Kat and Jamie get married at the Old Mill in Aldermaston

bride and groom at old mill aldermastonIt rained and it rained and it rained…the day after Kat and Jamie’s beautiful Old Mill wedding day in Aldermaston. I was so pleased the weather was good for them on their big day. It’s now a couple of days since their wedding and it’s been quite grim outside since. As a wedding photographer, I’ve long given up fretting about the weather from a photography point of view. As you’ll appreciate, we have to go with whatever the climate, location, timings and clients dictate but I was really happy that Kat and Jamie’s day was lovely for them.

The Old Mill in Aldermaston is an established riverside wedding venue not far from Reading, ably run by Diane Arlott and family. As you can see from the photographs it’s got a classic English countryside feel to it and the beautiful grounds are a wonderful place to spend a wedding reception, serenaded by the River Kennett which flows alongside the house and gardens.

Kat and Jamie are a lovely couple, accompanied by kids Ayden and Kiera and their friends and family, they had a great, relaxed time at the wedding. It was lovely to see a mix of ages, from newborns through to grandparents. There was plenty of room for the kids to burn off their excess energy and fortunately nobody fell in the river :) As dusk fell at the Old Mill, an illuminated chocolate fountain appeared which was hugely popular with the kids and the adults alike.

Kate and Jamie are sunning themselves in Portugal this week – great that they managed to get a way from the rain. Here’s some of my favourite photographs from the wedding day and a complete gallery will be posted soon.


The Old Mill at Aldermaston – a beautiful Berkshire riverside wedding venue.


Jamie and Adam the best man arrive in good time.


Kat and Jamie’s wedding ceremony is to be held in the Stables civil ceremony room at the Old Mill.


Ayden gets his pre-ceremony briefing from the registrar.


Kat arrives and is greeted by son Ayden.


Kiera the bridesmaid hates having her picture taken.


A beautiful wedding bouquet by Tadley Floral Design.


Jamie sees his beautiful bride for the first time.


The deal is sealed.


The newlyweds discover just how narrow the door is. I love the expressions :)


Some favourite wedding photographs from the reception.


We took a little walk around the Old Mill for some bride and groom portraits, here’s a few that I liked:



Time for the wedding meal.


Speech time!


A perfect end to a perfect wedding day.Thanks again Kat and Jamie – enjoy Portugal :)


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