Manor by the lake wedding.
Laura and David had their Manor by the lake wedding last week. Both the bride and groom were at the venue so I was able to photograph them both.
Preparing for the wedding.
As normal I started with the bridal preparation. Laura was in such a bubbly mood as she was getting ready for her wedding day with her bridesmaids and mother. her room at the Manor by the lake was beautiful and featured a four poster bed and spa bath tub, all set in a huge room overlooking the gardens.
I joined the groom in the “Rock Bar”. Adam was chilling out with his dad and groomsmen. The bar was filled with lots of music memorabilia and was the ideal place for them to relax before the wedding celebrations started.
The wedding venue.
There was a little bit of extra time before the wedding ceremony was due to start so I had a little walk around the grounds. Manor by the lake is a stunning wedding venue set in beautiful grounds so I used this time to scope out some locations for later with the newlyweds.
The biggest surprise was when I was driving into the venue, I thought I had the wrong place at first. The area around the venue is not in keeping with the manor and its setting. On the way in you pass a retail park, film studio all just off the motorway, this wedding venue is a real oasis.
The wedding ceremony.
With only 50 guests the wedding had a nice family feel to it and we were able to use one of the smaller rooms at the venue. Laura looked stunning as she entered the room and Adams first look was a beautiful picture.
After the ceremony, it was time for a quick confetti shot then lots of candid photographs as the couple mingled with their guests. The weather was perfect and in the beautiful grounds of this venue, it was like shooting fish in a barrel.
The wedding breakfast.
I was able to get into the reception room a few minutes before the bride and groom and start photographing the decorations. The couple had the chance to check the room too before they were hidden around the corner and the guests were brought in. I took my break in the Rock bar as the guest had the wedding breakfast, once again fantastic food.
I was back with the guests for the wedding speeches and they were lovely, simply sweet, from the heart and with plenty of laughs.
Newlyweds photo session.
A Manor by the lake wedding comes with beautiful gardens and grounds, The ideal place to get some beautiful wedding photographs and couples shots. We were out for about 20 minutes just taking a walk through the grounds and snapping away.
The timings worked out perfectly. Once we were done in the gardens it was time to head back into the venue. We went straight into cutting the cake, followed by the newlyweds first dance.
The wedding pictures.
Manor by the lake for your wedding.
Manor By The Lake is a splendid Victorian Manor set in spectacular grounds in the beautiful Cotswolds.
Bursting with character and charm. The Manor has 12 individually designed guest rooms featuring. All four-poster beds and ensuite bathrooms with freestanding baths.
Available on an exclusive hire basis. The cosy lounge areas, dramatic dining rooms and function suites with oak panelling and open fireplaces. These create a welcoming environment for guests, whatever the occasion.
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