Taplow House Hotel is an impressive country retreat nestled on the border of Berkshire and Buckinghamshire. Famous historical visitors to this impressive estate include Oscar Wilde and Queen Elizabeth I. The first mentions of a house on this estate date back to 1598, although this original dwelling burnt down in 1660. Rebuilt in the 1740s, the house boasted stables, gardens, meadows, orchards and several acres of farmland. The house itself was updated in 1800, and again sometime around 1840. The traditional Georgian country house sits within six acres of picturesque gardens. The gardens themselves remain virtually unchanged from when they were first designed by the live-in gardener, Mr Springall. The gardens are famous for the two hundred year old tulip trees which are considered to be the tallest in existence in Europe.
Taplow House Hotel Wedding Photographers
I was honoured when Emma and Matt chose me as their Taplow House Hotel wedding photographer, and was excited to capture their big day. Taplow House Hotel is a beautiful venue, and one I love to work at. Emma and Matt are a wonderful couple, with a beautiful baby boy, and I was looking forward to capturing their big day for them. They had their ceremony at a local Church, and I was invited to photograph the ceremony. The Church was beautiful, with towering arches and stained glass windows, and I was able to capture all of these details in the photographs of them saying ‘I do’. Emma and Matt’s little boy was a page boy for the day, and there are some lovely photos of them as a family. As you can imagine, working with children can be unpredictable, but he was an absolute joy to work with. One of my favourite images is of the wedding party lined up outside the ceremony venue, with the little boy stood just in front. He kept turning round to see his parents, as young parents do, but I called him and he turned his head towards me and I captured that moment, as his parents looked on happily.
Emma and Matt had chosen a deep red theme for their wedding, and it looks stunning on the photos. The elegant bridesmaid dresses, the luxury red carpet at the entrance, and the deep red roses in the bouquets and atop the cake, look perfect on the photos. I specialise in documentary style photography, and Emma and Matt asked me to capture the wedding breakfast in this way. There are some great photos of the guests in fits of laughter, as the best man gives his speech. One of the common complaints of brides and grooms is that they don’t get to spend enough time together on their wedding day, so busy are they mingling and catching up with friends and family. I like to take the couples off to enjoy some quiet time in the beautiful surroundings, talking and sharing their first few hours as newlyweds, as I capture the moments for them to remember. There’s a lovely photograph and Emma and Matt about to kiss just outside the venue. The photo is taken from inside the building, and the couple are framed by the imposing white columns outside, and the classic dark wooden interior of the house, it looks wonderful. Inside the house, the dance floor was in the brick cellar which looked beautiful dressed for the occasion. There’s a really nice photo of Emma and Matt sharing their first dance while their friends and family look on.
Contemporary Wedding Photography at Taplow House Hotel Berkshire
If you are looking for a Berkshire wedding photographer, please get in touch. I offer professional reportage style photos, along with posed, artistic and group shots. I understand the needs and wants of modern couples, the desire for traditional posed shots as well as the documentary style images to capture the events of the day. I would love to talk through your ideas and vision, so please contact me to discuss the details, and how I can bring your ideas to life.