“Thank you so so much for being so wonderful on our wedding day from helping to iron my dress, to organising our (occasionally) challenging family members. Everyone has been telling us how fantastic you were, we already knew! It was so great to know you were around to capture our memories. Thank you so much, the photos are truly wonderful.”
Summer Farnham Castle Wedding
This was my third visit to the beautiful venue that is Farnham Castle, and I’m now convinced having shot my fourth last Autumn that this place has its own micro-climate, it’s always blessed with incredible evening light! So, back to Alice and Steve, I first met them for a drink in a pub in Guildford and I immediately clicked with them both knowing full well I wanted to photograph their day. Thankfully they chose and trusted me to be a part of what was an INCREDIBLE day, despite me being pooped on by an enormous goose-type bird half way through the day. (Note to self, do not wear white based dresses as a photographer) ;)
Both Alice and Steve got ready at the castle, and were married in the gorgeous and perfectly formed Norman Chapel. It was so intimate and relaxed, and definitely filled with emotion. A quick hop, skip and a jump down to the main steps and the couple were showered with confetti from head to toe…I love confetti (name me a person who doesn’t) but I genuinely believe one day I will break my neck going backwards down those stairs at the castle!! :) Thankfully I didn’t and the guests enjoyed the sunny and warm reception. We wandered off to make the most of the stunning grounds, and give Alice and Steve a little alone time before heading in for speeches. I think possibly my favourite moment was when Alice’s father held up her childhood teddy to narrate half of his speech with, I might have blubbed a tad at this point!
Once the heavenly food had been scoffed, everyone headed back outdoors to enjoy the most beautiful golden hour, giving Alice and Steve a chance to practise one of the finest first dance’s I’ve ever witnessed! The lifts were AMAZING!! I was most impressed and feel so grateful to have been there to capture it. I will always, ALWAYS have the fondest memories of this wedding, but mainly Steve and Alive themselves, it was SUCH a pleasure getting to know them, and was even lovelier to be able to catch up with them for coffee post wedding just to hand over their photographs. Here are a few of my particular favourites from one hell of a beautiful day in June.