I adore everything about Chippenham Park and my heart always skips a beat when I get a booking for this beautiful manor house. It has a bridal suite of dreams and I cannot even begin to tell you how amazing the light is. Lovely big windows looking out across the grounds make it a natural light dream for photographers and make up artists alike.

I’m so excited to share with you Erika and Callum’s Chippenham Park wedding. A day filled with lots of laughter, some tears and a lot of mickey-taking by Erika when Callum got overcome with emotion and couldn’t read the vows he’d written to her. Did she hold his hand and look at him with love and support? No! She laughed, she laughed a lot! Another moment to look out for, is Erika’s lovely friend Emily, who upon seeing the bride in her dress was definitely blown away.

Keep scrolling to see their full wedding day and a full run down of what a Chippenham Park wedding day looks like; as photographed and explained by me.

 

Chippenham Park wedding venue
Bridesmaid carrying champagne
Mother of the bride pouring champagne
Make up artist doing bride's make up
Bride excited to see her make up
Flower girl sitting in make up chair
Bride putting her earrings in at Chippenham Park Cambridgeshire
Bridesmaid helping mother of the bride with flowers
Bridesmaid laughing with mother of the bride
Bride's sister helping her into her wedding dress
Bride see herself in her wedding dress on her big day
Bridesmaid blown away upon seeing bride in her dress
Bridesmaids smiling at seeing bride in her dress
Bride ready at Chippenham Park
Bride's bouquet by Feather and Fern florist Cambridgeshire
Bride showing the back of her dress in the bridal suite at Chippenham Park
Bride, bridesmaids and flower girl in the bridal suite at Chippenham Park

Wedding Ceremony in the Old Ballroom

This lovely couple had hoped to marry outside in the Summer House by the lake but the weather had different ideas. This is where Chippenham Park holds a massive ace card – your indoor celebrations are held in the most beautiful room, complete with piano!

Erika pretty much laughed her way through the whole ceremony, even when Callum got choked up reading his vows to her! Their best men and bridesmaids had huge smiles and little Nora looked on quietly as her Mummy and Daddy said ‘I do’.

Sadly, Erika’s dad wasn’t there to help them celebrate, a photo of him next to Erika’s mum and being given away by her sister, there was so much love in the room and it felt like he was proudly looking down on everyone.

The additional advantage to the ballroom is, if it does rain, your fabulous wedding planner Beccy and her team are happy to move the ceremony chairs out and it is a great space for your family group photographs and couples portraits.

Mother of the bride in the ceremony room
Bride's arrival at the ceremony given away by her sister
Bride, groom, bridesmaid and flower girl arrive at ceremony
Bride smiles at groom at the start of their wedding ceremony
Best man and usher smiling at a wedding
Bridesmaids and mother of the bride during ceremony
Bride and groom laughing during their wedding vows
Bride and groom laughing at Chippenham Park wedding ceremony inside
Best man handing rings to the groom
Bridesmaid watching bride and groom exchange rings
Bride giving groom his wedding ring
Bride and groom first kiss
Bride and groom smiling just after getting married at Chippenham Park Cambridge
Bride and groom exit ceremony room at Chippenham Parl

Drinks reception and confetti

I love this time of your wedding day. For me, being a documentary style photographer, this is absolute gold! At this point I want you to immerse yourself in the congratulations, hugs and well wishes from your guests. Soak up the atmosphere, be present and enjoy every canapé!

The rose terrace is the perfect place for this. After collecting a glass of fizz or Pimm’s on your way out through the stunning conservatory, you can enjoy the views from the house across the acres of gardens and parkland.

Confetti can take place anywhere at Chippenham and today we chose the beautiful terrace. Erika’s friends were determined she’d get a good smattering of petals!

Guest greets bride after ceremony
Guest hugs bride
Groom with his Best Man
Guest congratulating bride
Bride hugging her gran
Bride's friend hugging her
Bride laughing with her friends
Wedding guest enjoying a cocktail
Bride excited to eat a canape
Wedding guest laughing on the rose patio at Chippenham Park
Groom with his daughter
Bride with her friends
Confetti line up at Chippenham Park Cambridgeshire
Confetti line up at Chippenham Park Cambridgeshire
Confetti line up at Chippenham Park Cambridgeshire
Bride's little girl throwing confetti at her

Family photographs and couple portraits

Chippenham Park is a versatile venue that has a variety of places you can have your images taken. We’ll stay close to your guests, after confetti, to capture your family photographs. I recommend you choose around six to eight of these to include the people that mean the most to you, who you’d like looking back off the wall at you and to be included in your wedding album.

We’ll then wander further afield so you can have a good old catch up with each other; it’ll be the first time you be alone as Mr & Mrs (well, almost alone, I’m very discreet)! We will spend around twenty minutes exploring the gardens and finding the best light and backdrop for your couple photos.

Bride and her bridesmaids at Chippenham Park
Bride laughing with her bridesmaids at Chippenham Park
Bridal party in the sunshine at Chippenham Park
Groom and his groomsmen at Chippenham Park
Family photo at a wedding
Family photo at a Chippenham Park wedding
Bride and groom laughing at Chippenham Park Cambridgeshire
Wedding rings
Bride and groom portrait at Chippenham Park
Bride and groom walking at Chippenham Park
Bride and groom cuddling at Chippenham Park
Bride and groom laughing at Chippenham Park wedding
Bride at Chippenham Park lake

The Lakeside Marquee

A gentle stroll away is the spacious marquee, with two walls of windows, this is a light and airy space for your wedding cake and table styling to look it’s very best.

Erika and Callum’s guest number was around 55 people and this gave ample room between the tables for me to wander and capture people’s reactions to the speeches, as well as the speakers.

A lovely touch was the sweetheart table for Erika, Callum and Nora to enjoy being together for the wedding breakfast.

Chippenham Park marquee
Table set up at Chippenham Park
Wedding cake
Bride and groom announced into the marquee at Chippenham Park
Guests being cheeky at a wedding
Groom giving his speech at Chippenham Park
Guests laughing at groom's speech
Groom giving his speech at Chippenham Park
Tearful family at a Chippenham Park wedding
Groom giving his speech at Chippenham Park
Bridemaid applauding groom's speech
Maid of Honour speech
Bride's sisters speech
Guests laughing at speech
Best man speech at Chippenham Park
Best man speech at Chippenham Park
Guests applauding best men speech
Bride and groom walking at Chippenham Park
Bride and groom laughing in the grounds of Chippenham Park Cambridgeshire
Bride and groom laughing in the grounds of Chippenham Park Cambridgeshire
Bride and groom laughing in the grounds of Chippenham Park Cambridgeshire
Bride and groom laughing in the grounds of Chippenham Park Cambridgeshire

Into the night

This dance floor, in contrast to everything else Chippenham, is dark and glittery! It gives striking photographs and if you do anything, take a tip from this couple and hire some light up letters. Just look how incredible it all looks together.

Erika and Callum’s first dance was a bit of a family affair when Nora asked to join them, followed by a mother and daughter dance and sister Molly got in on the action too.

Bride and her friend with champagne bottle
Wedding guests
Best man laughing with page boy
Wedding guest hiding wine under the table
Bride showing her nan her wedding ring
Bride greeting an evening guest
First dance at Chippenham Park
First dance at Chippenham Park
Bride dancing with her Mum at Chippenham Park
Bride dancing with her Mum at Chippenham Park
Bride dancing with her Mum and sister at Chippenham Park
Bride dancing with her Mum and sister at Chippenham Park
Bride dancing at her wedding
Guests dancing at a wedding
Bride dancing at her wedding with her sister
Wedding guest dancing and singing
Bride dancing at her wedding

If you’re planning a Chippenham Park wedding, I’d love to hear from you!

Dress boutique Kate Joseph Bridal
Personalised robes/fizz flutes RML Labels
Bridesmaid dresses ASOS
Bride’s hair and make up Charli Smith
Stationery and styling Styled by Lulabelles

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