bride and groom in front of autumn trees at hampton manor

“On the day itself Jonny was a breath of fresh air, super friendly and in the nicest way possible you didn’t really know he was there! He produced beautiful candid photos, something that we will really treasure forever.”

Autumn Wedding Photos at Hampton Manor Hotel in Solihull

Sarah & John met at Exeter university in 2008 and were great friends to start. Once uni finished one thing lead to another and romanced blossomed! During early 2017 John broke his ankle and required surgery- which lead to a lot of looking after on Sarah’s part. As a thank you he booked a surprise weekend away in the summer, which turned out to be at the beautiful Gidleigh Park in Devon. It was here that John proposed and they got married the next year at Hampton Manor Hotel in Solihull.

“Food and drink is the glue that holds us together!” says Sarah. As such this was high upon the agenda. Hampton Manor perfectly fitted the bill, having a Michelin starred restaurant on site!  Entertainment by the “Piano Man” was provided throughout the whole day (all songs were requested via post it notes) and ensured that people were up on their feet dancing- even during dinner! They were right in wanting to have an autumn wedding. The colours and general feel of the season is so magical at that time of year at Hampton Manor.

Why choose Hampton Manor as your wedding venue?

From the outset Sarah & John wanted a classic wedding a venue that suited the autumn season. Hampton Manor is a stunning wedding venue and well renowned for its food and drink offering. An initial meet with their wedding coordinator and they were instantly sold and knew it matched all requirements. John is also a big BBQ lover and as soon as he noticed they had Big Green Eggs in the garden he couldn’t take his eyes away! Throughout the planning process the entire team were superbly helpful and ensured the wedding day was seamless.


brides wedding dress hung on window detail

bar drinks and refreshments detail

bride blushes at embarrassing speach from groom

groom and groomsmen pose outside with bride and bridesmaids

groom holds umbrella over bride as she adjusts her dress

candid groom and groomsmen jump and skip along path

bride in hysterics as funny speech is made at dinner

bride preparing and getting makeup done detail

bride and groom enter wedding venue with a smile

bride and groom dance with eachother on the dance floor

wedding guests admire the venue and drink champagne

father walks bride down the aisle

bride and groom both cut vintage inspired cake detail

umbrellas and wedding invitation detail

wedding guest blows smoke into the air on dance floor

wedding guests celebrating at the tables

sky view of green woods at hampton manor

wedding venue hampton manor garden in the autumn

wedding guests celebrate marrige with confetti

bride listens closely to wedding speech by groomsman

bride and her father arrive at the wedding venue in vintage car provided by wedding barn

 Jenny Packham Wedding Dress

Coco and Kate, a boutique wedding dress stockist based in Hatton is where I found the dress. Before I went dress shopping I did not have any idea as to the style of dress that I wanted. Coco and Kate was the second shop I visited and from the moment I tried it on I fell in love with the dress. It was a dress of two halves; beautiful beading and sequins on the top half, balanced out by a slim chiffon skirt. It was then and there I realised it was the dress of my dreams! I also thought it fitted perfectly with the autumn wedding and meant it would sparkle as the evening drew in. I slept on it and the next day the order was placed!

John’s suit was purchased from Yardsmen in London. John was always keen to have a classic navy three piece suit and they provided just that! The bridesmaids had navy Ghost dresses both in the same colour but different styles. We went dress shopping together and I wanted them to be comfortable in the dresses we chose. We all thought navy would be great given that it was an autumn wedding.

When planning your wedding just enjoy the process and please try not to get caught up in the smaller details! Whilst minor details may seem important in the run up to the big day, they simply just fall out of focus on the day itself. Youou will be far more absorbed with friends and family, and most importantly you will be having the time of your life! The weather is always a worry but apart from a brief shower we were graced with beautiful crisp autumn weather. A perfect backdrop to an amazing day!


wedded couple kiss and guests celebrate with sparklers

wedding guests gather to sing a song after having a drink

pouring champagne at the dinner table detail

wedding guest shows off scissors she found to worried guests

bride and groom kiss while having their first dance

bride and groom shocked by confetti being thrown at them

bride and groom share a moment in the hampton manor garden

wedding guests pose with drinks and clothing items for camera

groomsmen all celebrate grooms marrige and cheer him on

bride and bridesmaids prepping for wedding detail

wedding guests having dinner in hampton manor dining hall

wedding guests dance and enjoy the dance floor

bride laughs as groom drinks for the camera

groom giggles at speech being read by his best man

wedding guests drinking and laughing at dance floor

bride getting makeup done detail

bride and bridesmaid dance in robes while prepping for the wedding

wedding guests hold hands and sway as they sing a song

dining tables being set up for guests detail

wedding guests eating at candle lit dining tables

wedding guests cheers to the married couple

Why book Jonny Barratt as your Hampton Manor wedding photographer?

We wanted a wedding photographer who was keen to get involved in the whole day and didn’t want to spend all their time doing couples photos! We found Jonny as a recommended supplier through Hampton Manor. As soon as we saw his website, read more about his documentary photography wedding style and looked and some of his past work, we knew he would be a perfect fit for our big day!

  Jonny was extremely likeable, organised and professional from the outset. Having the initial phone call was really useful to see if we were a good fit for each other and to find out more information about the day and what our priorities were.  On the day itself Jonny was a breath of fresh air, super friendly and in the nicest way possible you didn’t really know he was there! He produced beautiful candid photos, something that we will really treasure forever.


bride and groom look concerned at sparklers being lit

wedding guests take selfie in the woods

bride and groom stroll through the graveyard

bride in robe prepping for wedding detail portrait

wedding guest takes off tie and starts partying on the dance floor

groom and groomsmen all gather for a photo

bride and bridesmaids laugh and have a glass of champagne before wedding

wedding guest looks concerned as other guests lift him up

wedding guest sat at table having a drink

bride and groom stroll through the autumn garden

groom waits nervously for bride at alter

bridesmaids all preparing for wedding

bride and groom recite vows at alter

wedding guests have a drink and enjoy the dance floor

guests cheer as bride and groom kiss on the dance floor

seating arrangements and wedding cake made from cheese by cheeseworks


Make up artists: Bryony Dalton

Hair- Mode Weddings-

Florists: Bloom Fleuriste

Rings: Cornells John’s Grandfather used to be a jeweller and as such this was the perfect place to buy rings from.

Cake: The Cheeseworks

Catering Company: Hampton Manor

Entertainment: Michael Moore

Cars/Transport: The Wedding Barn



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