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Hampshire Wedding Photography – Froyle Park, Alton

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We always do a little happy dance when we are asked to work at venues as stunning as the gorgeous Froyle Park in Alton!  It really is a pleasure to be able to photograph such beautiful surroundings.

Taz & Julie had the perfect winter conditions for their January wedding day – it was crisp and cold to start with, but then turned into a beautiful sunny day with an amazing blue sky to boot!  Great conditions for the photographs and an even better day than they had dared to hope for with the famous British weather to contend with!

Julie started her day in style as she was getting ready at Froyle Park itself.  The elegant surroundings and tranquil setting really seemed to keep the atmosphere very calm during the preparations.

There were some really thoughtful touches that Julie had arranged for her and the girls – Julie, her mum and the bridesmaids all had gorgeous custom-made silk dressing gowns and even personalised hangers for their dresses!

Soon it was off to All Saints Church in the beautiful village of Crondall.  It was good to catch up with the lovely Reverend Tara Hellings who always brings such a vibrant energy and enthusiasm to the services she conducts.  The service was beautiful, accompanied by the wonderful professional harpist to add to the romantic ambience!

Taz & Julie left the church to a flurry of confetti down the ancient church path and then it was off for more photography at Froyle Park.

Froyle Park is adorned with beautiful backdrops and settings everywhere you look.  From the immaculate lawns at the front of the house to the outdoor dome and far-reaching views over the rolling Hampshire countryside, this venue really is a photographer’s dream!

After some romantic couple photographs using the best of the surroundings and some important family groups that Julie and Taz were keen to record, we captured the rest of the day in an informal, documentary style which is our favourite way to work.

Soon it was time for the delicious wedding breakfast in Froyle Park’s Grand Ballroom which is a stunning space with beautiful natural light complimenting the ornate panelling detail.

As the evening celebrations were about to begin, an extra special touch that the couple had planned was revealed – Julie had stunning stilettos for the ceremony and main part of the day, but at this point Taz led her onto the dancefloor and swapped her heels for some amazing personalised Converse for the evening reception!  All in all a wonderful day with a lovely couple.

 

Hampshire Wedding Photographer - bride getting her hair done

 

Hampshire Wedding Photographer - bride's and bridesmaids' shoes

 

Hampshire Wedding Photographer - bridesmaids' dresses

 

Hampshire Wedding Photographer - bride’s mother helping her get ready

 

Hampshire Wedding Photographer - bride arriving at church

 

Hampshire Wedding Photographer - confetti cones

 

Hampshire Wedding Photographer - bride and groom confetti

 

Hampshire Wedding Photographer - bride laughing

 

Hampshire Wedding Photographer - bride and groom in open top wedding car

 

Hampshire Wedding Photographer - bride and groom with wedding car

 

Hampshire Wedding Photographer - wedding rings

 

Hampshire Wedding Photographer - bride and groom walking towards Froyle Park

 

Hampshire Wedding Photographer - bride and groom in Froyle Park outdoor dome

 

Hampshire Wedding Photographer - bride and groom on Froyle Park swing seat

 

Hampshire Wedding Photographer - bride and groom with fountain

 

Hampshire Wedding Photographer - Froyle Park Grand Ballroom

 

Hampshire Wedding Photographer - table decorations

 

Hampshire Wedding Photographer - Froyle Park Grand Ballroom

 

Hampshire Wedding Photographer - two friends laughing

 

Hampshire Wedding Photographer - wedding guests seated for the meal

 

Hampshire Wedding Photographer - couple waving

 

Hampshire Wedding Photographer - bride’s parents making an entrance!

 

Hampshire Wedding Photographer - bride and groom sharing wedding cake

 

Hampshire Wedding Photographer - bride's personalised Converse

 

Hampshire Wedding Photographer - first dance

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Surrey Wedding Photography – Wotton House, Dorking

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Caroline & Tony’s wedding at Wotton House, Dorking was one of those days that’s just filled with laughter.  It was a privilege for us to be a part of such a happy day!

Caroline and her bridesmaids were getting ready at her parents’ stunning house in East Horsley.  There was a great atmosphere and it felt very relaxed, even though there was a slightly emotional moment when Caroline received a thoughtful surprise present from groom-to-be Tony (well done Tony – you got a few extra brownie points there!)

Soon we were off to the catholic church of St Edward the Confessor, in beautiful grounds just outside of Guildford, to capture the guests arriving as well as some informal shots of Tony and his groomsmen (all trying their best not to look too nervous!)

Once the guests were safely inside the church, Caroline and her father arrived in style – in an immaculate 1930s style Badsworth wedding car (complete with klaxon style air horn!).

In a lovely personal touch, the couple had arranged for Tony’s brother (himself an ordained minister) to conduct the majority of the service, so he brought a wonderful sense of family to the ceremony – populating the sermon with little anecdotes and stories from their childhood!

After a few photos outside the church, we were off to Wotton House for their sunny drinks reception.  The atmosphere was once again wonderfully relaxed, as Tony and Caroline’s guests were served Pimms and canapés in the sunken garden accompanied by live acoustic guitar music.

Tony and Caroline were keen to explore the grounds at Wotton House as the whole place offers a wealth of photo opportunities (and is consequently a fabulous place to work from our point of view!)

We captured intimate, informal couple photographs in the imposing Roman temple, complete with beautiful fountain and white marble columns, before heading up the adjoining steps to incorporate the stunning view of the estate that this height advantage gave us.

We then wandered towards the Tillingbourne stream which runs through the estate, finishing at the magical grotto (which is always our favourite for the atmospheric, natural light photographs which this location lends itself to).

After a fun-filled group photo of the couple with all their guests, it was into the Evelyn suite for the wedding breakfast.  The room was beautifully decorated in Caroline and Tony’s colour scheme of pastel peach, right down to the most realistic icing flowers on the cake that we have ever seen!

All in all, Tony and Caroline’s day was wonderfully relaxed but still extremely moving and it was obvious to see the mutual love and affection between these two lovely people.

Surrey Wedding Photographer - bride getting ready

 

Surrey Wedding Photographer - bridal hair

 

Surrey Wedding Photographer - bride having her hair done with champagne

 

Surrey Wedding Photographer - bride hair and make-up finished

 

Surrey Wedding Photographer - champagne and buffet food for bridal preparations

 

Surrey Wedding Photographer - groom and best man buttonholes

 

Surrey Wedding Photographer - bride arriving at church vintage car

 

Surrey Wedding Photographer - bride’s father giving her away

 

Surrey Wedding Photographer - church service vows

 

Surrey Wedding Photographer - bride and groom with vintage car

 

Surrey Wedding Photographer - bride at drinks reception

 

Surrey Wedding Photographer - bride and groom laughing

 

Surrey Wedding Photographer - bride and groom posing

 

Surrey Wedding Photographer - bride in Wotton House roman temple

 

Surrey Wedding Photographer - bride and groom walking past fountain

 

Surrey Wedding Photographer - bride and groom candid photo

 

Surrey Wedding Photographer - bride and groom in Wotton House grotto

 

Surrey Wedding Photographer - group photo

 

Surrey Wedding Photographer - Mr & Mrs table decorations

 

Surrey Wedding Photographer - wedding cake icing flowers

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Hampshire Wedding Photography – Old Thorns, Liphook

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It was a beautiful sunny April day for John and Rachel’s wedding at the stunning Old Thorns Golf Country Estate in Liphook, Hampshire.  Old Thorns is one of our favourite wedding venues and one which we visit most often (usually around 8-10 times per year).

Rachel was getting ready in the Surrey Apartment – a gorgeous, spacious part of Old Thorns’ accommodation with the main room flooded with natural light through the floor-to-ceiling windows.  It’s almost always a lovely atmosphere capturing the bridal preparation photographs – the sense of excitement and anticipation as the big moment draws closer!  John was also getting ready at Old Thorns so while Elaine stayed with Rachel, her bridesmaids, mum and flower girl, I set off to find the boys and capture some images of their preparations.  Admittedly, the groom’s preparations are usually over much more quickly than the bride’s… but they’re no less important!

The wedding ceremony took place in the Hampshire Suite with windows running the length of the room, overlooking the grounds.  After a very emotional ceremony, John and Rachel made their way out to the courtyard and were met with flurries of confetti plus celebratory glasses of bubbly!

As wedding photographers in Hampshire, we really are spoilt by the abundance of photo opportunities at Old Thorns.  Luckily, John and Rachel were keen to really make the most of this great venue and to capture lots of romantic moments together.  After some shots on the Old Thorns regal thrones and in the sun terrace area, we hopped aboard the trusty golf buggy and made our way up to the top tee for some photos with the signature view that makes Old Thorns so memorable.

Despite their desire to spend time capturing romantic couple photographs, John and Rachel had insightfully built in extra time to their wedding day plans to also allow time for them to mingle with their guests and enjoy the reception drinks and canapés.  This also enabled us to really go to town on the candid, reportage photography.  This is our favourite atmosphere to work in – capturing natural, unposed and spontaneous photographs of people really enjoying the occasion and completely without any of the inhibitions and reserve that can sometimes crop up when photographs are staged.  After a few important family shots that John and Rachel had requested in one of our pre-wedding meetings, it was then back into the Hampshire Suite for the wonderful wedding breakfast.

The speeches were a hoot – John’s two best men really did him proud with the perfect combination of sentimentality and hilarious stories (without embarrassing him too much!) and then it was time to indulge those guests with a sweet tooth as the wedding cake was cut and also the deliciously decadent chocolate fountain was set up!  John and Rachel’s first dance was beautifully romantic and heartfelt but soon afterwards the dancefloor was overrun by their lovely guests keen to party the night away! Congratulations John and Rachel… and thank you for including us in your special day.

Hampshire Wedding Photography - the bride's father giving his daughter away

 

Hampshire Wedding Photography - bride and groom with champagne

 

Hampshire Wedding Photography - bride and groom with confetti

 

Hampshire Wedding Photography - bride and groom on thrones

 

Hampshire Wedding Photography - bride and groom talking on terrace

 

Hampshire Wedding Photography - bride and groom with view from top tee

 

Hampshire Wedding Photography - bride and groom romantic photo

 

Hampshire Wedding Photography - drinks reception

 

Hampshire Wedding Photography - groom and friend laughing

 

Hampshire Wedding Photography - flower girl

 

Hampshire Wedding Photography - best man laughing with his friends

 

Hampshire Wedding Photography - wedding breakfast place names

 

Hampshire Wedding Photography - groom's speech

 

Hampshire Wedding Photography - best men's speech

 

Hampshire Wedding Photography - the wedding cake

 

Hampshire Wedding Photography - the wedding rings

 

Hampshire Wedding Photography - bride and groom's first dance

 

Hampshire Wedding Photography - bride and groom on the dancefloor with their guests

 

Hampshire Wedding Photography - lads posing on the dancefloor

 

Hampshire Wedding Photography - guests dancing the night away

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