Froyle Park Wedding Photographer
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I've photographed two fabulous Asian fusion weddings at Froyle Park and find it a truly enchanting setting, whatever the season. Anjumanara & Nathan had their wedding in springtime. Anj's elegantly embroidered dress was furnished with traditional Asian accoutrements and subtle pink hues - a playful nod to the fresh cherry blossoms surrounding the elegant outdoor dome. Meanwhile, Sohinni and Galbraith chose summertime and a fun colour scheme of cream, red and gold with matching roses climbing up their Mandap. I hope you enjoy my Froyle Park Wedding Photography and if you're planning to make your own special memories there, please don't hesitate to get in touch - I'd love to hear what you have planned for your Big Day and show you some of my award winning photography.
Froyle Park Weddings
The Froyle Park Estate is ideally suited for both wedding ceremonies and receptions. Set in Upper Froyle, a little village only an hour from London, you can book the Jacobean Manor House and breathtaking gardens for exclusive use on your special occasion or Wedding Celebration. The magnificent Manor House dates back to 1086 and is jammed packed with character and period features, ornate fireplaces and grand staircases. The venue is 'dry-hire' but the expert events crew at Froyle Park will make you feel welcome while you chat about your requirements. They'll help you pick a package and choose your wedding dream-team from a trusted list of quality suppliers. White Truffle Events are highly recommended, showcasing fresh and seasonal menus. They'll assist every step of the way and there's no corkage fee during the day so no shortage of good food and wine. The ornamental Dome accommodates outdoor seating for 240 guests with panoramic views of the surrounding fields. If you're lucky enough to have lovely bright sunlight, the surrounding fruit trees cast dappled light over the dome area. This looks beautiful but it is hard to avoid if you're looking for cleaner images. I barely dare mention it but the reassurance of a big fall back indoor option if the Great British summer doesn't play ball is no bad thing. The Great Ballroom has excellent acoustics and is often utilised for speeches, dancing and some larger wedding breakfasts. While the maximum capacity in the dividable Grand Ballroom is 300, you may be looking for options to celebrate a more intimate occasion. The unique Great Hall has played host to both wedding ceremonies I've photographed and has a maximum seated capacity of 130 or 80 for dinner. Tears have always flowed during the emotional unions in this special space. The full wall windows do a great job of illuminating the guests against the dark interior - especially great for Black & White pictures. Finally, the Drawing Room offers a charming space for 80 seated or 40 for a cosy dinner. There are bedroom suites available in different wings so that wedding preparations can take place without either party overlapping. Indeed there are separate rooms next to main building with all the amenities and great attention to detail. You are spoilt for choice with stunning photographic backdrops everywhere you look. For big groups of all your guests together, I recommend shooting down at the fountain from an upstairs window. Depending on the time of day, the English weather and the number of guests in your formal gathered groups, you may wish to shoot outside and just inside the main entrance or in the picture perfect gardens. Of course the Dome has become something of a landmark for couple shots and it's easy to see why. Whatever your theme or style, Froyle park stands out from the crowd. A stunning country house venue situated in 80 acres of Idyllic Hampshire Countryside.
While Froyle Park plays host to many styles of weddings including same-sex, Jewish and Afro-Carribean, it is one of the leading Asian wedding venues in Surrey & Hampshire. Froyle Park Estate specialises in Gujarati, Bengali, Punjabi & Muslim unions in England. I often find myself photographing Asian Fusion weddings and thoroughly enjoy photographing different cultures and traditions, all dancing beautifully together. Many guests will be greeted with an entirely new experience and the reaction shots are priceless!
Considering hiring a man in red to keep your wedding on track? Dan Hale is a young Toast-MAESTRO with past experience at Froyle Park Weddings! You can see him above from above, guiding Sohinni and Galbraith's wedding guests to stand for the big group photo around the fountain in front of the main entrance. While I encourage you to keep your groups to a minimum, it's a real advantage to plan in advance and have a nominated guest or Toastmaster. They can help gather people for the next group while I'm focused on arranging and photographing the preceding shot. This means less time for you waiting in line for awkward posed shots and more time enjoying your cocktail hour or champagne reception. It means more time for me to get the natural and relaxed reportage photography style you might have chosen me for! I've encountered Dan at a few weddings and have always been very impressed. He really gets the balance between running a tight ship while never hogging the stage.