Cain Manor Wedding Photography
Recommended Cain Manor Wedding Photography
Cain Manor is an Elizabethan manor house with far-reaching views over The Downs. Cain Manor’s barn style main space with oak beams and cathedral windows make it a unique combination of cosy and bright. Available on an exclusive use basis, and perfect for 40 to 123 guests, Cain Manor can be your home for your big day. Run by the Bijou wedding company who’s venues dotted around the home counties are always kept in very best condition and beautifully presented on your wedding day. I’m delighted to be a Bijou supplier and recommended for my Cain Manor wedding photography.
Cain Manor, A Beautiful Wedding Venue In The Hampshire Countryside
Mr Cane was excommunicated by the Pope and named his estate ‘The Land of Nod’ – a reference to the Biblical land ‘in the East of Eden’ that hosted the exiled Cain after he had slain his brother Abel. The original part of the house dates back to this period. There is still an original window in Sam’s room, but the exact date that the house was built is not known. The timbers used to build the manor are thought to be recycled ship timbers, as was the fashion in Elizabethan times.
7 Reasons To Get Married At Cain Manor
If you’ve just begun the process of planning for your wedding then, first of all congratulations, but secondly, do please take a moment to read my five reasons to chose Cain Manor as your venue (and do of course take a peak at some of my favourite photos from this beautiful Hampshire wedding venue) It’s a wonderful place, and I’m proud to be recommended by the venue for my Cain Manor Wedding Photography.
1 . Instagram Worthy!
So here’s the thing, I’m all about capturing real moments between the happy couple on their wedding day, and between family and friends who are there to celebrate with you. To that end, it shouldn’t really matter if you get married in the local registry office, or Westminster Cathedral, but here’s the truth. It does!
Capturing authentic storytelling images floats my boat, but a stunning Bijou venue makes Cain Manor wedding photography so enjoyable, and such a stunning Instagramable wedding venue simply lifts everyone’s spirits. Not to mention the beautiful natural light that floods into the rooms and makes the colour of flowers, table settings and faces really sing.
2 . A Perfect Wedding Venue For The Whole Day
Your wedding day, although the happiest day of your life, can also be a stressful events. One of the main reasons I see for this is when travel is needed between different locations on the day. While getting ready at the family home for example, might be very special, there’s something beautifully simple about a venue like Cain Manor where you can get ready on site.
What is more, the Bridal Suite at Cain Manor is hands down one of the most beautiful rooms you could imagine. Straight out of the pages of a magazine! Ceremony and receptions both take place in the very grand Music Room and there are even a further twelve bedrooms for family to stay over on the night of the wedding.
3 . Truly Fantastic Catering
Having photographed at a number of the Bijou wedding venues over the years, and been a wedding guest at one of them, I can vouch for the fact that the food served up by their expert chefs is superb. It’s one of the perks of being a wedding photographer that, so long as you’re not responsible for causing a delaying, you get to sample the food too. At Cain Manor is always top notch!
Drinks and canapés can be served on the terrace and in the library, while the chefs in the banqueting kitchen work their magic in time for your wedding breakfast in the Music Room that seats up to 123 guests. It goes without saying that all your friends and family will enjoy the day no matter what, but food plays such a big part in any celebration, and at Cain Manor you are in safe hands.
4 . Picturesque Gardens and Panoramic Views
The gardens at Cain Manor are perfect for a relaxed portrait session of you together for the first time as a married couple. Whats great is that the gardens are so accessible from the house that you never have to leave your guests for very long, and in every direction is a beautifully tended part of the garden or a view back towards the house that can provide an interesting detail in your pictures.
My documentary style of wedding photography means that I never want to drag you away from your guests for very long, and I certainly wouldn’t wish to dictate how you spend that precious time, having bought all your nearest and dearest together, but take it from me, if I see a nice sunset I’ll certainly give you a tap on the shoulder and see if we can make the most of the evening light for a few portraits later in the day.
5 . Experts In Wedding Planning
If you haven’t already worked it by now, then let me tell how much I love the portfolio of Bijou wedding venues! Wedding photography is exhilarating, rewarding and gives me so much pride when I think about the thousands of pictures I’ve delivered to couples over the years. What makes weddings particularly enjoyable is working with other professionals.
In their own words “At Bijou we have learned that planning and delivering your dream day can be daunting. Over 20 years we have built a team that will support you every step of the way; from when we first put you at ease while we give you a tour and chat about your plans, to the day itself, when we will be there to support you through those last minute jitters.”
6 . Perfect For Autumn & Winter Weddings
If you’ve spent any time at all planning your wedding by looking on Pinterest or Instagram you’ll no doubt have seen lots of sun-drenched Californian portraits and mountain top elopements, but some of the most memorable weddings I’ve photographed have been autumn and winter weddings in the UK. It might be dark by 4 o’clock but there’s something about the cold that brings people together.
One of my favourite weddings at Cain Manor was also my first ever New Years Eve weddings. It was so much fun to spend the entire day from morning to midnight and record the whole day. Everyone was in such high spirits of course, and with confetti cannons at midnight and a surprise appearance from a bagpiper playing “Auld Lang Syne” was a great way to end the day.
7 . Excellent Recommended Suppliers
Ok, so I would say this, seeing as I’m one of the Cain Manor/Bijou recommended photographers, but as such, I’ve also had the pleasure of working alongside some of the wedding venue’s other recommended suppliers. It’s often said, but it bears repeating, that in most cases a couple are planning their first and only wedding, and therefore the peace of mind that comes from employing an experienced photographer, florist of makeup artist shouldn’t be underestimated.
The wedding industry is vast, and there are suppliers at every price point in the market, and it has to be said, of varying experience and professionalism. The Bijou group have taken the time to hand pick suppliers that they trust and can do a reliable job at every wedding. As a photographer I also enjoy shooting at venues that are new to me for the first time, but I also enjoy coming back to Cain Manor. It feels like home, which, incidentally is the reason why many couples choose it as their wedding venue.
Recommended Bijou Photographer
I’m an award winning wedding photographer based in Guildford, with over ten years experience of shooting weddings. I shoot in a mostly documentary style, which means a little time for portraits and group photos, and lots of time for natural, candid storytelling “moment-driven” photos of you and your loved ones together.
Cain Manor Wedding Photography
All six of the Bijou wedding venues that Cain Manor is a part of are wonderful places to photograph. They really do have wedding planning and hospitality down to a fine art. As my local venue, I’m of course particularly fond of Cain Manor having photographed some great couples there and having spent one memorable new years eve!
Award Winning Wedding Photographer
Documentary photography, and my approach to shooting weddings in a journalistic style, is something that I feel passionately about. It’s about storytelling, it’s about stepping back at times to allow things to unfold in front of the camera, and about stepping in on occasions to capture the action!