• Veronika J.

Billesley Manor Wedding Photography

Updated: Jun 17, 2021

I was delighted to hear from the couple who planned their wedding day at the Billesley Manor (IG: @billesleymanor). They had no prior experience with professional photography before we met, but I knew we would have a great time. With couples like these, it's always best to have some practice before the wedding day.

I captured both their engagement session and wedding photography. I also handled their wedding videography as a single person (IG: @veronikaj_photography). Here are a few words and photos of how much fun we had.

What The Couple Says:

Beautiful and impossible not to love photos

Veronika made us feel relaxed and comfortable in front of the camera. She effortlessly helped us appear natural in the photos. From the first contact I made with her, she was responsive and informative. The photos that Veronika produced were beautiful and impossible not to love. The photos came out better than we could have ever hoped and we know we will treasure them always. Out of all of the things to worry about when planning a wedding, I was most nervous about the photos. I don't feel comfortable in front of a camera and didn't want my wedding photos to be awkward. To remedy this we had an engagement photoshoot with Veronika and she guided us through what to expect on our big day. We had such fun at the engagement photoshoot that on our wedding day I was excited to have my photo taken - a miracle! Veronika is an absolute pleasure and we cannot recommend her highly enough.

See more photos and video from their engagement session here.

The Billesley Manor Wedding Venue

Billesley Manor is the impressive historic wedding venue that hosted this couple's wedding. In existence since 1086, historians believe that William Shakespeare married his wife it the church on the grounds of Billesley Manor! How lovely is that?

This gorgeous venue offers couples indoor and outdoor spaces for their beautiful celebration. The wedding packages are quite exquisite too. You'll be impressed by the impeccable landscaping, the sprawling green lawns and lovely facilities. I am glad that this wedding gave me a chance to be a Billesley Manor wedding photographer.

The Wedding Day

As you've probably noticed from the engagement photos, this couple is laid back and fun. That's why it's no surprise that they had a very intimate and relaxed wedding. Only the groom's closest family and a few friends of the bride were, however, present. This is because the bride has her family in New Zealand, and they were unable to travel to the UK because of the covid travel restrictions.

Wedding Morning Getting Ready

Watching the bride put on her dress and have her hair and make-up done by Claire (@claireharmermua) is where we get started on this wedding journey. Her wedding dress was all shades of beauty, and you'll love the unique bouquet too (@jayne.bluethistle). She looked gorgeous, and I was able to capture lovely images of her under her veil too.

The Wedding Ceremony

Intimate wedding ceremonies are some of the best in this industry. Everyone is free to be themselves at them, and you get great pictures. I enjoyed putting together this Billesley Manor wedding photography as a result. I captured unique details of the celebration, too, like the wedding rings, and the vow exchanged. I did not leave out the ring exchange and the couple's first kiss either. It was a beautiful moment.

The couple decided to live stream the celebration because the bride's family was unable to travel internationally. So even though it was close to midnight in New Zealand at the time of the ceremony here in the UK, the bride's family was awake and happy to join the celebrations online.

After the ceremony was the meet and greet of the cocktail hour. It involved the couple sharing a toast. They also said hi to their online loved ones. After this, I was able to whisk them away for the wedding photoshoot.

The Wedding Highlight Video

Billesley Manor Wedding Photography

Billesley Manor offers many lovely locations for your portraits. For the formal portraits of this couple and their loved ones, we took advantage of some. We used places like the garden with the white gazebo, the lovely fountain and even the tennis court (I'll tell you why later).

We started by capturing the family formals and then had the couple portraits too. Love was in the air as this couple posed to be captured in many places at this venue. Some of the spaces included the lawns, the fountain, the garden, the gazebo and the tennis court.

The groom has a passion for tennis. That's why we did some of the couple portraits at the tennis court, which belonged to the hotel facilities. The images came out quite beautifully too.

The Wedding Reception

Just like with their beautiful ceremony, this couple had an intimate wedding reception. Some of the highlights of the décor at their reception included their butter-yellow two-tiered cake beautifully made by Lola's Cupcakes (@lolas_cupcakes). It looked delicious and went well with this couple's laid-back wedding theme. The lovely table setup also complemented this, and everyone had a great time.

How I Did at Billesley Manor Wedding Photography

I loved handling this couple's Billesley Manor wedding photography and video (IG: @veronikaj_photography). From the engagement at Chesterton Windmill to the lovely fountain photos, we all had fun. The love that this couple has for each other was very evident. It means so much that even the restrictions couldn't stop them from celebrating their love, as you can see. I wish the couple the best now and always.

The Wedding Suppliers:

The Wedding Venue: Billesley Manor, Stratford Upon Avon, Warwickshire (IG: @billesleymanor) www.billesleymanor.com

Hair & Make-Up: Claire Harmer (IG: @claireharmermua) www.claireharmerbeauty.co.uk

Florist: Blue Thistle Design (IG: @jayne.bluethistle)

Wedding Cake: Lola's Cupcakes (IG: @lolas_cupcakes) www.lolascupcakes.co.uk

Wedding Photography and Video: Veronika J. Fine Art Photography (IG: @veronikaj_photography) www.veronikaj-photography.co.uk


The Engagement Session at the Chesterton Windmill

See more photos and video from their engagement session here.

Wedding planning can be very overwhelming and stressful. But every bride wants to have a beautiful wedding which everyone will remember.

Veronika J. Fine Art Photography creates unique photographs & videos with an artistic touch, so every bride can feel proud of her memories that won’t be forgotten.

Learn more about my wedding photography services here.


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