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Weddings at the Cantley House Hotel Wokingham Berkshire
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Young guests play in the gardens during a wedding reception at the Cantley House Hotel Wokingham Berkshire

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Background Information and Highlights:

Oh Peter the photos are absolutely great! You’ve done such a wonderful job. What a wonderful photographer you are! And the album is fantastic - exactly what we wanted. We'll be delighted to recommend you to anyone with a wedding coming up. Thanks for all your hard work. Very much appreciated.

Gary & Carole

Thanks so much for doing our work so quickly. We I love the video! Even more so than the photos - what a great way to remember the day. We have a load of lovely photos and a superb video. We’ll be sure to recommend you for future weddings.

Claire & Steve

Thank you so much for the lovely photos you have taken on our wedding day. We are both thrilled with the many different photo shots at our home and then at the venue itself. Think we will have a hard time picking out which ones to place on our wall. Just watched the video and its lovely. Was so nice to re live the day. May I take this opportunity to thank you again for your services and we will without a doubt recommend you to our friends and family.

Chris & Keith

The quaint old Cantley House Hotel Wokingham Berkshire is located on the outskirts of Wokingham and close to the M3 M4 and M25 motorways and so naturally is easy to reach from all over the south of England. It has plenty of onsite car parking.

The hotel is a medium sized old country house that has retained its Edwardian style charm throughout. It is well maintained and so there is no shortage of photogenic backdrops throughout the interior. Outside it has extensive gardens which are well landscaped and kept in good order. There are shaded areas available should the sun be too bright for top quality portraits - which are always better when shot in light shade.

The Wokingham registrars responsible for weddings at the hotel are easy going and sympathetic to the needs of professional photographers and videographers. The Oak Room in which ceremonies usually take place can be a tight fit for the purposes of photography and video as the bay window feature where the main desk is positioned makes it tricky to get the best angles but its a great looking room and the registrars are very helpful.

The rear of the Cantley House Hotel is handsome indeed:

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Lawns and terrace at the Cantley House Hotel Wokingham wedding venue

The Oak Room set up ready for a wedding ceremony can be seen in the next photo:

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Flowers decorate table before wedding ceremony at the Cantley House Hotel Wokingham

View of the Oak Room from the rear before the wedding ceremony starts at the Cantley House Hotel Wokingham

Sadly the long term resident cat who would often be available to greet visitors at the doorway has passed away. He was quite the character:

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Main entrance to at the Cantley House Hotel Wokingham wedding venue

Bouquets and other flower arrangements from the day are a priority for photography - they look great featured in your wedding album and are guaranteed to bring back the memories!

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Wand for flowergirl for wedding at the Cantley House Hotel Wokingham

Bridesmaids bouquet ready for wedding ceremony at the Cantley House Hotel Wokingham

Brides dress hangs ready for her at the Cantley House Hotel Wokingham

Detail photo of brides dress ready for her marriage ceremony at the Cantley House Hotel Wokingham

Decorative postboc for wedding guests greeting cards at the Cantley House Hotel Wokingham

The Cantley House Hotel has several lovely bedrooms on the first floor which are ideal for the girls to use for getting ready.

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Girls get ready for wedding at the Cantley House Hotel Wokingham

Bridesmaid shoots photo using her phone of a bride before her wedding at the Cantley House Hotel Wokingham

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Bride smiles as she gets into her wedding dress at the Cantley House Hotel Wokingham

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Bridesmaid opens a bottle of champagne to celebrate wedding at the Cantley House Hotel Wokingham

Bride chats with flowergirl before her wedding at the Cantley House Hotel Wokingham

Peter aims to shoot a few portraits of the bride once she is ready and these can look striking in black and white:

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Bride smiles for photo before her marriage ceremony starts at the Cantley House Hotel Wokingham

Brides mother gives her a kiss before her wedding at the Cantley House Hotel Wokingham

Bride poses for photo with her mother at the Cantley House Hotel Wokingham

Not forgetting the boys of course! Here we see the groom and best man moments before the start of the wedding ceremony. The Oak Room has doors opening directly onto the rear terrace of the hotel:

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Groom and best man enjoy a joke before wedding ceremony starts at the Cantley House Hotel Wokingham

Groomsmen waive to guests as they arrive for wedding at the Cantley House Hotel Wokingham

Bridemaids watch from bedroom window as guests arrive for wedding at the Cantley House Hotel Wokingham

Best man and groom get together for a photo before wedding at the Cantley House Hotel Wokingham

Groom poses for portrait photo before his wedding ceremony starts at the Cantley House Hotel Wokingham

Best man and groom share a joke in the ceremony room at the Cantley House Hotel Wokingham

The foyer of the Cantley House Hotel is another photogenic location:

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Bride and her father pose for portrait photo on the stairs at the Cantley House Hotel Wokingham before her ceremony starts

Character photos of the guests during the ceremony and the speeches are always popular:

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Groom watches as his bride is about to enter the wedding ceremony at the Cantley House Hotel Wokingham

Registrar takes the wedding rings during ceremony at the Cantley House Hotel Wokingham

Bride and groom take their marriage vows at the Cantley House Hotel Wokingham

Bride and groom exchange wedding rings during their wedding ceremony at the Cantley House Hotel Wokingham

Guest watches as wedding ceremony takes place at the Cantley House Hotel Wokingham

Celebrant conducts wedding ceremony at the Cantley House Hotel Wokingham

Flower girl watches marriage ceremony in the Oak Room at the Cantley House Hotel Wokingham

The civil celebrants do not impose any silly restrictions on professional photography and video during wedding ceremonies and so all the key moments such as the exchange of rings can be shot:

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Best man gives wedding ring to bride during marriage ceremony at the Cantley House Hotel Wokingham

Plus some great expressions from the bride!

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The Oak Room is a tight fit because of the bay window - especially if flower arrangements accompany the bride and groom at the front! An uncle of the couple shot an amateur video from one side at the front - you can just make him out on the left.

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Wedding guest does her ceremony reading at the Cantley House Hotel Wokingham

Guests watch marriage ceremony in progress at the Cantley House Hotel Wokingham

Groom concentrates during his wedding ceremony at the Cantley House Hotel Wokingham

Registrar marries bride and groom in the Oak Room at the Cantley House Hotel Wokingham

Flowergirl laughs as she watches wedding ceremony at the Cantley House Hotel Wokingham

Bride and groom have their first kiss during their wedding ceremony at the Cantley House Hotel Wokingham

Bride and groom sign the register after their marriage at the Cantley House Hotel Wokingham

Guests shoot photos of the bride and groom after their ceremony at the Cantley House Hotel Wokingham

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There is always a forest of guests arms clutching camera phones at key moments:

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Guests watch as one of their number gives a reading during wedding ceremony at the Cantley House Hotel Wokingham

The Oak Room at the Cantley House Hotel Wokingham with a wedding ceremony in progress

Bride laughs during here marriage ceremony at the Cantley House Hotel Wokingham

Its always great to be able to capture the first kiss - just don't make it too quick otherwise your photographer will have quite a challenge!

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Black and white can work great in the right circumstances:

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Most registrars arrange the bride and groom for guests to take their own photographs shortly after the civil register has been signed:

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Then its on to the cocktail hour preceded by lots of hugs kisses and congratulations:

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"Reportage" or natural candid photos are a popular style covering the afternoon reception:

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Now does the fella with the beer look Australian or what? Yep, he sure is!

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Both the Oak Room and the main lounge open out onto the terrace:

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There is lots of variety in the well-kept gardens at the Cantley House Hotel making it a great venue for the essential posed wedding photos:

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Close up photos of the wedding cake are sure to bring back the memories in future years:

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Cup cakes are a popular alternative to the more traditional wedding cakes:

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The Briar Barn at the Cantley House Hotel has been restored and looks great dressed ready for the wedding breakfast:

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The wedding speeches are another great photo and video moment - especially video for the obvious reason that you can hear as well as see:

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Not all brides join in with the speeches but there are a few brave souls around:

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The Cantley House Hotel's Ormonde Room is also available for smaller wedding ceremonies and for receptions. Our groom delivers his speech in the Ormonde Room in the next photo:

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A marquee can be erected on the hotel's rear lawns:

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A Chas 'n Dave tribute band provided the music for the evenings dancing for this wedding. That certainly got everyone up and jumping to a host of cockney classics!

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A photo of the venue after dark can make a lovely end page to your wedding album:

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