This is Kerry and Jamie’s wedding at Rookery Manor just south of Bristol. Kerry and Jamie were the perfect couple to photograph as they had total trust in my photography. This was, in no small part, down to the fact that I had photographed the wedding of her twin sister, Michelle, back in 2016. Also the wedding of her good friends, Chris and Jake, back in 2015.
On arrival, a couple of the guests commented that I would have my work cut out due to the weather. Well, it was raining and it looked like it was set for the day. I was still confident that we would get some fantastic photographs. Rookery Manor is one of those wedding venues that allows me, as a wedding photographer, to capture good moments in a photograph no matter what the weather. There’s nothing worse than a wedding album full of photographs all taken in the same place. I am always looking for variety in my wedding photography. As you can see from the pictures below, even on a wet day in February, Rookery Manor allows me to deliver on this promise to my clients.
After the wedding ceremony
Kerry and Jamie enjoyed a glass of champagne with their guests in the garden marquee. Once they had chatted to friends and family, I whisked them away for some photographs. We managed to get some wonderful pictures of the two of them in and around the beautiful grounds of the manor house. When the rain eased off, and with the help of a white umbrella, we were even able to get some photographs out in the open. Once we finished the bride and grooms photographs, it was onto the group shots. At some venues, this will mean moving inside but not at Rookery Manor. As you can see from the photographs, I was able to capture the small group shots outside. This was done whilst keeping everyone dry, well, everyone apart from me! We then had a little bit of luck as just before everyone made their way inside for the wedding reception. The rain eased off sufficiently for me to quickly grab a group photograph of the bride and groom and all their friends and family. This was just before they entered the main reception.
After the Reception
After the meal, the light had gone and it was now completely dark outside. This gave me another great opportunity for a few more wedding photographs beside the pond. These photographs are made even more spectacular by the beautiful lighting supplied by Rookery Manor. We only had a couple of minutes to do these photographs as the rain started to fall once again. It was then off to the evening reception where I was able to grab some stunning photographs of the bride and groom on the dance floor in front of their “love” sign. It may well have been a cold and wet winters day but what I will remember is having a tremendous amount of fun not just with Kerry and Jamie, but with all their friends and family – you all made me feel so very welcome. I hope you like the photographs of Kerry and Jamie’s wedding at Rookery Manor, please feel free to leave a comment below.