A Secret Ceremony at Manor House Lindley - Sue & Andrew

Secluded in its grounds behind its stone walls and hedges, Manor House rests in the heart of Lindley, ready to welcome guests for weddings large and small.

Sue and Andrew's plans for their vows were as intimate as can be; 2 guests.

Not only that, their guests (and one very perceptive family member) were the only people who knew that after 11+ years together, they were intending to tie the knot. Nobody else was in on this secret wedding. As a natural wedding photographer, I often find myself shooting at tiny weddings like Andrew and Sue's, for couples who are looking for a low-key, relaxed and fuss free day, this approach to wedding plans and my style of photography go hand in hand. Personally, I find myself deeply invested in small wedding days; every relationship that I capture is close, and for every person invited to join the few, it's a great honour.

When Sue and I spoke about where I should send their pre-wedding gift, she asked for it to be sent to their home rather than work, as to not raise any questions about what on earth they were planning. This was the first time I heard that their plan was to elope in secret.

They just wanted to get married, simple. No big crowds of people, just 2 very important witnesses and them. After what had become a tough year for both Andrew and Sue, it was perfect.

Living in the Calder Valley, the two had looked for a venue to suit their cosy wedding plans. Manor House at Lindley provided them with everything they were looking f