East Horsley wedding – Lizzie & Matt

East Horsley wedding cake

Reportage wedding photography for an East Horsley wedding

An East Horsley wedding for Lizzie and Matt (& Mr. Chew!). A wedding near and at the family home for Lizzie. A Surrey wedding. The original plan was for a Berkshire wedding – at a new wedding venue. But that got changed – so the wedding planner, Jane, had to help them create this wedding, at the home instead. If you didn’t know, you would have thought this was the original plan. And what a creation! Probably also, the wedding with the most flora I’ve seen 😉

Coverage begins amid the controlled chaos of the floral decorations being assembled, in the garden and the large marquee. Here, Lizzie, got ready with her bridesmaids and family, before the very short drive to St Martin’s church. For me, just a short walk to St Martin’s.

(I shot one of my first weddings at this church, some years ago now. Back when I was a photographer at The Times – for another photographer at the newspaper. Nowadays, you see guests brandishing iPhones and iPads, as the confetti run takes place outside a church. On that day, I had some of ‘Fleet Street’s’ finest photographers, brandishing their own cameras, shooting over my shoulder – not intimidating in the slightest……).

A shuttle run, in the camper van, delivered the bridesmaids, before Lizzie and her father, arrived in the Beetle (The vehicles had names – someone will update me…)

The ceremony went smoothly – married. Star Wars theme music to walk back down the aisle to! Then the confetti run and back to the garden. Fizz, craft beer, canapes, music and mini-golf!! (As a photographer – games during the reception, like mini-golf, or croquet or Jenga or even a conker festival, give a lot more photo opportunities, than endless pictures of people eating canapes. It’s a good idea!)

Then into the marquee and the speeches, interspersed between the courses. Before the dancing…

Here are a few images from this East Horsley wedding day….the cakes, by the way, are Lizzie’s – it’s what she does! DollyDewDrop

East Horsley bride getting ready
Bride getting ready in East Horsley house
Bridal prep at East Horsley wedding
Wedding dress on at East Horsley wedding
Groom at East Horsley church
East Horsley church wedding
Bride arrives at East Horsley church
East Horsley wedding
East Horsley wedding ceremony
East Horsley wedding photography
East Horsley wedding
East Horsley wedding kiss
Confetti at East Horsley church wedding
Bride waves from the wedding car
East Horsley wedding reception
Mini golf
Musicians at East Horsley wedding
East Horsley wedding reception
Bride playing mini golf at East Horsley wedding reception
Wedding mini golf
Wedding marquee at East Horsley wedding
Love and beer
Reception in the garden at East Horsley wedding
East Horsley wedding bride and groom
East Horsley wedding speeches
East Horsley wedding first dance

Wedding Planning by Jane Riddell

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