The photos look absolutely amazing. We have no idea how you managed to capture some of those, but I guess it’s just experience that places you exactly where you need at the right time. We had lots of comments from guests regarding how you managed to blend in with the crowd so seamlessly. We actually had one couple ask why we did not get a photographer :- ) Made us both laugh.
Matt and Katie
Just quickly wanted to drop you a note to say such a big thankyou for our wedding pictures, they are just the best ever! Everyone who attended said what a nice guy you were and how efficient you were.. Well, we want to second that. I'm still going through the pics on a daily basis, reliving such a wonderful day with such emotion by the way you captured the day. Thankyou Thankyou Thankyou.
Michelle and Keith
The Royal Berkshire Hotel on the outskirts of Ascot and a stones throw from the world-famous race track has an enviable location being so easily accessible to all your guests travelling from far and wide via the nearby M25, M3, and M4 motorways. There is plenty of free onsite parking.
The hotel itself is pretty and well-maintained inside, and the ornate italianate style gardens are an absolute joy for wedding photography.
And the icing on the cake is that the registrars responsible for wedding ceremonies at the Royal Berkshire Hotel are from the Windsor and Maidenhead Register Office - which has long been one of the most progressive in the country when it comes to what professional photographers and videographers can record for you during ceremonies.
This lovely terrace to the side of the Royal Berkshire Hotel can be a great spot in which to relax at any time of day:
The grounds outside the hotel include a lovely terrace and pond in an italianate style with lots of nooks and crannies and interesting mature shrubs and trees to enhance the backdrops to your posed wedding photos. Its a winter scene in the photo below but as you can see it still looks interesting:
Most couples like coverage to start with the latter stages of getting ready - usually just with the girls but the fellas can also be included if you like. Details shots of the flowers are just one of the many popular subjects:
A bride's "blue-eyed boy" - literally!
There is no knowing what might confront the photographer when shooting the fellas!
Back to the girls for a more "normal" getting ready photo!
Some brides like to have a semi-posed portrait photo once they are the "finished article":
There are several rooms licensed for wedding ceremonies at the Royal Berkshire Hotel. Here we see the largest prepared ready for the ceremony:
The registrars do not inhibit the work of professional photographers and videographers - indeed they go out of their way to be as helpful as possible unlike in some other areas. This enables a great set of photos of your ceremony to be shot which you will surely treasure for years:
Confetti is allowed outside at the Royal Berkshire Hotel and can lead to some great candid photos:
This area of the gardens is an obvious location to shoot picturesque group photos:
The smaller function room is available for ceremonies and of course for the more intimate wedding breakfasts and receptions. Here we can see it prepared ready for a small reception:
Detail shots from the reception help to bring back all those memories years later:
And what about this magnificent wedding cake. Or should it be cakes? Cupcake style wedding cakes are very popular:
The speeches during the wedding breakfast always afford some great photo opportunities. This groom had two best men - not sure what it was with the bowler hats!
A closing photo of the bride and groom after dark outside their venue can make for a pleasing last page to the wedding album, as in this one of the couple on the terrace at the Royal Berkshire Hotel:
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