Wedding photography BLOG

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.

 

Wedding suppliers:

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:

A happy smiling Bride sits with her father on the way to the church wedding followed by a reception at Hartsfield Manor captured by Surrey Lane wedding photographers

Great wedding photo of the Bride picking up her dress protected by ushers with white umbrellas on a rainy day for her marriage and reception at Church and Hartsfield Manor Surrey Atmospheric wedding photograph of the Groom holding his Bride's hand as he says his marriage vows taken in the church in Surrey followed by a Hartsfield Manor reception			 A wedding picture taken down the aisle of the church as the Bride says her marriage vows to be followed by a reception at Surrey wedding venue Hartsfield Manor, Betchworth			 Delighted Bride and Groom walk down the church aisle as husband and wife taken by a Surrey Lane wedding photographer before leaving for the reception at Hartsfield Manor

Romantic wedding pictures of the newlyweds standing in the doorway of the church before leaving for the reception at surrey wedding venue Hartsfield Manor on a wet winter day	 Action wedding picture of a Surrey Lane wedding photographer at Hartsfield Manor photographing the newlyweds by their Rolls Royce as the chauffeur holds up an umbrella	 Sweet wedding photograph of a Bride kissing her Groom as they stand by their Rolls Royce wedding car outside Hartsfield Manor taken by two Surrey Lane wedding photographers

Trays of champagne being poured in the grand hall in this wedding picture taken at Surrey wedding venue Hartsfield Manor, Betchworth after a marriage ceremony in the Terrace Room

All the winter wedding guests at Hartsfield Manor, Betchworth smiling and waving up at the Surrey Lane wedding photographer leaning out of a top room window for the shot

Lots of fun and smiles as guests throw confetti over the happy Bride  and Groom as they walk along the terrace at Hartsfield Manor captured by a Surrey Lane wedding photographer

Smiles amongst the confetti throwers as the couple reach the end of the long line on the terrace at Hartsfield Manor captured by Surrey Lane wedding photographers 	 Funny wedding photograph of a smiling Groom and Bride as the Bride shows off her wellies ready for a walk at Surrey wedding venue Hartsfield Manor during a wet autumn day Bride kisses her smiling Groom as they stand on the lawn by a tree in this relaxed and fun wedding picture captured in Surrey at the Hartsfield Manor wedding venue Smiling Bride and Groom watch their feet as the negotiate the slippery wed grass hill at the refined and accommodating Hartsfield Manor a wedding venue in Betchworth Surrey A smiling Groom leads his lovely wife in her beautiful wedding dress across the lawn at Surrey wedding venue Hartsfield Manor on a wet autumnal wedding day Groom offers his help as his Bride adjusts her dress in the wedding photo taken at Surrey wedding venue Hartsfield Manor on the lawn on a lovely autumnal afternoon

Lovers romantically embrace by tree on the lawn on a wet autumnal wedding day at the lovely Hartsfield Manor in Betchworth a Surrey wedding venue of renown	 Bride and Groom kiss dramatically on the giant garden chessboard on a wed autumnal wedding day at Hartsfield Manor, a fine Surrey wedding venue in Betchworth 

Romantic wedding picture of a newlywed couple kissing as they walk across the gravel terrace at Hartsfield Manor, Betchworth a fine wedding venue in the Surrey countryside

Wedding breakfast settings including flowers, table places and favours captured at Hartsfield Manor, Betchworth by Surrey Lane wedding photographers

View from the top of the stairs looking over a flower covered banister at Surrey wedding venue Hartsfield Manor of the Bride and Groom at the end of the receiving line

Smiling Bride is embraced by a guest in this wedding picture taken in the hallway at Surrey wedding venue Hartsfield Manor, Betchworth during the receiving line

Laughing speakers as they deliver some funny lines during the speeches during the wedding breakfast at Hartsfield Manor a wedding venue in Betchworth Surrey

A combination of wedding pictures of guests including the Bride as they listen to the fun and interesting speeches at Hartsfield Manor, Betchworth in leafy Surrey

Bride and Groom smile for the Surrey Lane wedding photographers at  Hartsfield Manor, Betchworth as they cut their colourful and sumptuous cheese and fruit wedding cake

Close up wedding photo of the bride and Groom's hands as they cut the sumptuos cheese and fruit wedding cake taken in the large hallway at Hartsfield Manor in Betchworth Surrey Wedding band captured as they play the first dance for the newlyweds in The Terrace Room in Surrey at wedding venue Hartsfield Manor, Betchworth			 Romance on the dance floor wedding photos taken in The Terrace  Room at Surrey wedding venue Hartsfield Manor as the newlyweds enjoy their first dance

Happy newlyweds at Hartsfield Manor, Betchworth in Surrey enjoying their practised dance moves during their first dance on the Terrace Room dance floor

Romantic kiss taken in this wedding photograph during the first dance by a Surrey Lane wedding photographer at Hartsfield Manor on the dancefloor in the Terrace Room