I was looking forward to being the Weston Manor wedding photographer for the wedding of A & L. I had met with them at my studio a couple of weeks before their wedding. They are a lovely couple who were looking for a beautiful wedding day with friends and families. The venue, the Manor Hotel on Weston on the Green is in Oxfordshire. It is a beautiful Hotel with ample space for wedding ceremonies. I had been at this venue on a couple of prior occasions and I was looking forward to returning.
The weather was not great for their wedding day sadly. In fact, it rained for most of the day so the wedding had to take place indoors. The bride and groom had hoped to perhaps have the ceremony outdoors but the weather was not playing ball. It however did not dampen the mood for the day. Everyone was smiling and relaxed and getting on with things. I arrived to capture a few shots of the bride getting ready. She was with her nieces and sister, who was also her bridesmaid. Also present was the family dog from the bride. In fact, this wedding had two lovely dogs present for part of the day, which made this day special too. The mood was calm with a little bit of anticipation. Guests were starting to arrive and congregating at the bar.
The ceremony was beautiful. A cello played for the guests and it was beautiful to hear in a such a grand setting as the main room at the venue. Both bride and groom were a bit emotional and there were readings from family members and friends. After the first kiss and the signing of the register, it was time for everyone to enjoy drinks and canapés.
The wedding reception included more cello playing. I really love the sound of the cello and it complemented beautifully the wedding reception. A magician was also present entertaining children and grown ups too! Guests moved around the Hotel and it has some nice spots for people to get together and chat. After the drinks reception, it was then time for a lovely three course dinner followed by speeches. They were all beautiful and memorable, from the heart and original. Tis is what I really like, when speeches are personal and meaningful! We got a lucky break after the speeches as the rain stopped for a few minutes to venture outside for a few portraits before heading back in for the first dance.
Below is a selection of my favourite wedding images from their wedding day. I really hope that you like them! It was joy to work A & L, a lovely couple who were very attentive to everyone. They wanted to have a happy day with family and friend and they certainly created the right setting for this. If you are getting married and are looking for a Weston manor wedding photographer (or for any other venue for that matter), I would love to hear from you. Thanks so much for visiting my website and if you like my work, I would love to hear from you in the comments section below.