If you wanted to witness a beautiful family wedding, you couldn’t be more blessed than being part of Louisa & Tom’s families, throughout their day they were surrounded by the loveliest bunch of people you could ever meet! From her bridesmaid travelling half way round the world to be there on their big day to Purnell the dog ~ well this dog is a superstar & just loves the camera!
We have some photography history with Louisa’s family, my Dad photographed Louisa’s parents wedding 20+ years ago at the same church Tom & Louisa were married in, & I photographed Louisa’s brother ~ Jake, his first new born photograph! ~ now in his 20’s! He hasn’t changed a bit ..ha! He has some dance floor skills that guy & great at getting ‘everyone’ on the dance floor !
You tried your best ‘RAIN’!! but you did not dampen any spirits, the church was packed to the rafters & by the time we all dried off & sang our hearts out, it was off to a venue we had never been to before Manor Hill House
What a lovely venue, you couldn’t wish for more attentive hosts on arrival the owners Michael & Emma were on hand with brollies to escort all the guests to a warming welcome & canapés, I love this ‘cocktail hour’ time it gives you chance to get rid of all those nerves to have a quick chat & catch up with friends & family.
Chris at Manor Hill House is there every step of your day to make sure you have everything you need & the day runs smoothly… what a team!
Tom & Louisa braved the elements & we managed to get a few photos outside & meet the most magnificent member of staff ~ horse Jack !
After a wedding breakfast with food that looked like little works of art on a plate it was time for the speeches ! I think having speeches after the meal is a great idea, the drinks have been flowing and everyone is a little merry. I always get emotional at Father of the bride speeches & Louisa’s Dad was no exception, it was a mix of reminiscing family moments & euphoria of how beautiful & brilliant your daughter looks on her wedding day. Tom did a dutiful speech of thanking all the right people mixed with bringing the house down with his whit, charm & brilliant comic timing. It was like the warm up act for Ollie the bestman ~ doff my hat to you Ollie, even the ‘cake was in tiers’..(boom tish! )
Again rain did not stop play with this amazing crowd ~ Sparklers & a spectacular firework display from Jubilee Fireworks only ignited the party spirits even more!
This is testament to a good DJ, Chris from The Best Disco.com is more than just a DJ at Manor Hill House. He kept the dance floor full all night , with little help from baby Jake, & bridesmaid Lauren helping finish the celebrations with Louisa & Tom crowd surfing!
Fantastic ! Thank you so much for having us along for your big day.