This Graydon Hall Manor garden wedding is the epitome of timeless elegance and style. Wei and Leo are one of the genuinely nice people out there and I can’t wait to share the story of their day. Being storytellers first and foremost, it was important for us to capture the essence of this day and all its in-between moments. I love telling an organic, beautiful story and try to reflect that in every shot. From the candid photographs of Wei’s morning getting ready to love-filled portraits at the Graydon Hall garden and to the photojournalistic style of their wedding reception coverage, these photos tell a bigger wedding story – one of love, family, union and life. Everything from the tender roses picked right from an English garden to the perfectly mismatched china, made for one of the finest weddings I have ever photographed!
I always get excited whenever I learn I’ll be working at Graydon Hall. This beautiful wedding venue has all it takes to produce impeccable wedding photographs and I know it’s going to look perfect in pictures. As a wedding photographer, I’m always looking for light. Graydon Hall’s beautifully lit bridal suite has plenty of natural light and is an ideal place to take the ethereal bridal portraits you see in wedding magazines. With its romantic decor and Victorian furniture, it’s no surprise this bridal suite is every bride (and photographer’s) dream! I love taking bridal mornings at Graydon Hall Manor slowly. It’s a perfect moment to take photojournalistic and candid photos as they are filled with thrill and anticipation of the day.
Moving on to the ceremony, Wei and Leo opted for an outdoor ceremony in the garden. An opulent ceremony arch consisting of hundreds of pink roses was their main focal point. Exchanging your vows in a summer garden – does it get any more romantic than that?
When shooting creative couple’s portraits at Graydon Hall Manor, I love switching to my wide lens to capture the grandness of the surroundings. A bride walking down the stairs accompanied by her loving fiance and surrounded by cascading fountains – these are some of my favourite shots! You can truly feel the romance in the air when it comes to creative photographs taken in this lovely garden. We also took took some pictures on the terrace. Its classic architecture and towering trees were a perfect backdrop for these two lovebirds.
Now let’s talk about wedding receptions! This blush-hued reception was fit for a Lady. A single long table running the length of the reception hall was decorated with floral arrangements plucked straight from an English garden. The tall, see-through candle holders echoed the venue’s chandeliers and lifted the tablescape visually giving it a nice height. The accompanying tea party was similarly English. With elegantly mismatched china and a spread of macarons, cupcakes, doughnuts, tarts, and cake, the newlyweds and their guests dined like royalty! Wei and Leo made me feel like part of their family and the whole evening was filled heartfelt speeches, laughter and amazing stories. Wei and Leo, thank you so much for making me feel so at home. I wish you long years of happy marriage and amazing adventures together!
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