Category Archives: Cotswold Weddings

Manor House Hotel Wedding | Jennifer & Lee

Jennifer & Lee’s wedding at The Manor House Hotel in Moreton-in-Marsh at the beginning of July sometimes felt like we were in a tropical country somewhere, not in England! The weather was so amazing, and the thatched roof Breeze House for outdoor ceremonies at the Manor House Hotel gives the hotel gardens a real tropical feel!

Manor House Hotel Wedding

Jennifer and the girls were getting ready in Apple Cottage, part of the hotel, but away from the main building

Manor House Hotel Wedding
Manor House Hotel Wedding
Manor House Hotel Wedding
Manor House Hotel Wedding

Hair was done by Matthew Curtis and his team

Manor House Hotel Wedding
Manor House Hotel Wedding

Makeup was done by the lovely Natasha-Louise, who was almost due to have a baby (which has now safely arrived into this world!), so amazing she was still working on a very hot July day!

Manor House Hotel Wedding
Manor House Hotel Wedding
Manor House Hotel Wedding
Manor House Hotel Wedding

The groom, Lee, and the boys arrived at The Manor House Hotel looking very smart in their blue suits from Slaters. Flowers were by Lisa Drinkwater & Erica Chapman – one of their guests – love the sunflowers!

Manor House Hotel Wedding
Manor House Hotel Wedding
Manor House Hotel Wedding
Manor House Hotel Wedding

I had the pleasure of working alongside Zara from Zara’s Films who was doing the videography for the day.

After a bit more touching up, and an emotional first look from Dad, Jennifer was ready to go outside in to the sunshine to marry Lee!

Manor House Hotel Wedding
Manor House Hotel Wedding
Manor House Hotel Wedding

The Bridesmaid dresses were from TFNC.

Manor House Hotel Wedding

The Bellini String Trio played during the ceremony and reception

Manor House Hotel Wedding

And the beautiful ceremony was under way

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Manor House Hotel Wedding
Manor House Hotel Wedding
Manor House Hotel Wedding
Manor House Hotel Wedding
Manor House Hotel Wedding
Manor House Hotel Wedding
Manor House Hotel Wedding
Manor House Hotel Wedding
Manor House Hotel Wedding

The Manor House Hotel has a lovely secret garden around the corner which is perfect for shots of the bride & groom

Manor House Hotel Wedding

And so we could have a proper look at Jennifer’s stunning dress from The Cotswold Frock Shop

Manor House Hotel Wedding
Manor House Hotel Wedding

The sunflower theme was very effective in the wedding breakfast room. The chair sashes were from All About Fun UK.

Manor House Hotel Wedding
Manor House Hotel Wedding
Manor House Hotel Wedding

Jennifer styled the room sourcing all the beautiful details herself, like the seeds from Wedding in a Teacup, and the stationary from Poppy Forest

Manor House Hotel Wedding
Manor House Hotel Wedding
Manor House Hotel Wedding

There were some very emotional speeches

Manor House Hotel Wedding
Manor House Hotel Wedding
Manor House Hotel Wedding
Manor House Hotel Wedding

And then everyone could relax outside in the beautiful evening sunshine

Manor House Hotel Wedding
Manor House Hotel Wedding
Manor House Hotel Wedding
Manor House Hotel Wedding

We had a chance later on to do some more photos as the sun was going down in the secret garden. You’ve got to get a shot in the deckchairs at The Manor House Hotel!

Manor House Hotel Wedding
Manor House Hotel Wedding
Manor House Hotel Wedding

It was then time for the cake cutting and first dance. The amazing cake with so many interesting flavours was from Cacao Bean in Moreton-in-Marsh.

Manor House Hotel Wedding
Manor House Hotel Wedding
Manor House Hotel Wedding

There was also a sweet cart from Sweet Bella Boo

Manor House Hotel Wedding

The dancing was kicked off by DJ Visually Sound with the first dance, which looked lovely with a backdrop of LOVE letters from Deckstar Deluxe

Manor House Hotel Wedding

And everyone had a bit of fun with glow sticks after dark!

Manor House Hotel Wedding

Beautiful wedding with beautiful people, and a pleasure to be part of it.

Hyde House Wedding | Jade & Sam

Well as I said in my previous blog, the beginning of June 2019 was pretty rainy – so unfortunately Jade & Sam also had a very rainy wedding day at Hyde House…for part of it, but the sun did make an appearance later on and we still got some beautiful photos!

Jade & Sam’s Hyde House Wedding started with the girls getting ready in the beautiful room upstairs in the barn.

Hyde House Wedding

The stunning flowers were by Laura from Cotswold Blooms

Hyde House Wedding

Makeup was by Christine Cara

Hyde House Wedding
Hyde House Wedding

And hair by Rachel Mulford

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Hyde House Wedding

The girls did some EPIC jumping for the camera!

Hyde House Wedding

One of the great things about Hyde House is that I can photograph the girls getting ready, and then pop across to the Manor House where the boys are usually getting ready.

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Hyde House Wedding
Hyde House Wedding
Hyde House Wedding
Hyde House Wedding
Hyde House Wedding
Hyde House Wedding

It was beginning to absolutely TIP down at this point! But The Grange still looked beautiful, and ready for the ceremony

Hyde House Wedding
Hyde House Wedding

Finishing touches to a stunning bride, and some sisterly words of advice before the ceremony!

Hyde House Wedding
Hyde House Wedding
Hyde House Wedding
Hyde House Wedding

Jade’s stunning dress was Essence of Australia from Mae Bridal in Witney, and the Bridesmaid dresses from WED2B.

Hyde House Wedding

The beautiful ceremony was then underway in The Grange. Jade’s mum walked her down the aisle. it wasn’t raining when Jade went in…

Hyde House Wedding
Hyde House Wedding
Hyde House Wedding
Hyde House Wedding
Hyde House Wedding
Hyde House Wedding

But it was ever so slightly TORRENTIAL when they came out!!

Hyde House Wedding

One of the ushers gallantly went for umbrellas

Hyde House Wedding

And then there was a whole wedding umbrella kerfuffle!

Hyde House Wedding
Hyde House Wedding

Jade was amazing coping with this, and everyone was laughing walking back over to the barn! It’s either that or cry…

Hyde House Wedding
Hyde House Wedding

There were drinks in the barn while the rain tipped down, and we did the group photos upstairs – thank goodness for that lovely big room upstairs!

Hyde House Wedding
Hyde House Wedding
Hyde House Wedding
Hyde House Wedding
Hyde House Wedding

I had the pleasure of working with Richard from Aurora Wedding Films who did videography for the day. Once the rain had stopped for a bit we convinced Sam to carry Jade out to the arbor – it was still so wet on the ground!

Hyde House Wedding
Hyde House Wedding
Hyde House Wedding
Hyde House Wedding
Hyde House Wedding

The venue was dressed by The Cotswold Wedding Company

Hyde House Wedding
Hyde House Wedding
Hyde House Wedding

Hanging lanterns wer by Every Event Hire, and bunting by two of the Bridesmaids.

Hyde House Wedding

The wedding breakfast room looked stunning and so colourful on a rainy day.

Hyde House Wedding
Hyde House Wedding
Hyde House Wedding

With calligraphy by Em & Olive

Hyde House Wedding

The speeches were emotional…and funny!

Hyde House Wedding
Hyde House Wedding
Hyde House Wedding
Hyde House Wedding

There was a big white bouncy castle from All About Fun UK…which was VERY soggy…but Jade & Sam didn’t let that put them off!

Hyde House Wedding

It rained on & off all day, but the good thing about having me there all day is that we can be flexible, and do confetti and big group shots later on!

Hyde House Wedding
Hyde House Wedding
Hyde House Wedding
Hyde House Wedding

Every time Richard, the video man, and I took Jade & Sam outside for photos, it started raining again! Jade & Sam were amazing though and we got some great photos.

Hyde House Wedding
Hyde House Wedding
Hyde House Wedding
Hyde House Wedding
Hyde House Wedding

The cake was from Huffkins Bakery

Hyde House Wedding
Hyde House Wedding

Despite all the rain we had a gorgeous sunset

Hyde House Wedding
Hyde House Wedding
Hyde House Wedding

And then the evening’s dancing was kicked off by their first dance, with the lovely Dukebox Discos as their DJ, and a photobooth from The Oxfordshire Photobooth Company

Hyde House Wedding
Hyde House Wedding
Hyde House Wedding
Hyde House Wedding
Hyde House Wedding

And a wonderful day, with such lovely people ended for me with the arbor photo after dark. Thanks for having me, it was an absolute pleasure!

Hyde House Wedding

Josie & Callum | Middle Aston House Wedding

Josie and Callum’s Harry Potter themed wedding started with Josie & her bridesmaids getting ready at home, so I joined them there for some getting ready photos.

Middle Aston House Wedding
Middle Aston House Wedding

Make up was by Jennifer Grayburn, and hair by Emma from Kenny’s Hair Boutique.

The beautiful flowers were by Georgina at Nicholson Nurseries.

Josie really did look stunning

Josie’s dress & veil was from Banbury Bridal Boutique and Bridesmaid dresses from Marks & Spencer.

The ceremony was at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Bicester on a very hot day in early June (they were lucky – it rained for 2 weeks non-stop after this!!)

The men’s suits were from Victor Boss

Josie’s wedding ring was from Rosalyn’s Emporium, and Callum’s from Tiffany & Co.

Josie arrived in a lovely vintage Rolls Royce (called Brum) with her Dad – the car was from Allerston Taylor & Regency Carriages.

The Marilla String Quartet played before the ceremony and during the signing of the register.

Josie, her mum & cousin Melanie made the confetti themselves by getting friends & family to collect rose petals.

And the Rolls took them to Middle Aston House in the Oxfordshire countryside for their reception

Middle Aston House Wedding
Middle Aston House Wedding
Middle Aston House Wedding
Middle Aston House Wedding

A stunning location, with beautiful grounds and a lake for guests to enjoy

Middle Aston House Wedding
Middle Aston House Wedding
Middle Aston House Wedding
Middle Aston House Wedding

They really went to town with the Harry Potter theme – Josie & Callum did all the venue styling themselves, and it looked amazing with such attention to detail. The chair covers were from Dean’s Chair Covers & Events.

Middle Aston House Wedding
Middle Aston House Wedding
Middle Aston House Wedding
Middle Aston House Wedding
Middle Aston House Wedding
Middle Aston House Wedding
Middle Aston House Wedding
Middle Aston House Wedding
Middle Aston House Wedding
Middle Aston House Wedding
Middle Aston House Wedding
Middle Aston House Wedding
Middle Aston House Wedding
Middle Aston House Wedding
Middle Aston House Wedding

There was a slight incident with a football being kicked in to the lake – luckily there was a rowing boat on hand, and despite it’s slightly squiffy rowers, they managed to rescue the ball!

Middle Aston House Wedding
Middle Aston House Wedding
Middle Aston House Wedding
Middle Aston House Wedding

Josie & Callum’s wedding was on the same day as the Champion’s League final, so as Callum is a big Spurs fan – they had that on a big screen. Unfortunately it didn’t work out for Callum and his Spurs fans…

Middle Aston House Wedding

But he didn’t let that spoil the fun evening!

Middle Aston House Wedding

The cake was by The Barefoot Bakery

Middle Aston House Wedding
Middle Aston House Wedding

The DJ was Bluemark Entertainment

Middle Aston House Wedding
Middle Aston House Wedding
Middle Aston House Wedding

What a fabulous day!

Middle Aston House Wedding

Cotswold Wedding Photography: Roundup of 2018

As we start 2019, I’ve done a roundup of my Cotswold Wedding Photography in 2018 and here is a very small selection of all the wonderful weddings I was privileged to photograph last year.

We had some quite extreme weather thrown at us, with The Beast from the East (which kept coming back) in the Spring, and the hottest summer on record turning green grass yellow.

I was back at lots of my favourite local venues and also at some fabulous new ones, and after photographing over 40 weddings I am now enjoying a quieter January & February before the fun starts again!

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Some of my most local venues are Blackwell Grange in Shipston on Stour, and the amazing Hyde House in Stow-on-the-Wold. One of my favourite churches to photograph is St. James Church in Chipping Campden. I love The Manor House Hotel in Moreton-in-Marsh, Charingworth Manor, and was excited to photograph my first wedding at the fabulous new venue Lapstone Barn also in Chipping Campden.

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Other amazing venues include Eastington Park,  Stanton House Hotel,  and Rousham House & Gardens.

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Cotswold Wedding Photographer

Some lovely new barns for me: Jenners Barn, Stratton Court Barn & Winkworth Farm.

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Cotswold Wedding Photographer

And I was back at the lovely Wool Barn in Frampton upon Severn.

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Cotswold Wedding Photographer
Cotswold Wedding Photographer

My first time at the amazing Elmore Court with it’s wonderful Gillyflower reception area, and also my first time at The DeVere  Cotswold Waterpark Hotel with it’s beautiful lake views.

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Cotswold Wedding Photographer
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I was back at the stately Eynsham Hall near Oxford.

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Cotswold Wedding Photographer
Cotswold Wedding Photographer

A stunning marquee on a very hot day.

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Cotswold Wedding Photographer
Cotswold Wedding Photographer

And back at some trusty favourites of mine Cripps Stone Barn and The Barn at Upcote near Cheltenham

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A couple of Christmas weddings at The Greenway Hotel & Spa and Charingworth Manor rounded the year off nicely for me. Happy New Year!

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Cotswold Wedding Photographer
Cotswold Wedding Photographer

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!

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Cotswold Wedding Photography

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

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Cotswold Wedding Photography

Merriscourt Chipping Norton and Deer Park Weddings Eckington

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

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Cotswold Wedding Photography

Eastnor Castle, and The Great Tythe Barn Tetbury

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

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Cotswold Wedding Photography

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

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Cripps Stone Barn Aldsworth

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Clearwell Castle

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Cripps Barn, Bibury

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Ellenborough Park Cheltenham

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Cotswold Wedding Photography

The Swan Hotel Bibury and The Kings Hotel Chipping Campden

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