“Thank you so much for photographing our wedding – it was a pleasure to have you there and you did a fantastic job for us!” – Menaka and Iain
Chippenham Park is situated just on the Cambridgeshire and Suffolk border near Newmarket. Despite being really close to me I hadn’t actually photographed there before Iain and Menaka’s wedding although I knew of it by it’s reputation as being a fantastic venue! It didn’t disappoint and I was bowled over by just how stunning and picturesque it is.
Chippenham is privately owned and the Grade 11 listed house is surrounded by 300 acres of parkland and gardens created in the 1690’s by Admiral Russel (I do like to get a bit of history in!). It’s been in the same family for about 250 years and you really do get a sense of a warm family welcome and a home of individuality and character! Obviously it’s an amazing place for a wedding and Iain and Menaka were actually married in the woodland by the lake before having a reception on the terrace and the wedding breakfast in the fabulous marquee.
The image above is one of my favourites and pretty much sums up the feel of the venue and the style of the day for me! I love the sense of tranquility and space, the calmness of the water and the reflections of the trees – this in essence is Chippenham! I took Iain and Menaka for a bit of a stroll to take some pictures and also let them have a few moments together away from the wedding, it was then just a case of stepping back, composing and waiting for the moment!
There are some more of my favourites below. If you are planning a wedding at Chippenham park or any other fantastic venue for that matter GET IN TOUCH – I would love to hear from you!
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