Wedding photography BLOG

St. Mary's Weybridge and Gate Street Barn wedding reception

I last met James and Lucy back in May when we went to Whitely Village near Walton for their pre wed shoot - a lovely place in the woods for a very relaxed and enjoyable session and a great practice for the Big Day. 

On a rather hot and bright August Saturday I met James outside St. Mary's Church in Weybridge looking good and composed, if not a little nervous. After meeting and greeting family and guests he was soon seated in the front row of the church with his brother Ed...ready for the arrival of his beautiful Bride. 

Sure enough it wasn't long before the lovely Lucy arrived all beaming smiles as she was met by her family outside St Mary's. 

After a sweet and fun marriage service followed by a magnificent bubble blowing session outside, it was into the wedding car and off to the charming and picturesque Gate Street Barn in the village a of Bramley, some 21 miles away.

Gate Street Barn is a truly delightful Surrey wedding venue, one that has a very recent history, having been created from the devastation of the 1987 storms, and as a summer venue is just perfect: as well as a colourful garden at the front there is a large lawn at the back which is a great place for guests to mingle over drinks and for playing some garden party games. The lawn leads up to a large field inhabited by local cows and only that week there have been the addition of two new two calves which was lovely to see.

It was a day full of fun and of plenty of emotion and I left them as the room was being changed over for the night time activities. 

It was a pleasure first meeting Lucy and James for both the pre wed photo shoot and the wedding day itself. A lovely sporty couple who are so suited to each other and we wish them all the very best for their bright new future.

Here are a few wedding photos from their day:

Gate_street_barn_bride_reflects_before_her_church_wedding	A beautiful Bride relects before her church wedding to be followed by a reception at Gate Street Barn wedding photographers Surrey   		Wedding photographs of a beautiful Bride gathering her thoughts before entering the church for her marriage followed by a reception at Gate Street Barn in Bramley Surrey	 Fun wedding photo of a beautiful Bride flicking her eyes to a grinning groom in their church wedding before they go to Surrey wedding venue Gate Street Barn for the reception

Bride and Groom face each other and hold hands as they say their marriage vows in the church before leaving for Gate Street Barn in Surrey for their wedding reception

Bride places the wedding ring on the groom's finger  in the church marriage ceremony before leaving for their reception at Surrey wedding venue Gate Street Barn in Bramley

Happy newlywed couple walk down the aisle after their church wedding on their way to celebrate at Surrey wedding venue Gate Street Barn in Bramley a small village in Guildford

An overjoyed beautiful Bride looks radiant as she leaves the church with her husband captured by a Surrey Lane wedding photographer going onto a Gate Street Barn reception

All fun and smiles for the newlywed couple as they enjoy some bubbles outside the Church before leaving for the relaxing Surrey wedding venue  Gate Street Barn in Bramley village

Fun wedding photograph of a couple walking down a line of guests blowing hundreds of bubbles at them on route to  their Gate Street Barn wedding reception in Bramley Surrey

Happy smiling newlyweds in this sweet wedding picture taken after their church wedding ready to leave for the lovely Surrey wedding venue in Guildford Gate Street Barn

Happy in love wedding couple pictured here as they walk through the pretty yard at the lovely Gate Street Barn a Surrey wedding venue built after the great storm of 1987

All smiles and champagne in this lovely relaxed wedding photo of the Bride and groom as they stand in the yard of  Gate Street Barn taken by a Surrey Lane wedding photographer

Bride and Groom kiss in this romantic wedding picture taken at Surrey wedding and reception venue Gate Street Barn by a wooden farm gate in the yard at the front

Fun and unusual wedding photograph of the Bride posing with her Bridesmaids and a Brides man on the steps of Gate Street Barn a delightful wedding venue in Bramley Surrey

Fun wedding photograph of the Groomsmen holding up the groom as straight as a plank  at the  tranquil Surrey wedding venue Gate Street Barn in the village of Bramley Guildford

Amusing wedding photo of the Bride covering her face as the groom reveals a funny story during the speeches at Surrey wedding venue Gate Street Barn in Bramley Guildford

Gate Street Barn wedding guests in hysterics as they play a table party game with names stuck on their foreheads captured by a Surrey lane wedding photographer

Raised glasses during the champagne toast by the groom during the wedding speeches at the lovely Surrey wedding venue in Bramley Guildford Gate Street Barn

Happy smiling Bride and Groom ready to cut their wedding cake taken by a Surrey Lane wedding photographer at Gate Street Barn in in the Pheasantry

Newlyweds with their guests at Gate Street Barn in Bramley waving at the Surrey Lane wedding photographer for the fun and relaxed everyone at the wedding photograph

Hand in hand the Bride in her beautiful dress walks with her husband towards the tranquil fields at Gate Street Barn in the quaint and peaceful village of Bramley in Surrey

Relaxed, smiling and happy Bride and Groom standing before one of the fields surrounding the lovely Surrey wedding venue Gate Street Barn in Bramley village

Portrait wedding photography of a lovely young and handsome newlywed couple standing for their Surrey Lane wedding photographers at Gate Street Barn in Bramley

St. James Church Elstead & Russets Country House wedding

After a rather hot service in St. James Church in the little village of Elstead we were off to the delightful Surrey wedding venue Russets Country House in the quaint village of Chiddingfold  - perfect for a bright summer's day with all its doors opening onto the vast lawn - and all so smoothly run by the friendly owners Tim and Kate.

As you can see from these few wedding pictures Loren looked stunning and Dan looked dashing and everyone enjoyed the celebrations. Highlights for us were Dan and Loren taking time out to have some fun on the trampoline - great to see and capture.

A great fun couple who had a fabulous, memorable wedding day.

We look forward to returning to the delightful Russets Country House in early 2016.

Here are a few wedding pictures from the day:

 Wedding photos of the Bride's wedding dress and bridesmaids helping the Bride with her garter during morning preparations  followed by the reception at Russets Country House Surrey

 Excited blue eyed blonde bride captured in this wedding picture as she puts on her veil before her church marriage and reception at Surrey wedding venue Russets Country House

Wedding picture of a beautiful  Bride concentrating as she adjusts her veil before her church wedding  and reception at Surrey wedding venue Russets Country House    

 Family wedding photograph with lovely dresses and classic kilts taken before the church wedding and reception at Russets Country House a Surrey wedding venue in Chiddingfold village

A wedding photo of the quaint St. James Church Elstead the Surrey wedding venue for the marriage followed by the reception at the picturesque Russets Country House

Bride and Groom down the church aisle saying their marriage vows before they leave for the delightful wedding venue Russets Country House  in the Surrey Hills

Bride being hugged by a friend in a church receiving line while her Groom looks on prior to leaving for Russets Country House  captured by Surrey Lane wedding photographers

Newlywed couple head for their wedding car to go onto their wedding reception at  Russets Country House in Chiddingfold, Surrey after getting covered in confetti

Lovers holding hand and looking into each others eyes captured in this wedding photo taken by a Surrey Lane wedding photographer at the front entrance of Russets Country House

Wedding picture of the Bride and groom posing for the ubiquitous selfie as they drink champagne on arrival at the lovely Surrey wedding venue Russets Country House in Godalming

Lovely fun wedding picture taken of children in the garden at Surrey wedding venue Russets Country House  having a good time climbing on the ornamental garden chair

The Bride and groom kiss whilst their Groomsmen and Bridesmaids look on in this fun wedding photo taken out on the lawn at Russets Country House in Surrey

Delighted bridesmaid shows off the bridal bouquet as she celebrates catching it and a future husband captured at Russets Country House by Surrey Lane wedding photographers

Happy newlywed couple have fun playing on the ornamental iron garden chair in the pleasant and tranquil Russets Country House gardens in Chiddingfold Surrey

Handsome Bride and groom enjoy a wedding photo pose for the Surrey Lane wedding photographers at Russets Country House  on the pretty stone terrace steps

Chandeliers, candles, roses and glistening chairs  in the beautifully laid out wedding breakfast dining room at the highly rated surrey wedding venue Russets Country House

Wonderfully entertaining wedding photograph of the Bride and groom bouncing together on the Surrey wedding venue Russets Country House trampoline

Hilarious and unusual wedding photo of the Bride and groom having fun at Surrey wedding venue Russets Country House as they bounce in perfect union on a trampoline

All fun and excitement for an adventurous newlywed couple as they jump for joy on their wedding day at the lovely Russets Country House in Chiddingfold Surrey

Delightful wedding picture of a groom putting his Bride's shoes back on after their trampolining session at the fabulously fun and welcoming Russets Country House in Surrey

Smiles, happiness and romance captured in the lovely flower filled pergola wedding photo by a Surrey Lane wedding photographer at Russets Country House in Chiddingfold village

Nose to nose and eyes to eyes a newlywed couple framed in a gold flower work metal work gate at Russets Country House by a Surrey Lane wedding photographer

Newlyweds kiss in this romantic  wedding picture framed in the delicate gold flower work metal work gate at Russets Country House in Chiddingfold in the Surrey Hills

Ladies take the ever popular and ubiquitous selfie as they wait for the wedding breakfast to start in the bright and welcoming Surrey wedding venue Russets Country House

Father of the Bride brings the house down with a great story during the wedding speeches at Russets Country House captured by Surrey Lane wedding photographers

The best man raises a toast to the laughing Bride and Groom in this fun Russets Country House wedding picture captured by a Surrey Lane wedding photographer in  Chiddingfold village

An everyone group wedding photograph taken from the terrace at Surrey wedding venue Russets Country House with the picturesque pond in the background

Bride and Groom cut their wedding cake in this traditional wedding photo captured next to the dancefloor at the wonderfully fun Russets Country House in Surrey

First dance livens up and guests record it with their phones on the colourfully lit dancefloor at the stunning Surrey wedding venue Russets Country House

A laughing Bride and smiling Groom in this wedding photograph as they get into their stride on the Russets Country House dancefloor in the village of Chiddingfold Surrey

New Malden and Ramster Hall Surrey wedding 

It has been five long months since our last blog back on 1st June such has been our very busy 2015 wedding season. It is only now just easing off though we have a wedding later this afternoon at Nonsuch Mansion.

Anyway back to the first of many catch up blogs...so we now go back to 19th June where I joined the lovely Olivia who was getting ready at her husband to be Tom's parent's house in New Malden. The house was a hive of activity with Olivia's family and friends getting ready, many of which had only recently made the long journey from Melbourne Australia (as did the top tier of the wedding cake).

Olivia looked stunning in her art deco styled wedding dress along with her blue suede shoes and Tom made a entrance in his sharp electric blue suit and bright yellow socks.

The service at the lovely Christ Church New Malden was a joy with the vicar there being most welcoming, not always the case for the visiting wedding photographer.

After a fun and light-hearted wedding there was some time outside in the bright sunshine for guests to mill around, taking pictures and eating crisps before the journey to the beautiful Surrey wedding venue Ramster Hall.

From then on it was more of the same in the lovely courtyard garden after which I left.

Lovely couple, great wedding and a wonderful reception.

 

Surrey wedding suppliers:

Bridal dress:

Bridesmaids dresses:                 

Menswear: Ted Baker ( Moss Bross)

Florist: Pick of the Bunch Kingston

Hair: Headmasters New Malden

Make up: Becca

Videography: Save the Dog productions

Catering: Jacaranda Catering

Wedding cake: Homemade

Stationery: Etsy

Favours: Piped with Love

Band: Ben Pearse and Band

DJ: thedj.co.uk

 

Here are a few highlight wedding pictures of the day:

Wedding dress and the Bride's blue suede shoes captured in these wedding photos taken as the Bride gets ready for her Surrey church wedding & Ramster Hall reception

Wedding photograph of the Bride from the back showing the double bows of her beautiful delicate art deco style dress taken before her Ramster Hall wedding in Guildford Surrey

Bride's lovely colourful bouquet and beautifully detailed art deco style wedding dress captured in this wedding picture at Surrey wedding venue Ramster Hall in Chiddingfold, Guildford

Beautiful happy and smiling Bride clutching her bouquet as she exits the wedding car outside Christ Church New Malden before her reception at Surrey wedding venue Ramster Hall

Joyful and exuberant couple enjoy walking down the aisle at Christ Church New Malden before leaving for Surrey wedding venue Ramster Hall in Chiddingfold for their reception

All smiles in this joyful wedding photo taken as the happy newlyweds exit Christ Church New Malden on their way to Ramster Hall a lovely Surrey wedding venue in Chiddingfold

Newlyweds have a passionate kiss outside Christ Church New Malden captured in this joyful wedding photograph before leaving for the wedding reception venue Ramster Hall in Surrey

The wonderfully atmospheric Long Hall dressed and ready for the wedding breakfast and awaiting the entry of guests at the Surrey wedding venue Ramster Hall in Chiddingfold village

The Bridal party strike a pose for a relaxed group wedding photo in the lovely green and colourful grounds of Ramster Hall in Chiddingfold, Guildford Surrey

Happy and proud Groom strikes a pose with the gents for an informal wedding picture in the relaxing grounds at Ramster Hall in Chiddingfold a wedding venue in Surrey

Beautiful Bride and her ladies in their brightly coloured summer dresses having fun in this wedding picture from Ramster Hall in Chiddingfold, Guildford Surrey

Fun and laughter during the drinks and canapés in the pretty Courtyard Garden captured by a Surrey Lane wedding photographer at the delightful Ramster Hall reception venue

Loving looks captured in this romantic wedding photograph as the Bride and Groom reflect on their marriage captured at Ramster Hall a popular wedding venue in Surrey

Bride and groom have a passionate kiss as they take some time away from the reception celebrations at the romantic wedding venue Ramster Hall in Surrey

Newlyweds linger after a kiss in the beautiful grounds of the family owned Ramster Hall captured by Surrey Lane wedding photographers in the village of Chiddingfold

Hand in hand the newlywed couple walk up the drive for some more romantic wedding pictures at the delightful Surrey wedding venue in the village of Chiddingfold Ramster Hall

Wedding photograph of a handsome newlywed couple looking relaxed as they stand together amongst the shrubbery at Ramster Hall a wedding venue in Surrey

Smiling happy couple captured in these two wedding photographs as they leave and return along the long picturesque drive in the grounds of Surrey wedding venue Ramster Hall

A proud Groom holds his pretty bride by her waist in the entrance to The Long Hall and Courtyard Garden at Surrey wedding venue Ramster Hall in Chiddingfold, Guildford

Happy smiling newlywed couple standing in the entrance to The Courtyard Garden at the enchanting and popular Ramster Hall in Chiddingfold Surrey

The beaming beautiful Bride held by her proud husband at Surrey wedding venue Ramster Hall in the entrance to The Courtyard Garden  and Long Hall

Wedding reception guests relax over drinks and engage in conversation in the lovely tranquil Courtyard Garden at Surrey wedding venue Ramster Hall in Chiddingfold village

The large and very popular everyone group wedding photo taken in the pretty Courtyard Garden at Ramster Hall in Chiddingfold by a Surrey Lane wedding photographer

Guests captured in the wedding photo standing in line to be greeted and received by the newlyweds at Surrey wedding venue Ramster Hall before starting the wedding breakfast

Bright colourful wedding photograph of by air mail envelope table settings captured at Surrey Lane wedding photographers at Ramster Hall in the atmospheric Long Hall

A classic wedding photograph of the atmospheric Long Hall dressed with fairy lights and bunting for the wedding breakfast at Ramster Hall in Chiddingfold Surrey

The wedding cake taking centre position in front of the fireplace in The Great Drawing Room at Ramster Hall an atmospheric wedding venue in Chiddingfold Surrey

 

 

Relaxed and fun wedding day in Dorking at the Burford Bridge Hotel



We'd last seen Lizzie and Rob in April, just three weeks earlier for their pre wed shoot on Box Hill and where we also learnt that Lizzie was seven months pregnant.

Now on the big day itself, Lizzie looked very relaxed and mellow in her parents' lovely garden in East Horsley along with family, pet ferrets and dogs, whilst Rob who was at the Burford Bridge Hotel was looking a tad nervous, though his close friends were helping to ease his nerves.

After a lovely wedding ceremony in the great Tithe Barn, full of funny face pulling, the rest of the celebrations eased their way through the day with everyone out on the grass drinking and eating canapés and enjoying the fine weather.

There was some fun time to be had posing by the cool classic car brought along for the occasion and though it wasn't convenient to go up to Box Hill for some newlywed pictures, they had at least got there for the pre wed session, a walk around the pleasant grounds was just as romantic and enjoyable.

A wonderfully happy and relaxed day, full of friendly people and lots of laughter.

We wish Rob and Lizzie all the very happiness for the future and of course for the imminent birth of their baby... not long now...get your sleep in while you can.

 

 

 

 

Fine family wedding at Wotton House, Dorking

Arriving at the magnificent 17th century country home Wotton House in Dorking a welcoming Surrey wedding venue with its distinctive terracotta on brickwork decorations


This wedding was a late booking and as we were unable to meet our couple beforehand, we found we were thinking on this fine May Saturday morning, I wonder what our Bride and Groom are like?

As it turned out, Julia and Jeff were childhood sweethearts and have been together for over 17 years and with grown up children, who would of thought it looking at them?

The day was a beautiful one with Richard starting off at Julia's house whilst Tina was with the boys in the bar and on the patio at Wotton House.

Then it was on to the ceremony in the beautiful Old library, a particular favourite of ours followed by canapés and champagne out in the tranquil and relaxing grounds...and from a sudden and very unexpected rain shower which caught us all unawares during the group wedding pictures, the afternoon, as usual progressed without a hitch.

Julia and Jeff are a lovely couple who really enjoyed their wedding day, as it seemed did everyone else.

 

Bride having lip liner applied in this getting ready wedding photograph taken before leaving for Wotton House Dorking captured by a Surrey Lane wedding photographer

An excited Bride crosses the road from her home to the Bridal car captured in this wedding picture on the way to Surrey wedding venue Wotton House in Dorking

Bride is gently escorted from the bridal car by the master of ceremonies in this wedding photo take outside Wotton House a beautiful wedding venue in Dorking Surrey

The Bestman,  Groom and master of ceremonies stand by the aisle in the grand Old Library at Surrey wedding venue Wotton House Dorking awaiting the arrival of the Bride

Wedding photograph of a Flowergirl and pageboy dropping petals down the aisle in the magnificent Old Library at Wotton House in Surrey Dorking

An emotional Bride on the arm of her father captured in this wedding picture taken as they are about to walk down the aisle of the Old Library at Wotton House Dorking in Surrey

Sweet wedding photograph of the flowergirl and pageboy throwing petals down the aisle of the Old Library as they lead the wedding party in Surrey venue Wotton House

Bride on the arm of her father captured as they are walking down the aisle of the Old Library at Wotton House a magnificent Surrey wedding venue in Dorking

Flowergirl and pageboy leading the wedding party down the aisle as they throw petals down before them captured in this atmospheric Wotton House wedding picture

Smiling Bride and Groom as they reach the end of the aisle in the magnificent Old Library at Surrey wedding venue Wotton House Dorking ready to start their marriage ceremony

Happy and smiling the Bride and Groom sit in the golden thrones in the Old Library at Surrey wedding venue Wotton House as they listen to the registrars introduction

Close up wedding photo of the Bride sitting down in the golden throne holding her bouquet during the marriage ceremony at Wotton House Surrey in the wonderful Old Library

A smiling Bride and Groom as they stand with their witnesses before the marriage registrar in the Old Library at Surrey wedding venue Wotton House Dorking

An expectant Groom watches as his Bride places the wedding ring on his finger captured by a Surrey Lane wedding photographer at Wotton House in the Old Library

Newlywed couple look over as the excited guests call them for a wedding photograph in the Old Library at Surrey wedding venue Wotton House in Dorking

Wotton House wedding guests line up with their mobile phones and cameras to get some wedding pictures of the newlywed couple in Dorking Surrey

Happy and excited newlywed couple walk down the aisle of the Old Library as husband and wife at Wotton House Dorking captured by Surrey Lane wedding photographers

Happy celebrating newlyweds laughing captured in this wedding picture as they walk from the Old Library at Wotton House Dorking by  Surrey Land wedding photographers

Young Wotton House waiters await the newlyweds and guests with glasses of champagne leading out to the patio and grounds for the marriage celebrations in Surrey

Beautiful bride with champagne and flowers in hand poses for a wedding photo for a guest in a wheelchair at Surrey wedding venue Wotton House out on the patio area

Everyone in this classic  Wotton House wedding photo of everyone waving around the fountain at the Surrey Lane wedding photographer from up high on the temple roof

Close up wedding picture of celebrating Bride and Groom with guests at Wotton House in Surrey standing by the fountain and waving at the wedding photographers

Relaxed smiling Groom standing with his beautiful Bride and bridesmaids in this informal and fun wedding photograph taken in Surrey in the lovely Wotton House gardens

Bride leads the wedding party with her dress hitched up and flower bouquet over her head out of the rain during the wedding photo session at Wotton House in Surrey Dorking

Bridesmaids having fun with the happy Bride as she shows off her garter in this saucy wedding picture captured at Wotton House in Dorking Surrey

Sweet relaxed intimate family wedding photograph captured by a Surrey Lane wedding photographer in the beautiful award winning gardens at Wotton House in Dorking

A wedding photo of the beautiful vaulted ceilinged Old library at Wotton House in Dorking Surrey set out for the wedding breakfast and awaiting the arrival of the guests

Relaxed Bride and Groom wedding picture taken of them leaning on the columns of the temple in the award winning gardens at Wotton House Dorking Surrey

Groom beckoning his laughing Bride over to him beneath the columns of the impressive temple at the relaxed and popular Surrey wedding venue Wotton House

Laughing Bride hugs her handsome Groom as he leans relaxed on a temple column at the Wotton House Dorking an impressive and popular Surrey wedding venue in Dorking

In each others arms smiling as they stand beneath the columns of the temple in this sweet wedding photograph taken at the wonderful Wotton House in Dorking Surrey

Close up wedding picture of a very happy Bride and Groom smiling and hugging each other under the impressive columned temple at Surrey wedding venue Wotton House

Happy relaxed Bride and groom captured in this wedding photo as they walk across the extensive lawn in the bright sunshine at the lovely Wotton House Dorking Surrey

Relaxed smiling newlywed couple make themselves comfortable on the quaint bridge in the beautiful gardens in this wedding picture taken in Surrey at Wotton House Dorking

Bride smiling as she hitches up her wedding dress and follows her husband across the lawn at Wotton House Dorking captured by a Surrey Lane wedding photographer

Wedding photograph of the bride and groom at Surrey wedding venue Wotton House standing inside one of the two historic grottos looking up through a hole to daylight

Love and fun captured in this wedding picture taken of the newlyweds by a Surrey Lane wedding photographer from the top of a Wotton House grotto looking down

Relaxed happy and married newlyweds stand on the long drive in front of the impressive Surrey wedding venue Wotton House with its origins dating to the 17th century

Bride looking glamorous in her  beautiful wedding dress as she leaves the lounge area at Wotton House in Surrey to enter the Old Library for the wedding breakfast

Fun looking Bride and Groom get ready to cut the wedding cake captured in the beautiful vaulted ceilinged Old Library at Wotton House a wedding venue in Dorking Surrey