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Weddings in Marlborough Wiltshire
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Speeches made during wedding reception in Marlborough Wiltshire

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Louise and Mark

Our featured couple chose Marlborough Town Hall in the lovely old market town of Marlborough Wiltshire for their marriage ceremony. The picturesque victorian Town Hall is as might be expected in the centre of Marlborough and its important to take into account traffic and parking especially if you plan to marry on a market day. The venue itself does not have exterior grounds but photography is possible on The Green just a short distance away. Louise and Mark planned to have their essential formal wedding photos shot at their reception venue and alongside the nearby Kennet and Avon Canal so this did not present a problem.

The Marlborough registrars severely restricted photography and video during the wedding ceremony. Coverage had to be from a fixed position and limited to a few shots of the bride's entrance, ring exchange, posed shots with the register, and the couple's exit. This policy has since been relaxed but if you do plan to marry in this part of the World please do make sure you clearly understand what can and cannot be covered by professional photography and video.

Our bride and groom were lucky enough to have a guest who supplied and drove their gorgeous vintage car.

From the Town Hall we made the short journey to the reception venue - The Royal Oak Wootton Rivers Wiltshire. The Inn and the village itself are picture postcard locations and Peter did allow himself a short stroll around to admire all the well tended gardens and thatched cottages whilst the guests were eating!

The Royal Oak is just a few hundred yards from the Kennet and Avon Canal so we made use of the canal as a site for some of the photos. Interestingly no permit is required to shoot at this location; couples should note that on large stretches of canals and rivers you should normally obtain a permit from the British Waterways Board.

The distinctive front to the Town Hall in the centre of Marlborough features in the first photo:

Marlborough Town Hall wedding venue in Wiltshire

Coverage started shortly before the arrival of our bride and we grabbed a few posed photos on the steps of the Town Hall before the ceremony got underway:

Bride and bridesmaids pose for group photo outside Marlborough Town Hall before her wedding ceremony

Very few photos could be shot during this ceremony because the registrars were very restyrictive at the time. The policy towards professional photography and video during ceremonies has since been relaxed:

Groom watches as his bride enters Marlborough Town Hall for their wedding ceremony

Once the wedding ceremony was over we could relax and of course shoot as many photos and as much video as we liked:

Bride and groom share a joke after their wedding at Marlborough Town Hall

What a fantastic vintage car for the wedding!

Bride and groom leave Marlborough Town Hall in their vintage car after their wedding ceremony

The Royal Oak has extensive gardens which are obviously maintained by a real enthusiast. Lots of lovely border backdrops! On the day there was a slight nip in the air for this Summer wedding and so not all the guests were inclined to venture outside

The Royal Oak is just a couple of minutes walk from the Kennet and Avon Canal so we just had to stroll down there for some wedding photos:

Bride and groom pose for wedding photo beside the Kennet and Avon Canal Marlborough

The gardens at the Royal Oak are a beautiful riot of colour in the Summer and offer lots of alternative backdrops for wedding photos with family and friends:

Bride poses for wedding photo with guest in Marlborough

The food was superb:

Buffet awaits wedding guests at reception in Marlborough

The speeches were made in an ideal part of the garden where the speakers were able to stand on a bank and be seen and heard by everyone. Terrific!

Father of the bride makes his speech during wedding reception in Marlborough

Guests watch and take their own photos during wedding reception speeches in Marlborough

Confetti is allowed in the gardens:

Wedding guests throw confetti over bride and groom in Marlborough

A photo featuring your wedding venue after dark makes a lovely closing page to your wedding album:

Bride and groom embrace outside their Marlborough Wiltshire wedding venue in the evening

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