We had a crisp cold and sunny day for James & Amanda’s winter wedding at The Slaughters Manor in Lower Slaughter. This was a welcome respite from previous endless rainy days, and the pretty stream that runs through Lower Slaughter was looking very full!
James & Amanda had exclusive use of the gorgeous manor house for their wedding day. It’s such a beautiful wedding venue here in the Cotswolds with friendly staff who make everyone feel very welcome.
Amanda was getting ready in one of the very spacious suites upstairs, and this is where I joined her to start photographing the day.
Amanda’s beautiful bouquet, and all the other flowers were done by The Broadway Florist.
Amanda’s makeup was done by Jodie Croft, who kept everyone entertained all morning while Christmas carols were playing on the radio. She was also very clever in helping me get some beautiful photos – a pleasure to work with!
And Amanda looked stunning, as did her lovely bridesmaids!
Amanda’s hair was done by Maria Christina.
Meanwhile. the boys had arrived downstairs, looking very dapper in their blue tweed suits and pink ties.
Ad the final touches were being done with the girls.
WHAT A DRESS! I MEAN WOW!
The ceremony was held downstairs in the elegant restaurant which looked very pretty with all the colourful flowers.
As this was just before Christmas it was going to get dark very quickly, so we got straight on with photos outside before the beautiful winter light faded.
The steps at the front of the manor were MADE for that dress!
The snooker room makes for a cool photo
And it was downstairs again for the wedding breakfast in the restaurant – the food here at Slaughters Manor is outstanding – they had an amazing five course meal.
The decided not to have formal speeches, so just enjoyed a lovely relaxed evening with stunning food in the company of their favourite people.
After all that food they still had room for a doughnut wall, and an AMAZINGLY scrumptious and Christmassy looking wedding cake created by Cakes by Mrs F.
There was a retro photobooth by The Flash Fox
And a brilliant band called 247 to get everyone on the dance floor.
I rounded off my photo day with a few sparkler pictures, and then left them to carry on enjoying their amazing day.