What a sweet little venue, Vaulty manor with its beautifully restored 17th century Manor Barn, sweeping driveway.
The 12 acres of beautiful grounds. The 16th century Manor house and above all the lovely tranquillity of the Essex countryside are all set in a niche wedding venue, what more can one ask for, for a lovely down to earth Vince and Diane on their wedding day.
The Rose cottage for the bridal prep and a really good makeup artist Dawn Taylor.
Now I meet makeup artists at ten to the penny, Dawn is so friendly you wouldn’t believe she’s doing a job and seems more like friends of the Bride and having a really good time too. To top it all off a lovely looking Diane. (nope I’m not getting a percentage kickback)
The Wedding of Vince & Diane in late April 2016. Diane hired me to be their wedding photographer for the day.
Vince (he’s the one that looks like Richard Gere), a really lovely laid back couple.
Easy going and full of smiles and laughter. As with most weddings, you expect the bride to be a little emotional on her wedding day.
Vince the groom took the honours on this day, always looking out for a tear or two.
Vince took the biscuit. With Diane’s daughter Phoebe giving Diane away and both looking lovely, Vince looking very resplendent and very Richard-Gere looking.
With the smaller wedding venue’s there’s that feeling of intimacy that you don’t get with the bigger venues and no management timekeeping, go with the flow as they say. Don’t get me wrong for a Vaulty Manor wedding it is very well managed without the pretence of being managed.
With the weather bordering on the iffy side, The sun was out for the confetti then it was a case of in and out of the clouds for the rest of the day.
Group shots were done and out of the way, Vince and Diane’s couple shots with minimal posing and keeping the ambience as natural as possible.
Onto the speeches, suffice to say there was not a dry eye in the house.
Andy Wilshire and his rat pack tribute was the entertainment for the evening and a very good tribute he was too. A beautiful couple at an excellent venue and a lovely day had by all.