Monday, 17 October 2011

THE DAIRY AT WADDESDON WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY

Without doubt one of my favourite venues to photograph weddings is The Dairy at Waddesdon Manor, this sensational venue is totally gorgeous in every way! I've been one of their main recommended photographers for over twelve years, I just love working at this wow venue. The Dairy is a very romantic place for weddings with its lakeside gardens, colourful flower borders, wonderful architecture and delicious food. The main house on the vast estate is the stunningly beautiful Rothschilds Chateau, it's just amazing for wedding pictures too. This is undoubtedly one of Britain's finest manor houses and most prestigious wedding venues.

Waddesdon Manor was built by Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild between 1874 and 1889 to display his art collection and to entertain his friends and business contacts. The house was built in the style of a sixteenth century French chateau, by Gabriel Hippolyte Destauiller.

The Dairy was built as part of the estate created by Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild at the end of the 19th century. It was a working Dairy housing the Baron's prize-winning herds of cattle. The buildings and garden fell into disrepair, but in 1989 Lord Rothschild initiated an extensive restoration programme at Waddesdon Manor, which included the Dairy and its Victorian water gardens created by James Pulham in the 1880s. You'll be pleased to hear the prize-winning herds of cattle have long since vacated, weddings are now the main events held at The Dairy, a few weeks ago I photographed the lovely wedding of Jenny and Pete. We had blue skies and a great party atmosphere throughout the day.

I hope you enjoy looking at the pictures from Jenny and Pete's wedding.

Enjoy your week!
Mark




















Friday, 7 October 2011

HAMPDEN HOUSE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY

Hampden House is the ultimate architectural jigsaw puzzle, with pieces added every century since the 14th. It is the most wonderful building and one of my absolute favourite wedding venues. It is set in over 300 acres of parkland with a fantastic views over the Chiltern hills. I've been one of their main recommended photographers for the past eight years.

John Hampden, a cousin of Oliver Cromwell, was a key figure in the English Civil War movement;  he championed the rights of the common people of England against the tyrannical rule of King Charles I. John Hampden's famous stand against Ship Tax in 1635, whereby he refused to pay the naval tax when it was extended by the King to inland counties, was the spark that started the civil war with the Royalists in 1642. Probably the most famous visitor to Hampden House was Queen Elizabeth I in 1564 and 1592.

The wedding of Jenny and Pete was several weeks ago, thankfully it's a much more peaceful setting these days, you're more likely to witness a romantic wedding at Hampden House than hear discussions of civil war and treason.

I hope you enjoy looking at Jenny and Pete's pictures!
Mark