This has to rate up there as one of the most enjoyable weddings of the year! Sam and Andy are such a fun loving fantastic couple that we couldn’t help but smile most of the day. Sometimes we had to remind ourselves that we were there to do the photography and not as guests! The wedding ceremony and celebrations took place at the beautiful Ardencote Manor hotel and Golf Club in Claverdon, Warwickshire. We were there from about 90 minutes before the ceremony started to late into the evening celebrations. It’s probably true to say that we both (Gary and I) took more photographs on this wedding day than just about any other wedding we’ve done this year. I’ll let the photos do the talking – Here we go! ……..
Ardencote Manor Hotel – Front Entrance with turning circle …..
Andy on the far left with groomsmen. What a great bunch!
A few practice swings, just to warm up for the events ahead ….
And a few more exercises to get the legs working too!
Just after the arrival of Sam with her lovely brides maids ….
Sam showing her true feelings for her brother! …..
And then we went inside for the ceremony itself …..
Having the two of us there helps to get photographs from more than one angle without us having to move around and distract the registrars
Signing of the register …..
Then it was time to go outside into the bright sunshine for some group photographs beside the lovely lake ….
Something told me that Andy was in his element – Swept off his feet with a pint in his hand!
A few newlywed ‘alone’ shots ….
And then it was inside to start the celebrations …..
Hilarious speceches. It was difficult to keep the camera still at times! Good job we use stabilised lenses!
On to the first dance and what seemed like hundreds of guests for the evening entertainment …..
Andy treated us all to an impromptu solo performance too! Soooo funny! Sorry Andy, but it was!
As night fell we had the opportunity to try a few slightly more unusual shots ….
We had a great time photographing Andy and Sam’s wedding day. They are a great couple, each with a fantastic sense of humour. It was also great to meet so many guests who’ve been at other weddings we’ve done this year too. Referrals are great for our business and this is how we met Sam and Andy. If you are getting married at the Ardencote Manor hotel in Claverdon in Warwickshire and you need a photographer please do contact me on 07739096632. I’ll be glad to talk to you about your special day.
Meanwhile, if you were one of Sam and Andy’s guests and you want to see more photos from the day (and there are loads!) I’ve put there full gallery of images on my main website. You can view the images by clicking here and entering the password. Only Sam and Andy have been issued with the password so that they have control over who can view the images.
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