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Downton Abbey Real wedding

Downton Abbey Wedding Photography

Autumn 2019 see’s the return of the much loved Downton Abbey to the screen.  The movie version of the popular TV series came to this big screen in Autumn 2019.  The continued tales of the Crawley family continue to grip viewers, with the stunning home and vintage fashions being nothing but awe-inspiring.  Downton Abbey has seen many weddings, the most famous perhaps that of Lady Mary and Matthew.   You too can experience life like the British aristocracy and marry at Downton Abbey. Highclere Castle and the gardens are available for your exclusive hire, and I’d love to be involved in your Downton Abbey Wedding Photography. Get in touch.

A real Downton Abbey wedding

Sunny and YaoYao choose the amazing Downton Abbey as the venue for their wedding day, and I was delighted to be able to capture all the moments for them perfectly. With full use of the castle, the bridal party made use of the sumptuous south-facing rooms for their preparations.  Making their entrance to the guests by descending the grand sweeping oak staircase to the Saloon at the heart of the castle.  This was where the ceremony took place.  Designed in the gothic style, this opulent room’s decor stems back to the Victorian era.  The reception was held in the fantastic library, which looked amazing as the sun started to go down.

I found time to slip off with the couple and we took a walk in the grounds and captured some iconic portrait shots that perfectly showed their personalities but also made the most of this fantastic venue and grounds.  Highclere Castle boasts around 300 rooms and the estate has around 600o acres of land and is incredibly beautiful. Then it was back to the celebrations where the couple spent the evening socialising and dancing with their family and friends who had travelled from across the globe to celebrate with them their very quintessential English wedding.

The perfect wedding venue

Spending time with this amazing couple in such a beautiful venue really made this into a very special wedding.  The castle team are on hand to help with all the planning and provide the catering.  If you are looking for the perfect venue for your wedding, then this really could be the place.  Whether you take your inspiration from Lady Mary, Lady Edith or Lady Rose or a complete original who loves a touch of the past with a contemporary twist, I’d love to be involved in your Downton Abbey Wedding Photography.

To find out out more about my ethos and approach to weddings, take a look at my Website, Facebook and Instagram.

As an award-winning photographer, I am based in the UK but shoot around a third of my weddings abroad each year.  I’d love to hear more about you both and your plans and capture your Downton Wedding perfectly!


“Andy gave us more than we could ever hope for.  Not only was he a joy to have around on the day, making us and our guests relax and smile, when we got the photographs we were blown away.  His eye of detail. The way he captures emotions. Creativity.  We recommend Andy to everyone”.


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