Our last-but-one wedding of 2011 saw us at a local venue we’d been wanting to work at for ages – Hampton Manor. This lovely 19th century manor house with contemporary interior makes for a great wedding venue and it’s one we look forward to returning to.
Sarah and Paul booked us earlier this year. The wedding itself was held at SS Mary & Bartholomew church – a stone’s-throw from Hampton Manor itself. The vicar, Duncan Ballard was very welcoming and was happy for us to work unimpeded. This really does make a huge difference to the quality of photos we are able to get and is in such start contrast to the attitude of some of the clergy/officiants we come across.
Although cold outside, everyone was a good enough sport to stay out long enough for us to get the formal group photos completed before we took Sarah and Paul off on their own. We timed the session just right as we had some glorious golden-hour light to work with.
The fabulous cake was by Pam and Norma of The Red Cake Company (who, incidentally, made the excellent cookies for our own wedding in October).