Collette and Tom created a wonderfully stylish and relaxed day for their guests at their Dodford Manor Summer Wedding. The weather was gorgeous all day long with everyone enjoying the outdoor country setting as well as the beautiful barns.
I joined Collette getting ready at a local hotel before moving on to Dodford Manor …
At Dodford Manor the barns looked stunning decorated with beautiful florals by Jack Haddon Florists
Collette waited until arriving at Dodford to get dressed, using the Grain Store Bridal Suite where all brides love the special one-way window allowing them to secretly watch guests arriving in the ceremony barn
The girls had been hiding away pre-ceremony and a little hitch with transport for the groomsmen meant there was no chance to capture either together before the couple were wed so soon after their vows we headed outside for some group imagery, girls looking pretty and boys being boys! I love the mix of classic group shots mixed up with banter from the boys in-between, a great group of friends enjoying seeing Collette and Tom wed.
Sometimes couples can be torn between wanting a collection of more organised group images like these and balancing time to mingle with friends and family. This imagery really doesn’t have to take long though so don’t be put off from including a few in your day if you would like some – my couples often remark how quickly we whizz through their requested shots.
After enjoying drinks in the sunshine guests were welcomed by the couple into the cool and comfortable Oak Barn for their wedding breakfast, followed by some both emotional and very humorous speeches.
Into the early evening and it remained very bright outside but the light was becoming a little softer just in time for us to take a wander away from guests before it was time for their first dance.
I have photographed weddings here through all seasons and it is a lovely venue all year round. If you are thinking about or have chosen to marry at Dodford Manor you may also be interested in viewing a winter wedding from earlier this year here x
Wedding Venue: Dodford Manor
Hair & Make-Up: Donna at Beauty Angels
Wedding Dress: Justin Alexander at Shop for Brides, Daventry
Bridesmaids dresses: Ted Baker
Groomsmens suits: Moss Bross
Flowers: Jack Haddon Florists