It’s such a pleasure to document a wedding so full of beauty and beautiful moments, and to witness such strong relationship between family and friends is truly special. Amy and Martyn’s wedding story was full of such moments, wonderful people and stunning, hand picked details – being set against the incredible backdrop that is Great Fosters, makes for a wedding story not to be missed.
Victoria & Jon got married at The Barn at Bury Court – I’ve had a pleasure of photographing quite a few Bury Court Weddings over the years, So I know what a gorgeous venue it is! & having shot their engagement in the new forest & getting to know them over the past year or so, it was a day I’d been looking forward to for ages! It was doubley exciting, as I’ve been working with Victoria on a few other projects this past year; & over business lunches (mmm burgers!) I’d heard stories about their families, so I felt like I knew everyone before the day even began – & putting faces to names was great fun!
Featuring special guest appearances from Carolanne Armstrong – lovely working with you again! A good makeup artist makes a wedding photographers job so much easier, from managing timings in the morning to keeping everyone calm, not to mentioning the whole beautification process – I can’t say enough good things about Carolanne!
Louise & Craig got married earlier in the year, at the fantastic Barn at Bury Court in Surrey, it’s a venue I’ve had the privilege of working at many times before – I believe my first wedding there was about 2009! Time flies!
Bury Court Barn is an impressive wedding venue – filled with wow factor and with the most wonderful gardens in Bentley, Surrey. It really lends itself to big, fun summer weddings and with the ability to seamlessly transition from the magnificent indoor spaces to the gorgeous outdoor spaces – it really adds a relaxed vibe to any wedding day, and when the sun is shining the terraces transform into the most magical, relaxing space.
Louise and Craig knew this and they had planned just that!
They told me ahead of their wedding about their vision and what they wanted from their wedding photographs – they wanted to share a perfect summers day with all of their friends and family and just have a lovely time enjoying delicious food and drink, having a big party, celebrating with everyone they know.
As always, Bury Court Barn looked absolutely beautiful and the gardens were in full bloom, Louise had really made the venue her own with a lovely summery colour pallet and lots of lovely hand made pom poms hanging from the vaulted ceiling.
This attention to detail, coupled with the fact that Louise & Craig really know how to throw an amazing party, made for a very lively day – it helped that all the groomsmen and ushers were all up for a great laugh – and many of the guests work with Craig in the fire service – a more lively bunch of party animals you will seldom meet.
I started with Louise & her many bridesmaids at The Bush Hotel in nearby Farnham, a perfect spot to get ready as its reasonably close to Bury Court Barn, and allows for a really good sized wedding party – along with multiple makeup artists, hairstylists to get ready for a special day, in comfort. Louise was clearly nervous/excited – but her bridesmaids and mum really kept the atmosphere light and fun, stopping any nerves from taking over.
After the preparations, everything took place at Bury Court and everyone really embraced the indoor/outdoor vibe of the day and had the most wonderful time until the late hours on the terraces enjoying Hog Roast, champagne and music, as the sun slowly fell beneath the surrey hills.
Thank you L+C, so much, for having me along to document your beautiful day!
I headed up to Esher for Holly & Nicks beautiful Surrey Wedding. At weddings, I always try and become a part of whatever group of people I’m working with. I love it when guests ask me how I know the bride & groom, and whether I was a friend of their’s before they booked me to capture their day!
Rarely does it come as easy as with Holly & Nick, & their guests – the friendliest, most welcoming bunch of people you could hope to meet! A fantastic combination of folks from the UK & Denmark – Brought together over a mutual love of Holly & Nico… & Real Ale.
When I arrived at Holly’s parents house the morning of her & Nicks wedding, the place was a hive of activity, everyone was contributing – from final checks to the marquee, to tapping barrels & labelling up the beer van, to assembling the buttonholes, to attaching balloons to lampposts! – everyone was involved & working hard to ensure the day went perfectly! But never too busy to offer me a cup of tea of make me feel welcome! (Thank you!)
It was obvious how much love there was for H&N & I was so pleased to be there to document it all! I love days with tons of character & personality – suffice to say, their day had pints of it! (keeping the real ale theme going!)
There are a ton of pictures, but anyone that makes it to the end will be rewarded with a rave & some amazing dancing!
Catherine & Jon are two thoroughly lovely people, with the most welcoming group of family and friends. They started the day at Old Thorn’s Manor Hotel, before moving onto St. John The Baptist Church, and then Cain Manor (on the Surrey, Hampshire Borders) – a trio of great venues!
The weather was absolutely perfect and everyone just had a really chilled, relaxed day – so much so that they were up for getting creative with group shots. I even managed to steal Catherine & Jon away at Sunset for a few photos in some of the most gorgeous light I’ve seen in a long time!
They had myself & Heather along for the day to document the fun, laughter, love (& jumping!)
Mary & Will had a beautiful wedding at the Bingham riverhouse hotel in late November. The Bingham is a lovely boutique hotel in a Georgian townhouse (With lovely bow windows, as I was informed by Will’s dad!) tucked away in Richmond-upon-Thames, in fact, it’s literally on the banks of the Thames. I love photographing weddings in Surrey, there are so many awesome venues, like Pembroke Lodge and Ham Polo Club – both of which are literally stones throwes from The Bingham, but this was my first time at The Bingham – it’s funny, I’ve been a wedding photographer for 14 years now, yet I’m always discovering something new!
The Bingham riverhouse lends itself to terribly sophisticated affairs, from its beautiful terraces overlooking the river to the sophisticated decor to its impeccably styled food – every last detail was taken care of. Mary & Will wanted to celebrate with their family and friends and know that everything was completely under control, so the Bingham was the perfect venue. As their wedding took place in late November at 4pm – we didn’t get much of a chance to head outside, but with the abundance of wonderful indoor space at The Bingham, we had plenty of options.
Our coverage started a little before the ceremony in a gorgeous suite at The Bingham, where Mary got ready, wonderfully assisted by her Mum and two best friends – who also had the none-too-small task of affixing ribbons to the many favour baubles – a treat for the guests just in time for Christmas.
Mary wore the most stunning Jenny Packham dress, paired with a gorgeous pair of silver shoes and you could tell Will was holding back the tears as Mary walked down the aisle.
After their lovely, intimate ceremony everyone headed out onto the now dark terraces, to enjoy an evening of beautiful live music, amazing company and immaculately present canapés – all under the warm orange glow of the patio heaters.
Mary and Will are unbelievably friendly, relaxed people – it was a pleasure to get to know them, and alot of fun to be a part of their day.