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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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Christmas wedding at Pembroke Lodge

Continuing our Big 2017 weddings catch up, we turn back to a fine morning a few days before Christmas at the ever popular Pembroke Lodge, situated as it is in the lovely Richmond Park, for the marriage of Kevin and Lucy.

The last time we saw them was in November for their pre wedding photo shoot which was also around Pembroke Lodge, the thinking being that we could get in scenes that would not be possible on the wedding day due to the lack of available light.

 

The ceremony was entertaining, cue the wonderful Pageboy's reading and also very moving and emotional and as it was at 3pm there would be a very short window for getting the group shots outside, which was cleverly aided by handing mulled wine to guests as they congratulated Kevin and Lucy out on the terrace. 

After some very quick footed group wedding pictures and with the natural day light rapidly disappearing we went off for a romantic walk in the dark around The Lodge and back to the wedding reception drinks.

After once again some entertaining and emotional wedding speeches the party swung into action with the Bride and Groom showing off some pretty impressive dance moves...followed by plenty of fun with the DIY photobooth.

It was great being with Kevin and Lucy who shone on their big day.

We wish them every success for the future.

 

Rich & Tina 

 

Once again a special thank you to the staff at Pembroke Lodge for making everything run so smoothly, in particular Adrian, our Pembroke Lodge event organiser, Master of Ceremonies and general nice guy...He is always a pleasure to work with. The food as usual was of a high standard and  something we look forward to.

 

Here's a list of the great suppliers who all helped to make Kevin and Lucy's day so special. 

 

Bridal dress - Wed2Be

Bridal shoes - Rainbow

Bridesmaid's dresses - Coast

Jewellery - Liberty in Love

Menswear - MOSS Bros

Florist - Dawn Jennings

Hair & Make up - Victoria Frasergadd

Cake  - M&S

Musicians - Cecily Beer

 

Picture of wedding rings lying on top of the order of service captured in The Belvedere Suite at Surrey venue Pembroke Lodge in Richmond Park

Groom and Groomsmen pictured outside The Belvedere wedding Suite at Surrey venue Pembroke Lodge showing off their matching blue socks and brown shoes

Bride's wedding dress hanging up by a stained glass window in her house before her marriage in The Belvedere Suite at Pembroke Lodge Surrey

Wedding photograph of The Belvedere Suite at Surrey wedding venue Pembroke Lodge in Richmond Park dressed ready for the arrival of the guests

Two pictures of the Bride in her wedding dress taken on the morning of her marriage at Surrey wedding venue Pembroke Lodge in The Belvedere Suite

Yellow roses displayed on the Bride and Groom's chairs, the marriage table and on the walls in The Belvedere Suite at Surrey wedding venue Pembroke Lodge Richmond

Excited Bridesmaids stand round the Bride in her wedding dress ready to leave for Surrey wedding venue Pembroke Lodge in Richmond Park 								 Cute little baby boy dressed smartly with Tartan held up for the photographer in The Belvedere Suite Surrey at the Pembroke Lodge wedding venue

An excited Bride is helped with her wedding dress as she crosses the road to her bridal car on route for Surrey venue Pembroke Lodge

Groom and Best Man quickly turn off their mobile phones as they await the bride in The Belvedere Suite at Surrey wedding venue Pembroke Lodge in Richmond Park

A smiling Mother watches as her daughter is handed her wedding bouquet outside the Pembroke Lodge venue in the wonderful Richmond Park in Surrey

Elegant wedding picture of a musician at the lovely Surrey venue Pembroke Lodge playing a harp prior to a Belvedere Suite marriage ceremony

Funny picture of a little boy taken at Surrey wedding venue Pembroke Lodge resting his head on his dad as everyone awaits the arrival of the Bride

Nervous Bride is helped by her bridesmaids as she approaches The Belvedere Suite for her Surrey wedding at the wonderful Pembroke Lodge in Richmond Park

A nervous groom awaiting the arrival of the Bride in The Belvedere Suite at Surrey wedding venue Pembroke Lodge holding in his emotions as he stands in the aisle

Bride on her mother's arm is made to laugh by a wedding guests as they walk down the aisle of The Belvedere Suite at Pembroke Lodge in Richmond Park Surrey

Wedding photo taken from behind as the Bride walks in her mother's arm down the aisle of The Belvedere Suite at Surrey wedding venue Pembroke Lodge in Richmond Park

Bride looks over to her emotional Groom during the marriage ceremony in The Belvedere Suite at the ever popular Surrey wedding venue Pembroke Lodge

Triumphant sweet pageboy in The Belvedere Suite at Surrey wedding venue Pembroke Lodge accepts the applause after his very entertaining marriage ceremony reading

Sweet and smart looking pageboy in The Belvedere Suite at Pembroke Lodge Richmond Park Surrey produces the wedding ring from a white wooden box

Close up wedding picture taken in The Belvedere Suite at Surrey venue Pembroke Lodge of the Groom placing the wedding ring on his Bride's finger

Smiling Bride and groom signing the marriage register in The Belvedere Suite at the Pembroke Lodge wedding venue in Richmond Park Surrey

Bride laughs as her husband dodges the confetti down the aisle of The Belvedere Suite at the ever popular wedding venue Pembroke Lodge in Richmond Surrey

Newlyweds at Surrey wedding venue Pembroke Lodge have fun as they walk down the aisle of The Belvedere Suite into a shower of confetti

Bride and groom captured at Surrey venue Pembroke Lodge enjoying mingling with their guests during their wedding  drinks reception in The Soane Room

Happy newlyweds captured at Surrey wedding venue Pembroke Lodge as they walk along the path past The Belvedere Suite at night

Smiling and laughing guests in these wedding pictures captured at Surrey wedding venue Pembroke Lodge during the drinks reception held in The Soane Room

Newlyweds romantically kiss outside The Belvedere Suite at Pembroke Lodge in Richmond Park Surrey at night as they take time out from the celebrations

Bride and groom look into each others eyes by the pillared entrance to the atmospherically lit Pembroke Lodge wedding venue in Richmond Park Surrey

Nighttime embrace for a romantic couple as they stand by the pillars of the front entrance to Pembroke Lodge in Richmond Park Surrey

Bride and groom standing with grandparents around the lovely Christmas tree at the festive Pembroke Lodge wedding venue in Richmond Park Surrey

The Belvedere Suite at Surrey venue Pembroke Lodge in Richmond Park dressed atmospherically for the wedding breakfast

Smiles and laughter captured in The Belvedere Suite at the lovely Surrey wedding venue Pembroke Lodge in Richmond Park during the wedding speeches

Relaxed and smiling Bride and groom cutting their wedding cake in The Belvedere Suite at the popular Richmond Park Surrey venue Pembroke Lodge

Bride in The Belvedere Suite at Surrey venue Pembroke Lodge captured as she throws her wedding bouquet over to the waiting ladies

The action hots up on The Belvedere Suite dance floor as the newlyweds try out their first dance moves at Pembroke Lodge Surrey

Smiling Bride and Groom captured in The Belvedere Suite at Surrey wedding venue Pembroke Lodge carry out some smooth moves during their first dance

Groom gently holds his Bride as he lowers her back during their first dance captured at Surrey wedding venue Pembroke Lodge on The Belvedere Suite dance floor

Wedding gusts enjoying a bit of colourful fancy dress in The Belvedere Suite at ever popular wedding venue Pembroke Lodge in Richmond Park Surrey

Nighttime view from the terrace looking into the lit up Belvedere Suite at Surrey wedding venue Pembroke Lodge set in the wonderful Richmond Park 								 

Call us on 0203 397 7549 to check our availability for your wedding, to book a meeting or to have a chat. Or alternatively just send us an email

 

Pre Christmas wedding at Wotton House

Continuing our Big 2017 weddings catch up, we turn back to a beautiful day in mid December at the ever pleasant Wotton House in  Dorking, a true favourite of ours for the marriage of Megan and Paul.

We had only seen them the previous month for their pre wedding photo shoot which was also at Wotton House in case the weather wasn't up to a walk on the big day itself.

Luckily, however, the wedding day was bright and mild and Wotton House looked lovely and festive with attractive Christmas decorations and a fabulous Christmas Tree at the base of the staircase opposite the Old Library.

Megan and Paul looked excited but calm and seemed to be enjoying their morning preparations...though the nerves were there, if you looked closely enough.

Whilst Megan enjoyed the company of her Bridesmaids, Paul enjoyed a walk with his Groomsmen up to the Roman Temple.

Then with the wedding ceremony fast approaching it was time for the beautiful Megan in her stunning Helena Fortley wedding dress and Kurt Gieger shoes to descend the staircase and make her way to the Old Library, which with it's atmospheric uplit columns and vaulted ceiling is always a wonderful venue to photograph, from capturing the Bride walking down the aisle, through to the marriage ceremony and then afterwards as the newlywed couple leave as husband and wife under a shower of confetti.

On then for champagne in the Orangery Bar, pictures out on the terrace and of course the popular everyone photograph taken around the fountain from the top of the Roman Temple.

Then for a lovely romantic walk from the terrace out to the Roman Temple and round to the front of the venue along the drive before heading back to the Evelyn Suite for the wedding breakfast.

The wedding speeches were very well delivered by all parties and were thoroughly entertaining and we left the couple and their guests giving it large on the dance floor.

Another lovely wedding at Wotton House and now just with nine days before Christmas only two more weddings left for the year.

It was a real pleasure being with Megan and Paul who were just stars on their wedding day.

Adios for now

Rich & Tina 

 

A special thank you to Barry Weare, a wonderful videographer and a great guy: we look forward to working with you again Barry and to Glen Grant, a super smooth Master of Ceremonies who we have had the pleasure of working with before.

 

Here's a list of the talented suppliers who all helped to make Megan and Paul's day so special. 

 

Bridal dress - Helena Fortley

Bridal shoes - Kurt Gieger

Florist - Flowers by Elaine

Hair- James Blaquire –

Make up- Tanya Stephenson

Videographer - Barry Weare

Cake  - Clare Pope

Master of Ceremonies – Glen Grant

Musicians - Indie Killers

Photo-booth - Magic Mirror 

 

 

Wedding dress hanging from a mirror with the shoes on a mantelpiece and bouquet on a chair captured at Wotton House in Dorking Surrey

The beautiful looking Old Library at Surrey venue Wotton House with it's vaulted ceiling and light covered columns ready for the arrival of the wedding guests

Unusual pictures of a lovely Bride captured in the Bridal Suite at Surrey venue Wotton House in Dorking having her wedding dress fastened up on the side

Groom leads the way as he walks in front of his groomsmen along the gravel path at Surrey wedding venue Wotton House in Dorking towards the Roman Temple

Final minutes for the Bride and her Bridesmaids at Surrey wedding venue Wotton House in Dorking as the marriage ceremony time nears

Glistening wedding rings hanging from the branches of the Christmas Tree captured at Surrey wedding venue Wotton House outside the Old Library

The groom and his groomsmen at Surrey wedding venue Wotton House in Dorking strike a relaxed pose in front of the impressive Roman Temple

Slightly nervous Bride at Surrey venue Wotton House in Dorking captured as a Bridesmaid helps her with her wedding veil in the Bridal Suite

Bridesmaids walking down the stairs at the fabulous Surrey wedding venue Wotton House on route to the Old Library for the marriage ceremony

Smiling Bridesmaids holding their bouquets at Wotton House in Dorking Surrey as they walk down the atmospheric petal strewn wedding aisle of the vaulted Old Library

A wedding photograph taken from low down from the front of the Bride walking down the aisle of The Old Library on her father's arm at Surrey venue Wotton House

Wedding photo taken from behind at Surrey wedding venue Wotton House as the Bride walks down the aisle of The Old Library on her father's arm

Groom gives his Bride a knowing loving look as they stand before the marriage registrar in the wonderful Old Library at Surrey wedding venue Wotton House

All smiles for the Bride and groom and their witnesses at Wotton House in Dorking Surrey as they stand in the Old Library before the marriage registrar

All smiles during the placing of the wedding rings at Surrey venue Wotton House in these marriage ceremony pictures taken in the Old Library

Bride and groom romantically kiss as they are announced husband and wife in The Old Library at the wonderful Surrey wedding venue Wotton House

Harpist at Surrey wedding venue Wotton House playing during the signing of the marriage register in the beautiful vaulted Old Library

Atmospheric wedding picture from the Old Library in Surrey venue Wotton House of candles and bouquet on the register table as the couple get ready to sit and sign

Romantic kiss captured in the Old Vaulted library at Surrey wedding venue Wotton House as the Bride is about to sign the marriage register

Smiling happy husband and wife captured at Surrey wedding venue Wotton House in Dorking walking down the confetti aisle of the Old Library

Guests drinking in the packed Orangery bar looking over to the terrace and lawn after the Wotton House marriage ceremony in Dorking Surrey

Outstretched arms as the ladies jump to catch the Bride's bouquet on the Orangery bar terrace at Wotton House a popular and picturesque Surrey wedding venue in Dorking

Various wedding guests captured at Surrey venue Wotton House enjoying themselves during the reception with drinks in the Orangery bar

Bride and ladies out on the Orangery terrace at Wotton House in Dorking Surrey having fun during the wedding reception as they show off their muscles

All the wedding guests at Surrey venue Wotton House standing around the ornamental pond and fountain and looking up to the photographer on top of the Roman Temple

Close up shot of the wedding guests waving up at the Surrey Lane Wedding photographer perched on the roof of the Roman Temple at Wotton House in Dorking

Handsome Bride and groom captured at the romantic Surrey wedding venue  Wotton House in Dorking look lovingly into each other's eyes out on the terrace

Dramatic and romantic newlywed's kiss captured through the gate railings leading from the garden terrace at Surrey wedding venue Wotton House

Couple captured in this wedding photograph from Wotton House in Dorking Surrey walking arm in arm over to the fabulous Roman Temple

Handsome newlyweds standing together next to the mighty columns of the majestic Roman Temple at the award winning wedding venue Wotton House in Dorking Surrey

An excited beautiful Bride at Surrey wedding venue Wotton House smiles as she and her Groom  rest their heads together inside the wonderful Roman Temple

Romantic newlyweds captured at Surrey wedding venue Wotton House in Dorking as they passionately kiss inside the fabulous Roman Temple

Handsome smiling Bride and Groom lean on a staircase banister at Surrey wedding venue Wotton House above a large colouful Christmas tree

The beautifully and atmospherically dressed Evelyn Suite at the popular Wotton House in Surrey ready for the arrival of the guests for the wedding breakfast

Bride and groom's festive reindeer place cards captured at Surrey wedding venue Wotton House in the atmospherically dressed Evelyn Suite

Toastmaster at Surrey wedding venue Wotton House in Dorking announces the arrival of the Bride and groom in the Evelyn Suite for the wedding breakfast

Guests in the Evelyn Suite at Wotton House in Dorking Surrey listening to wedding speeches by the Father of the Bride, the best man and the groom

Pictures of various seated guests enjoying themselves during the wedding breakfast in the Evelyn Suite at Surrey venue Wotton House

Bride and groom at Surrey venue Wotton House look excited as they are about to cut their four tier wedding cake in the Evelyn Suite just before the first dance

Pictures of various seated guests enjoying themselves during the wedding breakfast in the Evelyn Suite at Surrey venue Wotton House

Wonderful wedding picture of a Bride at Wotton House in Dorking talking to a flower girl as a young bridesmaid takes a picture of the Surrey Lane wedding photographer

Smiling Bride and Groom captured on the dance floor ff the Evelyn Suite at Wotton House alongside a Surrey Lane wedding photographer

Atmospheric close up wedding picture of the Bride and groom on the floor during their first dance in the Evelyn Suite at Surrey wedding venue Wotton House in Dorking

Bride captured at Surrey wedding venue Wotton House enjoying herself on the dance floor as the live band play some big tunes

 

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Wedding at St Mary's Worplesdon and Gorse Hill

Continuing our big catch up on 2017 weddings,  we return to a warm and sunny October for the marriage of James and Katie at St Mary's Church Worplesdon, Guildford followed by a reception at the relaxed and welcoming Gorse Hill in Woking, Surrey.

The last time we had met the lovely James and Katie had been in April when we made a trip to the Bluebells of Banstead Wood. 

The weather on the big day was just right and after capturing Katie getting ready with her Bridesmaids and mum and day at Gorse Hill it was off in their Beauford wedding car for the short journey to St Mary's for a personal and intimate marriage ceremony.

The happy couple emerged from St Mary's looking radiant and then forwards and onwards through the line of confetti throwers and back into the safety of the bridal car.

The rest of the day ran as smoothly as a craftsmen's plane on a seasoned oak beam...and as the weather was so fine everyone just relaxed and enjoyed themselves on the terrace and lawn areas.

After a lovely romantic walk through the trees it was time for dinner and for some very entertaining wedding speeches. Needless to say the venue took o a party atmosphere as everyone headed to the bar and dance floor.

A lovely couple, a wonderful day and two fine wedding venues....we look forward to our next Gorse Hill wedding in June.

Before that there is James's and Katie's wedding album to design, a sumptuous luxury coffee table one that will look stunning.

Bye for now

Rich & Tina 

 

A view of the popular and grand but homely Surrey wedding venue Gorse Hill in Woking taken from the back garden looking up from the lawn

Beautiful wedding dress, shoes with I do message on the soles and lovely bridal bouquet captured at the homely Wedding venue Gorse Hill in Woking Surrey 								Flower girl and bridesmaids at the homely and popular Surrey wedding venue Gorse Hill captured waiting for the Bride out on the landing outside the bridal suite

A wedding picture taken through the trees of the delightful marriage venue St Mary's Worplesdon followed by a reception at Gorse Hill in Woking Surrey

Bridesmaids in the Bridal Suite at the popular Surrey Wedding venue Gorse Hill all get stuck in as they fasten up the Bride's wedding dress

View from behind of busy Bridesmaids as they fasten up the Bride's wedding dress at the welcoming and homely Surrey venue Gorse Hill in the bridal suite

Wedding rings captured as they lay on the Order of Service at St Mary's Church in Worplesdon after which the couple with then travel onto Surrey reception venue Gorse Hill in Woking

Proud Father takes his smiling Bride on his arm down the stairs of the homely wedding venue Gorse Hill in Surrey on route for a church marriage ceremony

Bride poses with her bridesmaids and flower girl on the front steps of the popular Surrey venue Gorse Hill Woking prior to leaving for her traditional church wedding

A picture of pure excitement as the lovely Bride emerges smiling  from her bridal car after leaving Surrey wedding venue Gorse Hill Woking for her church marriage ceremony

Bride and groom have fun as they brave the shower of wedding confetti after leaving the church on route for their wedding reception venue Gorse Hill in Surrey

Smiling Bride and groom standing in front of their classic wedding car at the arrival at the welcoming Surrey wedding venue Gorse Hill for their reception

Groom and groomsmen pictured at the lovely homely Surrey Wedding venue Gorse Hill get the Bride laughing as they lift her up on the lawn

Wedding guests out on the patio enjoying there sun and chat at the popular and relaxed venue Gorse Hill in Woking Surrey prior to the wedding breakfast

Wedding photograph of the Bride and groom in the grounds of the picturesque Surrey wedding venue Gorse Hill having a discrete kiss amongst the Rhododendrons

Bride and groom walk hand in hand along a path through the Rhododendron bushes at Gorse Hill a popular Surrey wedding venue in Woking

Wedding picture of a Bride and Groom at the Gorse Hill venue in Woking arm in arm as they approach some garden steps during a walk through the tranquil green setting

Newlyweds at the popular and homely Surrey wedding venue Gorse Hill have a discrete and romantic kiss amongst the tall trees

Smiling Bride and groom standing before the steps at Surrey wedding venue Gorse Hill after a romantic walk through the tranquil green gardens

Wedding photograph of cute page boys and a flower girl playing on the garden steps at the relaxed and welcoming Surrey wedding venue Gorse Hill in Woking

Wedding picture taken from The Lounge at the lovely Gorse Hill venue in Surrey of everyone waving up at the photographer on the Bridal Suite balcony

A wedding photograph of plenty of hugs smiles and fun at the popular Surrey wedding venue Gorse Hill captured during the receiving line

Best Man entertains the happy couple and guests with his funny and witty wedding speech at the relaxed and homely Surrey venue Gorse Hill in Woking

A newlywed couple have a beautiful romantic kiss captured at night time beneath the trees at the ever popular Surrey wedding venue Gorse Hill

Happy smiling Bride and groom pose for a romantic night time wedding picture beneath the trees at the ever lovely Gorse Hill wedding venue in Surrey

Romantic newlyweds kiss outside the doors to The Lounge captured at night time at the welcoming and relaxed Surrey wedding venue Gorse Hill

White three tiered wedding cake with a mauve ribbon captured at Surrey venue Gorse Hill along with a close up of the Bride and Grooms wedding rings as they cut it

Smiling Bride and groom enjoy cutting their wedding cake captured at relaxed and homely Surrey wedding venue Gorse Hill in The Lounge reception room

Bride's loving look captured on the dance floor at fun and relaxed Surrey wedding venue Gorse Hill in The Boardroom during the newlywed's first dance

Wedding pictures of happy guests in The Boardroom at the relaxed and popular Surrey wedding venue Gorse Hill enjoying the dancing and night time celebrations

Happy Bride and groom with guests enjoying themselves on the dance floor at Gorse Hill Surrey wedding venue in the Boardroom

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