Botley’s Mansion wedding photography is just awesome. The venue is amazing and has so many rooms and areas that as a photographer, I am always excited to work there. Mercy sounded lovely when we chatted before the wedding and I was looking forward to document her wedding to Tom. The weather was variable in the morning but it ended up being lovely all day. Both Mercy and Tom were getting ready at the venue. This gave me a chance to capture a few shots of both of them before the ceremony. They were both relaxed and excited, perhaps a tad nervous but happy! The ceremony was lovely and sincere. Drinks were held on the main hall and outdoors. There are so many areas at the venue were people can go, it offers a variety of backdrops and backgrounds.
If you have followed by blog for some time, you will know that I love hugs, real and honest hugs! The wedding of Mercy and Tom did not disappoint. The bride and groom seem to have such a strong bond with their friends and family. Everyone was hugging with each other, laughing and being happy to be with each other. I love speeches and I learnt a lot. About their close friends and how they still keep in touch despite living in different parts of the world, making sure they have at least some virtual conversations a few times a year. It showed how close they all are. After the speeches, it was time for some dancing. I love capturing dancing shots. The dancing is also a time were you can see raw emotion, which I love. Shortly after the first dance, I took the bride and groom for a couple of night portraits before heading home.
There is an excellent TV series called Friday Night Lights (must watch if you haven’t) and the football players say Texas Forever, meaning that they would always remember and be true to Texas where they are based and play. Whilst, there was a strong American influence from the bride and her guests, I doubt that they were from Texas. But their strong friendship made me think of this series. Whatever they did and wherever they went, they seem to have a solid and strong bond which was so beautiful to see and is bound to last for a long time.
Below is a selection of my favourite images from their day. I hope that you like them! If you do, please feel free to leave me a comment at the end of this post, I would really love to hear from you. If you are looking for Botleys Mansion wedding photography (or for any other similar venue) I would love to hear from you