Elmore Court Wedding Photography
I love being recommended by happy couples to photograph their friends wedding. The request is made all the more pleasant when the four words Elmore Court Photography and wedding are in the same sentence. This time it was for Janet & Tony’s wedding at Elmore Court in Gloucestershire. I first met Janet & Tony when they were guests at their friends wedding that I was photographing. So when they later saw their friends’ completed wedding album I was booked!
Janet & Tony’s plan was to marry at Elmore Court. Elmore Court is a grade II listed mansion nestled in the heart of the Cotswolds, a couple of miles from Gloucester. Elmore Court caters for all your wedding needs. From the bridal preparations through to the party late into the night. Their big day, was the last Saturday in September. I arrived at Elmore Court early in the day to a refreshing sight. The sun was shining, with hardly a cloud in the sky and no wind whatsoever. This promised to be an amazing day for all involved.
I captured the still life pictures of the venue and the very well presented grounds and then I made my way up to meet with Janet and her bridal party. They were in one of the many suites Elmore Court offers to their couples. Janet chose a wedding dress from Laura May Bridal Boutique in Cardiff and this was complemented by a pair of very classy Jimmy Choo’s.
Janet’s son escorted her down the aisle to meet her future husband.
They completed their declarations and vows exchanged rings and signed the register. The guests showered Janet and Tony with confetti as they walked down the aisle. They left the ceremony room, and walked into the sunshine. Guests enjoyed drinks & canapés on the lawns. Darren Campbell entertained all with mind boggling magic. Darren really is a treat to watch. Their Dalmatian dog later joined Janet and Tony to complete the family.
The wedding breakfast took place in the wonderfully appointed Gillyflower. The Gillyflower is part of Elmore Court and is located to the rear of the main mansion house. It was a now or never moment after the wedding breakfast because the sun was dropping very quickly. I mentioned this to the happy couple and we popped outside to capture some sunset pictures.
Tony and the best man delivered great speeches. As we moved into the evening it was time for the cutting of their canine themed wedding cake. Cake cut and distributed the live band took over for the night. A smoochy first dance followed and then party time!!
One of the major joys of a wedding is most definitely the bringing together of friends and family, reconnecting over the hustle and bustle that comes with happiness and love. Having the opportunity to share one of the most important days of your life with the people who mean the most to you is something that most people dream of doing – why not do it at a venue that is brimming with luxury, sophistication and charm and will leave a stunning, lasting impression on yourselves and your guests? Elmore Court is all of that, and more.
Set across a vastly sustainable estate in Stroud, Gloucestershire, Elmore Court hosts a unique and stunning grade II listed manor house and is the perfect location to host the wedding of your dreams. Understanding the needs of their clients and doing so in a responsible and environmentally conscious way only adds to the appeal of the place – the building’s electricity supply is produced using renewable energy and the produce they use throughout their extensive menu is composed exclusively of locally or home grown ingredients. Accommodating both the most intimate of weddings and larger parties of up to 200 guests, Elmore Court allows you to put the wilderness back into your life and truly express yourself.
Wedding Ceremonies at Elmore Court
With civil ceremonies hosted and performed in Elmore Court itself and the opportunity for Christian ceremonies less than a mile away in Elmore Church, whether you’re looking to nurture your spiritual side or share your vows in Elmore Court’s breathtaking Hall, Elmore Court is a versatile venue that gives you the best of both worlds. Choosing to hold your wedding or special occasion at Elmore Court gives you and your wedding party full and exclusive access to the stunning house and luscious gardens.
Shimmy your way from the elegant halls to the charming Gillyflower – keeping in line with the estate’s ethical and sustainable values. The Gillyflower has been built entirely from earth and timber sourced from the estate itself but is contemporarily stylistic in its design – and what’s more, it’s sound-proof, allowing you the scope to dance the night away with no risk of disturbing the locals. Rustic and picturesque, the Gillyflower and Elmore Court hold a magic beyond even what your wildest imagination can envisage.
A little later in the day
Complementing your special day with the perfect menu comes easily with Elmore Court, food and drink being a major part of their appeal as the perfect wedding venue. With flexible menus, cooked perfectly and locally to meet all of your requirements, dietary or otherwise, you can guarantee fresh and delicious meals that put the icing on the cake of a spectacular and memorable day. Arguably one of the most important aspects of a wedding day, guaranteeing lasting memories are made through your wedding photography is easily done in the magical Elmore Court grounds – with rustic backdrops and intimate corners, it’s fair to say that your photography will have a frenzy procuring the most beautiful of memories of a day well beyond the stretch of your imagination.