A beautiful shot of a model posing with her bouquet on the elegant staircase of Manor by the Lake wedding venue in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
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Manor by the Lake wedding – styled shoot

On a sunny April day, when wedding season has yet to peak, a group of wedding suppliers (now dear friends) gathered for a styled shoot at the stunning Manor by the Lake in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. This award-winning wedding venue, nestled in the heart of the Cotswolds, provided the perfect backdrop for our creative endeavor.

I organized this shoot by reaching out to Manor by the Lake for permission to use their exquisite grounds. To my delight, they welcomed us with open arms. This venue holds a special place in my heart, as it has a personal connection to my family history.

My grandfather worked his entire career at Dowty’s, an aviation firm where Sir George Dowty, the owner, lived in what is now Manor by the Lake. This beautiful Gloucestershire wedding venue was once Sir Dowty’s home. There’s also a church nearby, originally a clubhouse for Dowty’s employees, where I spent much time with my grandfather. Returning to this venue as a wedding photographer feels like preserving my cherished memories.

Once we secured the venue, the next step was to gather a talented team of suppliers. Using Instagram, we formed a group and created a vision for the shoot. We decided on an elegant, classic theme to complement the venue’s 19th-century origins and post-WWII prime.

For the shoot, we styled the male models in top hats and tails, along with a tuxedo. The female models wore dresses and hairstyles reminiscent of the early 1900s. Classic cars and traditional elements in Julia’s (our celebrant) mock ceremony added to the timeless feel. My photography style emphasizes real color, vibrant yet clean, with sharp, high-contrast images and a mix of black-and-white shots. Hopefully this gives you lots of inspiration for your Manor by the Lake wedding.

Enjoy browsing through the photos from this beautifully styled shoot at Manor by the Lake, Cheltenham’s premier wedding venue. As you’ll see from the images below, we had an amazing time bringing this vision to life!

The fabulous suppliers for this wedding styled shoot were as follows:

Photographer and event organiser – Pedge Photography – Me 🙂
Venue @manorbythelake – Manor By The Lake
Hair @glitterbugzbridalhair – Harriet from Glitterbugz Bridal Hair
Make-up @hesterlilymakeupartistry – Hester from Hester Lily Makeup
Dress @gatehousebrides – Julie from Gatehouse Brides
Suit @regencygroombishopscleeve – Rob From Regency Groom wedding suits
Flowers @flowers.by.fay – Fay from Flowers by Fay
Videographer @toomoofilms – Mike from Too Moo Films
Models @the_dembenskis – the beautiful Rosie & Nick
Models @lauraels_ & @rossyjoness – the stunning Laura & Ross
Cars @azureweddingcars – Dan and his family at Azure Wedding Cars
Celebrant @juliahawkescelebrant – Julia Hawkes Cotswold Celebrant

Manor by the Lake wedding

Manor by the Lake wedding – styled shoot

Inspiration for your Manor by the Lake wedding – the photos

Manor by the Lake Wedding Photographer Pedge Photography

If you like the style of images from this styled shoot and would like to learn more about me as a person, please do feel free to reach out and contact me.

If you are getting married yourself or know someone who is, I cover nationally in England and Wales and offer all day wedding photography. I love what I do, love being a part of something as special as a wedding and LOVE interacting and capturing all your guests and family. I bring good energy and respect to the fact that it’s your day and you want it captured in a way that shows all the moments as they happen and a story of your day.

I look forward to hearing from you 🙂

Where is Manor by the Lake?

Located in the picturesque Cotswolds, within the Regency spa town of Cheltenham, Manor By The Lake is an award-winning exclusive-use venue. If you’re seeking a grand venue in a stunning setting, your search ends here.

Are you a Manor by the Lake wedding photographer?

Yes, I have shot many real life weddings at Manor by the Lake and have more on my books for the future as well. I love this venue and am very familiar with all the great spots to have your photo taken. I know the rooms, the lighting and the flow of the venue well.

How much is a Manor by the Lake wedding photographer?

This varies between each wedding photographer but you can find my products, services and prices by clicking HERE

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