Jenna & John || Chenies Manor House, England

Ceremony: St. Michael’s Church
Reception: Chenies Manor House and Gardens
Music/DJ: Groove Town/DJ Winston
Dress Designer: Ronald Joyce
Bridesmaid Dresses: BHS
Videography: Victor Shack
Flowers: Amie Bone Flowers
Menswear: Impeccable Mens Wear

Favorite details & moments: So, this is going to be a rather large blog post for many reasons. Firstly, it’s the Wedding of one of my childhood friends. Our mothers were also childhood friends and neighbors back in the day too. Our families have celebrated countless Christmases, birthdays, vacations and all of the above with together. Secondly, this was the first Wedding I had ever shot in England when I went back earlier this year so it’s undoubtedly my favorite Weddings I’ve photographed to date for these obvious reasons. I would actually have been happy just to just post pictures of it and not write anything about this day as none of my words could possibly do the day any kind of  justice. However, for search engine fuel I must proceed. 🙂 I met Jenna’s John for the first time last year when we photographed their engagement session on a typical rainy English day around River Chess and they are absolutely lovely together. I was beyond thrilled when they asked me to photograph their April Wedding day. Jenna & John’s day started for me directly across the street from Jenna’s family home where she was having her hair and makeup done with her bridesmaids and her nan. Before I headed over there though, I had photographed Jenna’s details and dress which had been kept a secret even from her dad and she picked the most beautiful dress I have ever photographed. Jenna was sparkling from all the way across the room it was so glitzy! Stunning! I also must add that it’s the most surreal feeling to be photographing inside a house that holds a lot of your childhood memories of dress-up and karaoke Christmases to then be photographing your friends Wedding details there 20-something years later. Quite possibly one of the coolest things I will ever get to do. Anyway, once we photographed Jenna putting on her dress with her sister and captured the lovely moment of the big reveal to her dad, I then headed over to The Bedford Arms where John and his Groomsmen were readying for their portraits. This beautiful hotel was minutes walk away from Chenies Manor House and St Michael’s Church where the most traditionally English of Ceremonies I had ever seen was held. This location is hands down the most gorgeous venues I have ever had the opportunity to photograph. If I could shoot here everyday I would be pretty darn contented. The lighting was gorgeous all day long. We worried a little bit about rain as you do in England but it seemed to hold off and stay beautiful the entire day so it just turned out to be THE perfect day for Jenna and her new hubby. It goes without saying that I enjoyed photographing this day immensely and I am overjoyed to have captured such a huge moment in my dear friends life.

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  1. paul spalding says:

    Lora, you just made me cry with joy what a wonderful article all the best the farther of the bride xxxx

  2. Jenna says:

    Love this lora 🙂 xx

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