This Bishopstrow House wedding was full of fun and enjoyment. The wedding concierge, Nicola was incredibly helpful when we planned the groups photos and photography timings for the day with her. She even had staff move the garden furniture in anticipation of the family photos later in the day. Set in 27 acres of grounds, Bishoptstrow House has endless photography opportunities. The house has beautiful outside spaces and a warm country house feel inside.
There was plenty of room to photograph the bridal party getting ready, with beautiful summer light for some posed photos before the ceremony. The ceremony itself was in a wonderfully light room which led straight out onto the steps for the formal family photos.
The after breakfast excitement was the traditional French Croquembouche. Consisting of choux pastry balls piled into a cone and bound with threads of caramel, these are brilliant fun. Lisa and Sylvain lit it (and the room) with ice fountains. These fountains are perfect for indoor use (though make sure you open all the doors and windows to avoid setting off the smoke alarms). Each table had some to hold, though it is possible to get decorative (not hand held) ones too. After the happy couple chopped the top off with a sword everyone had the chance to enjoy the pastry balls for dessert.
The fun didn’t stop there though. We whisked Lisa and Sylvain away for some romantic couples photos. The grounds were perfect with stunning greens and purples dominated by ivy and lavender. The bride and groom had a special request for some photos on their motorbike which was great fun. The light rain didn’t stop them either. We always have large bridal umbrellas with us just in case of heavy rain but we didn’t need them.
After spending some more time with their guests, Lisa and Sylvain joined us in the bridal suite. We topped up Lisa’s makeup leaving her feeling fresh for her evening guests. We had some fun with more photos in the suite – they even climbed into the twin baths for some (clothed!) amusing pictures.
The night finished with a fantastic choreographed dance from the newly weds with the brilliant live band. There was more dancing, a casino and a wandering magician who amazed everyone with his slight of hand.
We wish both with Lisa and Sylvain many happy, healthy and fun filled years together in their new home in France.