I recently found myself back at Old Down Manor for the wedding of Grace and Scott. Grace and Scott organised their entire wedding in just three months! Something I think most couples that have planned a wedding or in the planning stage will find impressive. It was a lovely small wedding of about 30ish people, just close family and friends which meant that it was lovely and relaxed for all.
The whole day took place at Old Down Manor, from Grace getting ready up in the bridal suite all they way through the dancing in the evening. They had their ceremony in the atrium which was a first for me. This is really lovely as it means that the bride can make her entrance as she walks down the stairs which is what Grace did, the foot of the stairs being the start of the aisle. It was a lovely ceremony with particularly nice laid back registrars allowing me to be in a great position to capture moments like Grace’s first tear of joy :) After the ceremony, while guests enjoyed a drink and some food Grace, Scott and I nipped off into the grounds of Old Down Manor to get some portraits of the two of them alone. They were so easy to photograph, just a bundle of excitement and love that you can’t fail to enjoy being around.
They had their speeches next in one of the front rooms of the house before they had their meal, beautifully decorated with flowers from Bijoux Wedding and Event Flowers. Straight after the meal we were keeping an eye on the sky hoping for it to turn into something pretty, it gave us just a hint of orange so we went out again to make the most of what it gave us. This involved making use of all available light and making a stop in the kiddie park which is for the country park there, where it was deserted as it was now the evening. Grace and Scott couldn’t stop themselves getting on the swings and having a go on the flying fox!! :D It was then time for their evening, with their entertainment provided from the same DJ that used to do Grace’s school discos, proper nostalgia! Here are some of my favourites from their day:
A September Old Down Manor Wedding