Oakhouse Photography

Month: August 2016

South Lodge Hotel Wedding Photographer | Oakhouse Photography

South Lodge Hotel Wedding of Beccie and David

It was with real excitement that we returned from our break at Lake Annecy this August, to prepare for the South Lodge Hotel wedding of Beccie and David. We had met them on a few occasions previously and had our pre-wedding meeting with them at their beautiful wedding venue a few weeks previously. We’d even enjoyed following Beccie’s Twitter countdown to her special day!

South Lodge Hotel Horsham

Beautifully set in 93 acres of Sussex parkland with panoramic views of the South downs, South Lodge is an idyllic location for an unforgettable wedding celebration. South Lodge Hotel in Horsham is part of the Exclusive Hotels and Venues group. Beccie and David chose an intimate room on the first floor for their ceremony. It had wonderful views across the South Downs. For their wedding reception they used the Gladstone room, a gorgeous banqueting room with triple aspect windows, high ceiling and beautiful chandeliers.

The Wedding Day

We arrived early on the day of the wedding, and initially spent some time getting detail shots of the Gladstone room and photographing guests as they arrived. After speaking with the Registrar, we photographed Beccie’s arrival and the wedding ceremony itself. Beccie was given away by her proud son, Max.

The wedding ceremony was a wonderful and very emotional occasion, witnessed by close friends and family. A rather special canine visitor arrived all the way from France too!  After the ceremony we captured some informal group shots and some documentary style shots of guests enjoying themselves and chatting to the happy couple. We then took some confetti shots on the terrace outside the Gladstone room. This was a lovely outdoor space for their guests to enjoy the sunshine and terrace views!

After drinks and canapés, we took some photos of Beccie and David entering the Gladstone room for their wedding breakfast. We then left to allow them to enjoy the rest of the day with family and friends.

Wedding Suppliers

Finally, a word about their wedding suppliers! The timings and organisation of the day were ably managed by their toastmaster, Marc Kent. Beccie’s flowers were by the super talented Fleurs of Horsham, and cake by Raspberry Ribbon Cakes – wonderful designs by both!

Here are some of our photographs from their wedding day:

Gladstone Room Wedding Reception at South Lodge Hotel, photographed by Oakhouse Photography

South Lodge Hotel Wedding by Oakhouse Photography

Wedding Cake at South Lodge Hotel, Horsham photographed by Oakhouse Photography

Wedding Cake at South Lodge Hotel, photographed by Oakhouse Photography

South Lodge Hotel, photographed by Oakhouse Photography

Wedding at South Lodge Hotel, photographed by Oakhouse Photography

South Lodge Hotel Wedding in Horsham | Oakhouse Photography

South Lodge Hotel Horsham Wedding | Oakhouse Photography

Wedding at South Lodge Hotel, photographed by Oakhouse Photography

South Lodge Hotel Wedding | Sussex Wedding Photographer | Oakhouse Photography

Wedding Bouquet at South Lodge Hotel, photographed by Oakhouse Photography

Groom's Buttonhole - South Lodge Hotel Wedding | Oakhouse Photography

Wedding at South Lodge Hotel by Oakhouse Photography

Confetti shot at South Lodge Hotel

Wedding Group shot South Lodge Hotel by Oakhouse Photography

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Wedding at South Lodge Hotel, photographed by Oakhouse Photography

Wedding at South Lodge Hotel, photographed by Oakhouse Photography

Please do get in touch if you want more information on our wedding photography collections, to book your wedding photography with us, or to check our availability. You can contact Tony on 07725 805768 or Carol on 07703 493574. You can also email us at hello@oakhousephotography.co.uk, or use our contact form to get in touch.

Tony and Carol - Oakhouse Photography

Destination Wedding Photographer Lake Annecy

Lake Annecy Destination Wedding Photographer

Are you looking for a Lake Annecy destination wedding photographer? Have you considered a destination wedding? Destination weddings continue to be extremely popular as we move into 2017 and 2018 wedding seasons. Couples certainly have plenty of options to choose from around the world!

At Oakhouse Photography we know that many of our couples look to the web for wedding inspiration, and that a ‘lakes and mountains’ destination wedding by Lake Annecy would be perfect! We know the area around Lake Annecy well, especially the beautiful hillside town of Tallories, nestled in the French Alps.

Lake Annecy Weddings

The towns of Tallories, along with Menthon St Bernard and Verier, are smaller and quieter than Annecy itself, especially in the busy summer months. Therefore they are all able to offer a more tranquil setting for a truly beautiful wedding.

Couples have come to realise that Lake Annecy offers everything they could want from a destination wedding – especially a stunning Alpine backdrop, green and lush in the summer. Whilst it’s beauty is indisputable, it is also “Europe’s cleanest lake” due to environmental regulations introduced in the 1960s.

Lake Annecy Destination Wedding Photographer Oakhouse Photography

Lake Annecy Destination Wedding Photographer

Lake Annecy Hotels – Your Wedding and Reception Venues

In the town of Tallories, the most popular hotels are Le Cottage Bise, Abbaye de Talloires and Les Grillons. These hotels offer couples the opportunity to have a stunning destination wedding with a lake and mountains backdrop. We know Les Grillons well, and cannot recommend the owners, Aurelie and Sebastian more. Their hospitality, professionalism and attention to detail is second to none, and Sebastian is a wonderful chef too! You are guaranteed an intimate, friendly and wonderful wedding celebration at Les Grillons, with exceptional service. As with all Lake Annecy hotels, booking well in advance is essential, as some hotels may not be available for weddings during August.

Les Grillons wedding venue by destination wedding photographer Oakhouse Photography

French Destination Wedding Photographer Oakhouse Photography at Les Griffons

Travelling to Lake Annecy

Travel options to Lake Annecy include Eurostar (London – Paris- Annecy), SNCF, and flights to Geneva and Lyon from the UK.

Lake Annecy Facilities for Wedding Guests

Lake Annecy is a popular tourist destination known for the following:

  • Summer water sports  – water skiing, wakeboarding, sailing, swimming and diving.
  • Kite surfing and wind surfing  – away from the shores to avoid the speed boats and large ferries which regularly pass.
  • Private beaches around the lake offering facilities for visitors, accessible for a small daily tariff.
  • Specialist paragliding schools and experience packages located around the lake.
  • Specialist mountain biking, hiking and climbing experiences.

Wedding guests will certainly be occupied if they decide to stay for a few days!

Boats on Lake Annecy by destination wedding photographer Oakhouse Photography

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Private beaches on Lake Annecy by Destination Wedding Photographer Oakhouse Photography

Getting Married in France

Since getting married abroad can be a lengthy and complicated legal process, many couples choose to have their civil ceremony in the UK. They often keep it a secret from their guests so that when in France, they have what they consider to be their real wedding with a religious or humanitarian ceremony and a lakeside reception to follow. Couples can find out more information on getting married in France via the The Fly Away Bride website.

Church at Duingt by destination wedding photographer Oakhouse Photography

Church at Duingt by destination wedding photographer Oakhouse Photography

Church at Duingt by destination wedding photographer Oakhouse Photography

Oakhouse Photography  – Lake Annecy Destination Wedding Photographer

At Oakhouse Photography we offer the same friendly, professional service and attention to detail to your Lake Annecy or other destination wedding as we do to all our UK wedding couples. We will share our first-hand knowledge of the area with you to ensure you have the perfect wedding celebration in France.

If you would like us to be your Lake Annecy Destination Wedding Photographer, please contact Tony on 07725 805768 or Carol on 07703 493574 or email us at hello@oakhousephotography.co.uk. You can also use our contact form to get in touch.

Tony and Carol - Oakhouse Photography