bride and groom hold hands and walk through gardens of waddesdon dairy after wedding reception

Waddesdon Dairy Wedding Photography – A Beautiful Spring Wedding

Jul 8, 2020 | Wedding

Last spring I had the pleasure of photographing Kelly and Andy’s beautiful and divinely elegant Waddesdon dairy wedding. Kelly and Andy are an adorable couple and it was such an honour to be part of their special day. The Waddesdon Dairy is a stunning wedding venue and a photographers dream, with endless opportunities for beautiful photographs. The Waddesdon Dairy is an exclusive use wedding venue nestled in the grounds of the Waddesdon Estate. Waddesdon manor is a nineteenth-century National Trust property, once owned by the Rothschild family, and it is breathtakingly beautiful. You can also get married at Waddesdon manor or the equally gorgeous five arrows hotel. The Dairy at Waddesdon, with its waterside setting, hanging willow trees, glorious gardens (including a spectacular secret garden) and a divinely immaculate courtyard, all make for the most perfect wedding day. I adore a Waddesdon wedding and love photographing there as much as I can

Bridal preparations

Kelly and her bridesmaids got ready for her special day in the buttery. This outbuilding is nestled in the grounds of the Dairy at Waddesdon.  The buttery sits next to the main building and is beautifully spacious, ideal for a large bridal party.  Kelly and her six bridesmaids all had hair done and they all helped each other out with their makeup.  They all looked absolutely beautiful!  The preparation was a lovely relaxed affair and a perfect start to a wonderful Waddesdon wedding day.  Andy and the boys headed straight to the pub when they got there.  The weather was nice so they all sat outside and greeted guests as they arrived.  Then it was on to the wedding venue to await his beautiful bride

sign saying 'the dairy' at the entrance to the waddesdon dairy
the immaculate courtyard at the dairy at waddesdon
small bag with a tag on that says 'live, love, sparkle'
bouquet of pink and white roses with eucalyptus leaves standing on wooden chair by lake at waddesdon
brides ivory satin open toed wedding shoes with a diamante bracelet draped across the front
brides diamond and platinum engagement ring nestled inside a white rose in the bridal bouquet
bride holding a glass of champagne that is engraved with 'blushing bride'
front of the dairy at waddesdon looking through purple flowers
welcome sign on wooden easel in entrance to the dairy at waddesdon. Wedding flowers at the bottom
young bridesmaid sitting on grass outside the buttery in waddesdon having makeup done by older bridesmaids
young bridesmaid sitting on the grass having her makeup done by two older bridesmaids outside the buttery in waddesdon
bride sitting on a chair in the buttery holding a glass of champagne and having her hair done
Bride looking in mirror after having her hair done in the buttery at waddesdon
bridesmaid in long grey dress opening a card given to her by the bride in the buttery at waddesdon
bridesmaid in long grey dress holding a box of presents given to her by bride in the buttery
bride hugging her maid of honour inside the buttery at waddesdon during bridal prep
black and white of the maid of honour doing up brides wedding dress while she looks in mirror
bride and the maid of honour getting ready and smiling in the buttery at waddesdon
bride looking in the mirror and applying lip liner while in her lace wedding dress
bride in her lace ivory wedding dress doing up a diamond bracelet
groom and groomsmen, all in blue suits, standing outside the entrance to the dairy at waddesdon laughing and talking
groom and groomsmen walking out of the dairy at waddesdon heading to the pub for a drink
a sign of the long dog, a pub in the village of waddesdon
an usher in a blue suit sitting at a table in the long dog at waddesdon drinking a pint of beer
the groom in a blue suit sitting in the long dog pub at waddesdon and drinking a pint
an usher and his son in blue suits standing together at the long dog in waddesdon laughing

The wedding ceremony

Kelly and Andy had hoped that their Waddesdon wedding ceremony would take place outside overlooking the lake. A breathtakingly beautiful and tranquil waterside setting.  Unfortunately the weather had other ideas as the heavens opened just before she left for the wedding ceremony.  Kelly didn’t let this put a dampener on her special day and fortunately, the wedding ceremony room indoors is equally as beautiful.  The Wintergarden room is a beautifully light and elegant room and a perfect choice for any Waddesdon wedding. Kelly and Andy’s son Freddie played a big role in the wedding ceremony as he was ring bearer.  He looked super cute in his little suit and he played his part brilliantly

close up of an order of service for the wedding ceremony at waddesdon dairy
a close up of the flowers on the back of the chairs for the wedding ceremony. Pink and white roses with green eucalyptus leaves
a close up of a musician playing the harp inside the ceremony room at the dairy at waddesdon
the groom standing with his ushers at the alter in the white room at the dairy at waddesdon
a young bridesmaid holding a small bouquet of roses walks into the ceremony room at the dairy at waddesdon
the bride arrives at the alter with her dad holding a bouquet of pink and white roses and wearing a lace ivory wedding dress
bride in an ivory lace wedding dress sitting with the groom in a blue suit at the alter before the wedding ceremony
black and white close up of the bridesmaids sitting down for the wedding ceremony
close up of the maid of honour smiling and looking at the bride and groom during the ceremony at the dairy at waddesdon
the bride in an ivory lace wedding dress smiling at the groom in a blue suit during the wedding ceremony
bride and grooms son in a blue suit and standing with the father of the bride during the wedding ceremony
close up the bride in an ivory lace wedding dress looking at the groom and smiling while sitting down during the ceremony at the dairy at waddesdon
bride and groom holding hands and looking at each other during the wedding ceremony at the waddesdon dairy. Bride in ivory lace wedding dress and groom in blue suit
close up of the bride and groom exchanging rings during the wedding ceremony at the dairy at waddesdon
the groom in a blue suit, puts a wedding ring on the brides finger and she smiles at him
bride and groom embrace at the end of the wedding ceremony at the dairy at waddesdon
bride and groom sitting together to sign the register in the wintergarden room at the dairy at waddesdon

Courtyard drinks reception

Wedding ceremony over and the rain had stopped.  Guest had canapes on the lawn of the inner courtyard while group shots and the couples portraits took place.  Kelly and Andy had put out giant Jenga and connect four for the children to play with and they were kept well entertained.  I took Kelly and Andy for a walk around the glorious gardens of Waddesdon dairy and into the secret garden.  The Dairy at Waddesdon is a beautiful and unique exclusive use wedding venue with stunning grounds and lots of interesting features.  We were not short of places to stop for a few snaps of the happy couple

groom in a blue suit and pink tie, looking back and smiling at the bride as they exit the dairy at waddesdon
young bridesmaid in white dress and young boy in a blue waistcoat sitting on a wall by the lake at waddesdon
young bridesmaids and ushers playing giant jenga in the courtyard at waddesdon dairy
two male guests holding champagne glasses and pretending to kiss for the camera during the drinks reception
female guest laughing during a conversation with another guest during drinks reception
bride and grooms son playing giant jenga on the lawn of the courtyard at the dairy at waddesdon
female guest holding champagne glass and laughing during drinks reception
group shot of the bride and her bridesmaids. Bridemaids in pink and grey long dress and all holding bouquets of pink and white roses
bride in ivory lace wedding dress and holding bouquet of pink and white roses, holds her mums waist and smiling at each other
bride and groom kissing their son on the cheek while holding him up. Bride holding bouquet in front
bride in ivory lace wedding dress and holding a champagne glass smiling at female guests and pulling a funny face in courtyard
group shot outside the dairy at waddesdon
bride in ivory lace wedding dress standing next to her maid of honour in long grey dress. Both smiling and holding bouquets
bride and bridesmaids group shot. Bride in lace wedding dress, bridesmaid in long pink and grey dresses and all holding bouquets of pink and white roses
bride in ivory lace tie back wedding dress and groom in blue suit. Both walking away along a path in the grounds of the dairy at waddesdon
bride and groom holding hands and walking away along a path in the dairy at waddesdon. Bride in lace wedding dress and looking back at the camera and smiling
bride and groom holding hands and walking and smiling at each other in the grounds of the dairy at waddesdon
bride in white lace dress holding bouquet of pink and white rose and groom in blue suit walking amd smiling through the grounds of the dairy at waddesdon
close up of the brides bouquet as she embraces the groom in the secret garden at waddesdon dairy. Bouquet of pink and white roses and eucalyptus leaves
bride and groom holding each other and smiling at the camera while bride holds bouquet of pink and white roses
bride in ivory lace wedding dress walking away and holding the hand of the groom
portrait of the bride in an ivory lace wedding dress holding a bouquet of pink and white roses. Bride is smiling and looking into the distance
bride in ivory lace wedding dress walking away, holding the grooms hand and turning back to smile at him
portrait of the bride in the grounds of the waddesdon dairy. Bride is looking to the floor and smiling and holding a bouquet of pink and white roses

Wedding speeches and evening do

The guests moved inside for the wedding breakfast and speeches.  Andy had the room in stitches during his speech and everyone was so relaxed and having a great time.  Kelly and Andy had hired a magician who was incredibly entertaining and very good at what he did.  After some mingling and a quick step outside to get a couple more shots overlooking the lake it was on to cake cutting.   The cake was from Marks and Spencer and looked so pretty.   The rest of the day was filled with laughter, love and lots of boogieing and it was very evident that a great day was had by all. Thank you for choosing me to capture your beautiful Waddesdon dairy wedding photography

marks and spencer white 4 tier wedding cake with pink roses on top with wedding breakfast tables in the background
interior of the reception room at the dairy at waddesdon ready for the wedding breakfast
a small yellow tractor with a leaf attached with the name 'freddie' written on it. Sitting as a place name on the top table
marks and spencers white and pink 4 tier wedding cake with pink rose petals around the base and a pink rose on top standing on a silver cake stand
an ancient stone vase inside the wintergarden room at the dairy at waddesdon. Wedding flowers of pink and white roses and green leaves inside and cascading down
an usher at table during the wedding reception while a magician shows him a trick
bridesmaid showing something on her phone to 4 male guests. All smiling and laughing at the phone
father of the bride in blue suit and rose buttonhole standing up and giving his speech
male guest laughing during wedding speeches
maid of honour in grey dress laughing during wedding speeches
close up of young bridesmaid in pink dress smiling during wedding speeches
pink and white roses and green leaves wrapped around a wooden pillar by the lake at the dairy at waddesdon
bride sitting on a wall next to her young bridesmaid. Bride embracing her and both smiling at each other
bride and groom sitting on a wall overlooking the lake at the dairy at waddesdon. Both smiling at each other
two young brides in pink and white dress holding bride and grooms son and smiling at the camera
male and female guest holding drinks and standing outside laughing during drinks reception
young female bridesmaid holds up bride and grooms son while he puts a giant connect four piece into a slot in courtyard at the dairy at waddesdon
close up of the bride and groom holding the knife and cutting into the bottom tier of their marks and spencers pink and white 4 tier wedding cake
bride and groom embracing and smiling as they cut into their marks and spencers 4 tier pink and white wedding cake
two young bridesmaids pulling bits of cake off the wedding cake and eating it
bride in ivory lace wedding dress pulling bits of chocolate of the marks and spencers 4 tier pink and white wedding cake
black and white of the bride and groom embracing and dancing during their first dance in the wintergarden room
bride and groom smiling and doing their first dance in the wintergarden room at the dairy at waddesdon
bridesmaid in grey dress smiling and dancing during the evening do in the winter garden room at the waddesdon dairy
father of the bride holding his grandson and dancing during the evening do at the dairy at waddesdon
maid of honour in grey dress dancing and singing during the evening do in the wintergarden room at waddesdon dairy
bride and groom and bridesmaids in a circle hugging and smiling during evening reception at waddesdon dairy

“Andy & I can’t fault the service Suzy provided on our recent wedding day. From the moment we first spoke, Suzy came across extremely professional and knowledgeable, she made us feel immediately at ease when we met for our engagement shoot and definitely calmed my nerves on the big day! The end product was a portfolio of so many amazing photos.. which captured us as a couple, and our wedding day, perfectly. Her attention to detail from start to finish was outstanding. Andy and I would highly recommend Suzy. Thank you so much”

I hope you have enjoyed my Waddesdon wedding blog.  If you would like to discuss your Waddesdon Dairy wedding photography then please head over to my contact page. I’d love to hear from you!

The wonderful team of suppliers involved in making this Waddesdon wedding day so perfect were:

Flowers: The flower room

Hair: Mint hair by faye

Make up: Cocomakeupmua

Wedding Venue: Waddesdon Dairy

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