Marriott Hanbury Manor Hotel in Ware

Today’s wedding in Marriott Hanbury Manor Hotel in Ware ( was not an easy one for one rather unusual reason – it was just too hot ;o) It was probably the hottest day in British history, it felt like that to me anyway!

I started with pictures of bride Marie getting ready in her room, taking pictures of her dress, shoes and other accessories and the usual rush of all the girls getting ready. It was nice to see Stacey again as a brides maid, which I photographed her weeding almost exactly a year ago. Quick run down the stairs to photograph groom James at the bar and back upstairs to capture bride leaving her room.

The ceremony is in the hotel chapel, which is very bright and light, so I do not have to fight with poor light conditions. After the ceremony all the wedding guests leave to the courtyard, so the chapel can be prepared for group shots, as outside it is far too sunny. After many group portraits in the chapel we all move into the dining room and the dinner is served. I take the opportunity to photograph the venue in the meantime, to be back in time just for the speeches. The live music starts so after few minutes I leave with bride and groom to do our little loop round the venue to capture some beautiful portraits. I really loved the light at the old staircase, but also the ancient trees in the garden.

When we are finished I snap few pictures of quests mingling in the nice warm evening lights, then the bouquet is thrown and cake cut. The only event for me to photograph is the first dance.

And as a bonus have a look at video trailer from the day by Richard Knight –

I can highly recommend this videographer – Richard Knight – – never seen so professional wedding video man!

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