The Manor Elstree wedding | Cora and Andrew

Weddings

The Manor Elstree - Laura Ashley Hotel nestled behind a green branch in leafy Borehamwood, Hertfordshire.

Cora and Andrew had one of the hottest days of the year for their The Manor Elstree wedding in Borehamwood, Hertfordshire. The leafy surroundings really came into their own for such scorching conditions.

Let's start with Cora's details: her shoes, perfume and jewellery worked perfectly with her Anna Sorano dress from WedtoBe. Cora's bouquet and other wedding flowers are from Fabulous Floristry.

Bridal details including Chloe perfume, a white gold engagement ring and white lace wedding shoes. A white lace wedding dress by bridal designer Anna Sorano dress from WedtoBe hangs from a ceiling light fitting at The Manor Elstree - A Laura Ashley hotel. It has covered white buttons on the back. White bridal bouquet including white peonies and eucalyptus leaves is from Fabulous Floristry by Cara, based in Hertfordshire. Silver wedding jewellery and tiara from a bride getting ready at The Manor Elstree in Hertfordshire.

Doing Cora's make-up was Chloe-Eleanor.  Cora's make-up stayed on all day, despite the temperature being in the high 30s.

A bride gets ready for her Manor Elstree wedding on a hot summer day.

Such a sweet moment: bridesmaids Nicki and Hayley open their presents from Cora.

Bridesmaids in pale mauve grey dresses open a gift from the bride at Hertfordshire wedding venue The Manor Elstree - Laura Ashley hotel. Bridesmaids in grey bridesmaids dresses sit together on a sofa while the bride gets ready. The mother of the bride puts on the veil of her daughter and does up the white covered buttons before she walks down the aisle. The ceremony took place at The Manor Elstree. Bride Cora looks at her white peony and eucalyptus bouquet on the morning of her wedding at The Manor Elstree. A bride sprays Chloe on her wrist on the morning of her wedding, ready to walk down the aisle at the Manor Elstree - A Laura Ashley hotel.

Nicki and Hayley loved their first look of Cora.

Bridesmaids see the bride for the first time.

A portrait with mum Paula.

Bride Cora in her Anna Sorrano designed-bridal gown and her Fabulous Floristry by Cara white bouquet stands with her mum wearing a large blue straw hat.

And then Cora's dad sees her for the first time.

Cora's father sees her for the first time on the morning of her wedding, wearing a white dress, tiara and veil.

Meanwhile, the boys are showing off their blue checked look!

The groom, his best man and two ushers wear blue checked suits and grey ties for their wedding duties. Groom Andrew and best man Matt pose for wedding portraits on the wedding morning. Groom Andrew, his best man and usher wait on his wedding morning. Wedding portraits of groom Andrew before his marriage to Cora at The Manor Elstree.

We're ready to go!!!

Cora and her father walk down the stairs at The Manor Elstree, ready for her marriage ceremony. Before Cora and Andrew's wedding, apricot bows decorate white covered seating. Andrew and his mother pose for a photo. Groom Andrew poses for a photo with his best man. Both are wearing blue checked suits and grey ties. Bride Cora walks into her marriage ceremony across checked carpet at Hertfordshire wedding venue The Manor Elstree - A Laura Ashley Hotel.

Flower girl Olivia and page boys William and Zachery perform their duties at the start of the marriage ceremony, followed by bridesmaids Nicki and Hayley.

Flower girl Olivia and page boys William and Zachery perform their duties at the start of the marriage ceremony. Bridesmaids Nicki and Hayley walk ahead of bride Cora before her marriage to Andrew.

What a proud dad moment!

Bride Cora walks into the wedding ceremony on the arm of her father, beaming and carrying a white peony bouquet. Smiling bride Cora walks towards her groom Andrew on the arm of her father. The wedding ceremony took place at The Manor Elstree in Hertfordshire.

Andrew couldn't believe his eyes!

Groom Andrew and bride Cora hold hands during their marriage ceremony. Wedding photos taken during a ceremony at Hertfordshire wedding venue The Manor Elstree. Cora and Andrew exchange rings as part of their marriage vows in Hertfordshire. Elstree Manor Hertfordshire wedding ceremony - the bride and groom kiss after exchanging vows.

Some paperwork and a few formal photos to mark the moment before Cora and Andrew receive their marriage certificate.

The bride and groom sign the register after their wedding ceremony at The Manor Elstree.

Cora and Andrew are all smiles as they walk through their guests as husband and wife and out into a sea of bubbles.

Bride and groom walk down the aisle as husband and wife after their wedding ceremony at The Manor Elstree. Bubbles welcome the new mister and mrs outside Hertfordshire tudor wedding venue The Manor Elstree.

Some group shots? Sure - and definitely in the shade on such a hot day!

Formal wedding photos of the bridal party at The Manor Elstree. Photos of the bride and groom at The Manor Elstree after their civil wedding ceremony.

Cora throws her bouquet from the balcony to her waiting friends - who is going to get married next?

Bride Cora throws her bride from The Manor Elstree balcony to the waiting single women at her wedding.

Cora and Andrew's classic white wedding cake was made by family friend Jan Wright.

White wedding cake made by family friend Jan Wright. White themed table decorations for a wedding breakfast at The Manor Elstree, Hertfordshire.

The guests all rise while Cora and Andrew walk into their wedding breakfast.

The bride and groom enter The Manor Elstree wedding breakfast while guests stand and wait for them.

Heartfelt words from Andy to Cora - awwww!

The groom makes a speech thanking the bride during their wedding breakfast at The Manor in Hertfordshire. Groom Andrew has all the wedding guests in stitches during his speech. Guests raise their classes in toasts during wedding speeches at The Manor Elstree. Guests giggle and laugh during the wedding speeches. The best man gives a hilarious and touching speech at Cora and Andrew's wedding.

We managed to sneak in a couples portrait session when the heat of the day had gone and we had gorgeous light.

Bridal portraits of Cora and Andrew in the fields around The Manor Elstree in Hertfordshire. The bride and groom hold large circular balloons with Mr and Mrs on them. The bride and groom kiss while holding large circular balloons with Mr and Mrs on them. The bride and groom standing in a green field of wheat for their portraits. The bride and groom kiss in a field of wheat. It's a black and white photo. Black and white bride and groom portraits in a Hertfordshire field. The bride and groom walk away in a wheat field. The groom kisses the bride during their wedding portraits.

Cutting of the cake made by family friend Jan Wright and the first dance.

The bride and groom cut their wedding cake made by a family friend. The bride and groom have their first dance: black and white photos. The bride and groom share a tender moment during their first dance. The dance floor at The Manor Elstree fills with guests and bridesmaids after the bride and groom's first dance. A personalised guest book for bride and groom Cora and Andrew for their summer 2019 wedding in Hertfordshire.

If you're getting married at The Manor Elstree or another Hertfordshire wedding venue, give me a call to check if your date is available.

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