Cain Manor is a bijou wedding venue set in a secluded area in Surrey. As you arrive to the venue, you find a lovely country house surrounded by private land. It is a beautiful spot, especially on a sunny day. K & M were incredibly lucky with the weather. It was a little bit overcast. But dry and the right temperature. For these reasons, Cain Manor wedding photography is great as there are so many areas to photograph and it all looks immaculate, whether indoors or outdoors. I actually met with both the bride and groom the day before in London. I documented their religious wedding ceremony at their family church, just around the corner from where K’s parents live. It was intimate and beautiful.
On the main wedding day, I arrived at Cain Manor to capture some shots of the preparations. I really like seeing the venue being transformed. K & M had chosen beautiful flower arrangements that adorned the venue. There was lots going on, with people getting ready in different rooms and guests arriving. Everyone seemed fairly relaxed and there was lots of energy around the place.
The bride and groom has retained the services of Jenny Knight (Knight Ceremonies) for their wedding ceremony. They wanted a ceremony that represented them and who they are as individuals and as a couple. I really enjoy these ceremonies as they are very meaningful and designed for the couple. The bride and groom exchanged their own vows which were very emotional and personal. I find it emotional as the person documenting these moments and I think that everyone else in the room felt the same way. It was beautiful and one of my highlights from their wedding day.
After the ceremony, guests enjoyed drinks outside, accompanied by the sound of a Sax player. It is great to see people milling around. Meeting new people and re-acquainting themselves with old friend or distant relatives. We took some time to take some family photos and then a few portrait before sitting down for the wedding breakfast.
Speeches too place before the meal. This is a “new” tradition that I see more and more frequently. I like it personally as it allows for the speakers to relax and enjoy their meal. The speeches were fun and meaningful. It was nice to hear both the bride mum’s and dad do a joint speech. They also walked down their daughter down the aisle together which I felt was lovely and would love to see more often. Speeches are great for me as it gives me a good insight on the bride and groom. You learn some new things about them! After the speeches, the food was served.
After the meal, it was time for guests to enjoy some more time outdoors. Some played crocket, while some other just enjoyed chatting and walking around the grounds of the venue. For the bride it was time to go for a change of wedding dress. Both her dresses looked fantastic! We took a few portraits of them in the new dress before they headed down the stair for their first dance! I left shortly after and left them to enjoy the night away with their friends and family!
Below is a selection of my favourite images from their wedding day. I am truly blessed in working with couples who are lovely, decent and caring people. it makes my job easy and rewarding. Both K & M and their family fit this description. I was incredibly well looked after and they all made me feel very welcome and it was a joy to witness and document their wedding day. If you are looking for Cain Manor wedding photography (or any other venue for that matter), I would love to hear from you! Thanks for visiting and reading!