Creative Natural and Editorial Wedding Photography at
Manor House Lindley
A Luxurious November Wedding at The Manor House, Lindley for Chloe & Craig
I had the pleasure of photographing Chloe & Craig’s wedding at the end of November at the very gorgeous Manor House in Lindley. Love was definitely in the air as Chloe and Craig, a couple who have an excellent eye for style and a love of all things luxurious, tied the knot in front of 82 of their nearest and dearest. Nestled in the charming village of Lindley, The Manor House is a luxury hotel, restaurant and wedding venue with a decided difference, which offers an enchanting backdrop for couples seeking a stylish wedding experience.
Chloe looked absolutely stunning in her Pronovias dress from Dotty Bridal, while her bridesmaids rocked dark green velvet dresses that perfectly complemented the ivory, pale blush, and white florals designed by Natasha Jane Events. The whole vibe was a mix of timeless elegance and modern glam – utterly swoon-worthy!
The Manor House has been stunningly restored to create a home-from-home vibe; and Chloe and her Bridesmaids had a fantastic morning getting ready in the Bridal Suite. The morning of your wedding day is where the story of your day begins; the exhilarating rush as your Bridesmaids arrive, the excitement of getting pampered as your hair & makeup are completed – the timings are so key here to make the most of the time without rushing but also so that we have some time for Bridal Portraits before you get married. Natural light is the most flattering light ever; I’ll always try to guide you towards it to make the most of these images. The Bridal Suite at Manor House Lindley has so much space with lots of natural light – it’s a beautiful spot for your photographs. Bridal portraiture is an art, blending editorial aesthetics alongside documentary storytelling to create timeless images for you to treasure – these moments aren’t repeated; the photographs at this time create another page of your story and I can’t wait to show them to you.
There are six rooms in which you can get married at The Manor House; Chloe and Craig chose The Coach House to make their promises in front of their guests in a beautiful and emotional ceremony full of heartfelt moments; as their guests looked on and celebrated with them.
Once the confetti had been thrown and guests had offered their heartfelt congratulations to the couple; we took some beautiful portraits of the families to document those who were present on Chloe and Craig’s incredible wedding day. I then walked with Chloe and Craig into the grounds surrounding Manor House Lindley for a beautiful couples portrait session. Feeling comfortable and relaxed is key to capturing genuine moments of emotion during this time – whether that’s laughter to relax you and make you feel like yourselves, or stepping back to allow moments of intimacy between you both where you talk about the emotions of your day and how you are both feeling. I will also capture some smaller details during this time; a fleeting look, the softness of your hands as you walk along, the ribbons trailing from your bouquet in the breeze – every detail matters. Highlighting these intricate elements adds a layer of sophistication to your portraits.
As the daylight faded early in the afternoon the guests took their seats for a delicious meal created by the talented chefs at The Manor House. The Head Chef, John Brewster, has created incredible menus for couples to choose from; most definitely guaranteed to delight you and your guests during the wedding breakfast. Chloe and Craig walked in to huge applause and whistles from their guests; the perfect opportunity to snap a paparazzi-style flash photo of them beaming as they entered dinner together.
Chloe and Craig wanted to make the most of the early sunset time on their wedding day, it was all about the low light afternoon shots and then trying something different with direct flash which is really enjoying a surge in popularity at the moment. Direct flash can add energy and excitement to your wedding photographs; it is a spontaneous movement, captured to give a feel of high-fashion with a nostalgic, classic feel to the image. It works incredibly well alongside the current popularity of film photography; the black and white bringing a different level of definition to skin tones, making the couple a dynamic highlight in the image. A shot that could have been just static has a fleeting feeling, a snapshot that is living, breathing – more than just a candid photograph and that creates a feeling of vogue and looks amazing blown up; a piece of art on your wall created just for you.
Chloe and Craig’s wedding at Manor House Lindley was an incredible day; a real privilege to be a part of. I love to photograph weddings at The Manor House and I’m really looking forward to the next one!