Cliveden House Berkshire, Intimate Wedding

by | Feb 23, 2019

Pain-Pin and Kenny chose Cliveden House in Berkshire as their wedding venue. The couple decided on an intimate wedding ceremony with just their immediate family followed by a traditional Chinese tea ceremony and wedding breakfast. 

Cliveden House is a five star venue set in 376 acres of National Trust gardens, located just a short drive from Windsor Castle in Berkshire. The property was recently featured in a four part channel 4 documentary, showcasing the rich history and opulence associated with the property. It is a popular wedding destination and firm favourite among hotel guests wanting to experience five star luxury in a rural English countryside setting. 

Bridal Preparations

Breaking with tradition Pai-Pin and Kenny decided on getting ready together, allowing me to photograph Bride and Groom in the honeymoon suite before the wedding – what a treat! It was such a special morning with just the two of them, relaxed and looking forward to spending their wedding day with their family.

Cliveden House provides the perfect backdrop for wedding photographs, everything from bridal preparations to the ceremony and couple shots in the grounds. I was really spoiled for choice, every angle and every detail provides the perfect opportunity to create beautiful, lasting wedding photographs.

Moments Before The Ceremony

With ample time to spare before the ceremony the couple enjoyed the morning together on the terrace, overlooking the grounds and taking in the views. Pain-Pin and Kenny allowed me to capture some lovely wedding photographs, showing just how relaxed and blissfully at ease they were together moments before tying the knot.

It was such a privilege to capture such intimate wedding couple shots before the wedding ceremony. It makes me so happy to think that they will be treasuring these moments through their wedding photographs.

The Wedding Ceremony

Pai-Pin and Kenny got married in the Boudoir, the former sitting room of Lady Astor. It was a beautiful afternoon and the winter sun filled the room. The ceremony was very intimate with just eleven immediate family members in attendance. In true fusion fashion the traditional English wedding ceremony included the exchanging of rings, wedding vows and of course the first kiss. A traditional Chinese tea ceremony took place in the adjacent Tote Room directly after the wedding ceremony.

Tea Ceremony & Wedding Breakfast

In a traditional Chinese marriage ceremony, the bride and groom would kneel in front of their respective parents and thank them for being raised by  serving them with tea. Pai-Pin and Kenny got married in a traditional English ceremony followed by a more informal Chinese Tea Ceremony. In keeping with this Chinese tradition the couple served tea to their respective parents, accepted tea from their siblings and exchanged red envelopes.

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