Wedding of Rebecca and Joe at Wethele Manor
Many thanks to Rebecca & Joe for asking me to be their wedding photographer on this special day.
This was to be my very first wedding photography assignment at Wethele Manor.
In preparation, for the big day, I always like to scout out new venues with the bride and groom a few weeks in advance. This is a good opportunity to have a pre-wedding shoot, practice key locations, discuss photo ideas, shot lists, notes and timings ahead of the big day.
What A Stunning Wedding Venue
Wethele Manor is a 16th Century Georgian house surrounded by well-kept grounds within a 250-acre working farm.
Inside the main building, there are many original features including an unusual inglenook fireplace, old stone floors, solid oak beams together, and an original dairy.
This picturesque wedding venue is situated in the Warwickshire countryside just outside Leamington Spa.
About The Day
I arrived at the venue 1 hour early “as always” which gives me plenty of time to go over my notes and prepare myself for the long day ahead. Once ready I set about taking a few shots of the building and grounds before finding Rebecca & Joe for the bridal prep photos.
Before long the outdoor ceremony took place outside in the unique wooden Orchard Bothy Structure. All went off without a hitch and Rebecca and Joe got married.
However, the weather was starting to look a bit dodgy so I decided to rattle off the confetti shots and all-important family photos ASAP. Luckily the rain held off and we managed to get all the photos as planned.
Now it was time for the wedding breakfast so everyone was invited into the marque for a lavish meal and speeches.
The heavens finally opened up during the main course and fizzled out pretty quickly. Thankfully this offered a bit of relief on such a warm day.
Now that it had cooled off a little we headed off to take some formal bridal photos around the grounds. Then back to cut the cake and have the first dance.
As planned I stayed on into the evening, finishing with some fantastic twilight shots before leaving the party.
Many congratulations Rebecca and Joe. Thank you for your hospitality and being a great couple to work for!
Full Wedding Video / Slideshow at Wethele Manor
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