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Country Manor House Wedding at Alrewas Hayes

Oct 5, 2022

If you’re planning your wedding and want it to feel relaxed and stylish, read on! Jessica & Daniel’s country Manor House wedding at Alrewas Hayes in Staffordshire, ticked all the boxes. The venue, is situated not far from Lichfield and Burton on Trent, just outside the village of Alrewas. It was just perfect for that luxury Manor House vibe. I photograph several weddings a year here and it’s my favourite wedding venue, locally.The vision for this day was pretty colours, an abundance of flowers and lots of little personal touches. I think they pulled this off brilliantly!

When I arrived at the venue, Jessica was doing her own hair and make up and almost ready to put on her stunning Hermoine de Paula dress. I loved that the Bridesmaids wore mismatched dresses in a floral print and the bouquet’s of sweet peas were so pretty! Daniel looked really sharp in a three piece suit. His light blue waistcoat, picking out his Groomsmen’s light blue suits. I’m a huge fan of beautiful flowers and their day had these in abundance, supplied by the talented Poppy Scout I mean just take a look at that gorgeous Flower Arch that provided a beautiful backdrop in the ceremony room! The stunning flowers continued with Jessica’s bouquet and into the lakeside marquee.

Wedding Photography at a Summer Alrewas Hayes Wedding
Bride in boho style wedding dress holds summer bouquet in Alrewas Hayes bridal suiteFloral arch in ceremony room at Alrewas Hayes The light and airy ceremony room at Alrewas Hayes    Bride wearing hair down, holding spring bouquet, in Alrewas Hayes bridal suite Bride getting ready in Alrewas Hayes Bridal Suite Smiling Bride with her Bridesmaids in the Alrewas Hayes Bridal Suite Groom stands in front of a floral arch before his Alrewas Hayes wedding ceremony Groomsmen pinning button holes in front of Alrewas Hayes mural Groom and Groomsmen wearing light blue, walking in Alrewas Hayes courtyard

Personal vows for wedding ceremony in the Orangery

The wedding ceremony room at Alrewas Hayes, or Orangery, as it’s known. Is one of my favourites. It’s filled with great light from the full length windows that run the length of the room and is a great space for photos later in the day if the weather isn’t kind, or if you’re having a winter wedding. Jessica & Daniel had written their own personal vows to read to each other and I don’t think there was a dry eye in the room. I absolutely love it, when couples do this. It really does make your ceremony even more special.

Groom stands in front of floral arch waiting for his bride Bride walking down the aisle with her Dad in the Orangery at Alrewas Hayes wedding Bride reading personal vows to her Groom in front of a flower archway Bride and Groom first kiss in front of a large flower arch at Alrewas Hayes wedding venue

Tips for great confetti photos at Alrewas Hayes

When it comes to confetti, there’s no such thing as less is more. Think more is more! The confetti photos are always some of my favourites. Just remember to keep looking up or at each other, or straight ahead like Jessica and Daniel did and enjoy it! The confetti won’t hurt you so try not to grimace or shy away from it. It’s a really fun part of the day and a lovely opportunity to capture some natural moments. The grassy area above the courtyard is a perfect spot for a confetti walk but if it’s a rainy day, why not have your guests throw confetti as you walk back down the aisle, for that ‘just married’ moment.

Smiling Bride and Groom walk through dried petals confetti happy couple walk through confetti in the courtyard at Alrewas Hayes walking confetti photo of a Bride and Groom at Alrewas Hayes in the Summer Summer Alrewas Hayes wedding photography of happy newly married couple walk through confetti Relaxed, happy family group photo at Alrewas Hayes, Bride and Groom with their parents

Couple portraits at Alrewas Hayes

When it comes to your couple portraits, I like to keep things moving and not over pose you. I’ll probably tell some rubbish jokes to make you laugh, so you’ll either find them funny or laugh in pity. I’ll also give you some prompts that will ease you into the photos. I like to put you at ease and make you feel like you can just be yourselves and with a little bit of gentle guidance, we’ll get those beautiful natural portraits. There are so many gorgeous locations at this venue for gorgeous couple photos and taking a little walk around the grounds is a great way to get those relaxed wedding photos, of you chatting together and just enjoying yourselves.

Happy portrait of a Bride and Groom sitting on a red sports car in the driveway of Alrewas Hayes. Bride wears hair loose and holds ribbon tied relaxed bouquet. Groom wears blue check three piece suit Bride wearing strappy lace wedding dress kissing her Groom, sitting on a red sports car Bride and Groom looking at each other smiling, sitting on the back of a red sports car relaxed happy photo of newly married couple walking and looking at each other. Group photo of a Bridal Party in front of a country Manor House. Groomsmen wear light blue suits and Bridesmaids mismatched floral dresses Bride wearing Hermione de Paula kissing Groom in blue three piece suit, standing in front of a floral arch backdrop in the ceremony room at Alrewas Hayes Wedding table centres of Icelandic poppies, ranunculus and pink peonies

Speeches in the Lakeside Marquee

If you’d like to see some more Summer Alrewas Hayes wedding photography, or weddings in other seasons, I have a dedicated venue page here

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