Court Colman Manor is a special place for the couple because Ashley’s parents had got married there many years before.
With each of our wedding couples we aim to build a relationship with them so that they feel comfortable with us on their important day. We like to meet with them at least twice before their wedding and around 6 weeks before the date we meet with them at their venue to go through the timings of their day and plan where various photographs will be taken. The grounds at Court Colman Manor are extensive, and there are many beautiful areas outside and inside the Manor house.
Daisy is of Indian heritage and all her party along with the groom were to be dressed in traditional Indian wedding attire.
My day started with the bride and her entourage in the Bridal Suite of Court Colman Manor photographing the bride having her hair and make-up done. There was a lot going on that morning with lots of Daisy’s family popping in to give her their best wishes. Daisy wore a stunning Gold Embroidered wedding dress along with a full Indian jewelled headdress, necklace, earrings, hand jewellery and bangles.
Paul met with the groom and his best man at the groom’s parents house for photographs of them getting Ashley into his traditional Sherwani and Jootis. About an hour before the ceremony Paul and the grooms party moved to Court Colman where Paul continued with photographing Ashley, his best man and parents in the grounds to the front of the Manor.
Within minutes of their arrival word went around the Bridal Suite and Daisy could not resist a sneaking a peak of Ashley having his photograph taken.
The Ceremony took place in the magnificent ballroom, which is modelled on the Crystal Room in the Palace of Versailles.
After the ceremony the couple exchanged beautiful Jaimala garlands and an Indian Wedding Ceremony is not complete until the couple exchange their garlands – ‘Jaimala’ is the symbol of unifying two souls into one.
After the ceremony the couple and their friends and family moved to the front of the building for the group shot. Court Colman is one of the few wedding venues where we can access the second floor bedrooms to enable us to get above the guests so no one can hide in the background.
We then took the family and friends to the steps by the fountain where the smaller group photographs were taken, and afterwards we took the couple for a walk around the gardens and inside the venue for some beautiful couples photographs.
The reception took place is the lovely light and airy garden room with a traditional Indian buffet for the guests and from that point onwards the day followed the UK traditional wedding norm with speeches and cake cutting. Later in the evening a traditional Indian dance troupe entertained the guests which led us straight into the couple’s first dance.
What a fabulous day it was, the stunning colours and blending of the two families was wonderful to see.
Congratulations to Daisy & Ashley and all our best wishes for your future together.
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