Royal Air Force Summer Wedding at Long Crendon Manor

January 29, 2019  •  Leave a Comment

Mel and Ian had a super beautiful wedding at Long Crendon Manor. Despite the wedding taking place in October the weather felt like mid-summer.

The ceremony was held at St Mary's church in Long Crendon which is the other end of the high street to the manor.

Mel got ready at the manor and had a Rolls Royce drop her to the church. Ian's in the Royal Air Force and his work colleagues were dressed in the their RAF uniforms with swords drawn for the brides entrance.

After a beautiful service the entire wedding party walked the length of Long Crendon high street with drinks served and bagpipes playing, it was a unique experience which set the mood for the rest of the day to come. 

I photographed the group shots in the courtyard of Long Crendon Manor followed by shots of the bride and groom, we made our way through the main building and down the red carpet towards the marque for drinks at the bar before the cake cut, some wonderful speeches and an epic wedding breakfast.

The evening was whole lotta fun from live music to silent disco. It was a pleasure to be there and a great time was had by all!

"Carl is an amazing photographer with such an eye for detail and getting THE amazing shot - although in our case he managed to get 100s of these and we’re still trying to choose which to print. Carl took his time with us and even visited us before the day as we had a walk from the church to the venue with a surprise Piper and Drummer en route - he wanted to walk the route and make sure he knew what was happening. He helped with our planning warning us that we hadn’t factored in enough time for things - he was right! 
To the brides; the morning of your wedding is stressful, you’re nervous and trying to remain calm, talk to relatives and make sure everyone’s happy. People are asking you questions, wanting to know details and all you want to do is make sure your make up and hair is ok. Then Carl arrives, ‘Morning Mel, you’re not stressed are you? It’ll be an awesome day, relax’, and I did. He left me be and played around with my dress and shoes taking fabulous shots. When I was ready and had my face and dress on he checked I was ok and we started photos with me and my bridesmaids. He directed us in places and light that I’d not even noticed. 
Overall we couldn’t recommend Carl enough, funny, relaxed but highly professional with a huge talent. Thanks Carl!"

Mel McRobbie-Smith

Here's a list of all the suppliers for Mel & Ian's Wedding 

Dress - Suzanne Neville
Bought at Ellie Sanderson. 
Shoes - Jimmy Choo bought at Bicester Village 
Flowers by Velvet Brown, Long Crendon. 
Marquee by Joseph Benjamin Marquees. 
Catering by Hibiscus. 
Cake by Little Flower Cakes, in Thame, they provided the cake stand too - last minute when we realised we didn’t have one! 
Band - Wired Band
Silent Disco - Silent Disco Direct. 
Dads suit, Forgaty in Leighton Buzzard

 

I'm based in the South of France on the French Riviera predominantly covering weddings in Cannes, Nice and Monaco. I do work internationally for destination weddings and often shoot weddings in the UK too.

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