Elmore Court Wedding Photographer

Hannah and Jack's Winter Wedding at Elmore Court

Hi Gang, welcome to my little blog on Hannah and Jack’s wedding at Elmore Court – one of the best wedding venues in the Cotswolds and one of my favourite days in the office.

About Me


For those that don't know me, I’m James Fear, a wedding photographer based in the heart of the Cotswolds. I am blessed to have done weddings all over the country and the world. Hannah and Jack asked me to photograph their gorgeous winter wedding at Elmore Court, located in a beautiful rural village between the Cotswolds and Bristol - not far from me at all! It was a day that gave us a brief respite from the awful winter light and instead gave me possibly the best light I’ve ever had to shoot a wedding!

Photographing Weddings at Elmore Court


Elmore Court has got a mega history. The house is a 450-year-old Grade II listed home and was built not for military or religious purposes, but as a family home for a long line of Guise’s who loved to entertain. Its current owners, Anselm and Sarah Guise, have strong experience in the music and events industries and have turned their hand to Elmore to make it possibly one of the best wedding venues for a party, whilst keeping with the traditional and historical vibe of the house. A house built for parties? Hell yes.


Elmore Court has 16 bedrooms, all with their own unique character, and a choice of equally jaw-dropping rooms to hold the ceremony in. H & J got married in The Hall, and as the venue is for exclusive use, they basically had the whole house as their playground! I've heard they've got a fab in-house wedding planner too, so you can pretty much leave it to Elmore to sort your day out if you like, or get involved and make it exactly what you want.


The party happens in the Gillyflower – Elmore’s answer to a country-friendly marquee, where absolutely zero compromises was made on sound quality and lighting. It honestly blows your socks off. It’s built from the earth and timber from the Estate itself (the whole ethos of Elmore is to be environmentally sustainable) but with zero mud-hut vibes... Ultra-modern and chic vibes only here gang! It's completely soundproof, allowing guests to dance the night away with no neighbour complaints or sound limiters. The one-of-a-kind dining and dancing space has big seated windows that look out over the Cotswold landscape and also has a fire pit right outside. Everyone loves a firepit!


Elmore Court is honestly one of the best, as well as being guilt-free (for the nature lovers!) with the assurance that it's completely self-sustainable and eco-friendly. Every wedding there is such a blast, and Hannah and Jacks was certainly no exception. Thank you guys for allowing me to be a part of it!


Thanks for dropping by team, I hope you enjoy the piccies! 



Love them! 

Totally smashed the bo***cks off it!

*Julia said I shouldn't put that, but that's what I got so that's what I'll put!

A few sneak peeks in black and white...

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Jack and Hannah's Wedding at Elmore Court...

Photograph of the main house Elmore Court winter light beautiful colours
A quirky candid wedding photograph fun
Candid photograph of groom looking at the wedding guests arriving window light
Table decorations Gilliflower candles gold and bronze team Elmore Court
Groom and best man talking on the sofa in the library at Elmore Court
Wedding dress hanging in front of fireplace at Elmore Court
Wedding shoes taken on the bronze bath at Elmore Court
Bridesmaid opening bottle of champagne Elmore Court
Candid reportage photograph of bride in mirror bridal prep Elmore Court
Bridesmaid helping with the wedding veil in the master bedroom Elmore Court
Ceremony at Elmore Court in perfect winter light bride and groom looking happy
A reading at the ceremony
The main hall at Elmore Court with a wedding beautiful winter light
Bride and groom first case at Elmore Court ceremony wonderful light James fear
Bride and groom leaving ceremony hands in air very happy
Confetti outside of the main house ELMORE COURT
A fabulous confetti photograph bride and groom very happy
An award-winning bride and groom portrait taken Elmore Court
Candid photograph of man giving a sausage to another man
Candid photograph the girls nattering at the reception
Guest eating cocktail  sausage at the reception
Group photograph of guests enjoying themselves at the Gilliflower wearing chefs hat
Guest a chef hat drinking red wine having fun
Wedding guest chef hat talking to friend
Guest a chef hat looking miserable at the Gilliflower
Grooms speech Elmore Court
Bride and groom cutting the cake at ELMORE COURT
First dance with reflection at Elmore Court
First dance kiss


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