Matara wedding Photography – Harri & Ranjana

The Cotswolds are full of incredible wedding venues and Matara really is something special. We love coming back to photograph weddings at the Matara Centre. Matara wedding photography is always an amazing experience; it’s such a gorgeous wedding venue. In any weather there’s so much variety both indoors and out that it makes the lives of us Cotswolds wedding photographers easy.

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A dramatic silhouette in the Japanese garden at Matara

On top of that when you have fantastic, laid back clients like Harri & Ranjana and their families it makes the day easy and relaxed. I’m often asked what my favourite weddings are. The answer is – days like these. A relaxed and chilled couple where we are allowed to get on with our jobs and find inspiration as we go.

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The venue was beautifully decorated with an Indian theme – it was an Indian wedding after all – which fitted perfectly with the venue itself. Ranj in her gold sari looked incredible and Harri looked dapper in his suit. They had an unusual ring bearer – Ravi Toto – their pet tortoise. When I heard it was going to be a tortoise I expected something bigger. Maybe with a house number painted on the shell but Ravi was tiny. He was brought to the ceremony on a cushion with the rings on his back. It was very sweet.

Following the civil service in the Japanese garden everyone walked to the woods for a more personal ceremony performed by Durga, Harri’s sister. The food was incredible. Kottu Rotting – Sri Lankan street food (yum) – followed by an Indian buffet for the wedding breakfast. We love an Indian wedding.

It was such a fantastic day and in the evening everyone made paper boats which were launched into the pond with tealights. As the night closed in the cake was cut and the dancing started.

We loved being a part of this very special day and if you are planning a wedding at Matara then we would love to hear from you.

Here are some favourite images from a fabulous day –

The Japanese garden at Matara The ceiling in the hilarium at The Matara Centre THe bride doing her makeup in the mirror A dinosaur wedding cake The groom's sister takes a picture of the wedding cake Putting the finishing touches to the wedding cake at Matara The bridal prep in the bridal suite at The Matara Centre Friends of the bride laughing The groom's tropical underwear The groom and ushers getting ready in Kingscote Park House The groom getting ready in his room The bride putting on her Sari The bride is helped into her Sari The ring bearer is a tortoise The groom and ushers getting ready An usher in the mirror The groomsmen - Matara wedding photographer The bride is greeted by one of the wedding guests The groom and groomsmen have a drink before the ceremony The bride's father hugs her A portrait of the bride before the wedding at Matara The bride and her father walk down the aisle The bride and groom laughing during the wedding ceremony The ring bearer is carried on a cushion Matara centre wedding photography Matara wedding photographer The bride and groom laughing after the ceremony at Matara The groom's sister leads a personal ceremony in the woods A ceremony in the woods at Matara The bride puts a garland on the groom The bride has a garalnd taken off her by the groomsmen A wedding guest hugs the groom Wedding guests get a selfie with the bride and groom The father of the bride laughs and hugs his daughter The wedding party in the house at Matara A portrait of the bride and groom A portrait of the bride and groom in the gardens at The Matara Centre A portrait of the bride and groom in the garden at Matara Matara wedding guests laughing in the Zen room The bride having fun during her speech The mother of the bride crying with laughter The groom's speech in the Hilarium The newlyweds laughing during the speeches The best man's speech The bride and groom have a portrait in the Japanese garden at Matara The bride and groom's first dance Wedding dancing wedding guests dancing The bride and groom dancing

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Wedding at Matara

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  • Dom 11th June 2018   Reply →

    Fantastic images – lots of great details, expertly captured spontaneous moments and some real ‘kapow’ portraits!!!!! Great work Kevin 🙂

  • Maria Assia 11th June 2018   Reply →

    Dude. This wedding’s a beaut and so is your coverage. Love the venue too!

  • kerry 11th June 2018   Reply →

    Great documentary coverage Kevin, desperate to do an Indian wedding like this!

  • Teri Vincent 12th June 2018   Reply →

    Fantastic wedding captured beautifully Kevin

  • Alex Miller 14th June 2018   Reply →

    wow! totally stunning and what an opening shot!!! I love it!

  • Sara Dalrymple 14th June 2018   Reply →

    Wow, wonderful shots Kevin! Love the compositions, and the bride has such a radiant smile!

  • craig williams 14th June 2018   Reply →

    Great Story teling and man that light in the first 2 images

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