I’m excited to feature an example of Stowe House Wedding Photography in this blog post! When Victoria and Joe asked me to bring my reportage style to their day I was very excited! Not only because they are a great couple, but because it’s always an honour to shoot at such a beautiful wedding venue. 

On my arrival, I quickly realised that a huge amount of effort had been placed into the details. There were wonderful touches everywhere, all in keeping with the Grade One listed building. The grey marble effect that featured on the invitations through to the orders of service worked beautifully. 

RELAXED WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY

The civil ceremony was a beautiful affair with tears and smiles. Our bride and groom exited the hall to a stunning view that was momentarily obscured by the guests throwing confetti! Battling our way through, we took a short walk to a golf buggy to take us around the gardens for some relaxed portraits. We drove to a particular photographic location that, quite frankly, we all had in mind – a beautiful bridge! We had a laugh and a joke and captured some gorgeous images until it was time to make our way back to the reception.

After some emotional speeches,  the evening marched on and the light faded to black. We all made our way outside for a surprise firework display for all the guests. It was very special indeed. In order to achieve the composition I wanted, I had to lay on the floor and squeeze up against a door! It’s on occasions like this that I’m happy I own an 18mm lens! 

Other suppliers on the day include White Room, a band from Northamptonshire who I’ve seen many times and are superb! They had the dance floor jumping! Also a shout out to Titanium Fireworks, who produced a truly breathtaking display!

Thank you so much to Victoria and Joe for commissioning me to snap their very special day! I know you’ll have a wonderful life together! 

STOWE HOUSE – AN HISTORIC VENUE

Stowe House is ideally located right on the edge of Stowe’s National Trust property, offering access to beautiful walks and natural surroundings in which you and your guests can immerse yourself both before and after the big day. It is a venue you will want to return to, if not for the main house then at least for the grounds, which are best enjoyed hand in hand with your loved one.

WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY OF YOUR DREAMS

Stowe House itself is an incredible subject that resembles the grandeur of a Royal Palace – only with a lot more privacy! Built in the 18th century, the house has a design that lends itself perfectly to entertaining, with vast and immaculate grounds spreading out in front of the main house. A multitude of pillars line the walkways either side of the house, made in a marble-like stone that embraces the house’s tradition and makes for the perfect lavish backdrop to your photos and special moments.

Guests will arrive at the house via the stone driveway, complete with a turning circle that allows guests the chance to take in the breath-taking spectacle of the house in its entirety. On a beautiful day, your guests can flow and explore the gardens, taking in the incredible detail that Stowe House’s gardening team have bestowed on the outdoor space. Standing on the front steps, you have the perfect opportunity for a group photo with all of your guests, before encouraging them to enjoy the wonder of the views across the National Trust grounds.

Stowe House offers four main indoor spaces, each perfect for a different setting, size and wedding feel. The Marble Saloon emulates the vibes of medieval Rome, with an incredible high domed ceiling that is a piece of art in itself. With the capacity of 200 for a ceremony, this room lends itself to a grand wedding, with views over the lake and outdoor arches.
Though slightly smaller, the Music Room is no less grand than the marble saloon. Decorated throughout in gold leaf, it is an exquisite piece of architecture, perfect for the bride who appreciates those fine details. It offers views onto the front lawn, as does the State Dining Room, embracing the beauty of the outdoors within this incredible space.

If an intimate affair is what you are looking for, the Blue Drawing Room offers everything you need. The space gives off a luxurious feel by embracing its colour scheme with rich silk fabrics, giving real meaning to the term “Royal Blue”. If it’s romance that you desire then the blue room is the perfect place.

Stowe House has its own on-site catering team, who are all dedicated to ensuring your special day makes you feel like the ultimate royal couple! Fine dining is the aim of Stowe House, and the catering team brings experience, exquisite produce and incredible creative flair to every dish they create. Your guests won’t just enjoy their food – they will marvel at it as a piece of art.

Tying the knot here provides more than just a wedding. Walking through the halls of the venue, every step reveals a new sight to enjoy, from life-size sculptures to marble pillars ceilings adorned with imagery. Stowe House was created for entertaining royalty and this really is evident.

In a world where barns venues and outdoor ceremonies are becoming increasingly popular, Stowe House proves there is still a market for grandeur and regal luxury, as it embraces its incredible history and partners this with a modern appreciation for the outdoor spaces. The vast glass panels and windows in each event space provide an aperture out beyond its interior, allowing guests to enjoy the beautiful countryside both immediately outside the room and far into the distance. Stowe House really is a one in a million venue, offering everything you could dream of and more.

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