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The Hilton St Annes Manor Hotel Wokingham near Bracknell Berkshire is an easy to reach wedding venue located as it is midway between the M3 and M4 motorways and close to the M25 - so if you have lots of guests travelling from far and wide this could be an ideal choice of venues.
The St Annes Manor Hotel itself is modern whilst incorporating some more country house photogenic features. The light and airy Sunningdale Suite at the rear resembles an enormous conservatory, and is a very pleasant room in which to relax with a few drinks during the cocktail hour. It opens out onto the extensive gardens.
The grounds at the rear have large lawns and mature woods. There is a childrens adventure play area which some brides are not adverse to sampling!
The registrars conducting civil wedding ceremonies at the Hilton St Annes Manor are easy-going and no awkward restrictions apply to the work of professional photographers and videographers.
Of course some couples choose to have their marriage ceremony at a church of their choice and then adjourn to the hotel for their wedding reception. The couple in the first photo below did just that, marrying at Easthampstead Park Baptist Church in Bracknell:
And the next couple chose the church of St John the Evangelist in Woodley Reading:
No problem about shooting all the important moments such as the exchange of rings during ceremonies at St Annes Manor:
The ceremony is a great photo and video opportunity as the guests become engrossed in the moment. Here we have three generations from the brides side, starting with our little flowergirl:
Whilst the grandmother looks on:
And of course our brides mum:
Confetti can make for a photogenic and memorable moment after the ceremony. You can appreciate the size of the hotel's gardens in the background:
This couple were not going to let a little rain stop them having a wedding photo with their posh limo:
The conservatory looks out onto the gardens making it lovely and bright:
Berkshire magician Mike Stoner performing for guests in this area:
There are some lovely individual semi-posed portraits just begging to be shot:
Peter shoots as many or as few posed group photos as you wish to do. Poses can be quite formal or a little more ragged if you prefer!
The large trees can provide some welcome shade on hot days. This area is only a few yards from the rear of the hotel so it is easy to assemble large groups of guests here for the big photos. Peter usually stands on a table to have extra height to ensure as many guests as possible are visible. Another option is for him to shoot from a first floor window:
Is that a naughty expression or what - from the flower girl that is!
There is a lake at the far end of the hotels gardens. It can be too wet and boggy underfoot to approach close in a wedding dress but there is plenty of suitable space for varied photos elsewhere:
A classic wedding pose on the lawns by this bride:
Here is that play area - irresistible!
The St Annes Suite prepared ready for the wedding breakfast:
A table decoration:
Close up photos illustrating the detail of your wedding cake look great in your album:
This unusual wedding cake was made for a Ukrainian bride:
Another wedding cake detail shot benefiting from the soft warm light in the room:
Cutting the wedding cake is always an important part of the day - even if no-one can remember exactly why! It can take place at any time but the most common moment is in the early evening after the wedding breakfast and before the dancing starts:
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