The Silverholme Wedding Blog | No.6

The Silverholme Wedding Blog

by Christian Allen

Let’s talk about why, as a wedding photographer, I love Silverholme Manor and why you should too – especially if you’re looking for a unique, Lakeland wedding venue. Actually, I’m not going to ‘talk’ too much as hey, let’s show it in pictures …

FYI: If you’re after some information on how to pick the right wedding photographer, this I cover at the end of the blog below with a few succinct pointers. But first, why Silverholme should be your place to get married at …

Let’s start with why the manor has the perfect rooms for the bridal party to get ready – beautifully furnished, light and spacious:

Even the wallpaper is stunning throughout (for that perfect photographer’s backdrop!):

Even the radiators …!

The Coach House (right next to the manor) is the perfect setting for your service:

Every wedding still needs a few of those group shots and the grounds immediately around the manor are perfect and importantly means that your guests don’t have far at all to go …

The surroundings are perfect, perfect, perfect for the Bride & Groom to go off for a few photos – rain or shine. (FYI: Because there are large woodlands on the grounds it means that even if it’s chucking it down – it does on occasion in the Lakes – we can still get out, protected by the tree canopies.)

Indoors in the manor offers even more photo opportunities …

One of the big advantages of going with Silverholme, as oppose to a hotel, is that you can totally put your own stamp on your wedding – every wedding I have covered at Silverholme has been unique …

It can be small and intimate …

Larger but always intimate …

Al fresco wedding breakfast looking over Lake Windermere …

And, did you know that just down the road you can arrange a private (surprise?) lake cruise for your guests …?

 

Well, I must have sold Silverholme to you by now …?!!!

So, looking for that decent wedding photographer …

I’ll try to keep it short and sweet:

  • Ask the venue for ones they recommend – they recommend them because they know they’re good;
  • Do of course ‘Google’ too and don’t forget to look at Google images too – do a search for example on ‘Silverholme Wedding’ and pics that stand out for you you can then easily go to the linked webpage to research that photographer more;
  • Don’t scrimp on the photographer – you generally get what you pay for! – and remember your photographs (apart from your memories) are what you’ll have left at the end to remind you of your amazing day;
  • If possible meet face-to-face (or at least Skype if the distance is too great) to get a feel for them. A photographer is a big part of your day – it’s your day and make sure the photographer understands that!
  • Research the photographer. Don’t just rely on testimonials on their website – look at Google reviews, Facebook etc;
  • Another thing I always say, as you delve through their website, is are there any errors on the site (images not loading, grammar, spelling etc). This might sound a bit petty but if they can’t be bothered making sure their ‘shop-front’ is perfect then what about your photos …?

There’s always more I could add but the main thing is you’ll get that ‘feeling’ when you’ve found the right one! 🙂

Christian

www.christianallenphotography.com