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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.

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

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

Hyde House Wedding
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.

Hyde House Wedding
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

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

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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