Tag Archives: Cotswolds Wedding Photography

Hyde House Wedding | Cheryl & Niall

Cheryl & Niall’s Cotswolds Winter Wedding at Hyde House was on a day in between Christmas and New Year – Twixtmas – when most people are still snuggled up on their sofa’s watching films and eating chocolates! Not Cheryl & Niall – they and all their family & friends were up for a party at Hyde House!

Hyde House Winter Wedding

We were pretty lucky with the weather all day, it was freezing cold and windy, but it didn’t rain, so we were able to get outside for photos.

The girls were getting ready upstairs in the barn. Makeup was beautifully done by Katie Morley – always nice to see someone so happy in their work!

Hyde House Winter Wedding
Hyde House Winter Wedding

And hair by a friend of Cheryl’s Amanda Piggott. Cheryl and all her bridesmaids & flower girls looked absolutely beautiful.

Hyde House Winter Wedding
Hyde House Winter Wedding
Hyde House Winter Wedding
Hyde House Winter Wedding
Hyde House Winter Wedding
Hyde House Winter Wedding
Hyde House Winter Wedding
Hyde House Winter Wedding

It was then time for Dad to come in, and a few groups before Cheryl had her chat with the registrars.

Hyde House Winter Wedding
Hyde House Winter Wedding
Hyde House Winter Wedding

Meanwhile Niall and the boys were ready and greeting guests in the manor house before going over to The Grange for the ceremony.

Hyde House Winter Wedding
Hyde House Winter Wedding
Hyde House Winter Wedding
Hyde House Winter Wedding

The ceremony barn – The Grange – was beautifully decorated by The Cotswold Wedding Company, who also styled the other barn for the wedding breakfast and drinks areas.

Hyde House Winter Wedding
Hyde House Winter Wedding

The Vyne String Quartet played beautifully during the ceremony, and the day was also videoed by Roger from Diamond Films – it was great to work with him again.

Hyde House Winter Wedding

The ceremony in The Grange was then underway – I love photographing in there, it’s always such lovely light whatever the weather.

Hyde House Winter Wedding
Hyde House Winter Wedding
Hyde House Winter Wedding
Hyde House Winter Wedding
Hyde House Winter Wedding
Hyde House Winter Wedding
Hyde House Winter Wedding
Hyde House Winter Wedding
Hyde House Winter Wedding
Hyde House Winter Wedding

Everyone then headed back over to the reception barn to throw confetti. After months of seemingly non-stop rain (apart from today) the grass was extremely soggy, so I advised everyone to stay on the pavement!

Hyde House Winter Wedding
Hyde House Winter Wedding

Acoustic singer songwriter Alex Harry entertained everyone during the drinks reception.

Hyde House Winter Wedding

The beuatiful flowers were by Jessica at Apple Blossom White

Hyde House Winter Wedding
Hyde House Winter Wedding
Hyde House Winter Wedding
Hyde House Winter Wedding
Hyde House Winter Wedding

It was a pretty windy day so we got some great veil action!

Hyde House Winter Wedding
Hyde House Winter Wedding
Hyde House Winter Wedding

The blossom trees in The Grange, and the wedding breakfast styling was all by The Cotswold Wedding Company.

Hyde House Winter Wedding
Hyde House Winter Wedding
Hyde House Winter Wedding
Hyde House Winter Wedding

Lyla from The Cotswold Wedding Company also did the lovely stationary.

Hyde House Winter Wedding

A friend Hayley Sale did the amazing cake.

Hyde House Winter Wedding

And the bride, Cheryl, did the table plan herself.

Hyde House Winter Wedding

And the speeches got underway after the guests had eaten.

Hyde House Winter Wedding
Hyde House Winter Wedding
Hyde House Winter Wedding
Hyde House Winter Wedding
Hyde House Winter Wedding
Hyde House Winter Wedding

The Best Man was VERY relieved once his speech was out of the way!

Hyde House Winter Wedding

We did some after dark photos before the dancing got underway. The arbor at Hyde House provides the perfect backdrop for that, and there were a few spraklers flying around!

Hyde House Winter Wedding
Hyde House Winter Wedding

The cake was cut, and bouquet thrown…Cheryl did very well not to get it tangled up in the overhead decorations!

Hyde House Winter Wedding
Hyde House Winter Wedding

With Niall’s family being Irish there was a lot of Irish jigging going on. The evening DJ and disco floor provider was Premier Beats Entertainment, the love letters also by The Cotswold Wedding Company. Fantastic day and great fun to photograph!

Hyde House Winter Wedding
Hyde House Winter Wedding
Hyde House Winter Wedding
Hyde House Winter Wedding

Click here to see more info about my wedding photography if you are interested in booking me for your Cotswolds Winter Wedding or Hyde House Wedding: Louise Bowles Photography.

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.

Great Tythe Barn Wedding | Izzy & Matt

Well we had all resigned ourselves to the fact that this was going to be a RAINY day at The Great Tythe Barn, and it didn’t disappoint!! The first few weeks in June this year, 2019, had been awful, so it wasn’t the only rainy wedding I photographed.

It by no means spoiled Izzy & Matt’s Great Tythe Barn wedding at ALL though – there was just a bit more running in & out doors as soon as there was a little break in the clouds to get the group photos done.

The Great Tythe Barn Tetbury, here in the Cotswolds, is such a lovely venue, inside and out, so I had no doubt that we would still manage to get some lovely photos.

Great Tythe Barn Wedding

The decorations inside the barn were so colourful – mainly thanks to Izzy’s mum & sister for making such gorgeous bunting.

Great Tythe Barn Wedding

The girls were getting ready in the main house – with the conservatory room so light & airy, it didn’t matter that it was tipping down outside!

Great Tythe Barn Wedding
Great Tythe Barn Wedding

There was colour everywhere – the stunning flowers were done by Daisy Belle Floral Design

Great Tythe Barn Wedding
Great Tythe Barn Wedding

There was a wonderful 50s look going on with the girls’ hair & makeup – again, such bright colours.

Great Tythe Barn Wedding
Great Tythe Barn Wedding

Hair was by Pearl’s Pinup Parlour who specialise in the vintage look.

Great Tythe Barn Wedding

And there was some seriously RED lipstick expertly applied, as with all the other makeup, by Katy Pheiffer.

Great Tythe Barn Wedding
Great Tythe Barn Wedding

The boys got ready in one of the cottages on site – the accomodation onsite is one of the real advantages of The Great Tythe Barn.

Great Tythe Barn Wedding

Matt, the groom was sporting a lovely green suit, and again, colour everywhere in the ties and handkerchiefs.

Great Tythe Barn Wedding
Great Tythe Barn Wedding
Great Tythe Barn Wedding
Great Tythe Barn Wedding

The Groom’s suit was from Asos, and the Best Men & Ushers from Slaters Wedding Suit Hire.

Great Tythe Barn Wedding

Izzy’s stunning dress was from the Georgina Pimm Bridal Boutique.

Great Tythe Barn Wedding
Great Tythe Barn Wedding
Great Tythe Barn Wedding
Great Tythe Barn Wedding

Izzy really did look stunning with the whole look of the dress, hair, makeup and those colourful flowers!

Great Tythe Barn Wedding

The beautiful bridesmaid dresses were from David’s Bridal

Great Tythe Barn Wedding

Izzy & Matt had originally planned an outdoor ceremony (and you’d have thought that would be a safe bet in June…but not in Britain!). But to be honest, I think the ceremony in the barn was just beautiful.

Great Tythe Barn Wedding

The colourful sign was made by a friend of theirs

Great Tythe Barn Wedding

There were some amazing singers from The Vocal Works Gospel Choir who sang before the ceremony & during the signing of the register.

Great Tythe Barn Wedding

Izzy & Matt walked in to the ceremony together – with the first meeting just in side the barn doors

Great Tythe Barn Wedding
Great Tythe Barn Wedding
Great Tythe Barn Wedding
Great Tythe Barn Wedding
Great Tythe Barn Wedding

The guests had drinks upstairs because it was STILL raining – but it did stop every now & then, and with the help of some very good Best Men & Ushers, I managed to keep taking people in & out to get the group photos done outside. The Best Men were very helpful making sure Matt’s suit didn’t get wet…

Great Tythe Barn Wedding
Great Tythe Barn Wedding

The photo below just sums up Izzy & Matt to me – they were CONSTANTLY laughing and happy, and it was such a pleasure to photograph their day.

Great Tythe Barn Wedding

It was also a pleasure to work with Ben from Mrs Mashup again who was doing videography – and we both had such a fun day with these two lovelies.

Great Tythe Barn Wedding
Great Tythe Barn Wedding

The barn was set up, again with so much colour, for the wedding breakfast. Everything was done by Izzy & Matt, including flowers grown in Izzy’s Mum’s garden, and the log slices borrowed from the florist!

Great Tythe Barn Wedding

The food was a ‘posh picnic’ created by caterers Fine Dine With Us.

Great Tythe Barn Wedding

Then it was time for some emotional, and very funny speeches

Great Tythe Barn Wedding
Great Tythe Barn Wedding
Great Tythe Barn Wedding

It really was very wet outside by this time, but Ben, the videographer, & I managed to convince Izzy & Matt to go trapsing through some long grass for some more photos!

Great Tythe Barn Wedding
Great Tythe Barn Wedding
Great Tythe Barn Wedding

They had yummy Krispy Kreme doughnuts instead of a traditional wedding cake

Great Tythe Barn Wedding
Great Tythe Barn Wedding

And then it was all systems go for some serious dancing for the rest of the night! Their DJ was Julian from Oxygen Discos. Fantastic day.

Great Tythe Barn Wedding
Great Tythe Barn Wedding
Great Tythe Barn Wedding