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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!

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

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

Hair was done by Matthew Curtis and his team

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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!

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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!

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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!

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Manor House Hotel Wedding
Manor House Hotel Wedding

The Bridesmaid dresses were from TFNC.

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The Bellini String Trio played during the ceremony and reception

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And the beautiful ceremony was under way

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Manor House Hotel Wedding
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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

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Manor House Hotel Wedding

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

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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

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Manor House Hotel Wedding
Manor House Hotel Wedding

There were some very emotional speeches

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

And then everyone could relax outside in the beautiful evening sunshine

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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!

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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.

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Manor House Hotel Wedding
Manor House Hotel Wedding

There was also a sweet cart from Sweet Bella Boo

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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

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

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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!

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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.

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Hyde House Wedding
Hyde House Wedding

Nicola’s mum Joanne did all of the beautiful flowers

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

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Hyde House Wedding

Makeup was by Makeup by Mandy-Lee

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Hyde House Wedding

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

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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.

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Hyde House Wedding

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

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Hyde House Wedding
Hyde House Wedding

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

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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

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

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

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Hyde House Wedding

where Jared was nervously waiting

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

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Hyde House Wedding
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Hyde House Wedding

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

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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!

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Hyde House Wedding
Hyde House Wedding
Hyde House Wedding

The barn was styled beautifully by Styletopia

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Hyde House Wedding Style
Hyde House Wedding Style

The tables & table settings were based around different herbs

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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

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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

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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.

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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!

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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…

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

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The cake was by The Barefoot Bakery

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Middle Aston House Wedding

The DJ was Bluemark Entertainment

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Middle Aston House Wedding
Middle Aston House Wedding

What a fabulous day!

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Kelly & Tom | Ellenborough Park Hotel Wedding

Kelly & Tom’s Easter wedding at the beautiful Ellenborough Park Hotel started off with Kelly & the girls getting ready in the hotel.

Ellenborough Park has it’s own chapel, perfect for ceremonies, and that’s where Tom & Kelly were married surrounded by all their friends & family.

It was extremely hot for Easter weekend, absolutely gorgeous weather for a wedding, and so everyone had drinks & canapes outside the chapel on the lawn. I love Ellenborough Park because there are so many beautiful spots for photos – the horse, the swing, the gazebo, and the hotel itself makes a stunning backdrop.

Their wedding breakfast was in the De La Bere Court was decorated beautifully with flowers and the ‘Mr & Mrs’ letters. This was where they danced the evening away as well.

There was a lovely sunset so we did some more photos later as well – a fantastic wedding with a lovely couple at one of my favourite wedding venues in the Cotswolds.

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Nathan & Emily | Swan Hotel Bibury Wedding

My first wedding of 2019 was a very blustery day in Spring in one of the Cotswolds’ most beautiful villages, for Nathan & Emily’s Swan Hotel Bibury wedding. We were keeping our fingers crossed all morning that it didn’t rain as Emily had her heart set on photos in the pretty Arlington Row…it didn’t!

Emily’s face was such a picture when she came downstairs to her Dad and the page boy (ring bearer), and they had a lovely ceremony in the hotel.

This was followed by drinks, canapes and confetti in the yard outside. Emily then braved the wind for photos in the village. All credit to Emily, not many bride’s would have done that, it was pretty blustery! Because of the wind, we had some great veil action,  but also nearly lost it in the river! The fairly short walk from the hotel up to Arlington row is actually quite long when you’re wearing high heels and a wedding dress, and being blown to bits! That’s British weather for you…but as I said…it didn’t rain!

It was a really lovely day and a pleasure to photograph for such lovely people.

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

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

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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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I was back at the stately Eynsham Hall near Oxford.

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A stunning marquee on a very hot day.

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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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Howard & Cheryl | Hyde House Wedding

Howard & Cheryl had their whole Cotswolds wedding at Hyde House – always a good idea as they have everything you could possibly need, and guests don’t need to go anywhere else! Especially now they have the new Grange barn for ceremonies…and photos later!

Cheryl and her Bridesmaids got ready upstairs in the barn, with hair done by Samantha Middleton from Redmill Hair, Banbury; and make up by Nicole Bessell from NB Makeup. While the boys were busy getting stuff ready downstairs, fixing balloons and sorting out tiny little jam jars…they did all the decorations themselves, and the end result looked amazing – especially the table centre pieces which each told a little story of the people on that table, very clever indeed.

This was my first ceremony in The Grange and I loved it, it’s so light and spacious in there, great for photos. It was decorated beautifully with flowers by Flower Thyme, and all the bouquets were stunning as well with very unusual colours. The weather wasn’t behaving, so we had to delay confetti until it had stopped raining later, but that did give us some dramatic skies for photos!

The speeches were hilarious, with Cheryl very bravely getting up to do the first speech and making everyone ‘Whoop’ every time she mentioned their name.

They even managed to get outside to eventually do their pinata in the dark,  which had been hanging on the tree all day!

They danced the evening away with music from DJ Cotswold Discos Entertainment.

Fabulous day with fabulous people and thank you for asking me to photograph it!

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Kayleigh & Dan | Blackwell Grange Wedding

It was such a pleasure to photograph Kayleigh & Dan’s Blackwell Grange wedding – Kayleigh was so super-excited about absolutely everything, it was very infectious! Blackwell Grange is a beautiful all in one barn venue surrounded by fields and stunning scenery here in the Cotswolds.

The Potting Shed is a wonderful area for getting ready (and very close to everything, so Kayleigh could keep popping out to see the amazing cake and flowers arrive!) The Thatch Barn is where Kayleigh & Dan had their lovely ceremony. The little page boy Jacob very bravely led the wedding party in to the barn holding his ‘Here Comes the Bride’ sign, and gave the rings to Kayleigh & Dan during the ceremony – a very important job!

Their dog Pippa made a guest appearance during the reception for some photos. Being a gin lover myself I very much approved of the gin bottle table decorations and the whole room looked amazing, with some very funny and emotional speeches after the wedding breakfast.

We had some dramatic skies at sunset and I had such fun photographing their lovely day at such a lovely venue.

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Pippa & Alistair | Lapstone Barn Wedding

Lapstone Barn, near Chipping Campden in the Cotswolds, opened it’s doors as a new wedding venue earlier this year, and is just around the corner from where I live, so I was very excited to photograph the lovely Pippa & Alistair’s Lapstone Barn Wedding there in the autumn. Pippa and her bridesmaid got ready upstairs in the Hayloft – a fantastic space for getting ready – and hair & makeup was done beautifully by Lucie Richmond.

Unfortunately the weather didn’t exactly behave, but that really didn’t matter at this venue. Pippa didn’t have to go outside at all to get to the beautiful ceremony room downstairs, which was decorated with stunning autumn colours by Sue at The Bay Tree at Campden. The guests could throw confetti indoors, and there is a lovely courtyard with a covered area which is perfect for group photos and couple photos if it’s raining.  Pippa, Alistair and all their guests were very cosy inside all day (apart from when I dragged them all outside for the big group photo…it did stop raining for a short time!)

They did their first dance and then were entertained by the brilliant band Resident Heroes.  A really wonderful day for a lovely couple.

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Shelley & Gemma | Charingworth Manor Wedding

It was an absolute pleasure to photograph Shelley & Gemma’s Charingwoth Manor wedding in the Cotswolds. The weather wasn’t so great on the day – and I think this was the last rainy day before the big heatwave of 2018 hit us! But that didn’t spoil their day at all – Charingworth Manor is beautiful inside as well, so plenty of photo opportunities!

Lyla from The Cotswold Wedding Company provided the 12 bridesmaids (5 for Shelley & 7 for Gemma) with their beautiful dresses, and was even there in the morning dressing them!

It was hilariously complicated trying to avoid Shelley & Gemma seeing each other before the ceremony, at one point Shelley’s bridesmaids ended up hiding in the kitchen!

It was a beautiful ceremony in the Orangery and very emotional speeches later on. The Orangery was decorated beautifully by Finishing Touches Gloucester .The rain eased up later so that we could do some photos outside, and the highlight of the dancing was everyone singing ‘Come on Eileen’ to Shelley’s great aunt Eileen who was 101! They rounded off the evening with an amazing firework display by Cotswold Fireworks on top of the hill there at Charingworth.

Many thanks as well to Christy Blanch Photography for second shooting for me and being amazing.

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