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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.

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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.

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Beautiful bouquets were delivered by Haze Lea

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

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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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And the speeches were done before their meal

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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.

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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!

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The evening disco was provide by the brilliant Dukebox Discos.

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

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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!

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

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

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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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The barn was styled beautifully by Styletopia

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The tables & table settings were based around different herbs

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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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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!

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

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

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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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Sparklers are always a lovely way to end the photos

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Another fantastic day with lovely people and amazing weather!

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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.

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.

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The stunning flowers were by Laura from Cotswold Blooms

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Makeup was by Christine Cara

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And hair by Rachel Mulford

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The girls did some EPIC jumping for the camera!

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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.

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It was beginning to absolutely TIP down at this point! But The Grange still looked beautiful, and ready for the ceremony

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Finishing touches to a stunning bride, and some sisterly words of advice before the ceremony!

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Jade’s stunning dress was Essence of Australia from Mae Bridal in Witney, and the Bridesmaid dresses from WED2B.

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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…

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But it was ever so slightly TORRENTIAL when they came out!!

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One of the ushers gallantly went for umbrellas

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And then there was a whole wedding umbrella kerfuffle!

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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…

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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!

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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!

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The venue was dressed by The Cotswold Wedding Company

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Hanging lanterns wer by Every Event Hire, and bunting by two of the Bridesmaids.

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The wedding breakfast room looked stunning and so colourful on a rainy day.

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With calligraphy by Em & Olive

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The speeches were emotional…and funny!

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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!

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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!

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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.

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The cake was from Huffkins Bakery

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Hyde House Wedding

Despite all the rain we had a gorgeous sunset

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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

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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!

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