“Thank you sooo much for our lovely wedding photos. They bring back such great memories of the day, it’s like we are back there doing it all over again! We loved having you there with us not only to capture all the moments but help and guide us through the day. You are a light genius!”
Surrey Garden Wedding
Looking through the photos I took for Louise and Greg, I must admit I REALLY struggled to choose a mere 80 odd. It was just one of those Surrey garden weddings that was a bit blooming perfect. I know nothing is perfect really, but as a wedding photographer, being gifted incredible weather, a beautiful couple (inside and out), GORGEOUS flowers and outfits of dreams; alongside happy, lovely guests, you can’t really go far wrong. So in all honesty, the pressure was on. But hopefully I did these two justice!
Reflecting and choosing the photos did make me a bit proud, as I absolutely loved every image I took, and thus this blog post is going to be a longer one.
So back to the two in question, I was very fortunate a few years ago to capture the lovely Sarah & Craig’s wedding, where upon I met some jolly splendid bridesmaids. Louise is now my third maid-turned-bride from said group! Very sadly my own wedding clashed with the fab fourth lovely lady, but I am still grateful I had the chance to capture three such WONDERFUL weddings. Louise and Greg are just glorious. So damn chilled, so flipping kind, funny and a couple you just know everyone adores. I only had to look through the speeches to remind myself how attentive every guest was, all eyes on the top table throughout, and unsurprising too since they were absolute corkers! Our cheeks hurt from the laughter and there was many a tear needing mopping. It truly was the most awesome day. I hope you get a feel for that when you look down through the images!
Louise’s bespoke dress was just lovely, another Jesus Peiro fan (I believe my brides have pretty excellent taste) and of course Miss Bush customer. Hair and make up was done by two cracking ladies, Charlotte John and Becky Arnold respectively. The incredible food was provided by Rhubarb – these guys know how to make a canapé sing and their staff were a real joy to work alongside. Flowers were by my very own fave florist, Hannah Berry – in fact, Louise’s bouquet was used as inspiration for my own, hence the sheer volume of flowery photos below! Greg’s lovely suit was by Cad and the Dandy – a super cool company well worth checking out!
The wedding was based around Louise’s parents’ home near the Surrey Hills, a location close to my heart as it was just down the road from where I lived. Their church was the very gorgeous St James’ in Shere, one many recognise from The Holiday. It truly was a picture perfect day, and to see the pretty Summer sunshine throughout was so welcome! I have said it’s not all about the weather but it is nice when you get a bit of special light!
I felt so at home with these two and I didn’t want to leave! All the guests were warm, friendly and inclusive, which makes my role so easy, and genuinely makes me forget I’m even ‘at work’ at all. I don’t want to dwell too much on the current circumstances around weddings, but I will say that I do miss these longer days hugely, and I cannot wait until the wedding world can return to some form of normality again.
Louise and Greg, thank you from the bottom of my heart, choosing me to capture such a wonderful day has honestly made me feel so proud, being able to be a small part in days like these reminds me how lucky I am. You are both super gorgeous and I hope you have many many more happy years together. Good luck with your next chapter in life, I hope it won’t be long before we meet again! Here are my favourite 127 (to be precise!) shots of your day. xxx