Rachel & Carl, Cowley Manor wedding


Rachel & Carl’s beautiful Cowley Manor wedding near Cheltenham.  Cowley Manor is a jewel in the Cotswolds and as luck would have it, one of the closest venues to where I’m based in Cheltenham. For weddings it’s perfect as it’s surrounded my some of the most inviting parkland you could imagine, like a natural version of a Capability Brown designed garden. There are lots of beautiful nooks and crannies but most notably the centre piece is a beautiful Italian style water wall (and fall) at one end of the lake. Water falls from sculptured faces into a pond several metres below.

On this day we were blessed with glorious sunshine almost too bright and we managed to sneak out for a few portraits just before dark. As an aside if you are having a Summer wedding the best time for portraits is the sunset, but not just because the light is softer but because you’ll both be fully into the swing of the day and in the perfect frame of mind. Rachel & Carl took a brief walk and you can feel the moments between them. I make a big emphasis with all my clients to enjoy the moment fully and let whichever emotions are there to play out naturally.

If you were a guest at Cowley Manor the link to the full gallery of images is here.  You will need to get the password from Rachel & Carl and you can view and order wedding images by clicking this link:

A few highlights from the day are below.  If you are having a Manor house wedding you can also view this beautiful intimate wedding at Chateau de Bouthonvilliers

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A quick rewind to the start.

Rachel wore a beautiful Rime Arodaky dress.

The venue is Cowley Manor 

Carls suit was from his fathers own suit business Kent & Haste

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If you are getting married at Cowley Manor I would love to hear from you, just let me know about your day via the Contact page.  If you would  like to view further Cotswolds weddings this Sudelely Castle wedding is a real beauty, classic and elegant.

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If you like the approach I would love to hear all the details of your celebration.