Thanks for the photos, they are excellent, and thank you for the album - we think it also looks brilliant.
Lucy & Paul
Trunkwell House - or to give it its full title Trunkwell Mansion House - is a long-established wedding and event venue just south of Reading Berkshire in the village of Beech Hill. It is a stone's throw from junction 11 of the M4 and easily reachable from the M3 to its south. It has plenty of free onsite parking and this can be expanded still further if you have huge numbers of guests.
It is within dog walking distance of Peter's base in Burghfield Common so naturally he is familiar with it having worked there for weddings parties and corporate events over the years.
Trunkwell House is pretty and photogenic at the front and has gorgeous mature gardens to the rear. It can have one or more marquees. The inside of this Victorian building is quite compact but the marquees expand its capacity exponentially and they look great.
Smaller wedding ceremonies can take place in the main building in its quaint restaurant, and larger ones can be held in the permanent marquee. In addition it is now possible to have your wedding ceremony outside by utilising the summer pavilion.
The registrars responsible for wedding ceremonies and civil partnerships at Trunkwell Mansion House are easy to work with - they had their moments a few years ago but all is well now and it is possible for professional photographers and videographers to record your ceremony in full without any petty restrictions.
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The view which welcomes you are you approach Trunkwell House can be seen in the first photo below:
Coverage of the wedding itself if often preceded by some photography and video as the girls get ready - and the fellas if they are up for it! Detail shots such as the brides hat in the next photo look great at the start of your wedding album:
Some pets run a mile as the house is just too busy when the girls are getting ready, but others are overcome by their own curiosity - this cat just had to have a quick word with the bride!
Of course some couples choose a local church for their marriage ceremony and then go on to Trunkwell House for their wedding breakfast and reception. This bride and groom were wed at the St William of York Church in the university district of Reading. Peter has worked with this priest lots of times and he is very easy-going. He has since moved on to Basingstoke and then taken a promotion in Portsmouth:
A popular setpiece photo prior to the start of the wedding ceremony is the bride with her father, and with the bridesmaids. At Trunkwell House they gathered upstairs for their final preparations before Peter shot this photo on the lovely Victorian staircase:
The restaurant where smaller civil ceremonies can take place can be a tight fit depending on your numbers of guests. Fortunately the registrars do all they can to accommodate professional photographers and videographers:
There are some lovely mid-ceremony moments just begging to be captured forever:
The ceremony is often particularly fascinating for the younger guests and there can be some terrific character photos shot as they are caught up in the moment:
Most civil ceremonies have a reading or two. This one delivered by Catherine of Catherines Cakes fame:
And here is the chap responsible for it all - Robert Walton MBE the proprietor of Trunkwell House Beech Hill Reading photographed by Peter Riding of Ashton Lamont:
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