Outdoor Wedding at Coworth Park
Coworth Park Wedding Photographer | Rachel & Dan
I was delighted when Rachel and Dan asked me to be their Coworth Park wedding photographer. This luxurious 5-star hotel sits on the edge of Windsor Great Park and is off-the-scale awesome. What a treat I was in for at my first visit to this stunning wedding venue! Coworth Park’s Georgian manor house is set in 200 acres of parkland and provides ample opportunity for wedding photography, both inside and out. With it being a beautiful summer’s day, the wedding ceremony was held in the wildflower meadow.
Rachel and Dan kept their wedding to immediate family and friends. Small and intimate weddings are proving more and more popular and have a special appeal for their focus on the things about a wedding that matter.
“Simon photographed our Wedding at Coworth park in Ascot in August, he also photographed my brother’s wedding two years ago, so came well recommended! Simon captured our wedding beautifully and made us feel completely comfortable throughout the day. He uses a great relaxed and fun approach enabling him to get some brilliant natural shots of us all.
Communication was fantastic from our initial booking, right the way through to sending our 5 minute highlights reel just a week after our wedding. I would highly recommend, Simon he’s a top guy and fantastic photographer” Rachel
Wedding Photography at Coworth Park
Rachel held her wedding preparations in one of the incredible suites that over looks the meadow and polo fields beyond. These rooms are sheer luxury and the large windows provide good light for photography. It was great to have the children as part of the day; they often help ease nerves and provide light entertainment! Generally kids just ignore the camera as well, and capturing them in their own little world is lovely.
I also went to catch up with Dan in one of the cottage suites, where he looked very dapper in his tailored suit. He then made his way over to the meadow to welcome guests and wait for his soon-to-be wife arive for the wedding ceremony!
After Rachel had made the finishing adjustments to her gorgeous dress, she was ready to see her Dad. I love capturing this kind of unposed moment. With the bridal party all set, it was time to get married!
Outdoor Wedding Ceremony
Being a wedding photographer in the UK, I have to be ready to deal with all types of weather conditions. Luckily for the bride and groom, we were in the middle of a dry spell and the weather gods were kind. In fact, if anything, we could have done with some more sun cream!
Set amongst the ten-acre attractive wild flower meadow sits the bandstand where outdoor weddings take place. There was not only birdsong in the air but the sweet harmonies of a harp to welcome guests. As the bridal party made their entrance, everyone did a collective sigh at the sight of the Rachel and Dan’s daughter as a flower girl. Their son was the honorary ring bearer and took great pride in his role. Rings can prove tricky to put on fingers in the heat, but there were no problems today and with the register signing complete, it was time for confetti before heading over to the Rose Garden for drinks. With a world-class service, you feel very special when you visit Coworth Park.
Coworth Park Weddings
The Rose Garden is a wonderful setting, particularly as the shadey nooks it provides were welcome reprieve from the hot sun! Drinks and refreshments were served and guests congratulated the happy couple. After a few family group shots I was able to take the newlyweds off for some photos nearby. The charming Sunken Gardens were a delightful find and the avenue of trees provided a great backdrop. The fantastic mirror-like water feature on the terrace was a great find! My couple sessions aim to be time for people to relax and have fun. Even if someone hates having their picture taken, by using a series of games and interactions I help move the focus from the camera to each other. Making it an experience that feels good means that the resulting images convey a sense of value and meaning. I try and capture the connection between people. Something that shows a part of their relationship.
The Oak Room held the intimate wedding breakfast. This room is aptly named due to it’s jaw-dropping copper leaf sculpture hanging from the ceiling. There are also oak leaf plaster reliefs and Georgian-style skirting and cornicing. With the guests seated and a fine meal consumed, the speeches commenced and were a fitting end to the day.
Please take a look through a few favourites of Rachel and Dan’s wedding photos at Coworth Park below.
History of Coworth Park
The origins of Coworth Park stretch back to 1776 when it was originally built as Coworth House and owned by East India merchant William Shepheard. Passed through generations it has been used as a girls boarding school and home of the Lords and Ladies. Coworth grew in splendour in the 1980s when the famous polo fields were established. Eventually, it all became part of the Dorchester Collection in 2001 and has since become a luxurious countryside retreat. It’s location just 45 minutes from London and near to the M25, Heathrow and Gatwick, makes it very accessible.
Relax and Unwind
It’s not just weddings that Coworth Park delivers with excellence. You will find an award-winning spa that rivals the best in the world. Situated over two floors there are eight treatment rooms. You can unwind in the steam room, swimming pool and be transported away in the tranquil relaxation room. With excellent facilities you can be sure that your stay will be one of pampered bliss.
World-class Hotel and Wedding Venue
You know you’ve picked a perfect place for your wedding if royalty have made the same choice - Coworth Park was actually host to Prince Harry the night before wedding his wedding to Megan! With over 70 rooms in the Mansion house and further rooms in the Stables and Dower House, you can easily accommodate all your wedding guests. Michelin-star dining is available in the main restaurant and there are a number of other bars and eateries plus a wide variety of activities available. There are plenty of offerings nearby as well, from golf at Sunnigdales to a visit to Windsor Castle. In a nutshell, this fine Ascot hotel ticks all the boxes for luxury and style and is wonderful choice for a wedding from small to grand.
If you are looking for a Coworth Park wedding photographer, then please get in touch to find out more.