Dorney Court Wedding photographer – Alys and Alex’s
We always love returning to capture wedding photography at Dorney Court and we always love working with lovely couples like Alys and Alex. Let’s start at the beginning of their day.
We got there early and had a chance to get a couple of images of Alys as she made her final preparations. She looked amazing in a stunning dress by designer Jesus Peiro which Alys confessed to buying on a whim and then having altered. The dress really suited her. Alys also did her own hair and make-up on the day which was hard to believe as she looked amazing. We guess Alys is just really suited to being a bride. Alex also looked very smart in a grey three-piece Paul Smith suit with a dark blue tie that was the same colour as the grooms’ party suits.
The wedding ceremony was held at The Holy Trinity Church in the village of Cookham. Alys and Alex moved to the village a year before getting married so it was lovely that Alys could walk from her house to the church to be married. The church was full of guests and there was a real fizz of excitement.
After a lovely ceremony, which included a beautiful song sung in Italian by Alex’s friend. There was the chance for a fun confetti moment outside. And whilst guests happily mingled, and posed for group photographs, they were entertained by a saxophonist.
Then everybody boarded the coaches and headed to Dorney Court for the reception. We say, everybody, Alys and Alex, keeping with the Italian theme, travelled in a classic fiat 500 car.
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Grade I listed Dorney Court is a spectacular 600-year-old Tudor Manor House whose architectural importance and historical significance have seen it named as one of the finest Tudor houses in England.
On arrival everybody enjoyed a drinks reception in the beautiful gardens and we took our chance to whisk Alys and Alex away for a few minutes for a mini photoshoot around the stunning grounds of the Dorney Estate.
The wedding breakfast was held in Dorney Court’s gorgeous Coach House Barn. This stunning barn has been cleverly restored in a way that retains its historical charm whilst offering a contemporary space perfect for a wedding reception. It overlooks its own private landscaped courtyard with a York stone terrace. This is accessed by four sets of double doors running the entire length of the barn that when opened blend the indoor and outdoor spaces seamlessly. When we capture wedding photography at Dorney Court, the attractive brick furnace and the exposed oak beams of the coach house barn both make great backdrops in our photos and film.
Tables were dressed beautifully and Alys and Alex were rapturously received to their reception. The Italian theme came into its own as the food and drink were served (who doesn’t love Italian food and wine!)
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Now we love little quirks and touches at weddings and at Alys and Alex’s wedding it was the lemon slice ornaments and mini disco ball wedding favours. Each guest was gifted a ball with a personalised message on it from Alys and Alex. They were thoughtful and original favours that went down really well with all of the guests.
Alys loves soul music, the saxophonist was a bit of a giveaway, so evening entertainment was in the form of a great 8-piece band called Soul Brothers. Who gave musical accompaniment to Alys and Alex’s first dance and then saw that the dancefloor remained full all evening.
Alys and Alex’s family and friends were really up for a party and we bravely took to the dancefloor to get some amazing images. It’s fair to say that this wedding made full use of Dorney Court’s late license!
A fun and laidback wedding for this fun and laidback couple. Congratulations to Alys and Alex for getting married and creating such a great wedding for yourselves. We’ll leave the last words to them. Here’s what they had to say about us.
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“Ash and Mick took the time to get to know us as a couple. They seamlessly fit within the wedding party. They made an effort with friends and family as if they were our own. They sought out our direction and requirements but equally did their thing with no fuss or bother, leaving us to enjoy and get lost in the day and fun. We’d highly recommend them both.
The piece of advice we kept hearing over and over was to invest in a videographer and we are so glad we did. Dare I say Mick made us look quite cool. To have not only a full record of the important bits (especially poignant as the dog later ate Alex’s speech) but the feature film makes us able to relive the day in a way that’s otherwise impossible
The photographs are magical. We were cursed with a terrible weather forecast but Ash got every glimpse of good light available. They look (and felt) so natural. There’s a photo of every guest and the happy, joyful, family-focused nature of the day is fully captured”