St. Mary's Church Beddington wedding photography Surrey

A picture of the ancient and historic Surrey wedding venue of St Mary’s Church Beddington next to Carew Manor by Surrey Lane wedding photography

Surrey wedding photographer at St. Mary's Church Beddington

St. Mary's Church Beddington, Church Road, Wallington, Surrey SM6 7NJ Phone: 020 8647 1973

 

A brief history of St. Mary's Church Beddington

St. Mary's Church Beddington is an ancient place of worship mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086 and is a fine historic Surrey wedding venue. It appears that a church existed on the site much earlier possibly dating back to the 10th Century around 984 and two Roman coffins have been found on the edge of the churchyard suggesting there could even have been sacred ground or burial ground before the Church's existence.

Nicholas Carew, a wealthy courtier in the 14th Century built up a large estate in Beddington centred around a grand manor house next to the church, which still exists today  as Carew Manor. When he died in 1390 funds were given to the completion of the church tower and much of the church's existing building dates from this time. Amongst the many points of interest that can be found in the church is the possibility that after his execution in 1618, Sir Walter Rayleigh was buried in the Carew family vault which is accessed from the chapel floor.

 

St. Mary's Church Beddington Surrey wedding photographer opportunities

Regarding wedding photography at St. Mary's, on occassions we have been told there is no wedding photography allowed during the entire service, on others that wedding photographers have to stay at the back of the church throughout the wedding ceremony. Obviously this restricts the range of wedding ceremony photographs that can be taken, however there is plenty of natural light so you can still get clear wedding pictures from such a long way back in particular with the beautiful stained glass window behind the alter which provides a colourful and atmospheric backdrop for capturing the vows and the placing of the wedding rings. It's important for the Bride and Groom to talk to the Vicar beforehand so that the rules are clear and fully understood. At the end of the wedding service the choir in their blue and white attire walk down the aisle which provides an interesting wedding photography opportunity.

The path from the lychgate to the church door and vice versa  is a great place to capture the Father and Bride walking before they enter for the ceremony and later as the Bride and Groom leave, now as husband and wife.  The confetti wedding photographs are usually taken beyond the lychgate on the road outside though it's worth noting that the road can have light local traffic on it.  As professional wedding photographers we know a number of areas around the church that are suitable for the family group wedding photographs as well as some more interesting routes down towards the River Wandle in Beddington Park for capturing those more private, personal and romantic Bride and Groom wedding pictures.

We have covered a number of St. Mary's Church Beddington weddings where the reception has been next door at Carew Manor which means plenty of opportunities for more relaxed informal reportage wedding photography as family and guests make the short walk from the ancient wooden church lychgate to the wrought iron gates of the Manor.

 

St. Mary's Church Beddington Surrey wedding photographer testimonials

Lovely smiling newlyweds with Champagne in a wedding portrait photo taken at the old Surrey wedding venue Carew Manor in Beddington

"Dear Richard, thank you so much for being our wedding photographer and for the lovely wedding pictures that you took on the day.
 
We thought you were fantastic and so many of our guests were so complimentary about you.
 
Thank you so much for being so friendly and professional.

A serene Bride having her veil adjusted wedding photograph captured at the Croydon Hilton Hotel prior to arriving at St Mary’s Church Beddington Surrey

Smiling Groom and Groomsmen in pink wedding photograph taken as they arrive at the Surrey wedding venue of St Mary’s Church Beddington

Happy Bride Bridesmaids and Mother wedding photograph captured at the Croydon Hilton Hotel prior to arriving at St Mary’s Church Beddington Surrey

An atmospheric wedding picture of the Bride, Bridesmaids and Vicar walking down the path towards St Mary’s Church Beddington Surrey

Groom and Best Man sitting in the pews waiting and contemplating wedding photo captured at St Mary’s Church Beddington Surrey

Smiling mother putting on a guest's buttonhole wedding photo captured at St Mary’s Church Beddington by Surrey Lane wedding photographers

Atmospheric wedding picture of the Bride Father and Vicar walking down the aisle of St Mary’s Church Beddington by Surrey Lane wedding photography

Atmospheric wedding photograph of the Groom saying his vows to his Bride taken at Surrey wedding venue St Mary’s Church Beddington

Atmospheric newly-wed's romantic and passionate kiss wedding picture captured at St Mary’s Church Beddington by Surrey Lane wedding photography

Bride and Groom kneeling down at the alter as the vicar prays and blesses them wedding photo taken at St Mary’s Church Beddington a Surrey wedding venue

A romantic wedding photograph of the Bride and Groom kissing captured by Surrey Lane wedding photographers at St Mary’s Church Beddington

A happy Bride and Groom signing the register wedding photograph taken at the Surrey wedding venue of St Mary’s Church Beddington

Funny wedding picture of a child hiding behind a bible in the aisle during the wedding ceremony captured at Surrey wedding venue St Mary’s Church Beddington

An atmospheric handing the Bride her bouquet wedding photograph taken by Surrey Lane wedding photography at St Mary’s Church Beddington

Happy smiling couple as they walk down the aisle wedding photograph captured by Surrey lane wedding photographers at St Mary’s Church Beddington

A wedding photograph of a beaming happy newly-wed couple as they pose by the register taken at Surrey wedding venue St Mary’s Church Beddington

Choir boys dressed in white and blue wedding picture taken as they walk down the aisle after the wedding ceremony at St Mary’s Church Beddington Surrey

Radiant happy couple walk down the aisle all smiles wedding photo captured by Surrey Lane wedding photography ar St Mary’s Church Beddington

Lovely wedding photo of the newly-weds walking down the path to the lychgate St Mary’s Church Beddington an historic Surrey wedding venue

Romantic newly-weds kiss in front of the Bridal car wedding picture captured by Surrey lane wedding photography at St Mary’s Church Beddington

Wedding guests with their camera's out wedding photograph captured at St Mary’s Church Beddington by Surrey Lane wedding photography

An intimate Bride and Groom moment wedding picture captured in front of the wedding car captured at St Mary’s Church Beddington by Surrey Lane weddings

A happy relaxed Bride and Groom taking a walk opposite the Surrey wedding venue of St Mary’s Church Beddington Surrey

Bride and family walking along the pavement wedding photo taken as they go from St Mary’s Church Beddington to Carew Manor Surrey wedding venue

A small fun and personal confetti moment wedding photograph captured by Surrey Lane wedding photography at St Mary’s Church Beddington

Bride and Groom with family wedding photo taken as they walk into the Surrey wedding venue Carew Manor from St Mary’s Church Beddington

An intimate newly-weds look and acknowledgement moment wedding photo captured on the path of St Mary’s Church Beddington to Carew Manor nextdoor

Close up wedding picture of the Bride holding her wedding bouquet taken at Surrey wedding venue St Mary’s Church Beddington

A lovely wedding photograph of the Bride and Groom walking up to Carew Manor alongside Surrey wedding venue St Mary’s Church Beddington

St. Mary's Church Beddington, Church Road, Wallington, Surrey SM6 7NJ Phone: 020 8647 1973

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