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.
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.
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Ceremony: Holy Trinity Church, Tibberton
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