13 Aug Jo & Raj – Beautiful Multicultural Wedding at Manor by the Lake – May 2019
Back in May, I had the pleasure of capturing Jo & Raj’s wedding at the stunning Manor by the Lake in Cheltenham. It’s not every day I get to witness not just one, but two ceremonies! Embracing and celebrating each others cultures was an important part of Jo & Raj’s day, which Manor by the Lake catered for wonderfully in providing them two separate ceremony spaces and creating a bespoke timeline for their day.
It was my first time shooting a Hindu ceremony too and it certainly did not disappoint! From the initial precession to the end, it was filled with dancing, music, laughs and of course the all important traditions and symbolic rituals that a traditional Hindu ceremony follows. There were so many beautiful elements to capture and it was quite stunning to watch. The civil ceremony took place in the beautiful surroundings of the Italian Garden, and despite the shower of rain, Jo & Raj’s smiles stayed strong throughout and certainly didn’t put a dampener on their day.
The ceremonies were followed by a feast of traditional Indian cuisine, (yep, I got some too and it was amazing!) catered for by the fab team at Manor by the Lake.
Following a day of quite literally all weathers, we fully welcomed the sun making its appearance after the speeches so that guests could enjoy the ice cream cart out on the terrace. Jo & Raj also managed to make the most of the golden hour sunshine as we went for a wander around the beautiful grounds surrounding the manor for some couple photos. What a way to wrap a wedding!
Thankyou both again for having me capture your special day, it was amazing to have been a part of. Special thanks also to Manor by the Lake for their excellent hospitality!
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Venue & Catering – Manor by the Lake
Dress – Wed2B
Indian Dress – Ealing Road
Make Up – Pretty Me Perfect
Hair – Up-Doo
Cake – Hilary Ashby