Manor House Hotel, Castle Combe – though relatively local to me, is a wedding venue that could be a million miles away. It’s in such a beautiful location, with stunning and sumptuous views nestled in perhaps the most charming little village in England.
Anja and Roland got married there in May. It was small and intimate wedding, with a handful of guests from both families in attendance. Anja looked simply stunning and Roland, of course, looked very smart too. Sadly, the registrars on the day dictated the photographic coverage throughout the ceremony, which is terribly sad for a true documentary wedding photographer. That said, the wedding ceremony itself was lovely, with very special words said, vows made and hugs all round.
Later, Anja, Roland and their family had a private meal, with informal speeches and plenty of fine wine.
It was a privilege to be a part of such an intimate wedding. As a documentary photographer, it’s often a challenge to photograph discretely but accurately during the smaller weddings, but on this occasion Anja, Roland and their family members really just relaxed in each others company, and it was easy to record their special day, very informally; and hopefully they have some wonderful pictorial memories of their lovely wedding at the Manor House Hotel to look back on for years to come.
As usual, a small selection of my favourite images from this wedding. All of this selection are black and white choices of mine.