Yep, this year the wedding season began early indeed... as early as the 4th of February. And it couldn't start better to be honest, as the venue was Blenheim Palace. And, after a very cold winter do you know how the weather turned up? It was sunny and nice, very very nice!

As you can imagine, I was expecting a lot from this venue and either the venue and its staff delivered, they really did. It was beautiful, stunning and perfect. Tasteful decorations and an impressive venue.

The best part was that I already knew a lot of the guests as Peter and Charisse are friends! You can see Charisse and James Wedding at Cain Manor clicking here. So, I had a chat with some of them talking about their wedding and how their images turned up. I have to thank all of the for all their amazing compliments, so kind of them...


David and Peter met online back in December 2012 and then in person a few weeks later in the glamorous surrounds of Las Iguanas, Reading 😅. Much to their surprise, the first date went really well and they quickly arranged a second date and went from there. Things moved very quickly from there and here they are four years later...


Before the ceremony, the guests enjoyed a tour which was a must as Blenheim Palace is so special. Blenheim Palace is a monumental country house situated in Woodstock, Oxfordshire. It is the principal residence of the Dukes of Marlborough, and the only non-royal non-episcopal country house in England to hold the title of palace. 

After the tour, an afternoon tea was served moments before the ceremony. And after that, the ceremony began and it was so beautiful and emotive. When the ceremony ended, we went to the family formals or group shoots which was the quickest ever thanks to the best man who helped me gathering the people involved. Later on, we head off to the amazing gardens to do the creative session with the couple to get some of my signature images that I couldn't live without... romantic, timeless and natural images with no posing involved of course! The sun was shining and the weather was so nice... David and Peter did very well indeed, we took many many beautiful and romantic portraits around the venue and the river. You can see some images below.

When we got back 'The Orangery' was so tastefully decorated that I couldn't help myself to overshoot it a little bit :D. Candles, flowers and still some natural light coming from that gorgeous ceiling.

After a lovely meal the speeches began, which caused a lot of laugh and tears Then the cake (that cake looked so so yummy!) and the party. But I'm gonna leave the images to speak for themselves... have a look and as always let me know what you think. Hope you enjoy them!

Before I go, I wanted to thank the couple for letting me be part of their wedding day... telling their LOVE story has been amazing. I can't think of a better way to start the wedding season.


Manu xx


Venue: Blenheim Palace

Suits: Jack Bunneys

Rings: Robert Gatward Jewellers

Buttonholes, Flowers & Centrepieces: Longacres Bagshot Garden Centre

Harpist: Karina Bell Harpist

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