Stewart & Katharine married on the 26th April at Wethele Manor, I really love this venue and I'll tell you why! It's different, as a photographer you get to see loads of really nice venues, big venues, grand venues, extremely posh venues etc. Wethele is great because it's relaxing, not that it's not grand, it is, but it's also full of charm.
I immediately feel a sense of calm here, I can't explain it but I think it has a lot to do with the staff. Simon, Duncan, Jane & Co really have nailed how to be friendly, caring and relaxed in their approach. I like them as I feel it mirrors what I'm trying to do on a wedding day. I never forget how important a wedding day is to a couple especially the bride and remind myself constantly of this and how privileged I am that they have entrusted me to shoot it!
Now you could say, yeah but all weddings must be similar surely?
Well to a degree, yes possibly, but people are all different and every client deserves to feel amazing on their wedding day.
Just this week I had a rather unfortunate experience at a top local venue. I was close to having stern words with the management as I really didn't appreciate being spoken down to by a young lad on a power trip. This is my point, you see the way I was spoken to by a head of service was bad, really not good at all! What does that make me think? Well,I might not be so quick to recommend that venue in the future, because the one rule I live by is - EVERYONE, EVERYONE is a customer! Oh and the lovely images across their website showing how great it is for weddings? Yep all mine.
I'm just passionate about doing my best on a wedding day or any day for that matter, by being approachable, friendly and helpful the world becomes such a nicer place. It doesn't matter if I'm dealing with millionaires, billionaires or someone that hasn't got a penny to their name I will be as polite as possible! Right,rant over, apologies about that! I feel much better now!
Lets look at some images!