Lorri and Philip chose Cliveden House for their truly memorable wedding day. The beautiful and very famous manor house hotel should need little introduction from me. In every direction the venue is truly magical, from its opulent high ceilings and antique interiors to its sensational views over the landscape gardens to the river Thames. This is such a dream wedding venue.
Lorri walked down the aisle with her two adorable dogs, and wow – they were so well behaved! All day long they were quite the centre of attention, and I bet they’ve never been pampered by so many people in one day. Even the staff were taking it in turns to take the dogs for a walk, and as for picture opportunities they were as obliging and photogenic as can be. They must have thought they’d gone to canine heaven for the day with all the fuss!
The heartfelt speeches were really special too. Lorrie in particular had everyone in fits of laughter with her tales of years gone by. I just loved capturing the speeches – the hilarity, the tears and the emotions provided such natural picture opportunities.
This couple were so full of energy, warmth and kindness, and as a result their big day was brimming with laughter and love. Boy it makes my job easy when the chemistry is this perfect!
Enjoy your week,
Here is the lovely message I received from Lorri and Philip:
Wow! Mark! Thank you SO much – for all the wonderful images you hve sent us, taken on our wedding day at Cliveden. You have photographed everyone and everything (including our two dogs) so beautifully and in such a complete moment to moment way that the whole event is perfectly captured for us, from beginning to end.
You have such a great manner that although we had not met before we all instantly felt totally relaxed. You managed to be completely unobtrusive taking casual photos but then were instantly very organised and efficient when arranging the wedding guests for the more formal groupings which we had also requested.
It was fantastic for us that you know the setting at Cliveden so well, as you chose perfect backdrops for the photographs, and we are particularly delighted that you took Philip and me with our three grown up children and two dogs for a walk in the grounds after the ceremony – your resulting images are really priceless.
I have never thought of myself as being in the least photogenic and consequently often feel somewhat self conscious when being photographed but I was comfortable with you behind the camera that friends and family, who have already enjoyed looking at the gallery, have commented on how incredibly photogenic I am – that really is a first! The same people also commented on the day how fantastic they thought you were and they hadn’t even seen the results at that juncture!
We cannot thank you enough for your wonderful photographs, they really are a treasure! We will be writing to Cliveden’s wedding coordinator Lydia who recommended you to let her know what a fantastic job you have done!
With very best wishes,
Lorri and Philip