Wedding photography BLOG
- 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:
- Published on Sunday, 27 December 2015 08:59
A wet St Mary's Caterham and Hartsfield Manor wedding
Taking a break from our seemingly non ending 2015 wedding backlog catch up, here's a more recent wedding from November.
We had met Tom and Susie from their pre wed shoot in early October in the pretty Morden Hall Park on a sunny Sunday morning that was simply beautiful with its rich palette of autumnal colours on display...fast forward to a stormy Saturday accompanied by torrential rain (though as they say, rain on your wedding day is good luck).
Susie though was all smiles at her parents and no one even hinted at the weather...I am sure the champagne helped... onto the attentive ushers standing in the wet ready with their umbrellas to greet guests at St Mary's Church in Caterham. After the marriage ceremony it was a dash for the wedding car as we decided to hold off for a possible confetti throwing opportunity back at the reception.
Then onto the lovely Hartsfield Manor, a venue we had been to for a wedding only two weeks previous and though there was plenty of room for guests to mingle in the large hall and the Terrace Room (always a good back up plan to have in hand for bad weather) we were hoping that we could still get everyone outside for the group wedding pictures and confetti before the start of the wedding breakfast.
The weather forecast said it would become clear around 3pm and sure enough, the rain and the wind stopped and it miraculously brightened up.
So for our lovely newlywed couple we were able to get the confetti and group pictures and after Susie donned her bridal wellingtons, always a great sight to see, we had a fun and romantic walk across the wet and muddy lawn.
A great fun day and Susie and Tom never stopped smiling...with a big happy Irish contingent making sure the celebrations kept to a high level.
Bridal dress: Aurora, North Cheam
Bridesmaids dresses: Debut, Debenhams
Menswear: Moss Bros suit hire
Florist: Dorking Flowers (venue flowers and church flowers)
Hair: Natasha Wiggins
Wedding Cakes: House of Cheese (cheese cake) Marks and Spencer (wedding cake)
Wedding cars: Abbey Rolls
Musicians: Rockit (Function Central)
Harpist: Elizabeth McNulty (Melisma Music)
Here are a few pictures from the happy day: