Louisa and Stuart tied the knot a week before Christmas on their Cotswold winter wedding at Lower Slaughter Manor. The occasion was elegantly festive with the time of year adding an extra dash of romance and sparkle! The Manor House with its cosy luxe interiors and proximity to the Church was the perfect location for a winter wedding celebration. Twinkling trees inside and out, every hearth adorned with Christmassy garlands and festive cocktails meant the occasion was a grownup up version of Christmas fun. We loved capturing the spirit of Louisa and Stuart’s gorgeous wedding. We wish our couple all the joy in the world as they start their new lives together as husband and wife!
The day started with the girls getting ready in the lovely surrounds of Lower Slaughter Manor. Louisa’s room was bright and airy, one of our absolute faves for beautiful bridal prep photography!
We loved the fir tree motif our couple subtly incorporated into the styling of the day. Organic and wintry it captured the charm of the setting and time of year.
We knew from the instant we saw Louisa’s sparkly Jimmy Choo’s and intricately detailed Pronovias dress that our Bride was going to bring the perfect amount of glam and glitter to the occasion!
Stepping into that dress with its sophisticated low back design, we were not disappointed, Louisa you looked absolutely gorgeous!
A textured bouquet in green and white by the talented Broadway Florist captured the crisp, wintery palette of the season.
After a morning of prepping and primping our Bride was ready to wow her guests and take her husband to be’s breath away!
First however it was the Father of the Bride’s turn to admire his daughter before walking her down the aisle!
When Louisa’s Father walked into the room, the moment was beautifully emotive, as the joy and significance of the occasion really sunk in for everyone.
Across the road, at the Slaughters Country Inn, Stuart and the guys were also getting ready for the day’s event.
Stuart looked extremely handsome in a stylish blue Favourbrook lounge suit.
The time had arrived for our Bride to make her way to the Church; only a short walk in some sparkly Jimmy Choo’s away.
On her Father’s arm Louisa strolled from Lower Slaughter Manor to the picturesque Cotswold village church.
Moments later our Groom could turn around to see his beautiful bride to be walking towards him, illuminated by the soft glow of candlelight.
The happiness following a ceremony is so lovely to document. While one of us helps to assist in organising all the guests to throw the confetti the other can photograph the lovely natural moments that may unfold.
Pure love as everyone basks in the emotion and joy created by two people promising their hearts to one another.
We loved how Stuart and Louisa’s flowergirl and pageboy led the procession as guests sprinkled our happy couple with rose petals!
Having made sure their ceremony took place early enough on the day, our couple could take advantage of the mild winter weather for their wedding photos. We hightailed it back to Lower Slaughter Manor so we could maximise the remaining natural light for formal photos and bride and groom portraits.
A most stylish bridal party made for some fabulous formal photos before everyone went inside for champagne, cocktails and canapes!
While the guests were warming up inside we spent fifteen minutes enjoying the beautiful gardens for some stunning natural light photos of Louisa and Stuart.
The benefits of shooting in natural light are numerous. We can achieve more in less time, giving our couples lovely variety in a short amount of time.
Having the naturally available light also allows us to freely capture movement. This gives the photos a relaxed and natural feel, which many of our couples adore.
Louisa and Stuart, unsurprisingly our cameras loved you! But we already knew that from our engagement session with you the month before.
As the sun finally set and night fell the charm of Lower Slaughter Manor and our couple’s festive celebration really came into its own.
Watching the skies darken we stole our couple away for one final portrait during that finite window where the twinkling of lights look magical but the sky still shows a mysterious blue. The addition of an evening portrait really captures the magic of winter!
When the Wedding Breakfast of Louisa and Stuart’s Cotswold winter wedding commenced the party really started! Five delicious courses and much merriment later it was time for speeches.
With the dance floor packed following our couple’s first dance we bid our farewell as Louisa and Stuart prepared to dance the night away with all their friends and family…a perfect way to see in married life!
Thank you to everyone who made Louisa and Stuart’s Cotswold Winter Wedding happen:
Reception Venue: Lower Slaughter Manor, the Cotswolds
Church: St Mary’s, Lower Slaughter, Gloucestershire
Shoes: Jimmy Choo
Make-up: Emily Tarrant Makeup
Hair: Ruth Talbot
Suit: Favourbrook, St James, London
Florals: The Broadway Florist
Pianist: Pete Butler
Band: The Indie Killers
Cotswold Wedding Photography Duo: Weddings by Nicola & Glen