It feels like it’s straight out of a fairytale and definitely doesn’t feel like England yet just 50 miles from London lies the incredible Waddesdon Manor. Built as a weekend residence by the Rothschild family, Waddesdon Manor channels a grand French Style that feels more Versailles than Buckinghamshire. And with that incredible backdrop, The Dairy on the grounds of Waddesdon Manor is the perfect venue for a wedding.
The name “The Dairy” is a bit misleading, as this isn’t any normal farmyard building. Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild commissioned it to house his prize-winning herd of cattle on the grounds of the estate, it was heavily influenced by Marie Antoinette’s farm at Versailles. Sitting on a small lake, surrounded by willow trees, the Dairy is one of the most unique and quirky buildings I’ve had the pleasure of photographing a wedding in.
I can totally understand why Kelly and Paul fell in love with it for their wedding. They loved how idyllic and naturally beautiful it felt. They wanted it to feel relaxed but elegant and romantic, and wanted to emphasise this feeling with their florals of loose greens and decorations.
After the knot was tied and their speeches said, I stole Kelly and Paul away from their wedding for a few minutes. We then popped up to Waddesdon Manor for photos. I wanted to wait until a little later in the day for their photos, once the tourists had left, and once the light was just right. And boy was it worth the wait, Waddesdon was incredible backdrop for a wedding photo session. To add the cherry on top, Kelly and Paul’s were such naturals in front of the camera and were so awesome at making each other laugh.
Kelly and Paul- Thank you for having me be apart of your incredible wedding. You guys were so much fun to hang out with on the day and it did really feel like I was photographing a wedding for friends than just being hired to be there.
A quick shout out to one of my favourite florists, The Great Little Flower Company. You can also see more about weddings at Waddesdon Manor on their site.