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
Wedding Planning by Jane Riddell
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