It’s no wonder the fabulous Rococo Gardens in Painswick has been named by The Independent as one of the top 50 wedding venues in the UK. As photographers we love photographing weddings there, it’s just beautiful.
You can imagine how thrilled I was when Suzy & Danny asked me to photograph their wedding at Rococo. Suzy was chief bridesmaid at my daughter’s wedding, I’ve know her and her family for a long time. This was going to be very much a family day with all Suzy & Danny’s immediate family. Danny’s Mum Gill, sisters Sarah & Laura and Suzy’s Mum & Dad, Sandy & Pete and brother Mike with his wife Vicki and their little baby Harriet. Oh and I mustn’t forget Becca who did a splendid job as Suzy’s bridesmaid. This really was an intimate wedding party and Rococo Gardens was absolutely perfect for them. We all managed to squeeze into The Red House for the Ceremony which was taken by two of my favourite Registrars, Rowland & Jennie.
The weather was on Suzy & Danny’s side too in fact it was a real scorcher that day. The guys in their suits coped pretty well but I felt sorry for Danny when I was taking pictures at ‘The Wedding Cake’ as the sun was reflecting off the white structure and boy was it hot! Credit to him tough, he didn’t complain once.
After the Ceremony we all went up to The Orangery for fizz and afternoon tea. Scrummy cakes, sandwiches, strawberries & cream and lots more, it was a veritable feast.
Once Suzy & Danny had chatted with everyone I took them back into the gardens to take pictures of the two of them. To be honest I could have taken pictures for twice as long as you’re spoilt for choice at Rococo when it comes to wonderful backdrops. One of my favourite is what I call ‘The Wedding Cake’ but it’s actually called ‘Exedra’. It’s white, semi circular with twiddly ornate bits around the top and is unique in this country (as far as I know …). You can get a lovely reflection in the pond below, which of course I do.
Here is a selection of the pictures I took that day. It was hard to choose them as along with Suzy & Danny, I love all their pictures. They are a handsome couple and great at posing so I’m looking forward to photographing their celebration party in August at The Bear of Rodborough. See you then. x