Botley’s Mansion is a great wedding venue set in Surrey. I was very excited to be the Botley’s Mansion wedding photographer for the wedding of H & A. I had met the bride and groom and my home studio a year before their wedding. I realised very quickly that they were a lovely and genuine couple.
Botley’s Mansion is an elegant wedding venue. The setting is beautiful and the interior is very grand. The bride and groom were looking forward to relaxed photography that would blend the elegance of the venue with images that would remind them of friends and family having fun.
The morning started at the venue with the bride and groom getting ready. It was busy, both the bride and groom having many friends and family getting ready with them. I love it when it is busy as there is always plenty of things going on and therefore plenty for me to photograph. The bride was having fun with her friends and the room was full of grown ups and babies. Both providing entertainment in equal measure! After some time, I headed over the the groom’s room to take a few photos of the boys getting ready.
Everyone was very relaxed and it was great to see guests arriving and enjoying some time before the ceremony took place. It was a civil ceremony in the Grand Atrium, an impressive room able to accommodate a large number of guests. The bride and groom said their “I do’s” and then lead their guests outdoors for a confetti throw that was then followed by a drinks reception in the lawns of the venue. It was a fairly warm day, but there were many drinks available for guests to cool down and some areas of open shade.
The drinks reception lasted around 90 minutes before the guests were invited back into the Grand Atrium for the wedding breakfast. I am always impressed at how quickly they can turn the venue around. The decor looked fantastic. I took the bride and groom for a few photos before they were announced in style.
The wedding breakfast was a lovely three course meal and it was followed by speeches. They were all meaningful which is extremely important to me. I love to hear the memories from a father about her daughter, the groom about his bride and how they met and the best man about his best friend.
After the meal and the cutting of the cake, the guests had some time to relax in the garden. The venue has a separate area for dancing which is very useful too. I took the opportunity during this time to take a few photos of the bride and groom. There was a also a throwing of the bouquet which proved to be very fun. Guests were generally enjoying catching up, playing games and relaxing in the sun.
It was then time for the first dance which was beautifully performed by the bride and groom. H & A are a genuine and lovely couple and it was a real pleasure to capture their wedding day. they are warm, friendly and made me feel (and everyone else) very welcome. It was such a pleasure to document their wedding day and I look forward to keeping in touch with them. The groom is a very skilled carpenter and the bride and groom crated their own Mr & Mrs signs for the wedding that you see on this blog. If you would like to hire these signs (or they may take commissions for other letter) please check their Instagram @foreveryounghire
Below are some of my favourite images from their wedding day. I really hope that you like them and please feel free to get i touch if you are looking for a Botley’s Mansion wedding photographer (or for any other venue for that matter). Thanks for visiting!