St Mary's Church Oxted Surrey wedding photographer

 A wedding photograph of the ancient and historic 12th Century Surrey wedding venue St Mary's Church Oxted captured by Surrey lane wedding photographers

St Mary's Church Oxted - wedding photography Surrey

St Mary's Church, Church Lane, Oxted, Surrey RH8 9NB Phone: 01883 714 263

 

A brief history of St. Mary's Church Oxted

St Mary's Church Oxted is a Grade l Listed building built around the 12th Century and it celebrated it's Novo Centenary (900 years of existence) in 1986. It's entry into the Domesday Book in 1086 was simply 'At Ac-Stede - the Place of the Oaks - there is a Church'. There are claims that there was an inscription with the date 1040 AD but over time and successive rebuilding work any traces of an original Saxon building have been lost to time. Built predominately of iron-stone and sand-stone only sections of the nave walls and the lower part of the tower remain from the original. The upper stages of the tower and the aisles were added later in the 12th Century with a rebuilt chancel in the mid-13th Century and further width and height extensions were made in the 14th and 15th Centuries. Further restorations took place in the 17th and 18th Centuries after damage from fire with the last main restoration carried out in the 1870's. If time permits then you can also search for what are thought to be the graves of two of the Crusaders, near to the West wall with crosses on top.

St. Mary's Church Oxted - Surrey wedding photographer opportunities

This lovely looking ancient Church offers many opportunities for an enthusiastic Surrey wedding photographer, from the Bride walking up the lovely flower bordered path that leads from the lychgate to the main door, to the raised red carpet platform where the wedding couple stand for the service. Whilst there is plenty of natural light beyond the chancel, for the raised platform area, the main light is from artificial sources so light could be more of a challenge on dark days.

For small group wedding photographs and for more personal romantic wedding photography involving just the newly-weds the circular churchyard offers a variety of pleasant Church backdrops whilst in the adjacent cemetery there is a nice canopy of trees that provides a tranquil green setting for any larger group wedding shots and for the couple to have a romantic stroll and breather before being whisked off to the wedding reception celebrations.

 

Wedding guests dodging the rain in this fun wedding photograph taken on the path from the lychgate to Surrey wedding venue St Mary's Church Oxted

A jolly smiling Bride emerges from her car under the umbrellas in this upbeat wedding photograph captured at Surrey wedding venue St Mary's Church in Oxted

A laughing Bride in this driving rain wedding photo taken on the path from the lychgate to St Mary's Church Oxted by Surrey wedding photographer specialists

Bridesmaids all in yellow walking down the aisle wedding picture captured at St Mary's Church Oxted by Surrey Lane wedding photography

A Bride holding her Groom's hand in this wedding photo taken during a wedding ceremony at St Mary's Church Oxted an ancient Surrey wedding venue

A 'You may kiss your Bride' wedding photograph captured by Surrey Lane wedding photographers at Surrey wedding venue St Mary's Church Oxted

Proud Groom walking down the aisle with his excited Bride in this joyful wedding picture captured at the ancient St Mary's Church Oxted by Surrey Lane wedding photographers

Romantic intimate moments in these wedding pictures taken outside the main door of Surrey wedding venue St Mary's Church in Oxted by Surrey Lane wedding photography

Overjoyed and happy Bride in this wedding photo captured under the cover of the lychgate at the ancient Surrey wedding venue St Mary's Church Oxted on a raining wedding day

Proud and overjoyed Husband and Wife sheltering from the rain under St Mary's Church lychgate an historic Surrey wedding venue in Oxted

A wedding picture of the newly-weds leaving in their classic Beauford wedding car in the driving rain from St Mary's Church Oxted an ancient and historic Surrey wedding venue

 

St Mary's Church, Church Lane, Oxted, Surrey RH8 9NB Phone: 01883 714 263

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