Some weddings are small, some are big: all are unique and emotional. This wedding, at Le Manoir Aux Quat’Saisons, was a wonderful blend of intimacy and laughter!
I have just arrived home having had a long drive back down from Scotland with my wife, Sarah. A long drive because of the 450 miles – not because it was with my wife I should add! We have been up photographing the most beautiful wedding but I’ll be honest, eight hours in a Land Rover Defender – much as I love that car – does take it out of you!
We have photographed some of my all time favourite weddings this year, many of them at Le Manoir or the Crazy Bear but a fair few further afield (though, thankfully, not too many involving entire days sitting in the Land Rover!)
A Perfect Wedding At Le Manoir Aux Quat’Saisons
Penny and Jon’s wedding at Le Manoir was perfect: an small and intimate affair with just their closest friends and family around them to help celebrate.
A wedding at Le Manoir, I think, is pretty much perfect – particularly if it’s a small and intimate wedding like this one (though it does the large, exclusive events exceptionally well too!) with it’s range of small, licensed rooms in which you can tie the knot and its unsurpassable team making sure every detail (and I do mean every detail) is taken care of.
Penny, well, Penny looked gorgeous – her smile just radiated through the day. Brides are always beautiful of course, but there really was something quite magical about Penny and her infectious joy to be marrying Jon. A little hair and makeup magic from our lovely friend Claire at Mach Management didn’t go amiss of course!
This wedding was in one of my favourite rooms at the venue: Blanc De Blanc, a splendidly confident room in every shade you can imagine – as long as every shade you’re imagining is a shade of white! And with simply stunning flowers from the gorgeous Fabulous Flowers team, the floral details were always going to look incredible.
With such a small wedding, it’s lovely to spend so much time with everyone and we made the most of it, from the getting-ready to the going-home and a whole lot in between!
A Storm In A Wine Glass
The weather wasn’t exactly kind – anything but – but at least the multiple deluges happened while we were all safely ensconced indoors. Thankfully, it did little to dampen things (forgive the pun) and it also had the very happy result of creating incredible light and drama in the sky: we even had a glorious rainbow under which to photograph Penny and Jon (though I had to make sure with the Bradley and the team in the kitchen that I wasn’t going to screw up the timings if I dragged the couple away from their dinner!)
So Many Amazing People!
Weddings are wonderful for bringing people together. It was a privilege to be a part of this world-class team!
- Location: Belmond Le Manoir Aux Quat’Saisons, Oxfordshire
- Flowers: Fabulous Flowers, Oxford
- Hair and Makeup: Mach Management
- Cake: Princess Patisserie
- Photography: Paul Wilkinson Photography