Talton Lodge wedding photography // Nicola & Alex

Weddings at Talton Lodge

This was my kind of wedding. Big time.

You know what? I like to party and I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – the essence of every wedding should be one almighty celebration. It’s the biggest day of your life so make it so. Surround yourselves with the people that mean the most to you, grin from ear to ear from start to finish and squeeze every drop out of that day that you’ve invested so many hours planning. Details are great and cool and we all like them but much more important at a wedding is people, love, exuberant celebrations and good times… the best of times in fact. And this wedding right here encapsulates everything I’ve just said to a tee. Nicola and Alex absolutely knocked their wedding out of the park and honestly it was the biggest privilege to be a part of it and to be able to capture it for them.

The celebrations were held at the fantastic Talton Lodge near Stratford-upon-Avon with a wonderfully personal humanist ceremony by the quite excellent Ewan Main – lovely to see him on a wedding day again. Well, the ceremony was almost all under his direction. The fact is, Alex’s grandad, Alex the 1st, is a vicar and the reading he was asked to give evolved into an impromptu and frankly hilarious sermon. He actually ended up being cut short in his prime for fears over timings going awry! Following that the first of three bands led the guests to the adjacent field where they were greeted by some amazingly decorated teepees and a Victorian style fairground. Honestly, the effort these guys went to was amazing. I won’t go into the minutiae of the details but we’re talking a bonfire, sparklers, the filthiest speech of the year, Alex doing an off the cuff (and damned impressive) acoustic turn with his mate…. I could go on.

This was Brostfest and I was there. Wishing you guys many long and happy years together!


Weddings at Talton LodgeWeddings at Talton LodgeStratford wedding photosStratford-upon-Avon wedding photosStratford wedding photographyStratford-upon-Avon wedding photographerTalton Lodge wedding photographyStratford wedding photosStratford-upon-Avon wedding photographerWeddings at Talton LodgeStratford wedding photographerStratford-upon-Avon wedding photographyStratford-upon-Avon wedding photographyStratford-upon-Avon wedding photographyStratford-upon-Avon wedding photographerStratford-upon-Avon wedding photosStratford wedding photographyStratford wedding photosTalton Lodge weddingTalton Lodge weddingsTalton Lodge wedding photosTalton Lodge wedding photosTalton Lodge wedding photosTalton Lodge weddingsTalton Lodge wedding photographyStratford wedding photographerTalton Lodge wedding photographyTalton Lodge wedding photostipi weddingteepee weddingStratford-upon-Avon wedding photostipi weddingTalton Lodge wedding photosStratford-upon-Avon wedding photosTalton Lodge weddingTalton Lodge weddingTalton Lodge weddingTalton Lodge photosTalton Lodge photosTalton Lodge photosTalton Lodge photosTalton Lodge wedding photographerTalton Lodge wedding photographerTalton Lodge photographer

// Talton Lodge wedding photography by John Hope


  • Kelly commented:

    Great wedding John! So smiley…..

    on October 9, 2015
  • Laura Tayo commented:

    So so good! Love the energy and the sense of fun that comes across! Makes me wish I was there. Magic!

    on October 9, 2015
  • Rob commented:

    dude that looks like it was so much fun!!! Great coverage, love that one of her eyes with the arms covering her mouth!!! Awesome stuff man

    on October 9, 2015
  • Toni Darcy commented:

    SUPER COOL shizzle John!
    Totally loving “the” portrait, the eyes! Hello!

    on October 10, 2015
  • Ewan Main commented:

    John, I’ve seen you work before but never seen the end product—seriously stunning stuff here! Absolutely beautiful. And thank you for the kind words 🙂 Lovely to have the chance to relive a great day.

    on October 10, 2015
  • Jess Petrie commented:

    Awesome wedding, awesome photography!

    on October 10, 2015
  • Joy Hope commented:

    Absolutely brilliant!! Totally captures every essence of the day. Some amazing shots.

    on October 10, 2015
  • Fraser commented:

    Dude! This is amazing! That ring/sparkler shot is unreal!

    on October 10, 2015
  • Katy Mutch commented:

    Amaazing work John! I’ve got a sudden need to go on a bouncy castle now, ha!

    on October 10, 2015
  • Hannah Webster commented:

    That, Sir, is a set of images of EPIC proportions. Looks like a bloody amazing wedding. Love it, dude. Wow. x

    on October 13, 2015
  • Aga Tomaszek commented:

    Feast for the eyes this set! Such great, dynamic captures, so much energy, I bet it was great to be there x

    on October 13, 2015
  • steve commented:

    Wow, I want to go to a wedding like that! Expertly captured John 🙂

    on October 14, 2015
  • Yolande commented:

    An amazing wedding – so much laughing and I can’t believe that a jumping castle isn’t compulsory at every wedding. And love the ring shot.

    on October 18, 2015
  • Paul Rogers commented:

    Great set John – you’ve captured how much fun this wedding was so well in the images!

    on October 19, 2015
  • Beautiful work John, looks like such a fun wedding!

    on October 19, 2015
  • Anneli Marinovich commented:

    Seriously cool dude!! Love that reflection couple shot and the sparkler shots, and the ceremony, and, and, and…Fantastic work John! 🙂

    on October 20, 2015
  • Darren Gair commented:

    Stunning!!! absolutely loved these, you really take the viewer to the wedding! And what a wedding that was. KILLER!! Nice one John

    on October 23, 2015
  • Paul Mockford commented:

    Too good!! The rings shot is genius! Thank you for sharing! X

    on October 26, 2015
  • Mick Cookson commented:

    Stunning work – a beautifully told story sir….

    on February 19, 2016
  • Amy commented:

    Awesome photographs John! I love the sparkler shots!

    on February 28, 2016
  • Mark Pool commented:

    superb collection of moments captured forever. Really impressed with these. Great work

    on April 26, 2016

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *