At Manor by the Lake wedding venue, a black and white photograph of man and woman holding hands. They just walked through a tunnel of guests throwing confetti.

At Manor by the Lake, Cheltenham

Vicky & Dom's Wedding

In AUtumn

We went for a little jaunt around the grounds for a few couple portraits and in just that brief time it was clear these two make each other laugh so much that they were meant to be. We may have also commented on the ducks in the style of this Birds of Britain sketch.


Even their choice of music for walking down the aisle made us all laugh, Thunderstruck! If you know the lyrics it was a choice that briefly incorporates Dom's love of trains, which has shaped his career.

Family and friends all contributed so much to the day, which was why their day was so perfect. Their personalities were all over this wedding!
Immenstrides!

Never before have I been booked because I posted a gif from a comedy programme on twitter, it's unlikely (but I'm not ruling it out) that this will happen again. It turns out this is an excellent way of choosing a photographer because we were the perfect match!
You can't see obviously but I laughed as much as everyone else in these photos, it turned out that Vicky and bridesmaid Melbob  are fans of the BBC Comedy Look Around You.

I rarely encounter anyone who has seen it, but if they have they always love it. So we spent quite a bit of the day quoting it, even in the lovely thank you letter at the bottom of the post (complete with a polaroid of myself taken by Vicky's brother).

Vicky is also known as The Girl With The Button Tattoo and their love of Formula 1 was hard to miss on their day, the wonderful wedding venue Manor by the Lake even raised a chequered flag over the Victorian manor in Cheltenham.


Men in the Rock room playing on a red pool table at Manor by the Lake.
The bride having her hair done.
A groom under the arches at Manor by the Lake. He is wearing a dark blue suit and is watching people arrive for the wedding.
A white top hat on a windowsill. A wedding cake in four parts with yellow gerbera daisies.
Reflection of a wedding dress in an ornate silver mirror. Outside the window you can see a climbing plant that is autumnal and red.
Bride in her blue floral dressing gown in a bedroom. The flowers are on top of the bath in the background. Her dress is hanging up on the four poster bed.
Bride and friends getting ready in the bedroom at Manor by the Lake. The dresses are navy blue and hanging from the ornate silver four poster bed.
Woman holding yellow gerbera daisies, she has red hair and is wearing wedding dress.
Woman in her wedding dress and her dad walking down the stairs at Manor by the Lake.
The groom having his buttonhole fixed by his father at Manor by the Lake in the ceremony room.
The groom is stood with his family waiting for the bride.
Father of the bride walking down the aisle with his daughter in the Maximilian room at Manor by the House venue.
A man in a blue suit puts the ring on the finger of a woman with red hair in a white dress. Then they kiss. They are getting married in the Maximilian room at Manor by the Lake.
Candid black and white photographs of wedding guests seated for ceremony in the Maximilian room.
Man and woman signing the registry during wedding.
Bride and groom laughing walk past their wedding guests who are throwing confetti at them. The arches of Manor by the Lake covered in autumn leaves in the background.
At Manor by the Lake wedding venue, a black and white photograph of man and woman holding hands. They just walked through a tunnel of guests throwing confetti.
Group photos and confetti in October.
Black and white casual photo of groom with his groomsmen. He is laughing and they are all holding drinks.
Manor by the Lake in October, people are mingling outside.
Bride and wedding guests by the arches of Manor by the Lake.
Bride on the stairs with a glass of wine outside the Manor by the Lake. Groom is in a white top hat and dark blue suit. He is posing in a joking way in front of a walk of autumnal coloured leaves.
Bride and groom having relaxed and fun wedding portraits in the grounds of Manor by the Lake.
Outside the Manor by the Lake venue, the October sunlight is soft and coming through the trees. Bride with red hair looks at the camera with her hand on her new husband's shoulder.
A woman and man holding hands on the back of the sofa look at the camera. There is a fire.
Wedding guests drinking and chatting. A woman is sat on a leather sofa in a hat, another woman is in a leather armchair and smiling. A natural reportage style wedding photograph at Manor by the Lake.Bride's mum carrying a glass of wine in a candid photograph in the rock room at Manor by the Lake. People lining up to enter the ballroom for the wedding breakfast. A woman looks at the bride's ring during the receiving line. The bride and groom enter the ballroom and the guests all clap. The chef in the kitchen at Manor by the Lake. Manor by the Lake at night. There is an ELO Out of the Blue album print on the wall. People enjoying the wedding breakfast at Manor by the Lake, People stood around tables at a wedding reception in the ballroom. They are raising their glasses. Bride and groom are laughing during wedding speeches. They are sat on ornate throne like silver chairs. The tables are decorated with yellow gerbera daisies. People watch the newly married couple cut the cake which is decorated with yellow gerbera daisies. A man and woman have their first dance in the ballroom at the Manor by the Lake. there are fairy lights on the ceiling. Dancing at the Manor by the Lake wedding reception. There are fairy lights on the ceiling. Picture of a bride outside at night in the wind. A candid moment. Bride and groom portraits outside at the Manor by the Lake venue. It's is night and they are illuminated by lights. Bride checking the laptop playlist in the evening at a wedding reception. Bridesmaid at a wedding late at night, she's sat at a table checking her phone and looks up at the camera. A candid style wedding photograph.

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