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How To Plan Your Wedding Pictures

As one of the most beautiful wedding venues Bradford On Avon has to offer, Leigh Park Hotel is the perfect setting if you envision elegant function rooms,  beautiful countryside backdrops and five acres of grounds with a vineyard.

As you plan your big day, you need to find a venue that works cohesively with your dream wedding vision and one that provides picture-perfect scenes.

Get inspiration

Flick through wedding magazines, scroll through Pinterest or dig out some old family wedding pictures to help you get a feel of how you want your pictures to look. You could compile these into a notebook, scrapbook or mood board to show to prospective photographers.

Top tip: Compile your scrapbook with the help of your maid of honour or best friends so that it doesn’t feel like a chore.

Do your research

Consider a few different wedding photographers and meet with them to discuss your ideas. Different styles will help you see the bigger picture and this will help you find the perfect person to bring your visions to life. You should choose a photographer who you can easily interact with and who you trust to capture your special day. Our recommended local wedding photographer is Sean Chiffers, whose vision is to “capture your wedding day like a story”.

Top tip: It’s best to book your photographer at least a year in advance if you can, as you don’t want to miss out on your dream pictures due to a booking clash.

Key moments

Make a list of the key moments that you would like to capture on your wedding day and discuss these ideas with your photographer. Remember to be specific so that your photographer is on the same wave length and can help bring your picture-perfect ideas to life. If you really want shots of the father of the bride during his speech, or a group photo of the children attending, be sure to make that request as you can’t re-do your special day!

Top tip: Make sure your photographer know your requests, and suggest they keep a list of key moments on their person so you don’t have to be drawn out of your special day to remind them.


Be realistic and make sure you schedule time into your wedding day to photograph special moments with your family and friends. There is nothing more stressful than disorganised or haphazard photographs when half of your party have gone on to the reception or elsewhere, thinking they were no longer needed. Factor these times into your wedding plan and timeline, naming specific family members or people that you want to be included.

Top tip: Provide print outs or display a large board so guests know where they are expected to be.

And once you have everything booked, planned and prepped? Cherish every moment of your wedding day and enjoy looking back on your wedding pictures – they will tell a story which will last a lifetime.

If traditional and elegant function rooms, landscaped gardens and beautiful countryside backdrops are your ideal wedding setting, then a Wiltshire weddings at Leigh Park Hotel is the perfect venue for you. To find out about our picturesque wedding venue in Bradford on Avon click here or call 01225 864885.

Wedding Offer

On selected dates including some Saturdays in 2018 and 2019, you can tie the knot at the Leigh Park Hotel and thoroughly enjoy our magnificent setting.

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