Saturday, 15 November 2014

Wedding Photographers Rogerthorpe Manor Hotel - Fern and Shane

We were back as Rogerthorpe Manor wedding photographers recently to capture Fern and Shane's big day at this lovely local venue, where we always receive a warm welcome from the staff, and where we love working.  The grounds are so beautifully maintained that the couple and their guests really wanted to enjoy them and we wanted to make the most of them in Fern and Shane's Rogerthorpe Manor wedding photography. They were pretty unlucky with the weather and the forecast suggested that we would be forced to work inside during the drinks reception.  Not something any of us wanted but you have to work with what you get and what we got was heavy rain during the morning, which didn't matter, and straight after the civil ceremony, which did, especially when daylight hours are short.  But sometimes you get a break and a couple who keep smiling and who won't let the weather spoil their big day.

We headed up to room 13 where the girls were getting ready and we photographed all the pretty details, including a gorgeous and very elegant dress, a pair of extremely high heeled shoes, and a fabulous pair of bright pink trainers that Fern planned to wear during the evening party when the high heels had taken their toll!  The rain stopped briefly and then started again, but by the time we got downstairs it had stopped once more, giving a welcome break to photograph the boys outside in the grounds.

After a very touching civil ceremony in the Lawrence Suite, a glance out of the window confirmed it was bucketing down, so we set up our portable studio lighting and photographed the formal groups inside. The rain had eased by the time we'd finished them giving us an opportunity to get outside for some couple photos and bridal portraits.  With only a short period of time left before the wedding breakfast, we had to work fast and Fern's mum, Anne, and best man, Josh, did a brilliant job of getting all the guests out onto the lawn whilst we did this, so that we could capture a big group photo of everyone, followed by some confetti shots, which were important to the couple but are the things that usually have to be missed if the weather is really awful.  We are truly grateful to all the guests for not letting the wet grass stop them from taking part and to Fern and Shane for working so enthusiastically with us and for trusting us to come through for them despite the weather. 

We'd been keeping an eye on things during the run up to the wedding so that we had an idea of the perfect time for twilight photographs.  The wedding breakfast and speeches had finished well before then and we knew we would have a window of opportunity to get Fern and Shane outside before it was pitch dark.  Trouble was it was raining again but rather than miss the chance, we decided to ask them if they fancied going out anyway, under one of our white umbrellas.  As we got outside to set up, the rain stopped for just long enough for us to get some gorgeous, romantic evening photographs and a "dip" shot that Fern desperately wanted and thought she wouldn't get.  

The new Mr and Mrs Milford had some photographs taken in the bridal suite where we were joined by a pair of wooden giraffes!  Fern loves giraffes and these two were a very special wedding present.  We captured the couple's first dance which featured an exploding balloon, and the guests as they partied, and as we left we breathed a massive sigh of relief that we'd managed to get outside after all! 

Thank you Fern and Shane for being such a pleasure to spend the day with.  We look forward so much to seeing you when you come back from honeymoon.  Please feel free to leave a comment if you wish, and share the images with our details kept on them.  

If you are getting married and looking for your Rogerthorpe Manor wedding photographer, we would love to hear from you on 01977 730159, and you can follow us on Facebook at

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