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Bryony & Liam | henley-on-thames micro-wedding

As with an awful lot of wedding couples this year, Bryony & Liam had changed their wedding date three times due to the Covid19 pandemic. Ever-changing rules for weddings made it completely impossible to plan anything. They made a last minute decision to go ahead with their micro-wedding in Henley-on-Thames, with the ceremony in Henley Registry Office and seven guests (if you include Bryony’s little baby niece…who did legally have to be included in the numbers!). Eight including me!

Henley-on-Thames wedding
Henley-on-Thames wedding

We were now all pretty used to wearing masks, so everyone except the bride & groom were wearing them indoors for the lovely simple ceremony.

Henley-on-Thames wedding
Henley-on-Thames wedding

At this point on the run up to Christmas no receptions were allowed to go ahead. They could throw confetti though, and then everyone headed down to the river for some outdoor photos.

Henley-on-Thames wedding
Henley-on-Thames wedding
Henley-on-Thames wedding

The weather was just AMAZING for a cold December day – blue skies and lovely golden winter sunshine, so it was a great opportunity to take some relaxed photos of Bryony & Liam with their guests along the Thames with pretty Henley in the background. They both looked so happy.

Henley-on-Thames wedding
Henley-on-Thames wedding
Henley-on-Thames wedding

We made use of the band stand there for some group photos, and everyone had a cup of tea in paper cups from the kiosk….I mean never mind champagne and canapes, what more could you want!!

Henley-on-Thames wedding
Henley-on-Thames wedding

A perfect small and intimate micro-wedding in the midst of a global pandemic!

Sian & Andy | Barns & Yard Wedding

2020 – well, what can I say…2020 didn’t quite pan out how any of us expected it too! After postponing and cancelling lots of my booked weddings for 2020, Sian and Andy were my first couple to go ahead with their Covid secure Barns & Yard wedding! This was quite a daunting prospect for them, the venue, me, and all the suppliers involved.

This was my first time photographing a Barns & Yard wedding: a luxury barn wedding and events venue at Hanley Hall in Worcestershire, surrounded by the Malvern Hills.

Barns & Yard Wedding
Barns & Yard Wedding
Barns & Yard Wedding
Barns & Yard Wedding

I did a few getting ready shots of the girls before the ceremony…all masked up of course (which I found out is a complete nightmare when you wear glasses!)

Barns & Yard Wedding
Barns & Yard Wedding
Barns & Yard Wedding

All the stunning flowers at this Barns & Yard wedding were by Jenny Fleur Florist, who also decorated the barn, which looked amazing inside ready for the Covid secure socially-distanced ceremony!

Barns & Yard Wedding
Barns & Yard Wedding

Andy the groom was looking rather dapper, along with his elbow-bumping (no more hand-shaking obviously!) best men as they greeted the guests, whose numbers had to be reduced to less than 30. Little did we know earlier in the year that there would be no more big weddings for a LONG time.

Barns & Yard Wedding
Barns & Yard Wedding
Barns & Yard Wedding
Barns & Yard Wedding

The guests were entertained by talented pianist Jake Henry.

Barns & Yard Wedding

Sian arrived in her wedding car with bridesmaids, flower girl and her father to walk her down the (very short!) aisle where Andy was nervously waiting.

Barns & Yard Wedding
Barns & Yard Wedding
Barns & Yard Wedding
Barns & Yard Wedding
Barns & Yard Wedding

And so the ceremony was under way with all guests socially distanced in their bubbles. This was before the law changed later in the year which meant all guests had to wear masks.

Barns & Yard Wedding
Barns & Yard Wedding
Barns & Yard Wedding
Barns & Yard Wedding

The ‘reception’ in the courtyard was also very different – at this point in the pandemic no food or drink could be served, so the guests had to awkwardly say their congratulations with none of the usual hugging and whilst clutching their own bottle of water!

Barns & Yard Wedding

It didn’t stop the fun & laughter though.

Barns & Yard Wedding
Barns & Yard Wedding

A video had been put together for Sian & Andy from guests that were no longer able to come to their wedding due to the new Covid rules.

Barns & Yard Wedding

We were allowed to do socially distanced group photos, and I could take some photos of the gorgeous couple Sian & Andy by the stunning lake.

Barns & Yard Wedding
Barns & Yard Wedding
Barns & Yard Wedding
Barns & Yard Wedding
Barns & Yard Wedding
Barns & Yard Wedding
Barns & Yard Wedding
Barns & Yard Wedding
Barns & Yard Wedding

We are now all beginning to get used to all these new Covid rules & regulations, but for my first Covid wedding, Sian & Andy made their very special day really good fun to photograph and I wish them all the best for the future. As long as we can all still laugh in the face of a Pandemic I think we’ll be OK!

Alex & Ethan | Hyde House Wedding

Alex & Ethan were lucky to have their Hyde House wedding…an actual full wedding day…at Hyde House in Stow-on-the-Wold, just before lockdown and Covid restrictions really kicked off in 2020.

Hyde House Wedding

It was a chilly day at the end of February, but the main problem was the wind, we’d had storm after storm on the run up to the wedding, and today was a stormy day!

It was all cosy and calm upstairs in the barn though where Alex & the girls were getting ready. Hair & makeup was beautifully done by Anna White.

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

Beautiful bouquets were delivered by Haze Lea

Hyde House Wedding

The boys were in the manor house in the lovely new Groom’s Room.

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

Alex & the girls were putting final touches to their wedding attire, and everyone, especially Alex, looked stunning.

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

Alex now had to walk from the barn to the Grange in very high winds…even though it’s not far, everyone got blown to bits! The Grange looked so lovely though and they had a very relaxed ceremony taken by the wonderful Gloucestershire registrar, Jean, who never fails to put nervous couples completely at ease.

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

It was back to the barn for their reception, where the pianist Joe Pike entertained with his amazing piano playing.

Hyde House Wedding
Hyde House Wedding
Hyde House Wedding

We did the group photos upstairs as it was still too gusty outside, but we did manage to get outside to the arbor for a few couple photos.

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

The barn looked gorgeous for the wedding breakfast, and the gin favours warmed everyone up!

Hyde House Wedding
Hyde House Wedding

And the speeches were done before their meal

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

We did a few more photos indoors in their newly decorated honeymoon suite – it’s gorgeous in there now with the beautiful copper roll-top bath.

Hyde House Wedding

The cheese cake was cut to kick off the evening celebrations…writing this during the Covid Pandemic, I wonder when we will be able to enjoy an evening party again, soon I hope!

Hyde House Wedding
Hyde House Wedding
Hyde House Wedding

The evening disco was provide by the brilliant Dukebox Discos.

Hyde House Wedding

I always stay till after dark at Hyde House to get a photo of the bride & groom under the arbor.

Hyde House Wedding

Lapstone Barn Wedding | Kate & Adam

Kate & Adam had their wedding just before Christmas at the gorgeous wedding venue Lapstone Barn. Lapstone Barn is just outside Chipping Campden here in the Cotswolds, and just a stone’s throw from where I live, so I love working there!

As expected for a December wedding it was pretty freezing (but no snow unfortunately!), and also really windy with big downpours every now & then. Lapstone Barn has just the right amount of covered areas so that I can still take outdoor photos (I get wet, but the wedding guests don’t!)

Lapstone Barn Wedding

Kate, her mum & sister were getting ready in the lovely Hayloft upstairs at the barn, so not far to go to the ceremony downstairs once they were all dressed, and no need to go outside! It’s a beautiful room to get ready in.

Lapstone Barn Wedding
Lapstone Barn Wedding
Lapstone Barn Wedding
Lapstone Barn Wedding

Both hair and makeup were expertly done by Hattie King.

Lapstone Barn Wedding
Lapstone Barn Wedding

Meanwhile the boys were getting themselves ready downstairs. The buttonholes, and all other flowers were provided by Sue from The Baytree at Chipping Campden. The orchids looked amazing, such bright colours.

Lapstone Barn Wedding
Lapstone Barn Wedding
Lapstone Barn Wedding
Lapstone Barn Wedding
Lapstone Barn Wedding

Nice socks Adam!

Lapstone Barn Wedding

The barn where the ceremony was to be held was decorated beautifully with flowers and a flower ring from Baytree Chipping Campden. The ceiling drapes, chair sashes and lanterns were by my good friends Lyla & Ian from The Cotswold Wedding Company who always do such an amazing job.

Lapstone Barn Wedding
Lapstone Barn Wedding
Lapstone Barn Wedding
Lapstone Barn Wedding

As guests started arriving, the amazingly talented harpist Jemima Phillips played. And finishing touches were being carried out up in The Hayloft before a very proud Dad came in to see his beautiful daughter.

Lapstone Barn Wedding
Lapstone Barn Wedding
Lapstone Barn Wedding
Lapstone Barn Wedding
Lapstone Barn Wedding

The ceremony was then underway, and was followed by confetti and group photos in the courtyard – it really was freezing so we did some groups inside when Kate (and me!) got too cold!

Lapstone Barn Wedding
Lapstone Barn Wedding
Lapstone Barn Wedding
Lapstone Barn Wedding
Lapstone Barn Wedding
Lapstone Barn Wedding
Lapstone Barn Wedding
Lapstone Barn Wedding
Lapstone Barn Wedding
Lapstone Barn Wedding
Lapstone Barn Wedding

I did make Kate & Adam go outside in the rain with a brolly for some wintry photos while we were blasted by the arctic wind!

Lapstone Barn Wedding
Lapstone Barn Wedding
Lapstone Barn Wedding
Lapstone Barn Wedding

The guests were then seated for their wedding breakfast. The food at Lapstones is some of the best of all the Cotswold venues – I was lucky enough to eat what the guests were eating and it was delicious!

Lapstone Barn Wedding
Lapstone Barn Wedding
Lapstone Barn Wedding
Lapstone Barn Wedding
Lapstone Barn Wedding

Food was followed by speeches (involving silly hats), evening guests and the cake cutting a bit later on.

Lapstone Barn Wedding
Lapstone Barn Wedding
Lapstone Barn Wedding
Lapstone Barn Wedding
Lapstone Barn Wedding
Lapstone Barn Wedding
Lapstone Barn Wedding
Lapstone Barn Wedding

The stunning and scrumptious looking cake was by Helen at The Crumb Cakery.

Lapstone Barn Wedding
Lapstone Barn Wedding
Lapstone Barn Wedding

The evening’s festivities included dancing (of course), a sweet table, photo booth by Booth Xperia, and sparklers. The DJ was Tony Nanton from Sugar Bumps. A perfect winter wedding!

Lapstone Barn Wedding
Lapstone Barn Wedding
Lapstone Barn Wedding
Lapstone Barn Wedding
Lapstone Barn Wedding

If you would like to book me for your wedding at Lapstone Barn in the Cotswolds, head to my website for more information.

Slaughters Manor Wedding | James & Amanda

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!

Slaughters Manor Wedding

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.

Slaughters Manor Wedding
Slaughters Manor Wedding

Amanda’s beautiful bouquet, and all the other flowers were done by The Broadway Florist.

Slaughters Manor Wedding

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!

Slaughters Manor Wedding
Slaughters Manor Wedding
Slaughters Manor Wedding

And Amanda looked stunning, as did her lovely bridesmaids!

Slaughters Manor Wedding
Slaughters Manor Wedding

Amanda’s hair was done by Maria Christina.

Slaughters Manor Wedding
Slaughters Manor Wedding
Slaughters Manor Wedding
Slaughters Manor Wedding
Slaughters Manor Wedding
Slaughters Manor Wedding

Meanwhile. the boys had arrived downstairs, looking very dapper in their blue tweed suits and pink ties.

Slaughters Manor Wedding
Slaughters Manor Wedding
Slaughters Manor Wedding
Slaughters Manor Wedding

Ad the final touches were being done with the girls.

Slaughters Manor Wedding

WHAT A DRESS! I MEAN WOW!

Slaughters Manor Wedding
Slaughters Manor Wedding
Slaughters Manor Wedding
Slaughters Manor Wedding

The ceremony was held downstairs in the elegant restaurant which looked very pretty with all the colourful flowers.

Slaughters Manor Wedding
Slaughters Manor Wedding
Slaughters Manor Wedding
Slaughters Manor Wedding
Slaughters Manor Wedding
Slaughters Manor Wedding
Slaughters Manor Wedding
Slaughters Manor Wedding
Slaughters Manor Wedding
Slaughters Manor Wedding
Slaughters Manor Wedding
Slaughters Manor Wedding

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.

Slaughters Manor Wedding
Slaughters Manor Wedding
Slaughters Manor Wedding
Slaughters Manor Wedding
Slaughters Manor Wedding
Slaughters Manor Wedding
Slaughters Manor Wedding

The steps at the front of the manor were MADE for that dress!

Slaughters Manor Wedding

The snooker room makes for a cool photo

Slaughters Manor Wedding

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.

Slaughters Manor Wedding
Slaughters Manor Wedding
Slaughters Manor Wedding

The decided not to have formal speeches, so just enjoyed a lovely relaxed evening with stunning food in the company of their favourite people.

Slaughters Manor Wedding
Slaughters Manor Wedding
Slaughters Manor Wedding
Slaughters Manor Wedding

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.

Slaughters Manor Wedding
Slaughters Manor Wedding
Slaughters Manor Wedding
Slaughters Manor Wedding

There was a retro photobooth by The Flash Fox

Slaughters Manor Wedding

And a brilliant band called 247 to get everyone on the dance floor.

Slaughters Manor Wedding
Slaughters Manor Wedding

I rounded off my photo day with a few sparkler pictures, and then left them to carry on enjoying their amazing day.

Slaughters Manor Wedding
Slaughters Manor Wedding

Ellenborough Park Wedding | Lauren & Matt

We haven’t had great weather this year, 2019, to be honest, so Lauren and Matt were so lucky to have beautiful autumn weather for their Ellenborough Park Wedding. The Ellenborough Park Hotel is one of my favourite wedding venues here in the Cotswolds – there are so many beautiful places for photos inside and out.

Ellenborough Park Wedding

Lauren had her hair & makeup done at the hotel, and we had a very calm and relaxing morning while the girls were getting ready.

Ellenborough Park Wedding

Makeup was by Natalie Ricciardi

Ellenborough Park Wedding
Ellenborough Park Wedding

The girls’ hair was done by Suzanne Hale

Ellenborough Park Wedding
Ellenborough Park Wedding
Ellenborough Park Wedding

Lauren really did look stunning.

The boys were also at the hotel looking very smart in their blue suits.

Ellenborough Park Wedding
Ellenborough Park Wedding
Ellenborough Park Wedding
Ellenborough Park Wedding

And the last finishing touches were done before the ceremony which took place in the chapel. Lauren’s stunning dress was from Taffeta & Lace, and the flowers by Abbey Meadow Flowers.

Ellenborough Park Wedding
Ellenborough Park Wedding
Ellenborough Park Wedding
Ellenborough Park Wedding

The ceremony was then under way!

Ellenborough Park Wedding
Ellenborough Park Wedding
Ellenborough Park Wedding

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

Ellenborough Park Wedding

Lauren & Matt smiled and laughed ALL day – they were so happy together!

Ellenborough Park Wedding
Ellenborough Park Wedding
Ellenborough Park Wedding
Ellenborough Park Wedding
Ellenborough Park Wedding

They were so easy to photograph as they were smiling all the time!!

Ellenborough Park Wedding
Ellenborough Park Wedding
Ellenborough Park Wedding
Ellenborough Park Wedding
Ellenborough Park Wedding
Ellenborough Park Wedding

Their wedding breakfast was in the De La Bere Court, which looked amazing.

Ellenborough Park Wedding
Ellenborough Park Wedding

The beautiful stationary was from Retro Press.

Ellenborough Park Wedding
Ellenborough Park Wedding
Ellenborough Park Wedding
Ellenborough Park Wedding
Ellenborough Park Wedding
Ellenborough Park Wedding
Ellenborough Park Wedding
Ellenborough Park Wedding
Ellenborough Park Wedding

There was time for a few more photos in the beautiful grounds of Ellenborough Park as the sun went down.

Ellenborough Park Wedding
Ellenborough Park Wedding
Ellenborough Park Wedding

For their evening entertainment Lauren & Matt had the amazing Richard Parsons – Gloucestershire Magician.

Ellenborough Park Wedding

The look of amazement on everyone’s faces was brilliant!

Ellenborough Park Wedding
Ellenborough Park Wedding
Ellenborough Park Wedding

The evening went on with cake cutting and their first dance back over in the De La Bere Court – finishing with Pizza! The scrumptious looking cake was by Storyteller Cakes. Fabulous day with lovely smiley people!

Ellenborough Park Wedding
Ellenborough Park Wedding

The DJ was First Dance Discos.

Ellenborough Park Wedding
Ellenborough Park Wedding
Ellenborough Park Wedding

Mickleton Hills Farm Wedding | Vicki & Mike

Vicki & Mike’s Mickleton Hills Farm wedding took place in the autumn, and the beautiful way they decorated the barns gave the day a very autumny feel. The weather didn’t really behave itself, it was an extremely soggy day, raining ALL day long, only stopping half an hour before sunset! But that didn’t stop Vicki & Mike having an amazing day.

Mickleton Hills Farm Wedding

I just loved all the pumpkins made from books, and the gorgeous flowers were by another very local supplier Abbie Digweed.

Mickleton Hills Farm Wedding

Mickleton Hills Farm is a very local wedding venue to me here in the Cotswolds, and has recently been refurbished and expanded to a very high standard by the lovely owners David & Sammy.

Mickleton Hills Farm Wedding

There are lovely cottages on site which meant both Vicki and Mike could get ready there in separate cottages…also making it much easier for me to photograph them when everyone’s all in once place!

Mickleton Hills Farm Wedding

Hair and makeup was by the amazing Natasha Louise

Mickleton Hills Farm Wedding
Mickleton Hills Farm Wedding
Mickleton Hills Farm Wedding
Mickleton Hills Farm Wedding

The barns were beautifully decorated with pumpkins and conkers.

Mickleton Hills Farm Wedding
Mickleton Hills Farm Wedding
Mickleton Hills Farm Wedding
Mickleton Hills Farm Wedding

And of course Abbie Digweed’s lovely flower arrangments.

Mickleton Hills Farm Wedding
Mickleton Hills Farm Wedding
Mickleton Hills Farm Wedding
Mickleton Hills Farm Wedding

Vicki & Mike, who both looked stunning, were ready for action as guests arrived in the pouring rain, helped in with big umbrellas by David & Sammy.

Mickleton Hills Farm Wedding
Mickleton Hills Farm Wedding
Mickleton Hills Farm Wedding
Mickleton Hills Farm Wedding
Rainy Mickleton Hills Farm Wedding
Rainy Mickleton Hills Farm Wedding

And of course sheilding Vicki from the rain as she came across for the ceremony!

Mickleton Hills Farm Wedding

All the beautiful flower girls and page boys were Nicki’s nephews & neices!

Mickleton Hills Farm Wedding
Mickleton Hills Farm Wedding
Mickleton Hills Farm Wedding
Mickleton Hills Farm Wedding
Mickleton Hills Farm Wedding
Mickleton Hills Farm Wedding

Confetti was allowed inside thank goodness!

Mickleton Hills Farm Wedding

It did rain all day, but the great thing about Mickleton Hills Farm is that there is plenty of room inside for group photos, with the beautiful backdrop of Abbie Digwood’s flower hoop.

Mickleton Hills Farm Wedding
Mickleton Hills Farm Wedding
Rainy Mickleton Hills Farm Wedding

Just before it got dark it did actually stop raining, hooray! So we went for a little walk up their very soggy but still beautiful driveway.

Mickleton Hills Farm Wedding
Mickleton Hills Farm Wedding
Mickleton Hills Farm Wedding
Mickleton Hills Farm Wedding

The wedding breakfast was set up in the new barn, with delicious food by Orchard Catering.

Mickleton Hills Farm Wedding
Mickleton Hills Farm Wedding
Mickleton Hills Farm Wedding
Mickleton Hills Farm Wedding
Mickleton Hills Farm Wedding
Mickleton Hills Farm Wedding
Mickleton Hills Farm Wedding
Mickleton Hills Farm Wedding
Mickleton Hills Farm Wedding
Mickleton Hills Farm Wedding

There was a crazy golf course set up by 9 Hole Event Hire outside in the games area (luckily under cover!) which was lots of fun for all the little ones, and bigger ones!

Mickleton Hills Farm Wedding
Mickleton Hills Farm Wedding

We did a few more photos outside before the cake cutting and first dance got under way.

Mickleton Hills Farm Wedding

The delicious looking cake was done by Belles Cakery

Mickleton Hills Farm Wedding
Mickleton Hills Farm Wedding
Mickleton Hills Farm Wedding
Mickleton Hills Farm Wedding
Mickleton Hills Farm Wedding

This kicked off a fun evening of dancing with fantastic music by the band The Highjackers.

Mickleton Hills Farm Wedding
Mickleton Hills Farm Wedding
Mickleton Hills Farm Wedding

Fantastic day with lovely people despite the miserable weather!

Hyde House Wedding | Hannah & Matt

Hannah & Matt were very lucky to have a pretty perfect summer’s day for their Hyde House Wedding in the Cotswolds.

I really do love photographing weddings at this Cotswolds venue, everything is all in one location, the day flows really well, and there are so many beautiful spots for photos at different times of the day, with stunning views over the Cotswold Hills.

The girls got ready upstairs in the wonderfully light getting ready room

Where there is plenty of room to hang the dresses up

The beautiful flowers were by Jackie from Bluebell Wood Florist

Hair was by Robert John Hair in Bristol

And makeup by the very talented Katy Pheiffer

The boys were getting ready over in the manor house – that’s what I love about this place, the boys are there too!

Hannah looked stunning, her dress was from Platinum Brides, designed by Nicola Anne Bridal.

After being very calm and collected all morning, Hannah did finally crack when her Dad saw her for the first time – this was one of the most emotional Father seeing the Bride moments I’ve ever seen, and I was sobbing too!

Then it was time for the short, but nervous, walk over to The Grange for the ceremony

The amazing Ardeton String Quartet played during during the ceremony, and afterwards at the reception. They even took requests during the wedding breakfast so guests could choose songs!

A very much less nervous walk back to the barn for the reception drinks, canapes and confetti!

The beautiful venue styling was by The Cotswold Wedding Company

And the lovely stationary was by Samantha & The Stationery.

Scratch cards are always entertaining…

…except when you don’t win!

But just winning a pound is very exciting!!

Speeches were then underway

Then time for some photos showing off the beautiful bride & groom in the stunning gardens at Hyde House.

The lovely cup cakes and larger cake to cut were by The Cotswold Cake Bee

Both the photo booth and DJ were provided by Oxygen Discos & Events

And a photo under the arbor after dark is a must at Hyde House. Fabulous day!

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

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
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 | Nicola & Jared

Nicola & Jared had an absolutely beautiful sunny day for their wedding at Hyde House here in the Cotswolds – about time too after a very rainy June so far! The sky was BLUE, amazing!

Hyde House Wedding
Hyde House Wedding

As usual with weddings at Hyde House – it’s so easy for me with the beautiful getting ready room upstairs in the barn.

Hyde House Wedding Style
Hyde House Wedding
Hyde House Wedding

Nicola’s mum Joanne did all of the beautiful flowers

Hyde House Wedding

Hair was by Amie from The Wedding Hair Specialist – I love seeing people happy in their work!

Hyde House Wedding
Hyde House Wedding

Makeup was by Makeup by Mandy-Lee

Hyde House Wedding
Hyde House Wedding

It really is a fabulous rooms for getting ready, and nice and light for photos!

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

Jared & the boys arrived in a snazzy car, already ready…apart from buttonholes to put on. The boys blue suits were from Moss Bros.

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

Back with the girls, who were ready to put their dresses on

Hyde House Wedding
Hyde House Wedding
Hyde House Wedding

Nicola did look stunning in her dress which was from Tilly Trotters Bridal in Leamington Spa.

Hyde House Wedding
Hyde House Wedding

Nicola’s Dad & Step-Dad were going to walk her down the aisle – so they both came up to the room for a first look

Hyde House Wedding

The Grange, where the ceremony was going to be held, looked so pretty in the blue skies

Hyde House Wedding

And the girls all walked over in the sunshine from the barn

Hyde House Wedding
Hyde House Wedding

where Jared was nervously waiting

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

They led their guests back over to Hyde Barn for confetti and the drinks reception

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

The brilliant musician Thom Conroy played the cello during the ceremony, and the saxophone during the reception

Hyde House Wedding
Hyde House Wedding
Hyde House Wedding

I took Nicola & Jared for a little walk round the grounds for photos before their wedding breakfast. I always like to get the group photos done before then as well, while everyone’s still looking smart!

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

The barn was styled beautifully by Styletopia

Hyde House Wedding Style
Hyde House Wedding Style
Hyde House Wedding Style

The tables & table settings were based around different herbs

Hyde House Wedding
Hyde House Wedding
Hyde House Wedding

Nicola’s brother was MC for the day, and he had a few surprise games for in between courses. Speeches were also staggered between courses.

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

Hay bales were perfect for a summers day, and they were from The Cotswold Hay Bale Company. There was time to blow bubbles before the cake cutting and first dance!

Hyde House Wedding

The cake was from Waitrose and beautifully decorated by Jared’s mum Christina.

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

They had a brilliant band Smith & Sons who got everyone jigging.

Hyde House Wedding

The LOVE letters by Letters 4 Hire

And Photo Booth by The Magic Mirror Company

The Grange, where the ceremony was held, is also a great spot for photos later on, and it’s lovely garden area where you can look over the Cotswolds landscape

Hyde House Wedding
Hyde House Wedding

Sparklers are always a lovely way to end the photos

Hyde House Wedding

Another fantastic day with lovely people and amazing weather!

Hyde House Wedding

This blog is in memory of one of Nicola’s bridesmaids, Gail, who has incredibly sadly passed away since the wedding. I met her for the first time at the wedding and she was a beautiful, happy human being, and will be sadly missed.