Hampton Manor Secret Garden Wedding

Sep 20, 2018

Hampton Manor Secret Garden Inspired Wedding

As a Birmingham wedding photographer, I’m spoilt when it comes to photographing weddings at fantastic venues. Hampton Manor is one of my favourite wedding venues, in the Birmingham area. It’s a beautiful  place just outside Solihull with stunning architecture, a mix of contemporary interior design, gorgeous grounds for photographs and amazing food! Jamie is in the army in England, Jessi lived in Florida. Their story began when Jamie walked into the last bar that Jessi went into for one of her girlfriends hen night. As they say, right place, right time! Months of Skyping and transatlantic visits followed, before they realised they couldn’t be apart. Jamie proposed, Jessi moved to the UK and wedding plans began. Both loved the book ‘The Secret Garden’ and loved the idea of an English afternoon tea, so this was incorporated into the day. Anyone who knows me knows I’m a dog lover, so I did a happy dance when I saw that their dog, Oreo, joined them for a photo, looking very smart in his tweed waistcoat. Karen at Passion for Flowers worked her magic with books, moss, ferns and roses to give the room a real enchanted feel and Ben the Cake Man, created the spectacular cake. I loved the fact that Jessi had two dresses, one for the daytime and then a shorter one so she could dance later in the evening. Just as Jessi’s Dad began his speech, he was interrupted by the best surprise ever! Jessi is a big Musical Theatre fan, Les Miserables being her favourite. Without her knowing Jamie and organised a local amateur dramatics society to interrupt the speeches and begin a performance of some of her favourite songs, her reaction was incredible! I don’t think there was a dry eye in the place. I flipping loved this wedding and was made to feel so welcome, Jessi and Jamie’s families and friends were my kind of people, warm, funny and full of life. As always the team at Hampton Manor did a brilliant job of looking after everyone, including me. If you’re looking for a wedding photographer for your Hampton Manor Wedding make sure you get in touch.





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Jo Hastings is a Birmingham Wedding Photographer, offering creative, relaxed wedding and family photography in the West Midlands, Warwickshire, Staffordshire, Worcestershire, Shropshire and throughout the UK.