Combe Manor is a real hidden gem in the Berkshire countryside, you wouldn't know it was there! Louise and Andrew were married here on 26th August 2016. The venue is unusual in that it is one of the few remaining privately owned wedding venues and has been in the current residents family for many years. Combe Manor also has its own church, which Louise and Andrew chose to get married in. David (the owner) really gives the venue a personal home from home touch. I have known Louise since we were young children, we went to the same primary school in Cold Ash although Louise was a few years below me.
I photographed Louise's sister Holly's wedding previously and it was really lovely to see Holly and Anthony there with their little boy and now there are four as they have had a baby since :) We started the day at Istyle hair salon in Newbury. It was so relaxed and fun in the morning, we took over the hair salon, the girls at the salon were happy for me to snap away and I got some lovely photos of Louise and the girls enjoying the pampering.
After the hair and make up had been done we were back to Louise's for putting on the dress and a little bit of chilling out time. I love this picture of Louise in her mum and dads house she looks like a magazine bride :)
Then it was time to leave for Combe Manor.
This was taken as the girls walked up to Combe Manor house to wait for Louise. I quickly ran ahead to get the photo.
Louise's dad holding up her dress as she walks up the drive of Combe Manor
A fun one just before we walked over to Combe Manor Church, I loved Louise's veil, a long veil for photos is so great :) Then it was time to walk up that aisle! This was taken as Andrew and Louise first looked at each other.
Louise and Andrew's sister having a little cry :) As you can see from below definitely happy tears!
Andrew and Lousie walking out of Combe Church, they both look so elated, I don't think these two stopped grinning all day.
Guests formed a line from Combe Church to the venue (the church and venue are right next to each other) for Andrew and Louise to walk through, they were showered in confetti, so many happy faces.
Then to the drinks reception and a a few group photos on the lawn. Pimms on the lawn was made for Combe Manor! I love this photo of Louise and Andrew outside Combe Manor Barn.
The photos of people relaxing and enjoying themselves are always some of my favourites, I think these kind of photos are what help Louise and Andrew to look back and remember what a brilliant time everyone had. Also they get to see parts of the day they would have otherwise missed, it all goes by so fast.
This is my idea of a CAKE! I love cheese!!!!!
A standing ovation for the happy couple as they enter the Combe Manor Barn.
We did a few photos in the early evening light in the grounds of Combe Manor.
I love this panoramic, all of us are totally obsessed with the T.V series Peaky Blinders and when I took this photo I thought it has the peaky blinders look to it. The views in the background are stunning, this was taken in the grounds of Combe Manor and the hill in the background I think is Combe Gibbet
Andrew suggested we all get in for a selfie, I totally forgot about this photo until I got to it while I was editing, it made me laugh, I have it as my cover photo on Facebook now :)
I love this photo, the first dance and surrounded by guests but there could be nobody else in the room. THE END :) I hope you have enjoyed reading my blog post.