A Beautiful Summer Wedding At The Five Arrows, Waddesdon
This wonderful wedding at the Five Arrows, Waddesdon will have you dreaming of summer, and I was privileged to be photographer for the day. Everything was so romantic: the fabulous location, the gorgeous vintage car and the perfect blue skies. Then there was the bride’s wonderful flowing gown, the pretty delicately scented floral arrangements, and the delicious looking wedding cake!
The Five Arrows Hotel
Gina and John were married at Five Arrows in Waddesdon. I adored all the finer details at this wedding. Most importantly, all the smiles and happiness surrounded us under the scorching Buckinghamshire sun!
The Rothschild family originally built the Five Arrows Hotel to accommodate architects and craftsmen working on the manor house in the 1880s.
Its name is derived from the Rothschild family emblem, which is used extensively on the Waddesdon Estate. It is incorporated both within the historic architectural designs of the many buildings on the estate, right through to the Rothschilds wine labelling from their famous vineyards. Each arrow symbolised one of the five Rothschild brothers. The brothers became the most powerful banking family in the world during the 19th Century.
Picture Opportunities At The Five Arrows
Gina and John asked me to keep the photographs as informal as possible, so expect to see lots of natural images.
The adorable children at this wedding provided so many candid picture opportunities; they just loved the whole party atmosphere! Their giggles, laughter and infectious smiles brought so much joy. And they were more than happy to play up to the camera at times!
As a wedding photographer, The Five Arrows at Waddesdon provides so many fantastic backdrops, with the wow factor architecture and the beautifully maintained gardens. The divine food and the amazingly friendly staff all contributed to Gina and John’s wedding being such a huge success.
My First Ever Wedding At The Five Arrows Hotel
I’ve captured over 200 weddings at The Dairy next door, but this was my first ever wedding at The Five Arrows Hotel. And, I love the pictures I now have for my portfolio. I’ve visited the restaurant within this cosy hotel many times. It was great to return with my cameras for this wonderful wedding.
My congratulations again to Gina and John, and thank you so much for asking me to capture your lovely wedding.
We initially met through one of your former brides who was representing you on your photography stand at the Waddesdon Wedding Fair.
Rather than getting a hard sell from the various photographers, we looked through the plethora of sample albums on show at the wedding fair. Your photography really spoke for itself. As soon as we saw the quality of the photos, we knew we wanted to work with you .
One of the best decisions we made.
During our pre-shoot meeting, you made us feel so comfortable and at ease. You took the time to listen to our concerns and make notes for the day.
Your style of photography exactly matched our expectations for how we wanted our wedding photos to look; we love the results.
On the day itself, you were a source of calm and advice about setting up the shots for other people to take then focusing on us afterwards. We felt that this approach placated our guests by enabling them in getting great shots in line with our own.
You have managed to beautifully capture the fun and emotion of the day, including some moments we wouldn’t have noticed or remembered otherwise.
You only get one chance at capturing your wedding day, and we would thoroughly recommend you to other couples.
As we look through our photos, we remember what a special day it truly was, expertly captured and for that we are forever grateful.
Thank you so much, Gina & John