Hampton Manor wedding photography by Jennifer Peel
Hampton Manor is a venue just outside of Solihull – a country house hotel with contemporary interior decor and woodland grounds. It’s no wonder it’s a firm favourite amongst local wedding photographers! I arrived for bridal prep in the bridal suite of the hotel where Lyndsey was getting ready for the day. She chose a stunning lace fishtail gown with beaded back detail and had blooms in soft pastel shades. Scott enjoyed his final drink as a single man with his groomsmen and family in the pub opposite their chosen church – St Mary and St Bartholomew – a short walk through the woods from Hampton Manor. I honestly don’t think I have met a more accommodating or friendly vicar in my time as a wedding photographer (and how many vicars wrap up a toilet roll as a gift to the couple – scroll down if you don’t believe me!)
The sun shone all day and guests enjoyed canapes in the grounds whilst being serenaded by local quartet Nero (not the first time I’ve seen these guys in action and highly recommended!). After some time to themselves whilst I snapped away, guests were called to breakfast in the Courtyard. Hampton Manor have a new purpose built lodge for civil ceremonies – The Birches – and I couldn’t resist stealing the couple away for some more portraits amongst the bright green floral wallpaper, stacked apple crates and vintage mirrors. One of my favourite memories from the day was the guest who turned up on a Harley Davidson and then spent the rest of the day giving the ladies rides around the grounds on it at neck breaking speeds – even my second shooter couldn’t resist a go!
Venue – Hampton Manor
Church – St Mary & St Batholomew
Dress – Lula Ann Bridal
Flowers – Bloomin Wonderful
Hampton Manor wedding photography – bridal preparations in the bridal suite Wedding ceremony at St Mary & St Bartholomew church Hampton Manor wedding photography – bride and groom walking from the church
Hampton Manor wedding photography – formal family photographs on the garden stepsHampton Manor wedding photography – couple portraits in the hotel grounds
Hampton Manor wedding photography – the room laid up for wedding breakfast
Hampton Manor wedding photography – The Birches, a purpose built lodge for civil ceremonies with amazing decor!