Bestwood lodge was once the Royal Hunting Estate of King Charles 11 and Nell Gwynn …she of the oranges! This makes it quite an appropriate setting I think for weddings and wedding receptions. The civil ceremonies offered in the tiny, but beautifully formed chapel , whilst non-religious, still have the feel of a church ceremony, with the light and ambiance you get when in a church of a similar age. It really is quite special and I love photographing wedding ceremonies here. The little minstrels balcony which overlooks the chapel gives a perfect perch for ‘bride walking in’ photos as well a great vantage for all those other random ‘candid’ shots, which people love having in their albums: the scallywag best man and ushers up to no-good, or grandma quietly sobbing into her hanky! Afterwards, there are so many great places for photos…especially of its raining! Because of the glass roof in the main hall, the light around the bar area is fantastic, and offers so many different dramatic and romantic photo posing places.
Rachel and Andy did not have bad weather to contend with for their wedding at Bestwood Lodge Hotel, but non the less, we still took lots of indoor photographs, because its so gorgeous in there.They had a gleaming red London bus bring them both (separately of course!) to the small chapel in the lodge for the civil ceremony, followed by drinks and canapes on the lawn and finally the wedding breakfast was served in the elegant Tudor dining room. They are off on honeymoon to Egypt on Tuesday, but their photographs will be ready for them to view just as soon as they get back. Have a lovely time!
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