wedding speeches

Mother and Father of the bride laugh during the wedding speeches

Best mans speech by newlyweds son

Best mans speech at Ye Olde Bell

Mother of the Groom speech by Natural wedding photographer South Yorkshire

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