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Lovely October wedding at Great Fosters

This latest blog takes us back to October for the marriage of Rob and Hannah at the magnificent Great Fosters.

We love working at this wonderful Surrey wedding venue, a truly lovely Grade l listed 16th Century mansion located in green and leafy Egham.

And the last time we saw Rob and Hannah was back in May when we met early one glorious Sunday morning on the Millennium Bridge for their pre wed shoot.

Relaxed couple captured during their pre wed shoot as they leisurely stroll along the Millennium Bridge from St Paul's to Tate Modern by Surrey Lane wedding photographers

And now, the Big Day had arrived.

The morning started as it usually does with the Bride getting ready with her Bridesmaids...which involved champagne and sandwiches along with several practice walks down the aisle in the atmospheric Nursery Suite upstairs in the old part of the building...whilst the now rather nervous Groom was moving between the Painted Room bar and The Orangery making sure that everything was tickety boo..

Then it was time....and after Hannah had her interview with the marriage registrars she was escorted by her Bridesmaids and close friends (via the Painted Room bar for a quick shot of Dutch Courage) to The Orangery for her wedding ceremony.

After a lovely ceremony everyone luckily could spill out onto the terrace as the weather was perfect...warm and sunny.

With drinks flowing and colourful and enticing canapés on offer guests we able to relax and catch up with family and friends....whilst we fitted in the group wedding pictures and then wisked our newlyweds off for a refreshing and romantic walk around the beautiful grounds that are one of the many highlights of Great Fosters...taking in the sunken Rose Garden, Japanese Bridge, formal Parterre garden and much more.

After some very entertaining and emotional speeches during the wedding breakfast in the Tithe Barn everyone spilled out into the Painted Room for more refreshments and then into The Orangery for the First Dance and more night time celebrations.

A lovely couple, a beautiful day and at a rather special Surrey wedding venue.

Once again we thank the wonderful staff at Great Fosters who helped make the day run so smoothly and we wish our newlyweds all the very bext for their future together.

Pictures of the grand Grade l listed 16th Century mansion Great Fosters now a Hotel and popular Surrey wedding venue complete with picturesque formal Parterre garden

The light and airy Orangery at the spectacular Surrey wedding venue Great Fosters in Egham dressed with white swags, chairs and petals for the marriage ceremony

A lovely excited Bride with her bridesmaids at Surrey wedding venue Great Fosters having fun on the morning of the Big Day as they get ready in the Nursery Suite

Glittering wedding dress, studded shoes and jewelled clutch bag on show at Surrey wedding venue Great Fosters Egham in the atmospheric Nursery Suite

Beautiful Bride with her lovely hair and wonderful smile captured in the Nursery Suite at Great Fosters in Egham Surrey as she gets into her wedding dress

Close up picture of Bridesmaids fastening up the Bride's wedding dress captured at the stunning Surrey venue Great Fosters in the atmospheric Nursery Suite

Happy Bride smiling along with her Bridesmaids as they get ready to leave the Nursery Suite for the marriage ceremony in The Orangery at Great Fosters wedding venue in Egham Surrey

Two evocative pictures of a lovely Bride in her wedding dress as she looks out of the stone mullioned windows of the Nursery Suite at Surrey wedding venue Great Fosters in Egham

Bride watches her step as she descends the staircase from the Nursery Suite on route to The Orangery captures at the amazing Surrey wedding venue in Egham Great Fosters

Beautiful excited Bride standing on the stairs at Great Fosters in Egham Surrey on route from the Nursery Suite to the Orangery for her wedding ceremony

A nervous groom standing with his Best man in The Orangery at Surrey wedding venue Great Fosters listens to some last minute advice from the marriage registrar

The Bride and the wedding party at the wonderful Surrey wedding venue Great Fosters in Egham take a quick shot at the bar in the Painted Hall before entering The Orangery

Bride on the arm of a close friend ready to enter the Orangery for her marriage ceremony captured in Egham Surrey at the stunning Great Fosters wedding venue

View from behind of a Bride on the arm of a friend at Surrey wedding venue Great Fosters taken as they are about to enter The Orangery to walk down the aisle

All smiles as a Bride walks down the wedding aisle on the arm of a friend captured in The Orangery at the fabulous Great Fosters venue in Surrey

An emotional smiling Bride captured at stunning Surrey wedding venue Great Fosters looks into the eyes of her Groom as she reaches the end of the aisle of The Orangery

Bride and Groom watch and listen as a mother does a reading during the marriage ceremony in The Great Fosters Orangery Surrey wedding venue

Attentive and emotional front row look on at the start of the marriage ceremony in The Orangery at the fabulous Great Fosters Surrey wedding venue

Excited Bride listens as the Groom says his wedding vows in the light and airy Orangery at the fabulous Surrey wedding venue Great Fosters in Egham village

Groom captured in The Orangery at the wonderful Surrey venue Great Fosters in Egham carefully pushes the wedding ring onto his Bride's finger

Bride and groom in The Orangery at Surrey wedding venue Great Fosters Egham seal their marriage with a lovely romantic wedding kiss

Smiles and laughter at the wonderful Surrey venue Great Fosters as the Bride and groom walk down The Orangery wedding aisle full of flying confetti

Bride and Groom at Surrey wedding venue Great Fosters celebrate with champagne after braving the confetti shower thrown down the aisle of The Orangery

Wedding guests out on the terrace at the magical Surrey venue Great Fosters enjoying themselves over fine drinks conversation and canapés                                 Beautiful bright and colourful Great Fosters canapés on show during the drinks reception on the terrace at this very special and fascinating Surrey wedding venue in Egham

Bride and ladies at Surrey wedding venue Great Fosters have fun as they show off some of their hen night dance moves as they stand in the beautiful rose garden

Gents have fun with the Groom as they place their hands in each other's pockets taken in the rose garden at the ever popular wedding venue Great Fosters in Egham Surrey

The classic everyone at the wedding picture taken in the beautiful circular rose garden at the historic Great Fosters hotel venue situated in Egham Surrey

Romantic wedding picture taken from behind as a couple walk along the path in the sunken rose garden at the fabulous Great Fosters wedding venue in Egham Surrey

Romantic Bride and groom at Great Fosters in Egham Surrey walk talk and kiss as they traverse the circular path of the beautiful sunken rose garden

A lovely romantic glimpse of a couple at Surrey wedding venue Great Fosters walking hand in hand with the Bride's veil lightly blowing in the wind in the lovely sunken rose garden

Happiness captured as a lovely bride chats to her handsome groom as they walk through the beautiful and tranquil sunken rose garden at Great Fosters in Egham Surrey

Bride and Groom at the beautifully scenic Surrey wedding venue Great Fosters captured in these romantic pictures taken on the charming wooden Japanese Bridge

Lovely smiling Bride and her groom captured at the stunning Surrey wedding venue Great Fosters Egham as they take a moment to stop on the charming wooden Japanese Bridge

Fine details of the Bride's hair, ear rings and back of wedding dress captured at the stunning Surrey venue Great Fosters in the genteel formal Parterre garden

Bride and groom captured in these pictures taken in the formal Parterre garden at Surrey wedding venue Great Fosters as the walk through the narrow paths and kiss

Happy smiling Bride and groom captured having fun at the wonderful Surrey wedding venue Great Fosters where they are leaning over a hedge and kissing in the formal Parterre garden

Truly romantic wedding picture of a Groom holding out his hand to bring his Bride to him captured in the beautiful grounds of Great Fosters in Egham Surrey

Lovely romantic wedding photograph of a handsome couple kissing during a walk in the beautiful grounds of the fabulous Great Fosters Surrey wedding venue in Egham village

Beautifully romantic wedding picture of a Bride and groom at Great Fosters in Surrey walking hand in hand through an atmospheric old wooden beamed arbour

Couple romantically kiss in the sunken rose garden captured in this wedding photograph taken at the wonderful Surrey hotel and event venue Great Fosters in Egham

All smiles on the faces of the wedding couple as they sit on the steps of the sunken rose garden captured at Great Fosters in Surrey captured through the water fountain

Romantic newlywed couple captured in the grounds of the wonderful Great Fosters in Egham Surrey as they sit on a step and kiss in the sunken rose garden

Relaxed and very happy couple walking through the wonderfully tranquil and pretty sunken rose garden at the stunning Surrey wedding venue Great Fosters

Guests sitting down ready for the wedding breakfast along with some table settings captured at the wonderful Great Fosters Surrey in the atmospheric Tithe Barn from the Minstrel Gallery

A proud Groom escorts his lovely glamorous and excited Bride into the atmospheric Tithe Barn at Surrey venue Great Fosters Egham for the wedding Breakfast

The Bride and a friend entertain their guests from the top table during the wedding speeches at Surrey hotel and event venue Great Fosters in the historic Tithe Barn

A happy Bride raises her champagne in a top table toast after her wedding speech at Surrey hotel and event venue Great Fosters in the wonderfully old Tithe Barn

Groom, maid of honour and the best man entertain the wedding guest during their fun speeches captured at the fabulous hotel and event venue Great Fosters in Egham Surrey

Picture of a colourful Dessert Table full of very sweet chocolaty cakes and sweets for guests after the wedding breakfast in the Painted Hall at Great Fosters in Egham Surrey

Male guests chatting over a pint after the wedding Breakfast captured at Surrey hotel and even venue Great Fosters Egham in the busy Painted Hall

Atmospheric picture of the wedding band Teenage Kicks at Surrey hotel and event venue Great Fosters tuning up ready for the first dance in The Orangery

Newlywed couple enjoy their first dance in these romantic dance floor pictures taken in The Orangery at acclaimed Surrey wedding venue Great Fosters in the village of Egham

Atmospheric night time picture taken from the courtyard of the entrance to the ancient Tithe Barn at the wonderful wedding venue Great Fosters Egham Surrey

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Lovely Cobham wedding at St. Andrews and Painshill Park

Today's wedding blog follows on the heals of our last one, as we return to the same wedding venue in August with a gap of just two weeks at the magical Painshill Park just off the A3 in Cobham for the marriage of Lucas and Charlene

The last time we saw our lovely couple was on a bright sunny day in April when we went to Painshill Park for their pre wedding photo shoot...and today along with lovely summer weather, we again started off a few miles away down the road at The Brooklands Hotel where both Charlene and Lucas were getting ready.

Lucas looked calm and collected as he and his best man Harvey dressed to perfection. Very good mates for a long time, both were former non league footballers as well as Harvey, aka MC Harvey being from the famous rap outfit, So Solid Crew.

Charlene looked beautiful in her wedding dress and although calm and collected as well, was also getting slightly nervous as the time to leave for St. Andrews Cobham was approaching.

The wedding was a truly lovely affair with some memorable singing performances from the fabulous CK Gospel Choir....which also ended with the Lucas and Charlenne dancing down the aisle and out of the church, a wonderful moment that energised the whole congregation.

Then onto the tranquil Painshill Park where guests were entertained in the colourful private Walled Garden by the steel band, 'Solid Steel' during the post ceremony drinks.

Then jumping onto a buggy we were whisked off to take some romantic pictures up at the Gothic Temple, The Ruined Abbey and along the lake to the picturesque, white wooden Chinese Bridge.

Back to the reception and the wedding breakfast the day which hotted up later as Harvey took on his MC role with finesse as he expertly talked about and introduced a range of speakers, all with heartfelt and moving stories to tell about Lucas and Charlene.

And then onto the dance floor...music is an important part of Charlene and Lucas's life and as with their dancing out of the church, their first dance was really something to behold, indeed producing smiles, gasps and loud cheering in equal measure.

We left before MC Harvey took to the stage for special wedding day performance but we heard it was very good.

A simply wonderful day, with everything running smoothly, full of teras, laughter and emotion.

Special thanks to Junior Harvey for his very entertaining MC skills and to the Painshill Park team who once again made everything happen in a friendly and relaxed way.

Also to Charlene's sister Sharma, owner of the Proud Bakehouse and who made the wonderful wedding cake.

We wish our newlywed couple the very best for the future and look forwad to designing their wedding album.

Close up wedding picture of the best man straightening the Groom's tie at the Brooklands Hotel before a Church ceremony and Painshill Park reception

Happy Groom with his Best Man Harvey from So Solid Crew posing before leaving for the church wedding followed by a reception at Painshill Park in Cobham Surrey

Nervous and excited Bride looking beautiful in her wedding dress ready for her Surrey church ceremony and Painshill Park reception

Beautiful Bride helped on with her shoes at the Brooklands Hotel before leaving for her church wedding in Cobham and Painshill Park reception

Lovely picture of a Bride being helped with her shoes smiling at her lovely beaming son before her Surrey wedding and Painshill Park reception Cobham

Excited Bride has a moment to take it all in at The Brooklands Hotel before leaving for her Cobham church and Surrey wedding venue Painshill Park

Eight personalised glasses of pink champagne lined up for the Bride and her ladies at the Brooklands Hotel before a church wedding and reception at Painshill Park Cobham Surrey

Bride on her father's arm entering the church for her wedding to be followed by a reception at the green and fascinating Surrey venue Painshill Park in Cobham

A nervous and emotional Bride reaches the end of the church wedding aisle for her marriage with a reception to be held at the Painshill Park Surrey

Bride watches and listens to her groom as he says his marriage vows with a church wedding followed by a reception in The Conservatory at Painshill Park in Surrey

Wonderful wedding picture of a very happy couple dancing through the church on route for their Surrey reception at the Painshill Park Conservatory

Smiling Bride and groom experience the fun confetti throwing outside their church on route to their Conservatory reception in Surrey wedding venue Painshill Park

A steel band, guests in colourful summer clothes with red drinks chatting and relaxing at Painshill Park in Cobham Surrey in the beautiful and unique Walled Garden venue

Bride and Groom romantically standing together at Surrey wedding venue Painshill Park looking across the lawn towards the magical Gothic Temple

Romantic wedding couple holding hands at Surrey venue Painshill Park as they stand in the arch of the wonderful Gothic Temple

Wonderfully romantic picture of a handsome couple at the Painshill Park wedding venue in Cobham Surrey kissing in the magical Gothic Temple

Handsome newlywed couple at Surrey wedding venue Painshill Park savour the moment in the Gothic Temple as they sit on a bench looking out over the wonderful view

Happy smiling newlywed couple walking along the grass from the Ruined Abbey at Surrey wedding venue Painshill Park in Cobham

Wedding photograph of a Groom helping his Bride at the wonderfully scenic Surrey venue Painshill Park with her blowing veil as they cross the Chinese Bridge

A picture of a Bride and groom standing on the white wooden Chinese Bridge captured at the scenic Surrey wedding venue Painshill Park in Cobham

Relaxed wedding picture of a Bride and Groom at Surrey wedding venue Painshill Park taken as they walk across the white wooden Chinese Bridge

Relaxed looking bride and groom sitting on the back of a golf buggy as they pass the Painshill Park vineyard after a romantic trip around this scenic Surrey wedding venue

View through the bushes of guests relaxing out on the lawn and outside The Conservatory in the lovely Walled Garden at Surrey wedding venue Painshill Park in Cobham

Everyone at the wedding at Painshill Park Surrey waving at the photographer outside the  Conservatory in the colourful and private Walled Garden

Close up wedding photo of the Bride and groom and their guests waving on the lawn of The Conservatory in the Walled Garden at Surrey event venue Painshill Park

Lots of glitter and sparkle on show for the wedding breakfast all set and ready for the arrival of guests at The Conservatory in Painshill Park Surrey

The Conservatory at Surrey event venue Painshill Park in Cobham dressed for the wedding breakfast with the cake and large love sign in the background

Close up details of a white studded wedding cake with yellow roses captured at the popular an scenic Surrey wedding venue Painshill Park in The Conservatory

Fun and laughter during the best man's speech captured during the wedding breakfast in The Conservatory at Surrey venue Painshill Park

The groom's speech and other guest speakers bring out the Bride's emotions in The Conservatory at Surrey wedding venue Painshill Park in Cobham

Lovely pictures of a happy Bride with her cute smiling son taken in The Conservatory in the Walled Garden  at Surrey wedding venue

Fun and laughter captured in The Conservatory at Surrey wedding venue Painshill Park as the Groom and guests pick up a happy Bride

Happy and relaxed Bride captured at the lovely Surrey wedding venue Painshill Park in Cobham poses for photos with her close guests in the  Conservatory

Happy and relaxed Bride beaming as she poses with special guests captured in the sparkly Conservatory at Surrey wedding venue Painshill Park in green and leafy Cobham

Bride and groom at the popular and scenic Surrey venue Painshill Park cutting their wedding cake in The Conservatory in The Walled Garden

Bride and Groom enjoying their enthralling first dance moves captured at Surrey wedding venue Painshill Park on The Conservatory dance floor

Intimate picture of a bride and groom with cheeks together as they perform their first dance at Surrey wedding venue Painshill Park in The Conservatory

An ecstatic Bride holds her husband as they perform a passionate first dance in the atmospheric Conservatory at Surrey wedding venue Painshill Park Cobham

Magical and atmospheric picture of a Bride and groom during their first dance as seen through the O of a Love sign in The Conservatory at Painshill Park Surrey

Very sensuous and sexy dancing by the Bride and groom during their first dance in The Conservatory at Surrey wedding venue Painshill Park

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Sizzling Summer wedding at Painshill Park

So it's time to once again try and catch up on the blogs which woefully have been lacking over this year and so we return to August for the marriage of Daniel and Leanne at the magical Painshill Park just off the A3 in Cobham.

The last time we saw our lovely couple was on a bright sunny day in June when we went to Painshill Park for their pre wedding photo shoot...and today along with lovely summer weather, we started off a few miles away down the road at The Brooklands Hotel where Leanne was getting ready.

The day was memorable for many reasons but a few were more so than usual.

Firstly was the raw emotion on display: As Leanne approached Daniel down the aisle you could clearly see the emotions welling up in both of them...and a quick look over to their four sons showed tears a plenty...it truly meant a lot to the whole family.

A guest (Leanne's cousin) who was ushered in at the last minute to join his already seated family was Lewis Hamilton, yes that Lewis Hamilton, four-time Formula One World Champion, a true British global sporting legend and a very pleasant, quiet and unassuming man to boot.

Later after everyone was seated for the wedding breakfast Daniel's mother lead a troupe of mainly ladies dancing and singing around the tables and onto the dance floor for some pre dinner dancing.

The emotions again were on display during the speeches with some very moving moments displayed on the top table as well as some very funny ones when Daniel was encouraged to sing....people were in stitches.

The Soundhouse Band were truly fabulous...walking around the tables during the wedding breakfast getting people to sing and later filling the dance floor with their soulful upbeat music.

Also the Master of Ceremonies, a Mr Des Richards who was a true whirlwind of a speaker who danced and sang through his duties, very funny and entertaining.

After the pre wed walk in June Leanne was just wishing for good weather on her BIG Day. She got that and a whole lot more and it was a delight for us to see everything go so well for her and Daniel.

A truly lovely couple with a wonderful warm and loving family.... and friends.

We salute them and wish them all the very best for the future and fingers crossed too for Lewis who we sincerely hope becomes a fifth-time Formula One World Champion this year.

Finally we thank the lovely staff at Painshill Park who made everything run so smoothly, so important.

An excited Bride on the morning of her wedding getting ready at the Brooklands Hotel Cobham before leaving for The Conservatory at Painshill Park in Surrey

Smiling faces and colourful clothes captured in the Walled Garden as guests enjoy themselves at a Painshill Park wedding in Cobham Surrey

The aisle of the empty The Conservatory dressed with a white carpet and candle holders ready for the arrival of guests at the wonderful Surrey wedding venue Painshill Park in Cobham

Lovely pictures of a Bride's wedding dress hanging as she has her make up applied whilst holding her daughter near Painshill Park in Cobham Surrey

Laughter captured in the Walled Garden at Surrey venue Painshill Park Cobham as wedding guests enjoy themselves during the drinks reception

Sweet moment captured during getting ready at Surrey wedding venue Painshill Park as the mother Bride fastens her daughter's dress

The Smiling faces of wedding guests captured in their colourful clothes as they enjoy themselves in the Walled Garden at the Painshill Park venue in Cobham Surrey

Bridesmaids help the Bride with her necklace as her daughter clings onto her leg captured at the Brooklands Hotel Cobham before leaving for Surrey wedding venue Painshill Park

Wedding shoes, bouquets and personalised clothes hangers on display before leaving The Brooklands Hotel for the nearby Surrey event venue Painshill Park in Cobham

Pre marriage ceremony guests mingle outside The Conservatory in the Walled Garden at Surrey wedding venue Painshill Park

A cute little pageboy holding the hands of a sweet little bridesmaid pictured in Surrey wedding venue Painshill Park as they walk down the aisle of The Conservatory

A view from down the aisle of The Conservatory Walled at Surrey wedding venue Painshill Park of a cute pageboy and bridesmaid leading the way for the young groomsmen

An excited beaming Bride on the arm of a young relative as they begin their walk down the wedding aisle of The Conservatory at Surrey venue Painshill Park

Picture from down the back of the aisle of The Conservatory at Surrey venue Painshill Park of the wedding guests as they watch the Bride on the arm of a relative

An emotional Bride and Groom as they meet down the end of the aisle of The Conservatory in the Walled Garden at Painshill Park in Cobham Surrey

Groom places the wedding ring on his Bride's finger taken in The Conservatory at the historical and scenic Surrey venue Painshill Park in Cobham

A loving Groom holds his Bride for a kiss as she meets him down the end of the aisle in The Conservatory at wedding venue Painshill Park Surrey

Bride and groom walk down the aisle of The Conservatory as husband and wife at the lovely and picturesque Surrey wedding venue Painshill Park in Cobham

Smiling Bride and Groom have fun at Surrey venue Painshill Park as they walk across the lawn dodging the wedding confetti outside The Conservatory in the Walled Garden

Fun for all the wedding guests outside The Conservatory in the Walled Garden as they throw confetti onto the newlyweds at Surrey venue Painshill Park

Relaxed and happy looking Bride and groom captured in a golf buggy at Surrey wedding venue Painshill Park before leaving for a trip to the Gothic Temple and Chinese Bridge

A Bride and groom captured at Surrey wedding venue Painshill Park as they stand in an archway to the wonderfully romantic Gothic Temple

Romantic wedding picture taken at Surrey venue Painshill Park through an arch of the lovely Gothic Temple of a newlywed couple standing in an arched doorway

Newlyweds kissing in the romantic Gothic Temple with its wonderful views over the fascinating grounds of Surrey wedding venue Painshill Park

Smiles and an intimate moment enjoyed by a Bride taken at Surrey wedding venue Painshill Park as she stands with her groom in the romantic Gothic Temple

Romantic wedding picture of newlyweds sitting on a bench in the wonderfully atmospheric Gothic Temple captured at Surrey wedding venue Painshill Park in Cobham

Intimate moment captured of a newlywed couple at Surrey wedding venue Painshill Park cuddling in the arched window of the magical Gothic Temple

Newlywed couple stand on opposite sides of a doorway to the Ruined Abbey captured at the fascinating Painshill Park Surrey wedding venue

Bride and groom captured at the fascinating Surrey wedding venue Painshill Park as they stand in a doorway of the Ruined Abbey

Romantic wedding photograph taken at Surrey venue Painshill Park in Cobham of a Bride and groom sitting in the doorway of the Ruined Abbey

Bride and Groom kissing in this romantic picture taken in the grounds of Surrey wedding venue Painshill Park on the Five Arch Bridge

Romantic moment as Bride and groom sit on the Temple Five Arch Bridge at wonderful Surrey wedding venue Painshill Park with the Gothic Temple in the background

Smiling Bride at Surrey wedding venue Painshill Park in Cobham enjoying a relaxed intimate moment as she sits with her Groom on the Five Arch Bridge

Wedding guests enjoying the banter at the informal Surrey venue Painshill Park as they relax during the drinks reception outside The Conservatory in the Walled Garden

Lovely happy smiling Bridesmaids strike a pose in The Walled Garden at the magical Surrey wedding venue Painshill Park in Cobham

Bride in the Walled Garden at Painshill Park Surrey poses for a wedding photo with her famous cousin and four-time Formula One World Champion Lewis Hamilton

All eyes on a mobile update captured as guests relax during a lovely summer wedding reception in the Walled Garden at Surrey venue Painshill Park

All smiles for the wedding photographer taking the popular everyone photo out on the lawn of the Walled Garden at Surrey venue Painshill Park

The Conservatory in the Walled Garden at Surrey event venue Painshill Park in Cobham dressed minus the chairs for the wedding breakfast

The shine and glitter of a table setting set ready for the arrival of guests for the wedding breakfast at Painshill Park Surrey in The Conservatory

Bride and groom walk into the wedding breakfast held in The Conservatory at Surrey event venue Painshill Park passing the applauding guests

The thrill on the Bride's face captured as she spots the cake after entering The Conservatory at Painshill Park Surrey for the wedding breakfast

Mother of the Groom at Surrey  venue Painshill Park leads a troupe of singing and dancing ladies into The Conservatory at the start of the wedding breakfast

Wedding guests in their colourful clothes enjoying some time on the dance floor during the reception in The Conservatory in the Walled Garden at Surrey events venue Painshill Park

Plenty of smiles and laughter at Surrey wedding venue Painshill Park captured during the entertaining wedding speeches in The Conservatory

Hilarity captured on the top table in The Conservatory at Surrey wedding venue Painshill Park as the Groom is encouraged to sing in a particular style

Groom finishes his hilarious singing act with a toast to his wife captured at the magical Surrey wedding venue Painshill Park in The Conservatory marquee

Interesting Silhouette cake topper of a Bride and Groom with four children taken in The Conservatory at the Painshill Park wedding venue in Surrey

Bride and groom captured in The Conservatory in The Walled Garden at Surrey venue Painshill Park cutting their wedding cake

A lively band entertain guests during the wedding breakfast reception captured at Surrey venue Painshill Park in the  Conservatory within the Walled Garden

Bride and Groom impress all the guests at Surrey wedding venue Painshill Park in Cobham during their first dance captured on the glowing Conservatory dance floor

Romantic moments captured at Surrey wedding venue Painshill Park as the Bride and Groom get into their stride during their first dance in The Conservatory

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Emotional Horsley Towers English Chinese wedding 

And so to a Sunday morning in mid July and I am off to Horsley Towers, a Victorian Gothic mansion designed by Sir Charles Barry who most famously designed the Houses of Parliament. I always look forward to covering weddings at this extraordinary Surrey wedding venue as there is always a very different view from every turn you take here.

I also remember when I first met the Bride and Groom Linda and Matthew, that it was that element of difference that they liked so much, the towers, lake, cloisters and the lovely tiled chapel, something we would make the most of when we walked around the venue for some romantic portraits.

So back to the day and it's a beautiful day for a wedding.

Linda is just completing her final touches when I meet her and she looks lovely, full of excitement, calm but with a hint of nerves beginning to surface as the time gets nearer.

Matthew is around the bar, greeting guests and smiling all the time, but he's admitted that he is nervous, however, with his Best man in tow, he's in safe hands.

Soon Linda is sweeping down the grand staircase on route for the Great Hall which has been dressed in a striking and vibrant red which is the palette chosen for the Chinese element of this English Chinese wedding.

Down the wedding aisle and through to the marriage ceremony and the emotions are running high....there are lots of tears and you can tell how precious this moment is for Linda and Matthew. 

Then with the wedding completed it's out onto the parched lawn for refreshing drinks, confetti throwing and general relaxation and fun...and the Chinese guest certainly know how to have fun!

After the group wedding pictures and the hilarious throwing of the bouquet everyone heads back into the Great Hall for a special Chinese Tea ceremony where the Bride and Groom present Tea to family and close friends in exchange for little envelopes of money. Again, a very emotional moment for this is where Linda shows her respect and gratitude to her parents for their love and care in bringing her up. 

Then onto the wedding breakfast, again beautifully dressed in red and with elements of Chinese good luck and blessings....and where Linda took a star roll as Matthew had decided that the speech side of things wasn't something he wanted to do.

After dinner we then took some time out for some romantic wedding pictures away from the reception taking in some of the classic Horsley Tower photo opportunities.

The day ended, for me anyway, on a high...after a great first dance the dance floor was fully taken up by mainly Chinese guests carrying out some full on and impressive synchcronised dancing and boy was everyone having such a great time.

Today had been a colourful world wind of a day and Linda and Matthew were on top form. 

It was also great to see Toastmaster and Master of Ceremonies Steve Eggleton again, I can't remember where I last saw him but it was good to work with him as we had some rather tight deadlines to meet, which I am glad to say we did.

I always love finding firsts at a wedding and today was the first time I had shot a wedding cake made of Krispy Kreme doughnuts and shot a Tesla wedding car complete with gull wing doors. Also Linda changed from white to red for the Chinese tea ceremony and back again immediately after for the English wedding breakfast.... a no mean feat.

I wish Linda and Matthew all the happiness for the future, a great couple who fully deserve it.

 

A picture taken from the rear of the imposing Gothic Surrey wedding venue Horsley Towers with its distinctive flint stone brick work

Beautiful Bride has some final last minute hair adjustments before leaving for the Great Hall at Surrey wedding venue Horsley Towers

Groom and Best Man share a fun moment near the bar as they welcome the arriving guests to the lovely Horsley Towers a unique wedding venue in Surrey

A bird's eye view from the minstrel gallery of the magnificent Great Hall ready for the arrival of the guests captured at the Horsley Towers wedding venue in Surrey

Beautiful Bride dressed and ready at the eye catching and memorable Surrey wedding venue Horsley Towers for her marriage ceremony in the Great Hall

Smiling Bride and her Bridesmaids at Surrey wedding venue Horsley Towers pose with their bouquets before walking down the stairs to the Great Hall

Bride with her father and bridesmaids descend the staircase at Surrey wedding venue Horsley Towers on route for The Great Hall for the marriage ceremony

A nervous Groom at Horsley Towers Surrey waits for the moment when his bride walks down the wedding aisle of the magnificent Great Hall

An emotional and tearful Bride at Surrey wedding venue Horsley Towers walks down the aisle of the Great Hall with her father

An emotional Bride and Groom captured at Surrey venue Horsley Towers during their wedding ceremony in the impressive wooden panelled Great Hall

A Bride and groom passionately  kiss as they become husband and wife taken at Surrey wedding venue Horsley Towers in the impressive Great Hall

Bride with her Groom signing the marriage register captured from the minstrel gallery of the Great Hall at Horsley Towers a wonderfully different wedding venue in Surrey

A delightfully happy Bride and groom signing the marriage register after their wedding service in the Great Hall at Horsley Towers in green and leafy Surrey

Groom kisses a guest as he walks down the aisle of The Great Hall with his wife after getting married at Horsley Towers a lovely wedding venue in the Surrey countryside

All smiles for the happy newlyweds at Horsley Towers Surrey as they toast each other with a refreshing Pimms out on the lawn

Warm and loving hugs between the Groom and his grandfather out on the lawn captured at the stunning gothic Surrey wedding venue Horsley Towers

Lots of fun out on the lawn at the very popular Surrey venue Horsley Towers as the newlywed couple get covered in wedding confetti

Loving looks captured in front of Surrey wedding venue Horsley Towers as newlyweds stand in front of their white Tesla bridal car

Bride and groom's tender kiss in front of their white Tesla wedding car taken out on the drive at the front of the impressive Surrey wedding venue Horsley Towers

Wedding guests enjoying themselves out on the lawn at the popular Gothic Surrey venue that is Horsley Towers a magnificent venue for fun and relaxation

All smiles as a happy Bride at the popular Horsley Towers wedding venue in Surrey poses with her Chinese family members out on the lawn

Everyone at the Horsley Towers wedding waving up at the Surrey wedding photographer taking his picture from the roof

Bride on the lawn at Surrey wedding venue Horsley Towers throws her bouquet to the awaiting ladies and man who all scramble to catch it

Bride's parents overseeing the preparations for the Chinese Tea ceremony in the Great hall at the wonderful Surrey wedding venue Horsley Towers

Bride and groom on their knees as they present tea to the parents in the traditional Chinese wedding Tea ceremony captured in the Great Hall at Horsley Towers Surrey

The Sopwith Room at the popular Surrey venue Horsley Towers dressed in red and with Chinese symbols ready for the wedding breakfast celebrations

Tears and laughter captured at Surrey venue Horsley Towers as the Bride delivers a fun and emotional wedding speech in the Sopwith Room

Best Man smoothly delivers his lines during the entertaining wedding breakfast speeches in the Sopwith Room at Horsley Towers in leafy Surrey

Bride and groom share an intimate fun moment during the wedding speeches captured at the popular Surrey venue Horsley Towers in the Sopwith Room

Newlywed's romantic kiss on top of the steps with the imposing flint walled Horsley Towers Surrey wedding venue in the backdrop

Proud Groom at Surrey wedding venue Horsley Towers holds his lovely loving smiling Bride as they stand on the top of the steps in the tranquil grounds

Bride and groom at Surrey wedding venue Horsley Towers enjoying each other's company in the distinctive colour walls and columns of the chapel cloisters

Bride and groom have fun at the Horsley Towers wedding venue in Surrey as they stand in the window alcoves of the colourful bricked walled Chapel cloisters

Wedding picture of a Groom kissing his Bride as they stand in the magnificent coloufully tiles Chapel located at the end of the Cloisters at Surrey venue Horsley Towers

Lovely loving looks exchanged between the Bride and groom as they walk across the lawn outside the walls of the wonderful Horsley Towers in Surrey

Newlyweds enjoying a hug by the distance flint stone brickwork captured as they stand in front of the lake at the popular wedding venue Horsley Towers in Surrey

Colourful and unusual Krispy Kreme wedding cake on display in the hall at the popular and very relaxed Surrey wedding venue Horsley Towers

Bride enjoying herself as she and her husband perform their first dance next to giant Love letters at the wonderfully romantic Horsley Towers wedding venue in Surrey

Bride and groom at the relaxed and fun Surrey wedding venue Horsley Towers captured beside giant love letters as they kiss during their romantic first dance

Wedding guests at Horsley Towers Surrey standing in rows as they enjoy themselves with some collective dance routines     								 

 

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Beautiful and colourful Cain Manor Easter wedding 

Falling many many months behind on the blog front here's a go at catching up for this year starting with a beautiful spring day in Easter when we were reunited with our lovely couple, Fraser and Sam.

We had last seen them in November 2017 when we went for a beautiful autumnal pre wed shoot in Bushy Park and now the big day they planned for was here.

And what a lovely sunny day for an Easter themed wedding, perfectly suiting the pastel coloured palate used for the bouquets, bridesmaids' dresses and wedding breakfast table settings.

After a lovely and at times emotional marriage ceremony in the atmospheric Music Room, everyone trooped out into the sun into the lovely picturesque grounds of Cain Manor where guests clearly enjoyed themselves over drinks and canapes and the skills of a charming slight of hand magician, William May-Miller.

Having captured all the outside fun and some group wedding pictures we all returned to the Music Room for the wedding breakfast which started with a candle unite ceremony to symbolize the joining of the two families along with some more wonderful magical illusions.

With an eye on the diminishing light outside during the entertaining speeches, we quickly grabbed a moment to take our newlyweds out into the grounds for a romantic walk and some personal wedding pictures. Meanwhile guests trouped out to relax in the lounge area over coffee more drinks and the fun and laughter that switches on immediately people see saucy, brightly coloured outfits around the ever popular photo booth.

Then onto the first dance which was every entertainingly accompanied by the wonderful voices of Broad Entertainments and after capturing some enthusiastic dancers ...well it was time to go.

It was great to see Fraser and Sam enjoying themselves, they were great to be with throughout the day and we wish them ever happiness for their future together.

Once again, a lovely wedding at the homely Cain Manor.

 

A Rolls Royce bridal wedding car parked in front of the picturesque and charming Surrey venue Cain Manor on a beautiful Easter weekend

The Bride's wedding dress and shoes along with the bridesmaids dresses captured hanging up in the Surrey wedding venue Cain Manor's Bridal Suite

The Groom accompanied by his Groomsmen strides across the lawn for a walk around the picturesque grounds of picturesque wedding venue Cain Manor in Surrey

Pretty nymph like flower girl at the Cain Manor Surrey wedding venue dressed in white with a big white bow adjusting her socks in the bridal suite

Beautiful pink mauve green blue and yellow bridesmaid dresses hanging up in the bridal suite at Cain Manor wedding in Headley Down Surrey

Bride sitting in a chair having her hair adjusted before getting into her dress captured at Surrey wedding venue Cain Manor in the Bridal Suite

Groom poses with his Groomsmen in the Music Room prior to the marriage ceremony captured at Surrey wedding venue Cain Manor from the minstrel gallery

Lovely bride captured in a mirror in the bridal suite at Cain Manor in Surrey having a private moment as she waits for her make up to be completed

Bridesmaid fastens up a lovely flower corsage for another bridesmaid at Surrey wedding venue Cain Manor in Headley Down

Beautiful Bride waits in the bridal suite at the beautiful Surrey wedding venue Cain Manor as her beautician attaches her wedding veil

Emotional moment for the bridesmaids and parents at Surrey wedding venue Cain Manor as they see the Bride for the first time in her beautiful wedding dress

Surrey Bride poses with her bright colourfully dressed Bridesmaids before leaving the Cain Manor bridal suite for the Music Room marriage ceremony

A beautiful bride at the delightful Surrey wedding venue Cain Manor makes a final check in the bridal suite mirror before leaving for the Music Room

View from above taken from the minstrel gallery of the Music Room in Cain Manor Surrey of guests waiting for the arrival of the Bride for the wedding ceremony

Final adjustments of the Bride's wedding dress on the oak staircase before she leaves for her marriage ceremony in the Music Room at Cain Manor Surrey

Bridesmaids strike a pose at the top of the oak stairs at Surrey wedding venue Cain Manor in their beautifully colourful dresses

Evocative and atmospheric wedding photo taken in the Music Room at Surrey wedding venue Cain Manor of a harpist playing before a marriage ceremony

An excited Bride captured at the lovely Surrey wedding venue Cain Manor on her father's arm as she walks down the aisle of the Music Room

Emotional Groom looks into the eyes of his beautiful smiling Bride as she approaches the end of the aisle of the Cain Manor wedding venue in Headley Down Surrey

All smiles at the Cain Manor Surrey wedding venue as the Father of the Bride shakes the hand of the Groom in the aisle of the Music Room

Bride and Groom placing their wedding rings in the music Room at Cain Manor in Surrey captured during the marriage ceremony

Bride and Groom hold hands as they kiss passionately after getting married in the atmospheric Music Room of picturesque Surrey wedding venue Cain Manor

A happy Groom at the Cain Manor wedding venue in Surrey watches as his beautiful smiling bride signs the marriage register

Newlyweds walk down the wedding aisle as husband and wife in the Music Room at Cain Manor Surrey captured from the minstrel gallery

Fun and laughter at the charming and picturesque wedding venue Cain Manor in Headley Down Surrey during the confetti throwing on the patio

Wedding guests out on the patio terrace enjoying drinks after the marriage ceremony  at Surrey wedding venue Cain Manor in Headley Down

Bride and groom near the end of the confetti throwing line captured at the charming and picturesque Cain Manor surrey wedding venue

Guests at the picturesque Surrey wedding venue Cain Manor relaxing in the sun, having drinks and being entertained by a slight of hand magician

The wedding cake and tables set out for the wedding breakfast at Surrey venue Cain Manor captured from the minstrel gallery

Newlyweds at Cain Manor in Headley Down Surrey in this group wedding photo with their smart groomsmen and Bridesmaids in their colourful dresses

Lovely bride and her ladies have fun during the throwing of the wedding bouquet in the grounds of the picturesque Cain Manor in Headley Down Surrey

Bride and Groom star in the everyone at the wedding group photograph taken on the patio at Cain Manor Surrey from a bedroom window

Smiling couple and guests waving at the Surrey Lane wedding photographer leaning out of a bedroom window at the Cain Manor Surrey wedding venue

Various coloured and textured Easter eggs  laid out for the wedding breakfast captured in the pleasant Music Room at Surrey wedding venue Cain Manor

Pastel coloured roses, Easter Eggs and ivy set out on the tables ready for the bright Easter themed wedding breakfast at Surrey venue Cain Manor

Newlywed couple at the start of the wedding breakfast at Surrey wedding venue Cain Manor light candles to symbolize the joining of families

A Bride at the head table in the Music Room at Surrey wedding venue Cain Manor being entertained by a slight of hand magician

Evocative picture of a groom addressing his wife during the wedding speeches captured at Cain Manor Surrey through the banister of the minstrel gallery

Entertaining wedding speeches in the Music Room at Surrey wedding venue Cain Manor full of sentiment, tears, smiles and laughter

Newlyweds holding each other kissing and having fun in front of the distinctive weather beaten old beamed walls of the charming Surrey wedding venue Cain Manor

Romantic Bride and groom at the delightfully charming Surrey wedding venue Cain Manor hold hands as the walk on the lawn towards the rose arbour

Smiling newlyweds captured as they walk hand in hand under the rustic rose arbour at the picturesque Surrey wedding venue Cain Manor

A very relaxed and happing looking Bride and groom stand by a large stone flowerpot beside a rose arbour in the tranquil Cain Manor grounds in Headley Down Surrey

Bride and groom at Cain Manor in Surrey romantically kiss by a large stone flowerpot beside a rose arbour in the tranquil and picturesque garden

Touching romantic moment captured at Surrey wedding venue Cain Manor of a Bride with her eyes closed being kissed on the forehead by her husband

Content and relaxed newlywed couple captured in the grounds of Cain Manor Surrey as they stand by a wooden fence and copper coloured bush

Relaxed newlyweds captured in the grounds of Surrey wedding venue Cain Manor as they stand by a wooden fence and romantically kiss

Groom holds the Bride's dress as they walk across the lawn at the delightful and charming Surrey wedding venue Cain Manor in Headley Down

Rear view of a Groom at Surrey wedding venue Cain Manor holding the Bride's dress as they walk across the lawn to the wrought iron pergola

Wedding couple at Cain Manor in Surrey take a moment to sit down in the iron pergola and watch the world go by

Fun newlyweds at the Cain Manor Surrey wedding venue have a sneaky kiss behind the Bride's bouquet as they sit on the ironwork garden seat

Funny wedding picture of a Groom taking a leap down the steps onto the lawn as his wife watches at the ever popular Surrey wedding venue Cain Manor

Bride and Groom in the grounds of Surrey venue Cain Manor show off their wedding rings with a pastel coloured rose bouquet background

Couple walk hand in hand under the rose arbour back towards their guests after their romantic walk around the picturesque grounds of Cain Manor in Surrey

Colourful fun captured at the lovely Surrey wedding venue Cain Manor in Headley Down as the guests try on the costumes from the photo booth

Excited Bride and Groom at the fabulous Cain Manor in Surrey cut their wedding cake on the dance floor in the Music Room

Newlyweds join their guests in the photo booth fun captured at Surrey wedding venue Cain Manor during the evening celebrations

Romantic wedding pictures of a Bride and groom captured during their first dance at Surrey wedding venue Cain Manor in the Music Room

An enthusiastic singing duo at Cain Manor in Surrey belt out some classic songs in the Music Room after the first dance

Atmospheric photo taken from the Music Room minstrel gallery at Surrey wedding venue Cain Manor of a bride and guests dancing in the disco lights

Atmospheric night time picture of the delightful and charming wedding venue Cain Manor situated in Headley Down Surrey

 

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