‘Oh wow Richard! These are amazing!!!! Everyone loves them so much! Thanks for all your work, really fantastic! Cheryl loves what you’ve written and loves the photos. Where can we give you a top review? We really are blown away!’ – Elliot
‘World class photos and a superbly written commentary by the photographer, a talented guy.’ – Father of the Bride
It was the day of ‘The Chelliot’ at Botleys Mansion on March the 9th 2019 (that’s Cheryl and Elliot to us laymen). As beautiful a day as it looked from the first picture, it was blowing an absolute gale outside so Botleys was to be our calm away from the storm, or so we thought. Calm it was not, one hell of a party it was…
It all started upstairs in the Bridal Suite where Cheryl and her Bridesmaids got ready for the day ahead, whilst Elliot and his two best men/brothers welcomed the guests into a breeze-free marble hall. The ceremony took place in the beautiful Green Room and it was just brilliant to see both Elliot and Cheryl interrupt the registrar during the vows on more than one occasion, such was their eagerness to tie the knot. Always a good sign!
Reception was obviously a mostly indoor affair but Elliot and Cheryl were definitely game for getting a few shots outside in between gusts of hair raising proportions. And then it was on to dinner and speeches which were as heartfelt as I was expecting them to be. I’m always humbled by those who get up to pour out their hearts in front of a room full of friends and family…it’s what it’s really all about.
The party followed with a brief pause in the middle for fireworks (always a photographer’s favourite moment) and then back inside to continue dancing/drinking/photoboothing. It was so much fun to be a part of such a special day, and it’s always great to be back at Botleys Mansion. Congratulations Cheryl and Elliot, and thanks again for having me along!
– Botleys Mansion Wedding Photographer