A real gem of a wedding venue in Herefordshire

 

Wedding guests shower bride and groom with confetti at Herefordshire wedding

 

Overlooking the river Wye and the black mountains beyond. Whitney Court is a spectacular Edwardian Manor House set in 1000 acres of Estate. Surrounded by beautiful gardens, woodland, and superb views, it’s the perfect setting for your wedding day.

I have been fortunate enough to have photographed a number of weddings at Whitney court over the years. The last one as you can see from the images was Jennifer and Jeremy’s Wedding last summer.

Observation and Timing

Jennifer started her wedding day getting ready in the very spacious and exceptional bridal suite. As per usual, I recorded events as they unfolded naturally. To capture these moments it’s not about snapping away but getting shots at just the right moments. Observation and timing are key, fortunately, I’ve had years to fine-tune these skills.

Once Jennifer was ready, bridesmaids and mother fussed over her making the final touches. Once complete Jennifer, escorted by her brother and then her Father made her way down the very spectacular staircase at Whitney Court Down to the Grand Hall where the ceremony was to be held. Family and friends patiently waiting with Jeremy the groom looking on and looking most delighted with his new bride to be.

Vows and rings

During the ceremony, there was an amusing moment when Jennifer managed to get her wedding ring stuck on her finger. Once the exchange of vows, rings, and formalities was over it was onto the garden terrace. Canapés, champagne was served with Jazz music drifting in the background. I photographed the guest’s congratulating the happy couple, friends and family mingling while the children play games on the lawn.

Although I’m a reportage wedding photographer at this stage of the wedding I usually record a handful of family shots and just a few of Jennifer and Jeremy around the wonderful grounds.

I stayed with couple and wedding guests for the rest of the day recording events right up until the first dance and beyond.

Here below is a sample of some of my favourite images from the day. I’d love to know what you think?

If you should decide to get married at Whitney Court and you need a special photographer to capture the day in a natural relaxed way then please don’t hesitate to contact me to discuss your wedding photography options. Feel free to view my about page and check out my testimonials

 

Groom greeting one of his ushers at documentary wedding

Groom and ushers relaxing and chatting before wedding ceremony

View of Whitney Court wedding venue in Herefordshire

Bride having the back of her wedding dress laced up at bridal preparations

Wedding guests waiting and chatting on garden terrace just prior to ceremony at Whitney Court

Whitney Court weddings overview of garden terrace with guests

Bride coming down the stairs with brother at Country house wedding

Groom looking up at bride entering wedding ceremony in Herefordshire

Bride and Father walking down aisle at Whitney Court wedding ceremony

Groom smiling at bride during wedding ceremony at Whitney Court in Herefordshire

Bride and groom taking wedding vows with guests looking on

Bride gets her wedding ring stuck on finger at Whitney Court Weddings

Bride and groom signing registrar at Whitney Court

Bride and groom leaving ceremony room with wedding guests cheering

Wedding guests shower bride and groom with confetti at Herefordshire wedding

Flower girls leaning on wall in garden at summer wedding

Whitney Court weddings with view of guests on garden terrace

Wedding guests help themselves to canapes

Wedding guests chatting on garden terrace

Flower girl looking bemused at Whitney Court wedding

Wedding guest enjoying canapes at Whitney Court

Bride and groom walk in font of venue at Whitney Court weddings

Kids playing games on the lawn at documentary wedding

Wedding guests playing games on lawn in Herefordshire

Wedding guest laughing at speeches at Whitney Court

Wedding guest blowing bubbles at Country House

Wedding guests cheering bride and groom entering dinning room

Best man making speech at reportage wedding

Best man making speech at Herefordshire wedding

Wedding guests taking selfies with silly masks

Bride and groom enjoy first dance at Whitney Court

Bride laughing at first dance at wedding reception

Wedding guests watching bride and groom dancing at Whitney Court

Best man kissing girl friend at candid wedding

Black and white portrait of young boy at wedding reception

wedding guest dancing at reception

 

 

Whitney Court Weddings