We had a gloriously sunny day when we were the wedding photographers for the Ashton Lodge Wedding of Yvonne and Ray. Ashton Lodge is an exclusive wedding venue in the Warwickshire countryside. I started the day with Yvonne at her parents’ home in Lutterworth where she was having her hair done by her chief bridesmaid. There was lots of activity with family arriving to wish Yvonne luck before she made her way to the venue to be met by Sarah, the venue manager, who whisked her away to see the registrar. Kev met up with Ray at Ashton Lodge for a few pre ceremony photos and captured lots of the guests arriving.
After the ceremony we went out onto the lawn for a few photos. Many of the guests were keen photographers so there was lots of activity and lots of fun being had. We were working alongside Craig from Amazingdayz Wedding Films who was capturing the day on video. He was really easy to work with. We then took the couple off for a few photos on their own before their wedding breakfast in the marquee which had been decorated beautifully by one of Yvonne’s friends. Speeches were full of emotion and a laughter. The best man, Ray’s brother, did a good job of embarrassing his sibling! Many of the couple’s guests had travelled from Hong Kong to be at the wedding so it really was a special occasion for everyone.
After the wedding breakfast we had a first for us, photographing a Chinese Tea Ceremony. Yvonne wore traditional dress for this. The couple presented the tea to family members and received gifts at this point.
We spent the evening with the couple and their guests too as they had booked our Photo booth which went down a storm. The dancefloor was full as was the booth all night.
A big thank you to Sarah and the team at Ashton Lodge for a great day. We will see you again soon. 🙂 Enjoy the photos and if you want to see more go to the galleries and put in the password which the newlyweds have.