Bride and groom in cloister corridor at Stanbrook Abbey Hotel

“We wanted to say a huge thank you for photographing our wedding, you really did capture so many memories and moments of our special day that we really will cherish forever. After looking through all the pictures, we have found moments that tell stories of when we weren’t present and that is what we love.

Your style and technique is truly amazing and we appreciate the awkward angles and standing on chairs to get the perfect picture. We received our memory stick, in our box yesterday and this was a special, unexpected surprise that we love, so thank you very much. “

That’s a nice bit of feedback, eh? 🙂

Although there’s many venues we enjoy returning to, we’re always a bit excited when we get to photograph a wedding at a place we’ve not seen before. We’ve wanted to work at Stanbrook Abbey for a long time so we were chuffed when we took not one, but two bookings at this superb Worcestershire wedding venue for the summer of 2017. The first wedding was that of Laura and Dan, held on a fine August day.

Stanbrook Abbey was the home to Benedictine nuns from the 1800’s up to 2009 and which point it was purchased and renovated into a modern hotel but retaining the original architecture and features – and a good thing too because Stanbrook Abbey really is a gorgeous building inside and out.

Laura and Dan’s entire wedding day was held at the venue – and Stanbrook is ideally suited for this. Laura and her bridesmaids were in Brides Manor – a large manor house connected to the main abbey building. It was renovated and refitted along with the rest of the hotel and provides a really beautiful place for the bride’s party to prepare for a wedding. Dan, his groomsmen and several of the other male guests got ready in the Groom’s Room. which is situated next to the Great Callow Hall, where the civil marriage service took place. This was the former chapel of the abbey and looks rather stunning with it’s intricate woodwork, tiled floor and dramatic arched ceiling. The wedding breakfast and speeches were held in the Thompson Dining Hall.

When it came to Laura and Dan’s evening photo shoot we had lovely weather conditions so we put Stanbrook’s beautiful grounds to good use. The couple really were a lot of fun to work with and we had lots of laughs with them as we made our way around the various parts of the venue before evening party started.

Such a rich environment for photos and great staff that made everything run nicely, how could we not like Stanbrook Abbey? Enjoy the pictures!

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AbbeyFlower girl poses for photo at Stanbrook Abbey HotelBride walks down staircase at Stanbrook AbbeyBridesmaids and flower girls look at Bride as she walks down staircase at Stanbrook AbbeyBride and bridesmaids pose for photo in Brides Manor at Stanbrook AbbeyDramatic black and white portrait of bride in beautiful light at Stanbrook Abbey with cathedral veil spread across tiled floorCandles in jars and confetti decorate Callow Hall at Stanbrook Abbey weddingWedding guests arrive for ceremony at Stanbrook AbbeyGroom greets wedding guests in Callow Hall at Stanbrook AbbeyGroom and guests wait for ceremony in Callow Great Hall at Stanbrook AbbeyPageboy flower girls and bridesmaids walk through corridor at Stanbrook AbbeyBlack and white photograph at Stanbrook Abbey showing bridesmaids waiting for wedding ceremony to beginBlack and white picture of bride and father just before wedding ceremony at Stanbrook AbbeyGroom looks nervous as he waits for wedding ceremony to begin at Stanbrook 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smileBride and groom exchange vows during Stanbrook Abbey wedding ceremonyWide angle view of bride and groom during wedding ceremony at Stanbrook Abbey with guestsBride and groom exchange wedding rings during Stanbrook Abbey ceremonyBride and groom kiss in Callow Great Hall at Stanbrook AbbeyBride and groom kiss in Callow Great Hall at Stanbrook AbbeyBride and groom given wedding certificate during ceremony at Stanbrook Abbey Callow HallBride and groom walk up the aisle at end of wedding ceremony at Stanbrook AbbeyBride and groom walk up the aisle at end of wedding ceremony at Stanbrook AbbeyFlower girls play in Callow Hall at Stanbrook AbbeyFlower girls play in Callow Hall at Stanbrook AbbeyBride and groom walk hand in hand through cloister corridors at Stanbrook AbbeyBride and groom confetti throw at Stanbrook AbbeyWedding reception drinks at Stanbrook Abbey HotelWedding reception drinks at Stanbrook Abbey HotelWedding reception drinks at Stanbrook Abbey HotelWedding reception drinks at Stanbrook Abbey HotelChildren play during drinks reception at Stanbrook Abbey weddingWedding guests enjoy drinks reception at Stanbrook Abbey weddingWedding guests enjoy drinks reception at Stanbrook Abbey weddingBride and groom together in cloister corridor at Stanbrook AbbeyBride and groom together in cloister corridor at Stanbrook AbbeyBride and groom together in cloister corridor at Stanbrook AbbeyBride and groom together in cloister corridor at Stanbrook AbbeyBride and groom outside Stanbrook AbbeyBride and groom outside Stanbrook AbbeyStanbrook Abbey Thompson Dining Room set up ready for wedding receptionStanbrook Abbey Thompson Dining Room set up ready for wedding receptionStanbrook Abbey Thompson Dining Room set up ready for wedding receptionStanbrook Abbey Thompson Dining Room set up ready for wedding receptionStanbrook Abbey Thompson Dining Room set up ready for wedding receptionStanbrook Abbey Thompson Dining Room set up ready for wedding receptionStanbrook Abbey Thompson Dining Room set up ready for wedding receptionWedding cake at Stanbrook AbbeyDetail of wedding cake at Stanbrook AbbeyDetail of wedding cake at Stanbrook AbbeyReceiving line during wedding at Stanbrook AbbeyReceiving line during wedding at Stanbrook AbbeyReceiving line during wedding at Stanbrook AbbeyReceiving line during wedding at Stanbrook AbbeyWedding reception in Thompson Dining Room at Stanbrook AbbeyWedding reception in Thompson Dining Room at Stanbrook AbbeyWedding reception in Thompson Dining Room at Stanbrook AbbeyWedding reception in Thompson Dining Room at Stanbrook AbbeyWedding speeches in Thompson Dining Room at Stanbrook AbbeyWedding speeches in Thompson Dining Room at Stanbrook AbbeyWedding speeches in Thompson Dining Room at Stanbrook AbbeyWedding speeches in Thompson Dining Room at Stanbrook AbbeyWedding speeches in Thompson Dining Room at Stanbrook AbbeyWedding speeches in Thompson Dining Room at Stanbrook AbbeyBride and groom together in grounds of Stanbrook Abbey on their wedding dayBride and groom walk through heather at Stanbrook Abbey weddingBride and groom together in grounds of Stanbrook Abbey on their wedding dayBride and groom together in grounds of Stanbrook Abbey on their wedding dayBride and groom together at Stanbrook Abbey with beautiful architecture and dramatic skyBride's bouquet at Stanbrook AbbeyBride and groom together in grounds at Stanbrook AbbeyBride and groom share a laugh during photo shoot at Stanbrook AbbeyBride and groom share a laugh during photo shoot at Stanbrook AbbeyBride and groom together in grounds of Stanbrook Abbey on their wedding dayBride and groom together in grounds of Stanbrook Abbey on their wedding dayBride and groom sitting on steps of Brides Manor at Stanbrook AbbeyBride's veil in beautiful light at Stanbrook AbbeyBride stands in corridor at Stanbrook AbbeyGroom stands in corridor at Stanbrook AbbeyGroom stands in corridor at Stanbrook AbbeyBride throws bouquet at Stanbrook Abbey weddingBride throws bouquet at Stanbrook Abbey weddingBride throws bouquet at Stanbrook Abbey weddingWedding guests enjoy evening reception at Stanbrook Abbey weddingWedding guests enjoy evening reception at Stanbrook Abbey weddingWedding guests enjoy evening reception at Stanbrook Abbey weddingWedding guests enjoy evening reception at Stanbrook Abbey weddingBride and groom's first dance at Stanbrook Abbey weddingBride and groom's first dance at Stanbrook Abbey weddingBride and father dance at Stanbrook Abbey weddingBand plays and guests dance at Stanbrook Abbey wedding receptionBand plays and guests dance at Stanbrook Abbey wedding receptionBand plays and guests dance at Stanbrook Abbey wedding receptionBand plays and guests dance at Stanbrook Abbey wedding receptionEvening at Stanbrook AbbeyEvening at Stanbrook AbbeyBride and groom together in Piano Bar at Stanbrook Abbey weddingBride and groom together in Piano Bar at Stanbrook Abbey wedding

Stanbrook Abbey wedding photography by Rob & Sarah Gillespie, husband and wife wedding photographers based in the Midlands.

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