Carly and Gareth’s Calcot Manor wedding was a day brimming with happiness and love. Our lovely London couple knew they wanted to celebrate in this countryside location as the Cotswolds is a place close to their hearts. We have so many favourite memories from their wedding. Seeing Carly step into her dreamy Phillipa Lepley wedding dress. Our gorgeous Bride arriving at the romantic Cotswold stone church in an epic Silver Cloud Rolls Royce. Gareth admiring Carly’s beauty the instant they found a few moments alone together. It would be easy to reminisce for hours! After the excitement and romance of the morning and ceremony the rest of the day was all about celebrating with family and friends. Having their union supported by so many who love them is a perfect foundation for a beautiful married life together. Carly and Gareth, thank you for inviting us to be part of and photograph your day. We see so many good things in store for you both and we hope the memories of this perfect day will be a constant reminder of many great adventures to come!
Everyone needed a moment to catch their breath as Carly donned her stunning Phillipa Lepley wedding dress.
A few classic touches and the sparkliest of Jimmy Choos accented our Bride’s gorgeous look perfectly.
The morning of the wedding was so much fun as Carly and her Bridesmaids primped and prepped in the surrounds of Calcot Manor.
I’m only going to mention it once… but that bow!!!
Carly’s Bridesmaids looked fabulous in their shale green dresses that picked up on the organic colour palette throughout the wedding.
On the other side of Calcot Manor Gareth was also getting ready for the wedding.
Vintage cameras, new cameras and rolls and rolls of film…exactly what you would expect to be scattered around the room of a Groom who also happens to be a professional photographer!
Gareth clearly has an eye for detail and a penchant for elegant design. Needless to say our Groom looked extremely dashing.
The dramatic sky, rolling hills and grazing cattle made a breathtaking Cotswold scene as our Bride arrived at the nearby Church in her very stylish ride.
The pure excitement by everyone as they awaited Carly’s arrival was simply beautiful, especially against such a pretty rural backdrop!
An expression of pure joy as our Bride finally stepped our of the Silver Cloud Rolls…mere minutes away from saying I do.
The ceremony in the Church near Calcot Manor unfolded beautifully, complete with a choir and a spellbinding first kiss.
After Carly and Gareth exited the Church they had a few moments alone as guests prepared to sprinkle the happy couple in confetti and felicitations.
Of course our Groom used this opportunity to admire his stunning wife and her impeccable choice of wedding dress…
Which naturally led too…
All eyes were on Carly and Gareth as they walked through clouds of confetti but our Bride and Groom only had eyes for each other!
On arrival at the picture perfect setting of Calcot Manor a few photos with the Silver Cloud was a must!
We must mention how fantastic the chauffeur from Just Rolls was on the day; parking the cars just so for our photos, helping to carry equipment and being a pleasure to have around!
Carly and Gareth had an amazing group of friends in their bridal part who were not only tons of fun to be around but took a great picture too!
We loved the time we spent with just Carly and Gareth too.
They were effortless in front of the camera, simply enjoying the moment and time with one another…
There is nothing sweeter than the love between two soulmates as Carly and Gareth proved without restraint.
Promises were made to only mention it once but how romantic is the back of Carly’s dress?! Carly your beauty outshone even your beautiful dress!
It has to be noted that not only are Carly and Gareth’s family and friends an exceptionally lovely bunch they are very talented too. All the stunning florals for the day were made by Gareth’s sister Sophie and her beau who are both part of the amazing McQueens team. Opulent floral arrangements in white and blush cascading from silver candelabras were too gorgeous for words.
After a fabulous meal served by the Calcot Manor team and a few hilarious speeches Carly and Gareth enjoyed their first dance. As our couple had exclusive use of the venue their evening celebrations were enjoyed in the conservatory of the Manor house.
Remember how we mentioned earlier how talented our couple’s family were…well our Groom’s mum was responsible for making their gorgeous wedding cake!
Carly and Gareth we wish you a married life full of grace, fun and romance…so pretty much exactly how your epic first dance was!
Thank you to the fabulous team at Calcot for hosting Carly & Gareth exclusive use Calcot Manor wedding and the many individuals who made their day so perfect!
Ceremony Location: St Mary’s Church, Hawkesbury Upton in the Cotswolds
Reception Venue: Calcot Manor
Dress: Phillipa Lepley
Shoes: Jimmy Choo
Hair: Cat from MACH Management
Floral Decor: Our Groom’s talented sister, Sophie, who is part of the McQueens team in London.
Rolls Royce Silver Cloud: Just Rolls Wedding Cars
Band: Absolute 80s
Cotswold Wedding Photography Duo: Weddings by Nicola & Glen