Manor by the Lake, Wedding Photography

Louise & Chris - Manor By The Lake

Manor by the Lake Wedding Photography

Louise & Chris’ wedding at Manor by the Lake, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire.

Manor by the Lake Wedding Photography

Planning the Wedding Day 

It is fantastic when all the months of planning come together to create such a memorable occasion. I was delighted to be chosen by Louise and Chris to photograph their big day at manor by the Lake. After all there are well over fifty Gloucestershire wedding photographers. I arrived at the stunning Manor by the Lake exclusive use wedding venue on a very sunny April morning. The cottage which is set in the grounds of Manor by the Lake was a hive of activity. Louise and her bridesmaids were being pampered by hair stylists and make up artists. The atmosphere was great, there was a huge feeling of positivity. A great sign for a wedding photographer.

The Day of the Wedding

A little later Chris, his best man and groomsmen arrived and set up camp in the “man cave”. Officially known as The Rock Bar. The Rock Bar is a great space for the boys to get ready. It has everything a bunch of guys need.  A bar (of course), TV, pool table and table football, along with attentive staff to cater for your every need. When Chris and the groomsmen were ready, we headed off outside to see the grounds and get some photo’s.

When I next met up with Louise and the bridal party, they had moved up to the bridal suite, such a wonderful room. I am very privileged as a Gloucestershire wedding photographer, to be part of so many unique occasions. I see many wonderful photography backdrops and the bridal suite at Manor by the Lake is one of the nicest examples I have seen. With the girls ready, Louise’s Dad was invited into the bridal suite to see his daughter before she was married, a very emotional moment.

The Wedding Ceremony

You can see from the pictures below the set up for the ceremony in the Italian Gardens is beautiful. The vows were completed in a sun drenched Italian garden and before we new it Louise and Chris were walking back down the aisle as husband and wife. The happy couple were then showered in confetti by their guests

Drinks and canapés were served by the Manor by the Lake team, as the couple were hugged, kissed and congratulated by their guests.

The opportunity then arose for me to take the couple away from their friends and family to capture those all important couples portraits capturing Louise and Chris on the post ceremony cloud of happiness.  The manicured grounds of the Manor lend themselves perfectly for great photography. 

The Wedding Reception

It has to be mentioned, the food served at Manor by the Lake is always of an incredibly high standard (it really is fantastic!).  Everyone tucked into their food, still in high spirits after the wedding ceremony.  There was also a sense of anticipation ahead of the speeches, and they certainly did not disappoint.  The phrase “nailed it” could well have been used for every speech.  

Summer weddings are always great, as we are blessed with so much natural light. Eventually though dusk started to fall, and we captured some lovely moments during golden hour. There was then the traditional toss of the bouquet followed by the cutting of the cake.

Following the first dance, Louise and her father graced the dance floor before the party goers had the opportunity to show everyone their best moves. The night began to draw in, which was the perfect time to shoot some pictures of the couple in front of the Manor House. It really does provide a spectacular backdrop.

Bonfire night was way off, but a wedding is always a great opportunity to get the sparkers out and make a tunnel for the bride and groom, what a day, evening and night.

Manor by the lake building
make being applied to the bride
bride having hair sprayed with hair spray
groom and groomsmen getting ready
groom doing his tie up in a mirror
groom best man and groomsmen around a pool table
groom and groomsmen stood outside
bride looking at her wedding dress on the end of a fourposter bed
bride and bridesmaids having a selfie
bride having her veil fitted
bride stood by fourposter bed in the bridal suite
outdoor wedding ceremony at manor by the lake
bride walking down the aisle with father outdoor ceremony at manor by the lake
bride and groom at outdoor wedding ceremony at manor by the lake
bride and groom exchanging wedding rings
bride and groom first kiss during wedding ceremony
bride and groom walking down aisle
bride and groom being showered by confetti
bride and groom stood under the arches at manor by the lake
bride and groom in the yew tree walk at manor by the lake
bride looking the groom during golden hour
group picture bride groom bridesmaids and groomsmen under the arches at manor by the lake
manor by the lake ballroom set up for wedding reception
bride and groom walking into wedding reception ballroom
father of the bride wedding speech in the ballroom
grooms speech at wedding reception
best mans speech at wedding reception
bride and groom kissing and doing a dip
bride and groom silhouette at manor by the lake
bride and groom cutting their wedding cake
bride and groom first dance
bride and father first dance at manor by the lake
wedding disco dancing
wedding party dancing
wedding party disco dancing
bride and groom night photograph on the steps at the front of manor by the lake
bride and groom kissing night photograph on the steps at the front of manor by the lake
bride and groom in bandstand at night lighting and shadows
bride and groom with sparklers kissing in a tunnel at manor by the lake


If you are looking for a venue for your wedding Manor by the Lake in Cheltenham is a must see.

For some people, the perfect, fairytale wedding is something they have been planning their entire lives. Putting concept to paper and booking that dream wedding doesn’t have to be a complicated process. You could have your heart set on an intimate yet beautiful gathering with all of your close family and friends. Or your guest list stretches way beyond the limits of extended family. Manor By The Lake can accommodate either choice and could be the wedding venue you’ve been dreaming of for your entire life.

The Immaculate Reception

Manor by the Lake is set in the quintessentially British background of the Cotswolds, in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. The Manor’s mesmerising grounds are set across seven acres, offering you a tantalising natural backdrop to your wedding day. The victorian manor is licensed for both indoor and outdoor wedding ceremonies.

This flexibility offers you full creative control of your special day and everything that comes with it, come rain or shine. Whether you opt for the classic period Maximilian room, the Italian Pavilion, or the Lakeside pavilion – your wedding day will be truly unforgettable.

Manor by the Lake has so many options for your wedding

Manor By The Lake has beautifully bespoke wedding ‘collections’ available to choose from. Each package promising full, exclusive hire of the manor and the grounds as well as access to an experienced award winning planning team. The fully trained team at the Manor are there to make sure that every aspect of your wedding meets your personal expectations. Your wedding day is arguably the most important day of your life – and absolutely nothing is too much hassle for the team at Manor By The Lake.

Award winning Chefs

With weddings, naturally, come buckets of flexibility – Manor By The Lake prides itself in providing you and your guests with a fully versatile menu. Fresh, locally sourced ingredients and cooked by the venue’s award winning chefs make up the menu. No request is too difficult for them.

Whether you’re a bit of a connoisseur for fine dining or searching for something that little bit more unique for your wedding day, the Manor’s expert team will work closely with you and your partner to ensure that your menu is fully reflective of your personal dining preferences, as well as catering to any dietary requirements you or guests may have. 

Wedding Photography at Manor by the Lake

Photographing your happily ever after at Manor By The Lake makes for beautifully exquisite memories that you will look back on for years to come. The Manor offers a whole range of spaces and backdrops available to perfectly document every aspect of your special day. Manor By The Lake will truly leave you feeling spoilt for choice. Grab a glass of champagne – or an alternate tipple of choice – and gather with your loved ones to celebrate the occasion of your lifetime.


Listed below the suppliers who helped make Louise and Chris’ wedding day at Manor by the Lake PERFECT!


If you need a photographer to capture your wedding day at Manor by the Lake this is MY CONTACT FORM. Look forward to hearing from you.


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