Wedding photography BLOG
- Published on Friday, 26 February 2016 08:16
A blustery February wedding at Russets Country House
Turning briefly away from our extensive catch up of 2015 weddings here's a quick look at a delightful and intimate little wedding from the first week in February this year. We were back down in the quaint little village of Chiddingfold covering Matt and Charlotte's marriage at the very comfortable and welcoming Surrey wedding venue Russets Country House.
In our pre wedding 'Words of Advice' email we had warned Matt and Charlotte of the strong likelihood of rain and indeed the closer the day came the more ominous the signs looked.
But on the day, apart from a blustery wind, which we were able to get around by getting the wedding photos done in the relative calm of the front of Russets, everything was fine.
Everyone had smiles on their faces and when we left the reception at the start of the wedding breakfast we were able to say that everything had worked out perfectly for our wedding couple.
Charlotte looked beautiful and Matt enjoyed being with his brothers and his dad's fabulously well kept Triumph Stag.
Tina also got to meet Thomas and Amy again, whose wedding she had covered in Guildford last year and at which Charlotte had been a Bridesmaid.
All in all, a great February wedding and it was good again to see Tim and Kate in their lovely house and also Louise from the Just Jane catering company - all very friendly and highly professional people.
We wish Matt and Charlotte a wonderful life together.
- Published on Saturday, 13 February 2016 07:05
Intimate Artington House and Guildford Castle wedding
Continuing on our catch up of 2015 wedding activity this wedding goes back to 28th May for a lovely intimate and personal little wedding for Colin and Cora at Guildford Register Office in Artington House.
As well as their two witnesses there was just their four lively children who all seemed to have a great fun time especially the two sweet little ballerina sisters.
The smaller Artington room in Artington House was just right for such a small wedding and after the intimate marriage ceremony we went off to the lovely gardens at Guildford Castle for some romantic wedding pictures of our happy newlyweds.
A lovely couple with delightful children and some relaxed and romantic wedding memories.
Once again it was a pleasant experience covering a marriage ceremony at Artington House as the staff there are very friendly and helpful.
- Published on Sunday, 31 January 2016 09:21
Leigh Church service and Burford Bridge Hotel wedding reception
We had last seen Daisy and Martin on Box Hill in July for their pre wed photo shoot and now fast forward to September for the big day itself where the starting point was Daisy's parents' farm house near the village of Leigh.
From there it was a short journey down the road to the village of Leigh itself for the wedding ceremony at The Church of Bartholomew followed by the wedding reception at the newly refurbished Burford Bridge Hotel at the base of Box Hill in Dorking.
Needless to say Daisy looking stunning in her wedding dress along with her lovely Bridesmaids and Martin looked very dapper in his smart blue suit accompanied by his fun Groomsmen.
Highlights of the day for us were:
1. The pet dog bringing the keys down the aisle of the church
2. Martin getting absolutely covered with wedding confetti
3. Martin and the boys and their Space Hopper race on the lawn and bouncing by the swimming pool
A great fun day.
Once again the staff at the Burford Bridge Hotel were superb and grounds along with the classic Tithe Barn all helped to make the day one to remember.
We wish Daisy and Martin all the very best for their future life together.
- Published on Friday, 22 January 2016 07:53
A very wet July Lythe Hill Hotel wedding day
I had last met Andy and Aimee at the beginning of June when we had a short walk from their house in Farnborough to the lovely Southwood Woodlands for our pre wedding photo shoot.
It was a beautiful sunny day and we had a relaxed fun session with some great pictures captured of the happy couple.
Roll on to their wedding day on 24th July, it's the height of summer, and I arrive at the delightful Lythe Hill Hotel in Haslemere and it's pouring with rain.
The weather forecast said it would remain like this all day, so with no bright expectations weather wise it was on with enjoying this wonderful day.
Whilst Andy and close friends looked after decorating The Garden Room for the wedding ceremony I popped over to the Tennyson Room, a suite that is popular with Brides for getting ready in.
Needless to say Aimee was a little nervous but also very excited and when I left her she was looking more relaxed especially after some champagne with her mum and maid of Honour.
The wedding ceremony was a very relaxed and intimate one and after the marriage everyone spilled into the bar area for some post wedding celebrations.
After having completed the group wedding photo outside under some cover, the next big move was to take them out for a romantic walk...
With umbrellas in hand ( it was persistent rain ) we strode out along the lawn path and over to the cover of the gazebo.
Whilst rain on a wedding day can be disappointing the resulting wedding pictures, if shot outside in it can be magical - Aimee and Andy were up for it from the start and really enjoyed their walk - there were some lovely romantic pictures taken of them, ones they will always look back at and remember with particular affection.
As it is often said, 'Rain on a wedding day is lucky!' We wish Andy and Aimee all the luck for their future together.
- Published on Saturday, 09 January 2016 08:33
Nonsuch Mansion Cheam Surrey wedding
Before going back to the pick of the summer weddings here's a quick visit to a lovely half day wedding from October at Nonsuch Mansion in Cheam village.
Light wise the conditions were just right and though not hot it wasn't cold for the lovely couple Evan and Katie and their guests. Evan looked the part as the handsome Groom whilst Katie looked stunning in her beautiful dress and hair styling combined with that eye catching fascinator.
Brothers and sisters all played a prominent part in the wedding and when I left them after the speeches it looked as if the dinner and after celebrations would be lively and fun.
I particularly enjoy working at Nonsuch Mansion, the Tulip Room being one of my favourite for the natural light it offers for the marriage ceremony and then of course there are those romantic pictures to be had with the Bride and Groom along the Rose Walk which is always great, even when there are no flowers in bloom.
Thanks to the professional and helpful Grace who made sure the wedding proceedings at Nonsuch ran smoothly and our congratulations to Evan and Katie, a handsome couple - we wish them every happiness for the future.
This was also the last day before our holiday, which was a trip to Antalya in Turkey where we were going to combine a bit of portrait photography for a Turkish family with some sightseeing down what's referred to as the Turkish Riviera taking in a number of stunning Roman archaeological sites and beaches.
Here are a few of the wedding pictures from the day: