More often than not, I have to travel a bit for each wedding that I document. I would say that one hour is the average over a season. It was great that this wedding took place in my own village. The wedding venue was only 2 minutes from my front door! Interestingly, even though I had heard of the Manor of Hurst before hand, I had never seen the venue. In fact, I did not even know where it was. There are no signs and the venue is secluded, behind some trees. I was very excited to be the Manor of hurst wedding photographer for the wedding of Amy and Gordon’s wedding. I had met Amy on a couple of occasions and I knew that it would be a great wedding! The day started at the venue where Amy was getting ready with her family and friends. Everyone was in good spirits when I arrived. The make up artist had already virtually finished, but I was still able to capture a few final touches.
The wedding took place at the village church which can be reached by the venue on foot. St. Nicholas Hurst is my local church and I had documented a wedding there a couple of years before. It is a lovely church and that I attend from time to time. It was all a local affair with the groom and guests having a drink at the local pub across the road from the church. I was able to go back and forth to capture some images of both the bride and groom prior to the ceremony. The ceremony was nice and it included some readings and singing. After the ceremony and the confetti shower, the guests walked back to the venue.
The weather was overcast but dry. It was not cold either and therefore the guests were able to enjoy the outdoors of the venue. The Manor of Hurst is beautiful and a gorgeous marquee had been erected outside. The afternoon included some drinks and canapés. We took also a few family shots and portraits during this time. It was then time to go inside the marquee for the wedding breakfast. I was seated with the guests which is always good fun for me. Whilst I enjoy having a break from it all from time to time, I much prefer being at the centre of the action and get to know more some of the guests. The meal was nicely interrupted by singing waiters (or wedding coordinator in this case). After the initial surprise, guests enjoyed the act and they did a good job in getting everyone involved. After the meal there was time to relax for a bit before the first dance. A caricaturist had also been commissioned and was entertaining guests with his drawings. I stayed for a while after the first dance capturing some of the dancing before heading home.
It was a really lovely wedding and I was very pleased to meet and wrk with Amy and Gordon. Their wedding was very much a local affair. It included many local suppliers and I was very grateful that they thoughts of me for their wedding photos. Below are some of my favourite images from their wedding day, I really hope that you like them. If you are looking for The Manor of Hurst wedding photographer (or any other venue for that matter) I would love to hear from you. Thanks for visiting my website!