Hanbury Manor Weddings
Recently I photographed the wedding of Lucie and Matthew at the Sacred Heart Church in Ware, Hertfordshire and then the Hanbury Manor Marriott Hotel. I got to the hotel relatively early to get a few shots of Lucie as she prepared for the big day. It also gave me an opportunity to get some photos of her lovely wedding dress, flowers and shoes etc. Then after an hour or so at the hotel I made my way into Ware, a short distance from the hotel to find the church. At the church there was time for pictures of the groom Matthew and his best man and users as they made their last minute preparations. I also took the opportunity to get some photos of the mother of the bride, bridesmaids and guests as they waited outside the church.
Lucie arrived shortly after accompanied by her father in a large white Wedding Rolls Royce. This was a Catholic service lead by a very friendly and joyful priest who allowed me virtually free run of the church, which was great because I was able to get a nice photograph looking down on the couple and congregation from the balcony above the alter. After the ceremony and the obligatory confetti throwing it was back to Hanbury Manor and the Garden Court for the reception.
Before the wedding breakfast there was plenty of time for all the formal group photographs on the patio of the lovely garden court. Some wedding photographers frown at the thought of formal group photographs but I find that my couples always want them and I am a firm believer in giving the customer exactly what they want. So with the formal photographs completed there was just enough time to take Lucie and Matthew off for some more shots of them alone outside the manor house.
Hanbury Manor has acres of gardens and woods so along with the manor house there are simply lots of superb backdrops for wedding photographs. The staff supplied us with a golf buggy to take the couple and me over to the manor house where I got some more photographs of the happy couple. Hanbury Manor Weddings are superbly run by some very experienced and professional staff making for a very enjoyable experience that is second to none.
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