I really enjoy documenting Lillibrooke Manor weddings. The venue is relaxed and beautiful. It is set in Berkshire near Maidenhead. The main area used for weddings is the Barn. There are other areas for the bride to get ready and for the civil ceremony. If the weather is nice. guests can also enjoy drinks in the gardens. Lillibrooke Manor was the venue chosen by S & M for their wedding reception.
My day started at theRiver Arts club documenting the bride getting ready. It was a nice morning and the bride and her bridesmaids were getting ready in one of the lovely rooms that the venue offers. I normally try to capture a few shots depicting the mood and surroundings before heading for the ceremony. The wedding ceremony took place in Marlow, only a 15 minutes drive away. The ceremony was nice. Afterwards, the guests greeted the bride and groom by releasing balloons which was a nice touch and fun to capture. After this, it was time to head to venue.
The weather had turned a little blustery by the time the bride and groom arrived at the venue. The umbrellas were out but the guests were still able to stay in the garden for a while as it was just a short shower. The weather turned very wet later, when luckily all guests were in the barn for dinner. The drinks reception was relaxed with guests enjoying champagne and canapés. Some guests were playing crocket, some other were taking pictures and it was nice to see children running around too! We took a few minutes also to take a few portraits as the guests were finding their seats for the wedding breakfast.
Speeches preceded the wedding breakfast, something that I see happening more frequently. This is great for speakers as they can then eat and relaxed without being worried about the speeches. After a gorgeous three course meal, the guests had a few minutes to stretch their legs before the cutting of the cake and the first dance.
It was a lovely day spent with a lovely couple. I had met S & M previously during their pre-wedding shoot and it was nice to know them already a bit better for their wedding day. Below are some of my favourite wedding images from their day, I really hope that you like them! As usual, the slideshow has a few more images so you get a better feel for their day. If you are considering Lillibrooke Manor weddings, I certainly recommend them and would love to chat to you if you are looking for a wedding photographer. Thanks you for reading and visiting my site!