angela + james / i couldn’t wait to marry you

The beautiful winter Swynford Manor Wedding of Angela and James, set in the stunning surroundings of the Swynford Manor Wedding Venue in the Cambridgeshire countryside near Newmarket.

My normal course of action is to meet with clients a couple of times in the build-up to a wedding, once during the initial consultation and usually a couple of weeks ahead of the big day. In relative terms, this was a late booking and we didn’t really have the time to get a meeting in place. I’d only spoken with Angela and James over the phone on a couple of occasions but instantly knew they had it all covered.

A black tie and ball gown wedding with Basil cocktails, fighting gladiator pugil sticks and one hell of a dancefloor, how could this wedding not be fun?

Swynford Manor Wedding

Boasting a heady combination of romance and glamour, Swynford Manor is a delightfully different, exclusive use wedding venue in Cambridgeshire.

Situated within easy reach of the city of Cambridge and the market town of Newmarket, this classic country house wedding venue dates back to the early 18th century. Once the home of Lord Byron’s half-sister, Augusta Leigh, the house has a rich history and a very distinctive style.

swynford manor Wedding by matt wing photo

We started the glorious November day with the ever enjoyable bridal and groom preparation. It’s always an advantage when the couple is getting ready in the same venue as I love being able to quickly move from Bride to Groom to see how their mornings are unfolding.

A beautiful ceremony followed in the Swynford Manor Study before the guests moved into the breathtaking Garden Room for the wedding breakfast and even festivities. We also managed to fit in a short outdoor session with the couple and the images are certainly some of my favourite of the year.

I wish Angela and James all the best in the future, they are a great couple who deserve nothing but the best in their future together.

Here’s the story of their day…


Venue: Swynford Manor
Flowers: Designer Flowers Essex
MUA: Kayleigh Whiting
Hair: Angel Satwick Hair 
Pianist: Danny Mill
Daniel Rostami: DJ Reza
Sax: Viral Music
Dress: Justin Alexander – Grace and Lace
Suits: Chester Barrie, Savile Row London
Bridesmaids: The Dress Maker
Stationery: Cabin cards
Cake: Natti’s Cake House