“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 and Hampton Manor perfectly fitted the bill, having a Michelin starred restaurant on site and all that. Wanting a fairly traditional wedding, but also for everyone to be relaxed and to have a great time. 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 wanting to have an autumn wedding as 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.
Tell us about the Jenny Packham wedding dress
I chose a dress from Coco and Kate, a boutique wedding dress stockist based in Hatton. From the outset I knew I wanted to go wedding dress shopping with my mum and go shopping locally in Warwickshire rather than tackle the London jungle! 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 all 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. Trust me you 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!
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.
HAMPTON MANOR HOTEL SOLIHULL WEDDING SUPPLIERS
Make up artists: Bryony Dalton http://www.bryonydalton.com
Hair- Mode Weddings- https://modeweddings.co.uk
Florists: Bloom Fleuriste http://www.bloomfleuriste.co.uk
Rings: Cornells https://cornelljewellers.co.uk John’s Grandfather used to be a jeweller and as such this was the perfect place to buy rings from.
Cake: The Cheeseworks https://www.thecheeseworks.co.uk
Catering Company: Hampton Manor http://www.hamptonmanor.com
Entertainment: Michael Moore http://www.michaelgmoore.co.uk
Cars/Transport: The Wedding Barn http://www.theweddingbarn.co.uk/wedding-car-hire.html
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