A Landguard Manor Summer Wedding
It was a real photographic treat to photograph Kate and Simon’s Landguard Manor Summer Wedding on the Isle of Wight a few weeks ago. Their wedding had a vintage style with lots of fabulous details and many of the guests dressing the part. And with a perfect English Summer day coupled with their choice of the 18th Century manor house in Shanklin, it really was a special day to be a part of.
Minister With A Camera
I started the day with Kate’s preparations at the house, before arriving ahead of her at Newport Methodist Church. The waiting flower girls made some lovely pictures before the bridesmaids and Kate arrived in a beautiful white Morris convertible. The church service had about the best rendition I’ve heard of the popular 1 Corinthians 13 reading, by Kate’s Father. Minister Phyl at the church told me there was no restrictions on photography. He’s a keen photographer himself, and understood that having photographs of the service is important to the couple. A first for me outside the church, when Minister Phyl produced a Nikon from under his garments and arranged the confetti shot!
Stunning Isle Of Wight Manor House
The guests then made their way to Landguard Manor which had been transformed into a vintage village fete, complete with bunting, a coconut shy and a ‘High Striker’ to test your strength. The light was perfect as we did some portraits. The cake ‘Bake Off’ was judged, and then everyone headed in for the Wedding Breakfast followed by the speeches.
By the time my coverage ended the First Dance was over and the party was just beginning.