Wedding photography at Thornton Hall Hotel and Thornton Manor.
We are delighted to preview the lovely wedding of Vicky and Rich at the awesome Thornton Manor. We joined Vicky and Rich for their preparations at Thornton Hall Hotel. They were in different parts of the same hotel which is always fun with parents and other family members moving between the two reassuring each one that everything is going well and things are calm! In this case, things really were calm in both rooms and everyone was relaxed so we could fade into the background and document the day as it unfolded.
I arrived at the ceremony venue, Thornton Manor, with the groom’s party while Hazel had been asked to arrive with the bride. The sun started to come out which was perfect for the outdoor ceremony. After the ceremony, lots of the guests were taking photos and asking the bridal party to do various poses, which enabled us to really observe and take a back seat. The guests then all moved around to the Lakeside Marquee while I joined the bride and groom as they made a boat journey across the lake to join the rest of the guests. It was lovely and the surroundings stunning. We then spent maybe 15 minutes shooting the formal groups before heading off with Vicky and Rich for some relaxed and fun portraits. We then headed back to the marquee for the speeches after we had nipped away for break. As the weather was so good, there were plenty of opportunities to capture all of the moments it is impossible for the bride and groom to see but which we can document as people are enjoying themselves. As the sun started to set, Vicky asked if we could do a few more portraits, which of course we didn’t need asking twice to do before we finished off with the first dance. For the first dance, the music starts, the bride and groom begin their dance, but , for the first few moments, no one can see them. Then, a huge marquee wide curtain goes up and all the guests see them dancing…it’s a great moment!
For our 2014 weddings, we are showing more images of each wedding, so enjoy…..
If you are planning a wedding at Thornton Hall Hotel or Thornton Manor, or if you want to check our availability for your wedding, please do get in touch, we’d love to chat to you about your wedding photography and answer all of your questions.
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