Hi If you’re reading this it’s likely that you’re looking for a wedding photographer for your wedding day at Aynhoe Park ( great choice in venue by the way ).. needless to say I’m so glad you dropped by , if you have the time why not stay and take a look around at some of my work, you can visit my portfolio HERE, or even see some real weddings HERE I’m pretty confident you can find many reasons to choose us to photograph your wedding day at Aynhoe Park.
My name is David, I am an award winning destination wedding photographer who loves the fun, atmosphere and the all round celebration of weddings, I offer a unique contemporary way of photographing a wedding, I often appeal to the non-traditionalist, stylish yet contemporary couple. Based in Newcastle ,England, I capture weddings all across the UK, and around Europe and the globe.
I’m incredibly passionate about my work , I find inspiration all around me and love to use any available light to by advantage and use additional light for the more creative image. I have had the pleasure of photographing at the Aynhoe Park on a few occasions, the design and elegance lends itself to stylish wedding photography.
I take pleasure in playing an integral role in two people tying the knot but I’m a firm believer in the fact that a wedding is so much more than exchanging words and work to capture every emotion felt and each special moment, translating the true joy of the day through beautiful photography .
Where ever you are in the world, I’d love to be part of it.. I Can’t wait to hear from you.
Aynhoe Park, is a Grade I listed 17th-century country house rebuilt after the English Civil War on the southern edge of the stone-built village of Aynho, Northamptonshire, England. It overlooks the Cherwell valley that divides Northamptonshire from Oxfordshire. The house represents four architectural periods: Jacobean, Carolean and both the early 18th and 19th centuries. The house is in private ownership and no longer open to the public but can be hired for some private functions.
The estate was purchased in the 17th century by John Cartwright, but the house he built in 1615 was seriously damaged during the Civil War by Royalist forces following the Battle of Naseby. It was rebuilt after the Civil War to the design of Edward Marshall, master mason in Charles II’s Office of Works. In 1707, Thomas Cartwright employed Thomas Archer to enlarge the Jacobean building. At the beginning of the 19th century, the house was embellished by Sir John Soane.
Aynhoe Park is a pedimented main block with lower service blocks on each side forming a courtyard. The arrangement dates from the early 18th century when Thomas Archer was commissioned to enlarge the Jacobean house. Archer, who had visited Italy, added unusual late-Baroque detailing, such as the concave surrounds to the central doorways of the service blocks. The middle of the garden front remainly largely unchanged since it was built in the 1660s.
The interiors, created by Archer with the exception of the main staircase, have been remodelled. Aynhoe Park has, however, retained the rooms designed by Soane. He was instructed to prepare designs for a thorough remodelling of the interior in 1795—drawings for this work can be seen in the Sir John Soane’s Museum in London; but these interiors were never built. Soane did redesign the reception rooms along the garden front in a modest style in 1800–5 and, with the exception of the French Drawing Room, these interiors have survived and illustrate the architect’s exploitation of curved surfaces. Soane also created the top-lit staircase with its iron balustrade in the south wing and the “triumphal arches” which link the main block to the service wings.
The surroundings represent an early formal garden with landscape park. Gardens were laid out by Mr Guilliam 1701–14, and the park laid out 1760–63 by Capability Brown.
Aynhoe was occupied by the Australian pastoral pioneer and politician William Forlonge in the 1860s. More recently, it was owned by the Country Houses Association until it went into liquidation in 2003. It was remodelled in 2004 by James Perkins, and is now available for weddings and parties.
Musician Noel Gallagher held his 50th birthday party at the house in 2017
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