Tudor Manor Wedding

England has so much history to it. Centuries of monarchy and history, changing and sculpting our landscape and buildings. Buildings often get replaced by more contemporary decor, yet precious spots of history still remain. Jack and Amy’s wedding in the summer of 2018 was at two of these gloriously old buildings. I was charmed by everything throughout the day, from the table decorations to the flower details dotted everywhere.

Holy Trinity Church, Tibberton

Nestled high on a high down many country paths, it is a sight to behold. This Normandy church still has an archway well on its way to 1000 years old. Glimpsing a perfect frame of the church amongst the trees, the ceremony choice was due to family ties to the village. Guests were shipped in on a double decker bus as the lanes were so thin and parking limited. After the ceremony we had a quick walk through the trees behind the cemetery to an open expanse with views of the surrounding hills. A personal favourite and request of the couple for their couples portraits, private memories just for them.

Hellens Manor, Much Marcle

A drive over the hills to the local town shows me a venue I have never been to. With history dating back to the Tudor era, Hellens is one of the oldest working buildings in the country. With expansive lands and water features, a custom fitted barn for events and open air bar, the venue was perfect for the summer. Holding only a very limited 10 weddings a year, it felt prestigious to photograph here. With books, board games and old paintings on the wall, the main hall of the Manor was rich in dark reds and wood. Beautiful side-lighting filled the room, with no 20th century modifications to take away from the ambience.

Later in the evening when guests had retired to the converted barn, I had a chance to look around some of the decorations Amy and Jack had picked out for the room. With locally sourced flowers and a hand made cake by the mother of the bride, the entire affair was rustic and lovingly brought together for the couple. I had time to sneak away before the first dance with the couple for some emotional couples portraits, where they opened up on camera their feelings for each other after the stresses of the day were over.

I wish Amy and Jack the very best in the future, such a beautiful wedding I will never forget. One day i hope to return to the venue for more images.

Special Day Photography | Hellens Manor, Much Marcle | Tudor Manor Wedding | the mother of the groom pins a flower to the father of the groom

Special Day Photography | Hellens Manor, Much Marcle | Tudor Manor Wedding | brother of the groom helps out the groom

Special Day Photography | Hellens Manor, Much Marcle | Tudor Manor Wedding | Inside a Norman church

Special Day Photography | Hellens Manor, Much Marcle | Tudor Manor Wedding | the groomsmen wait for guests outside a church

Special Day Photography | Hellens Manor, Much Marcle | Tudor Manor Wedding | a local bus service helps takes guests to the venue

Special Day Photography | Hellens Manor, Much Marcle | Tudor Manor Wedding | wedding car details

Special Day Photography | Hellens Manor, Much Marcle | Tudor Manor Wedding | the bride walks down the aisle

Special Day Photography | Hellens Manor, Much Marcle | Tudor Manor Wedding | inside a normal church wedding

Special Day Photography | Hellens Manor, Much Marcle | Tudor Manor Wedding | bride and groom holding hands together

Special Day Photography | Hellens Manor, Much Marcle | Tudor Manor Wedding | the bride and groom during a ceremony

Special Day Photography | Hellens Manor, Much Marcle | Tudor Manor Wedding | the norman arch inside the venue

Special Day Photography | Hellens Manor, Much Marcle | Tudor Manor Wedding | blessing of the rings

Special Day Photography | Hellens Manor, Much Marcle | Tudor Manor Wedding | a traditional Christian wedding blessing

Special Day Photography | Hellens Manor, Much Marcle | Tudor Manor Wedding | walking down the aisle

Special Day Photography | Hellens Manor, Much Marcle | Tudor Manor Wedding | confetti throw

Special Day Photography | Hellens Manor, Much Marcle | Tudor Manor Wedding | official portraits with vintage car

Special Day Photography | Hellens Manor, Much Marcle | Tudor Manor Wedding | the exterior of a wedding barn

Special Day Photography | Hellens Manor, Much Marcle | Tudor Manor Wedding | local donkeys at a wedding venue

Special Day Photography | Hellens Manor, Much Marcle | Tudor Manor Wedding | Hellens Manor water fountain and pond

Special Day Photography | Hellens Manor, Much Marcle | Tudor Manor Wedding | guests enjoying Jacobean architecture

Special Day Photography | Hellens Manor, Much Marcle | Tudor Manor Wedding | formal photograph

Special Day Photography | Hellens Manor, Much Marcle | Tudor Manor Wedding | wedding cake detail

Special Day Photography | Hellens Manor, Much Marcle | Tudor Manor Wedding | floral decorations idea for a wedding cake

Special Day Photography | Hellens Manor, Much Marcle | Tudor Manor Wedding | table layout ideas

Special Day Photography | Hellens Manor, Much Marcle | Tudor Manor Wedding | a converted barn for weddings

Special Day Photography | Hellens Manor, Much Marcle | Tudor Manor Wedding | DIY creative reception ideas

Special Day Photography | Hellens Manor, Much Marcle | Tudor Manor Wedding | guests enjoying the sunshine at a reception

Special Day Photography | Hellens Manor, Much Marcle | Tudor Manor Wedding | guests walking to the wedding breakfast

Special Day Photography | Hellens Manor, Much Marcle | Tudor Manor Wedding | ring details

Special Day Photography | Hellens Manor, Much Marcle | Tudor Manor Wedding | table flat lay of stationary from a wedding

Special Day Photography | Hellens Manor, Much Marcle | Tudor Manor Wedding | speeches with the best man

Special Day Photography | Hellens Manor, Much Marcle | Tudor Manor Wedding | the bride makes a speech

Special Day Photography | Hellens Manor, Much Marcle | Tudor Manor Wedding | bridal hair details

Special Day Photography | Hellens Manor, Much Marcle | Tudor Manor Wedding | the speeches at a wedding

Special Day Photography | Hellens Manor, Much Marcle | Tudor Manor Wedding | the couple have a private portrait session

Special Day Photography | Hellens Manor, Much Marcle | Tudor Manor Wedding | the couple hold hands during a couples portrait session

Special Day Photography | Hellens Manor, Much Marcle | Tudor Manor Wedding | couples portraits

Special Day Photography | Hellens Manor, Much Marcle | Tudor Manor Wedding | the first dance

Suppliers (website and Instagram):

Ceremony: Holy Trinity Church, Tibberton

Reception Venue: Hellens Manor @hellensmanor

Wedding Rings: H. Samuel @hsamueljeweller

Flowers: Issy And Bella @issyandbella

Bridal Dress: Debenhams @debenhams

Grooms Suit: Suit Direct @suitdirectuk

Groomsmen Suit: Moss Bros @mossbros

Hairdresser: Lauren Wheeler @laurenwheelerartistry

Room Decorations: Valley Furniture Hire @valleyfurniturehire


If you would like to book your own wedding day with Special Day Photography, please contact us. We travel all throughout the UK but are based in Birmingham & Cheltenham. If you have a wedding in Bristol, Birmingham, Cardiff or Oxford please get in touch. We specialise in lifestyle wedding photography, with nothing too staged or forced. We’d love to catch up with you over a coffee to discuss any plans you may have.