Petwood Hotel Wedding – Sam & Phil

lancaster bomber flyover at petwood hotel

Just your average wedding at Petwood Hotel in Lincolnshire, the home of the Dambusters, AND A LANCASTER BOMBER FLYOVER!!! Yep, Sam & Phil’s wedding will definitely be memorable.

Wedding Prep

I love how differently my couples get ready. Usually it’s the the guys that are loud, having drinks, having a laugh, but not today. Today it was Phil’s turn to have a quiet morning with walking their dog Charlie on the beach before the day started. While my second photographer was capturing the groom, I was just rolling up to Petwood Hotel to photograph the bridal party get ready. I could tell what sort of morning it was going to be before I even met all the girls as I could hear them before I could see them. Everyone was definitely in high spirits.
I was a bit apprehensive photographing this wedding, however. I was recommended by one of the bridesmaids, Sam who is an amazing photographer in her own right, but the business partner of Andy Gallagher who trained me up and basically taught me everything that I know. So the pressure was on.

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Petwood Wedding Ceremony

Petwood Hotel is a stunning venue for a wedding, the ceremony was held outside in the gardens with Thea Butterworth playing the harp as everyone arrived and sat down. Petwood dates back to the 1800s, but that’s not what’s impressive about it. It was once home to the Dambusters and part of the ‘bomber county’. This is where they once lived and not only that, the wedding venue holds a lot of sentimental memories to both Sam and Phil.

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Lancaster Flyover

The day was about to get even more amazing when we got confirmation that we were going to have a flyover, by a Lancaster Bomber! This alone was something awesome, but to Sam and Phil, it was really special. Sam’s Grandad used to be a gunner in a Lancaster Bomber in WWII and it was where Phil actually proposed inside a Lancaster Bomber, with Phil being over 6ft tall, must have been a hilarious sight watching him squeeze into one of those.
I’m not sure how low the bomber was going, but I’m pretty sure if they were flying any lower, they would have knocked off the chimney pots on top of Petwood Hotel.

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This is a wedding that I won’t forget quickly.
It was great to work with these guys too:

Flowers By Maxine

Red Velvet Bakery

Moonshiners Band

Sarah Louise Hair & Makeup

Like what you see, let me know in the comments section.

Matt x

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