So yesterday I have the please of photographing the marriage of Teresea and Andy at Esseborne Manor Hotel.
The day started off a little unnerving as upon my arrival I found a emergency ambulance outside, fearing the worst for my bride I went in only to find she was all ok and that it was nothing to do with the wedding. With the wedding still on we got on with the bridal photos and I explore the beautiful venue grounds! I also discovered this venue was home to the cast of Downton Abbey for 6 years whilst they filmed the show. A signed giant photo proudly hangs in one of the rooms from all the cast members thanking them for looking after them so well. I can see why as the staff at this hotel were so lovely, tentative and had amazing food and service!
Back to the wedding, Teresea’s nerves started to show with her visibly shaking the closer we got to the ceremony. In fact I had to help her put on her necklace as it proved to much of a challenge for her. The ceremony was lovely with a super friendly registra and some playful banter between Teresea and Andy throughout.
After the ceremony I took the newly weds for a walk around the grounds away from everyone and gave them sometime to themselves. Teresea commented later that evening how much she appreciated that walk away from everyone so she could calm her nerves. I was also just nice for them to enjoy and take in all the pretty flowers and locations that this wonderful venue had to offer.
The weather was just perfect, with some clouds in the sky giving us a nice flat light for most of the day and no rain meant we were able to enjoy a BBQ in the evening! Amongst the evening BBQ was the largest sweetie stand I’ve ever seen stretching the entire length of the top table! Once the sun had set and darkness fell we headed outside to do a awesome ‘sparks’ shot which was requested by Teresea. This stunning shot with Esseborne Manor in the background is shown below so please enjoy this sneak peak of this glorious wedding!