As you walk through the arch of The Manor, it is very clear to see where (aside from weddings) our passions lie. From the attention to detail we give our gardens to the loving tender care we offer to our wildlife.
Ducks roam happily alongside the lake, squirrels jump from branch to branch and if you’re lucky you can find baby moorhens and rabbits running around on the grass.
Our love of animals and nature is why we pride ourselves as being a pet friendly venue.
Dog lovers will know that on Sunday, it’s National Dogs Day. A day to celebrate all breeds and sizes. From the loving companions to service gods who dedicate their lives to helping, saving and looking after us humans.
To celebrate this wonderful day, we thought we would invite one of our friends, preferred photographer Dan Morris and his faithful side kick Sid in for a day of photography.
Sid is a stunning dachshund who has a girlfriend called Sasha. They’ve been together a couple years now and lucky for us, he has just popped the question!
Welcome to the wedding of Sid and Sasha…
A Tail of True Love
From the offset it was clear to see that Sid was the excitable groom for the day. He couldn’t wait to get his fiancé down the aisle.
The couple broke tradition and spent the morning before their nuptials together (such rebels). However, they did spend a little separate time alone just before the ceremony.
Sasha took some time out to get ready in the library, straightening out her veil and spend some time with her humans before she walked the aisle.
Sid decided a drink in the Rock Bar was in order, so he picked out his favourite tunes on the Juke Box including Snoop Dog, ‘Who let the dogs out’ and his personal favourite ‘Hound Dog’.
He also challenged his human to a game of pool… didn’t go too well, no opposable thumbs, cheated a little… we won’t go into too much detail.
We now pronounce you husband and woof!
The ceremony was a quiet affair, just family invited, and it took place in the Maximilian.
There was a classic moment when a guest boxer barked as the registrar said ‘if anyone has any reason why this …’ he was joking, the others howled and then the couple were pronounced husband and woof.
The wedding photo shoot
For their photo shoot, they went for a mix of posed and candid shots. Taking advantage of the beautiful architecture and gardens of The Manor.
They enjoyed playing around with a few photo props… although these became more of a chew toy so had to be swiftly removed from the photo session. Some dogs just can’t handle their Pawsecco!
The day came to a close and the couple decided to retreat to their room, to spend their first evening together as husband and woof.
I’m sure you will join us in congratulating them for the being the first pups to marry at The Manor and to wish them a life time of happiness together.
Here’s to you, Sid and Sasha Morris!
A pet friendly venue in Gloucestershire…
If you’re interested in having your fur baby as part of your day, then please talk to our team on 01242 245 071 or email [email protected].
We would like to say a huge thank you to Dan Morris for not only letting us use Sid as a model, but for also taking such stunning photos. We would also like to say thank you to Sasha and Sasha’s lovely Humans for joining us for the day.
They say to never work with animals or humans… not the case for these beauties. They were absolute gems.