A Botleys Mansion Wedding: What a wonderful wedding venue this is. Back in November 2011 I photographed the wedding of Emma and Darren at Botleys Mansion and I couldn’t have been more thrilled when they asked me to be their wedding photographer.
When they told me they were getting married at Botleys I was very excited. Its a Bijou Weddings venue, which means its rare for a non Bijou Wedding photographer to get the opportunity to photograph there. As it was my first time, I arrived in plenty of time and pretty much marveled at the lovely 18th Century Palladian Mansion as I made my way up the drive way.
Emma was having her bridal makeup and final pre-wedding preparation in the bridal suite. It was a serene scene up there with the bubbly and the excitement building slowly before Emma got into what I can only describe as one of the more gorgeous wedding dresses I have seen in a long time. Of course, she looked absolutely wonderful walking down the aisle to the by-now-nervous-looking groom Darren.
The ceremony went off without a hitch and the guests mingled before heading into the Banqueting room for their wedding breakfast. Of course, before the breakfast could start Darren and Emma had to walk down that incredible red carpet that no Botleys Mansion Wedding would be complete without.
An adorable set of speeches, with lots of laughter and emotion of course. Some raucousness from the guests as they enjoyed themselves too and it was nice to catch up with Jo and Jason who’s wedding I photographed just a couple of weeks back.
Below, as usual, are a few of my favourite images from the wedding. The images presented are all black and white. When I saw the dance floor at Botleys Mansion I had an idea of the type of shot I wanted to get and the final shot in this selection is exactly what I had in mind. As always, I’m a pure reportage wedding photographer, so none of these images are staged or posed in any way.
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