The weather was the biggest question mark over Tori and Aaron’s The Manor in Basket Range Wedding ceremony taking place in front of the little chapel they have on site – but it all turned out for the best! The rain held off right up until late at night, which made things perfect for a bit of reflections in their night-time photos!
The overcast weather actually really helped running about the castle as the whole place just came alive in the most delightful way for photos!
Despite Aaron and his boys starting to get ready just around the corner from where i live in Aberfoyle Park, Aaron opted to have all his preparation phtos done at the Manor, so we began the preparation photos with Tori and her bridal party being prepared also at the Manor. The plan was to use the two separate empty rooms located above the main entrance to the ‘castle’ keep.
It turned out to be a rather convenient set up actually, allowing us to flit inbetween Tori and Aaron’s preparation without having to wander too far away from the other.
We were able to have Tori’s father help out with Aaron’s tie, also had a little first look of the dress, while even allowing their flower girl’s dolls to make an appearance in some of their photos.
The Manor in Basket Range Wedding Ceremony
As I mentioned, the weather was threatening to rain all morning, leading up to Tori and Aaron’s wedding ceremony – in fact it even started to drizzle just before Tori was due to walk down the garden path towards the ceremony, but it held off nicely, and their ceremony was a delight to be a part of.
Tori and Aaron had prepared their own heartfelt vows which made everyone in attendance run the gamut of emotions, while those who could not attend were honoured with ther lighting of a ceremonial candle.
Their ceremony concluded with Tori and Aaron running through a huge amount of white petals – so many in fact it was quite ticky to grab a photo where you could actually see their faces! It was as though they were running through a blizzard.
For glamour photos, the weather was starting to get a bit of chill in the air, so I knew we had to keep moving, first to keep warm, but also to beat any potential rain that may be coming in the near future. Thankfully the rain held off until later in the night, but I wasn’t to know that.
We began by walking around the Manor’s grand entrance driveway with the whole bridal party, so that they could get back into the warm as fast as possible, before I took just Tori and Aaron for a bit of a longer walk from the orchards on the other side of the road, back towards the garden area just behind the chapel in front of which they were wed a few hours prior.
The Manor in Basket Range Wedding Reception
Tori and Aaron’s wedding reception took place in the lower of the two reception areas available at the Manor in Basket Range. This allowed for the use of the large under-cover terrace overlooking the chapel’s gardens, while also being rather intimate and cozy inside.
During their reception, speeches were held, the shoe game was played, and Aaron certainly made it his mission to keep everyone well watered and on the dance floor as much as possible throughout the night!
At the end of thenight, Tori and Aaron had planned for a bit of a silly posed shot where they were to look like they had a bit of a bender that night – so I suggested bringing some empty dominos pizza boxes and throw them around on the ground amongst emptry rum bottles and furniture on the ground to make it look like they really blew the place up! All good fun 🙂
Thanks so much to Tori and Aaron for having both myself and my wife at your Manor in Basket Range wedding! was an awesome day!