We always like to ask our clients to tell us about their day. We are Cotswolds wedding photographers rather than creative writers so to make our lives easier and to make a more personal story I’ll let Karina tell you about their Cowley Manor Wedding. It’s much more interesting to hear about the day from her perspective than mine. Unusually for a blog I’m going to show the Cowley Manor wedding photography first and then put her words in after. It’s quite lengthy you see and well worth the time to read but you might not get to the photos if I just paste it here. So settle in for a long read and see their beautiful Cowley Manor wedding photography.
Adventures in Wedding Photography
Hi there, welcome to our wedding photography blog. Here we share our favourite weddings, engagement shoots and other wedding related things. If you would like to see more wedding images you can see featured weddings here or view our wedding gallery here.
This was our second wedding at Wellington Barn. Our first at St. Mary’s church. St. Mary’s is a beautiful little church tucked away down a lane just by the Barn. It’s small but can hold 80 guests so can cope with most weddings. Wellington Barn is a fantastic modern barn set in gorgeous rolling Wiltshire countryside. Emily & Andrew booked us as their Wiltshire wedding photographers after they found us on Fearless Photographers.
Minti & Jonny met at work, over lunch. Just over a year later Jonny popped the question. He couldn’t get down on one knee as they were sitting on a cliff edge watching a sailing race.
Everyone in Minti’s family has been christened, married or buried at St Mary’s Church in Codford so there was no other option than to have their wedding there. The vicar was lovely and let us get on with it. Us Wiltshire wedding photographers love it when that happens and we always say thanks. It was a traditional military wedding – “It’s hard to be original and unique- nothing wrong with a good old fashioned traditional party!” Quite right.
It’s traditional at this time of year for all wedding photographers to post a “Best wedding photography” of the previous year post. We are no exception to this. We have amazing clients and we want to show them off. Of course we had ups and downs throughout the year. Both of our cats were sick and hospitalised at different times and one of the cars blew up leaving Carol stranded for 4 hours waiting for the recovery vehicle. The weddings we photographed were all brilliant in their unique ways and you can see our favourite images in the “Best of 2017” gallery.
Fate brought Amy & Keith together. Although they weren’t local to each other Amy had her Tinder radar set to local. Keith was visiting his best mate Mike in Birmingham. Keith had a quick browse and cupid’s arrow struck home. 3 years later and they chose to have a Birtsmorton Court wedding. They chose us for their wedding photographers as we had photographed their friends George and Simon’s wedding and had taken a photo of them both dancing which became Amy’s favourite.
“This is where the marquee is going and we are going to arrive on a tractor, probably set to music, through that gate you can see over there.” I looked across the fields and imagined what a beautiful countryside wedding this would be. Standing in the garden Amy explained her plans, they were going to build steps up from the field to the garden where the marquee would look out across Wiltshire. All the guests would be seated on straw bales as they greeted the newlyweds and drank champagne. That was the plan anyway.
Stanbrook Abbey is a stunning wedding venue in Worcester. We were here for the second time photographing a wedding at this former monastery. The dramatic architecture provides a gorgeous setting. It makes being a wedding photographer easy and the staff are great too. When people ask us which is our favourite wedding venue we always tell them it’s not the venue, the people are most important. Stanbrook Abbey wedding photography is a joy.
I love to get up close and mingle with the guests at a wedding. To really get in the mix because that way you can really see what your guests were feeling. How much they enjoyed the day and all the little quirky things that they do. Weddings generally follow a certain format; they flow the same way. The thing that makes a wedding unique is the couple and the guests so I like to get right in the middle so that I can show the uniqueness in each wedding day. Joe and Sarah chose a beautiful wedding venue in Gloucestershire – Elmore Court – for their wedding.
Fay & Chris came over from Australia to have a Christmas wedding at the Vermont, Newcastle where they met at Uni. The Vermont is a fantastic hotel situated right next door to the New Castle from which the city gets it’s name. We love Winter wedding photography, especially Christmas weddings it’s a special time of year. Add to that the joy of a wedding and it makes for a magical day.