This Swynford wedding was just perfect!  Mauricio & Kirsty had thee best weather for their wedding at Swynford Manor.  Stylish, elegant from start to finish… and completely memorable, in part due to the fantastic entertainment.  How often do you get Freddie Mercury to sing at your wedding!   I try and keep all my blog posts short and sweet, but this one deserves a little more attention.  Any Swynford wedding is a stunning affair.  And I am always in awe at how such beautiful wedding venues get transformed into a bride’s dream wedding.

Swynford Wedding – the back story

You just can’t help but to become friends with some wedding clients, and get caught up with their wedding excitement.  I photographed K&M’s engagement shoot In Cambridge shortly before the wedding.  Their shoot was so much fun, so I was positive that their wedding would also reflect their characters perfectly.  And it did.

And So To This Amazing Wedding At Swynford Manor

Mostly I try and keep my blogs and journal entries short and sweet… But I just couldn’t cut the amount of images for this wedding.  So, there’s quite a few, see the slide show below.  And do check out the wedding venue portfolio for a little more Swynford wedding inspiration.

The Wedding Venue

Firstly, Swynford is the kind of wedding venue that is stylish, has a traditional elegance yet feels light, airy and spacious.  And the grounds are stunning, are varied (great for photographs) and there are plenty of places for your guests to sit down and enjoy the surroundings.  You can get married in the grounds or in  their elegant ceremony room.  The wedding breakfast is held in the largest, conservatory which always feels light, airy and spacious.  And it’s air conditioned, so perfect for those hot summer days.

I’ve written previously about the stunning bridal suite.   As a wedding photographer, I absolutely appreciate the way this venue is decorated.  It means that your bridal shots will look stunning.  But as a bride, you’ll appreciate the relaxing feel this bridal suite has.

Bridal prep was in the main house, up a stunning, sweeping staircase.  Swynford’s bridal suite is one o the most elegant suites in the area, and has one of the loveliest copper baths.  You can either get married in the grounds or in their ceremony room, either way, you’ll walk down the amazing staircase .

The Bridal Prep

A grand, beautiful bridal suit is just the perfect way to start your wedding day.  I feel that the bridal suit is really important, not just for your preparations, but the pictures always look great when the room is well appointed.  And after all, it’s a part of the day that the ‘other’ party never get to see.  Kirstie and her team of bridesmaids got ready in the Swynford bridal suite.

Beautiful wedding dress hanging up


Bridal team in dressing gowns laughing together


Bride dressed with her team of bridesmaids helping her with her dress

The Ceremony

Kirstie walked down the gorgeous staircase, accompanied by her father through the house to the ceremony suite.  They chose to marry inside, and the ceremony room was decorated perfectly for their wedding.

Groom and his best man standing at ceremony room at swynford wedding


Bride and groom standing at top of the isle at a ceremony


Bride and groom having their first kiss at swynford wedding



bride and groom walking down the isle after their wedding

The Breakfast

The wedding party into Swynfords amazing conservatory.  Gorgeous floral centre piece adorned the round tables.  This room always feels fresh, spacious and light.


Beautiful flowers at Swynford Wedding

Swynford Wedding Confetti Shower Like NO Other

And I still can’t believe that the dedicated team at Swynford let me do this… An interior confetti shower in their amazing lobby, with all of K&M’s guests throwing handfuls of confetti.  Thank you team Swynford for letting us do this… and especially thank you to the cleaning team who made all of that confetti disappear.  Now that’s dedication for you.

Interior confetti shower at a wedding


Interior confetti shower at a wedding

The Entertainment

So, Freddy Mercury turned up!  Well, an amazing look a like, together with a Freddy moustache and a powerful voice.  Same guy did the cabaret act during the wedding breakfast which was hilarious.  At the time of writing, I do not have the details for thus guy, but will update this post when I do.

Freddie Mercury Look a Like at Swynford Wedding

Just a Walk In The Grounds

After the amazing wedding breakfast, punctuated with a little cabaret, I managed to get some lovely images in and around this glorious venue.  The formals should not be too formal, they should be fun and natural.  More importantly, that short walk with your wedding photographer means that you both get a little time together (and with your photographer).

Formal portrait in black and white of bride and groom standing in a tree lined avenue at Swynford Wedding


Bride and groom having first dance photographed from above


Black and white image of bride and groom walking down Swynford's staircase at Swynford Wedding


Bride and Groom hand in hand walking in grounds at Swynford Wedding

The Party

As I don’t get out that much, I usually stay way into the celebrations to make sure I capture all that ‘amazing’ dancing.  You’ll find me on the dance floor (photographing, definitely not dancing) way into the evening celebrations.  It means I get to capture all the fun party bits that happen during the celebrations.

Bride and groom dancing and having fun, photographed by Cambridge Wedding photographer


Freddy Mercury look a like at swynford wedding


Guests dancing and having fun at


Party guest dancing at Swynford Wedding - photographed by Cambridge wedding photographer



Book Swynford Manor For Your Wedding

Swynford is becoming a firm favourite wedding venue with me having now photographed 5 weddings at this venue.  I can’t wait for J&A’s wedding to be held here in 2021.  This is one professional run wedding venue, the team go over and beyond for their clients (see the internal confetti drop shot) and if you want a wedding venue that your guests will be as impressed with as you, then book Swynford.

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