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Surrey Wedding Photography Farnham Castle Nichola Johnny 1 of‘Thank you so much for the enormous amounts of hard work, effort and pure magic that you put into our wedding day. We cannot tell you how much we adore the photos – you captured every single moment of the day beautifully. Not only that but you were such a pleasure & comfort to have around – helping people, smiling/laughing you really are wonderful.’

Farnham Castle Wedding

I’m slowly getting through some of my favourite weddings from last year to blog. This time it’s the wonderful wedding of Nichola and Johnny, two gorgeous souls who were married in the very pretty St Mary’s church local to Nichola’s parents in Old Basing. They had a sweet and emotional ceremony, followed by a giant confetti run, finished with poor Nichola being ambushed in the face with petals by her brother!!

Afterwards everyone made their way on this gloriously sunny, October Saturday to the fabulous Farnham Castle for the reception. It’s hard to imagine a more picturesque venue than that of a castle, set amongst stunning grounds and with such incredible views! I’m so lucky to live close by to such brilliant venues, and chuffed to have two more weddings there this year.  Their guests were absolutely one of the best crowds I’ve had, so lovely, happy and fun, and helpful to boot! Johnny is one of four rather handsome brothers who all pulled together to help with photos and made sure the day ran smoothly. The speeches were heartfelt and hilarious, the perfect combination and we were even blessed with that special golden hour, something I will always hope for on my couples’ special day! The main hall was transformed in the evening for the awesome first dance and shortly before I headed home I snapped a few shapes being thrown by the guests.

It was one of those all round, perfect days. I know I’m incredibly lucky to do this job, but looking back, even months later at photographs I know will last a lifetime, I am reminded just how blessed I am to be part of days like these. Nichola and Johnny, I’ve loved working with you, I’m so pleased we’ve become friends and thank you for introducing me to the wonderful Eden Blooms, whom I’ve loved getting to know since. Have a nosey at the below for my favourites from this super lovely day, Farnham Castle, you’re quite something!! xxx

 

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Sarah Craig Pennard House Somerset wedding photography

‘THANK YOU SO MUCH! You were better than the best on the day, in the run up and the photos are just everything we hoped and more. For me, it was like having a 5th bridesmaid – you calmed me and organised brilliantly. Words cannot do you justice and I cannot thank you enough. Our photos are truly wonderful and hold memories we will treasure now and forever.’

Somerset Country House Wedding

Sarah and Craig’s beautiful wedding is one I’ve been desperate to share as it is one of my most favourite weddings of all time. Being a wedding planner herself, Sarah knows precisely how to rock a wedding. I first met her a couple of years ago during another couple’s celebrations at Fetcham Park, and was utterly thrilled to be asked to photograph her and Craig’s wonderful day at Pennard House last September. What an amazing, stunning venue it is! We were blessed with that beautiful September sunshine and you couldn’t find a couple more deserving than these two.  Craig is one of the most decent men I’ve come across, along with his best man and twin brother, Darren, who I have to admit calling Craig a number of times during the day (sorry Darren!) even despite them wearing different coloured shoes! All the bridesmaids were incredibly lovely, fun and helpful in getting Sarah ready for her big day. What a beautiful room to prepare in! I am so very spoiled with regards to the places I am asked to work in, something I truly treasure.

The couple were married in the beautiful All Saints church, just a hop skip and a jump from Pennard House itself, and ironically I spotted a female guest doing just that seconds before Sarah was due to walk down the aisle…there is always one! :) It was a beautiful and emotional ceremony, and it was a pleasure to witness, despite not being allowed to take many photographs during the event itself. An excited confetti line up kicked off the reception drinks whilst Sarah and Craig and I wandered around the secret gardens for their couples’ session. The evening began with some brilliant speeches and was rounded off by some absolutely excellent moves from Sarah and Craig’s first dance right through to two grandad’s boogying on the dance-floor – a wedding right up my street indeed!

Being involved with such a wonderful day I couldn’t end this post without some special mentions, the incredibly stunning flowers by Jay Archer, a beautiful cake from Anna Cake Couture, and Penfold the wedding band – who were first choice for my own wedding! I’d also like to take this opportunity to dedicate this blog post to the very lovely Tim, Sarah’s older brother.

Here are my favourites from their beautiful day, one I will always be so grateful to have been a part of…. xxx

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Elly Doug Burrows Lea Surrey Wedding Photography

“Thank you so much for our yummy photographs! They are really wonderful!! I just also wanted to say how much we both appreciated all of your efforts on the day. We had a fabulous time and we were so glad that you could photograph us! We love the photos!”

Burrows Lea Country House – Shere, Surrey Hills Wedding

I’d never heard of the wonderful Burrows Lea Country House until lovely Elly and Doug contacted me regarding their wedding plans, and I couldn’t believe such a splendid venue was just down the road from me, nestled in the beautiful Surrey Hills village of Shere! I am quite a country gal at heart, don’t get me wrong I love hitting London every month or so, but my soul lies with the rural side of life and it was a real treat to photograph at such a pretty place with such amazing views.

It’s quite hard not to write an entire essay about these two, we met in my local pub for a drink and I knew I was going to love them, and love them I do. Elly’s dress and style was just UTTER perfection, such a beautiful bride she made and her flowers were so so glorious. And let’s face it you can’t beat a man in a kilt, Doug’s get up was certainly not one to sniff at! They both looked super awesome and they dressed their reception venue with more of the same. High fives to anyone who has a Lego cake too…!

The pair were married in a traditional and emotional ceremony at the incredible St Augustine’s Abbey in Chilworth. Afterwards their guests were carted off to Burrows Lea Country House via an array of London buses and a very special car named Clem which ferried the bridesmaids, whilst Elly, Doug and I took the scenic route for a few shots in the local area. The couple arrived to an avalanche of confetti (my first car tunnel confetti run, and hopefully not my last!) and drinks aplenty. The atmosphere of the entire reception was filled with laughter, smiles and hugs, and despite the wind having a mind of its own that day, everyone enjoyed it immensely.

I was lucky enough to have a wonderful friend assisting me who made the day even more joyous, and will be forever grateful to him, so thank you Guy for your efforts! I know Elly and Doug loved you to bits too.

Without further ramblings, here are my chosen select few favourites, I wanted to include all 600 but I know that’s a tad excessive…enjoy! <3

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