Kate & Tom – Chilworth Wedding
It’s no surprise that in peak season (which appears to start in May these days!) I rarely find time to blog my beautiful weddings. I am shamefully behind on last year’s offerings and have a list as long as my arm to post. This year due to this, I’ve decided to blog longer previews from a few weddings, so up next is the very wonderful Kate and Tom, who were married last Saturday in Chilworth, Surrey.
Well, the forecast was, as ever, as ropey as a British summer can be! Thunderstorms and pouring rain, yet by some miracle, the clouds departed right on cue. I was SO pleased that Tom and Kate were able to enjoy their day as planned. It’s always a bit of a risk planning a garden wedding, as you never know what you’ll get, but you will always make the best of it!
I began my day at the very stunning Great Tangley Manor, just a short drive away from the day’s main events. If anyone knows me they’ll know I’m a tad obsessed with beautiful light, and this building had it in abundance! Kate wore possibly the most beautiful Jesus Peiro dress I’d ever seen (apart from my own, of course ;) – which was designed especially for Miss Bush Bridal‘s Pearl anniversary. And honestly, I truly believe this dress was made for Kate as much as it was for them. WOW. I also absolutely adored that her girls wore white dresses, so classy, simple and pretty. We topped the hill at St Martha’s for their beautiful ceremony, with Rosie Orr‘s flowers finishing off their styling beautifully.
A short drive from here took us to Tom’s childhood home. What a special place to hold their reception, for so many reasons it was important to have it there. The lake in the centre was quite the backdrop for all of my photos! Spoiled is not the word. It was a wedding that I so love to capture, relaxed, playful, full of happy, loving faces, and two wonderful people in the middle. Kate & Tom, I so loved and appreciated being part of your big day and it’s no surprise this preview turned into a fairly lengthy blog post! Before I waffle on any further, I just wanted to add how lovely it was to work alongside the incredible Jacaranda again, one of my favourite caterers, whose food was just perfection. Here are some of my favourites from a truly wonderful day. Thank you, Kate & Tom, for having me along, I am very excited to edit the rest! xxx