At the end of October 2011, we made a long-overdue return to the Billesley Manor Hotel in Warwickshire for the wedding of Yvonne and Sam. It’s been a couple of years since working at this popular venue and we’d been looking forward to it ever since the couple booked us at the start of the year.
After dropping Sarah off at a local pub to meet up with Sam and his groomsmen, I made my way to Billesley Manor on a gorgeous Autumn morning. Billesley is a really lovely venue, with a fine manor house and well-kept gardens. Inside it tends to be quite dark, especially the room used for civil services, but with me upfront and Sarah covering the view from the back and upstairs from the balcony, we got some great coverage of the service.
After a few quick formal family photos we took Sam and Yvonne for a tour of the grounds. As we were now definitely in Autumn, there wasn’t going to be chance for another ‘couple’ session using natural light later in the day, so it was great to be given ample time to make the most of the outside of their venue. Later on in the evening, we set up a few shots with lighting both inside and outside the venue once the daylight had gone.
Following the meal and speeches and first dance, everyone made their way outside to play with the sparklers, followed by a great firework display. At this point we said our goodbyes to the couple, leaving them to enjoy the rest of their reception evening.
A big thank-you to Yvonne and Sam for not only looking after us on the day, but also being such fun to work with. Hope you like your pictures guys…