Rosie & Philip | Merriscourt Wedding

Rosie & Philip’s Merriscourt wedding started with Rosie getting ready in the lovely Old House at Merriscourt, with  Sharon Roberts doing her hair, and Clare Pinkney make-up – she looked gorgeous. The weather however was anything but gorgeous – we had thunder and lighting and torrential rain most of the morning which didn’t bode well for the rest of the day.

Their ceremony was at Kingham Church, and I felt so sorry for Sarah & Victoria of The Great Little Flower Company putting the flower arch up at the church in torrential rain, but what an amazing job they did.

The rain stopped while we were in the church and as soon as everyone came out we had glorious sunshine and blue sky so we could really appreciate the flowers the girls put up – looking at my photos you wouldn’t think the weather had been so awful before!

We also arrived at Merriscourt in glorious sunshine so could make the most of the lovely fields for photos, and more importantly all the guests could enjoy their drinks & canapes outside overlooking the glorious Cotswolds countryside.

A fabulous day at a fabulous wedding venue here in the Cotswolds which ended in a brilliant party in the barn.

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2017 Cotswold Wedding Photography

Here is a selection from some of the wonderful weddings I photographed in and around the Cotswolds in 2017. We enjoyed all the different weather Britain has to offer: beautiful sunshine, thunder & lightening, snow, torrential rain, showers, fog, sunsets….all of which added to the couples’ wedding day and made it their own.

There were bouncy castles, space hoppers, sparklers, boat trips, snow machines, rottweilers with flower garlands (well, just one of those). Three different castles, barns, manor houses, marquees, and churches of course. Camper vans, horse & carriage, wedding cars.

All of them were huge fun to photograph and thank you to all the lovely couples who booked me. Looking forward to a another wedding packed year ahead in 2018!

Charingworth Manor, Chipping Campden and  Blackwell Grange near Shipston-on-Stour

Merriscourt Chipping Norton and Deer Park Weddings Eckington

Hyde House, Stow-on-the-Wold and Berkeley Castle

Eastnor Castle, and The Great Tythe Barn Tetbury

The Slaughters Country Inn, Lower Slaughter and The Bay Tree Hotel Burford

Manor by the Lake, Cheltenham, The Perch, Oxford andThe Manor House Hotel Moreton-in-Marsh

Cripps Stone Barn Aldsworth

Clearwell Castle

Cripps Barn, Bibury

Ellenborough Park Cheltenham

The Swan Hotel Bibury and The Kings Hotel Chipping Campden

Nikki & Andrew | Ellenborough Park Wedding

Nikki & Andrew’s Ellenborough Park wedding in Cheltenham was a fabulous day. The luxurious Ellenborough Park Hotel is such a beautiful wedding venue – it’s amazing inside and out so plenty of lovely places for photos.

It was great to see Sandie from Bella Bridal Hair again who did a beautiful job with Nikki’s hair.

NIkki & Andrew’s ceremony was in The Gallery and reception in the De La Bere Court – I love it when everything is all in once place! As usual we had the help of the lovely Howard the Toastmaster to keep everything in order and organise the cake cutting with a sword – he always gets one of the children to present the sword to him which is a really nice touch.

Nikki & Andrew had such a lovely day finished off with some funky dancing to classic rock tunes and sparklers after dark.

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Mike & Sarah | Blackwell Grange Wedding Cotswolds

Mike & Sarah were recommended to me from another couple who’s wedding I photographed at the very pretty St. Peter’s Church in Welford-on-Avon. Their reception was at a new venue very near me called Blackwell Grange which is a fabulous new luxury barn wedding venue near Shipston-on-Stour. The weather was a bit drizzly in the morning, but was perfect when Mike & Sarah came out of the church so we could do some photos with the gorgeous thatched houses of Welford-on-Avon in the background. We also knew it was probably going to rain later, so it was full steam ahead for photos once we got to Blackwell Grange. There are so many lovely spots there – including a lovely round brick doorway, thatched barn and wheat field (if you’re there at he right time of year!). A really lovely day for Mike & Sarah at a fabulous new venue.

Makeup by Rebecca Frances and hair by Aspire Hair & Beauty.

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Dave & Amber | Berkeley Castle Wedding

I hadn’t photographed a wedding at Berkeley Castle before so was thrilled when Dave & Amber booked me to photograph their Berkeley Castle wedding. We had such a beautiful day for it (well, it was a tad windy, but that didn’t matter), and Berkeley castle is such a beautiful backdrop. Their ceremony was in the magnificent Great Hall and then everyone was able to go outside on to the gun terrace for reception drinks under a perfectly blue sky. Back in to The Great Hall again for their wedding breakfast and the evening consisted of lots of funky dancing and whisky tasting in the cellar, great fun to photograph and a truly lovely couple.

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Katrina & Jono | Hyde House Wedding

I knew Katrina & Jono’s Hyde House Wedding was going to be loads of fun after doing the pre wedding shoot with Katrina & Jono a few months earlier in Lower Slaughter. Plenty of larking around and plenty of fun – they had a white bouncy castle which makes for great photos, and white space hoppers. Fabulous dancing in the evening (especially from Miguel the page boy) and sparklers. It really was brilliant to photograph, and thanks to Shane Young for being my second shooter.

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Chris & Natalie | Manor By The Lake Wedding

I had my first Manor by the Lake wedding in Cheltenham this summer. It’s a beautiful manor with stunning grounds and you wouldn’t think you were right in the middle of Cheltenham. The Bridal Suite is to die for – perfect for photos and a gorgeous room for Natalie and the girls to get ready in. There is also the wonderful Rock Bar, a very cool place for the boys to congregate and figure out how to put the buttonholes on before the wedding.  Chris & Natalie’s ceremony was held in the majestic Maximillian Room, with beautiful music as always from Angharad James who played through the reception drinks and all the way through the wedding breakfast.

The wedding had a Disney theme so there were little nods to various Disney films throughout the day, and the Manor does have a Disney feel about it! It was a wonderful day and Manor by the Lake offers so many gorgeous little photo spots, so an absolute pleasure for me to photograph and for such a lovely couple.

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Richard & Charlotte | Cripps Stone Barn Wedding

Richard & Charlotte’s Cripps Stone Barn wedding started with everyone getting ready at the amazing Cats Abbey nearby – plenty of room for the girls & boys to get ready without seeing each other

Hair was done by the master himself – Chris Fordham, and make up by Kathryn at Powder & Paint. Charlotte looked absolutely stunning wearing a beautiful flower crown.

The ceremony was at the imposing St. John the Baptist Church in Burford, all guests managed to get there despite it being a busy bank holiday Saturday in Burford. There were doughnuts afterwards!

It was a really windy day, but Charlotte wasn’t fazed at all by the weather and walked up the hill at Cripps Stone Barn so that we could get some really good photos – especially of the veil blowing in the wind. Richard was the perfect gent and carried her back!

The guests (well, mainly Charlotte’s brother-in-law!) had fun videoing the day using Shoot-it-Yourself  Videos.

Cripps Stone Barn were the perfect hosts as usual with their huge indoor BBQ fired up to cook the sirloin steak bricks which are carved by a nominated carver on each table – great fun.

The evening festivities were kicked off with Charlotte & Richard being led round the barn by the Ceilidh band, followed by everyone flinging themselves around for the ceilidh!

We even had the most amazing sunset and managed to write their surname, Peach in sparklers – perfect!

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Charlotte & Tom | Deer Park Hall Wedding

Charlotte & Tom had a beautiful Spring day in March for their wedding at Deer Park Hall in Eckington. I started off at their home nearby for getting ready photos, and then the bride was driven in a gorgeous VW camper van to Deer Park Hall in Eckington.  The venue is on top of a hill and the views are stunning – some absolutely beautiful spots for photos. Their ceremony was in their gorgeous Panelled Hall, and reception outside in their lovely gardens. It can be a bit nippy in March so they were very lucky with the weather, and we had THE most amazing sunset in the evening. Fantastic day with a very lovely couple, finished off with delicious crepes from Victoria Creperie.

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Debs & Alex | Cotswolds Cripps Stone Barn Wedding

Debs & Alex’s Cotswolds Cripps Stone Barn Wedding – on a lovely summers day in  2017.

I got on really well with Debs & Alex when I met them to do their pre wedding shoot in the Cotswolds – we bonded over dogs. I have a rather excitable black labrador, and they were talking about getting a dog at some point, and now they have a gorgeous puppy!

Their Cotswolds Cripps Stone Barn wedding was a joy to photograph – at my favourite venue on a beautiful summers day. What more could you ask for? I photographed the girls getting ready and the boys at the pub before their lovely ceremony in the flower-filled barn. They had loads of fun playing various lawn games after the ceremony and in to the evening, and it was the right time of year to drag them off in to a wheat field for photos as the sun was going down. Great wedding, great people.

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