August the 23rd was the perfect day for a wedding. After what seemed like an eternity of rainy days in the lead up to it, the day itself was soaked in wonderful sunshine with a small splutter of clouds providing perfect lighting for wedding photography.
Getting married today were Alex & Ross, who are a couple that had already had one of my pre-wedding shoots a few months prior (something provided free with all my Full-Day packages). They live only down the road from me in Horley too!
After shooting the bride's prep photos at her parent's house, I moved on to one of Britain's oldest churches; St Peter and Paul's in the village of Chauldon, Surrey, which current building dates back to the 10th century. This church was absolutely tiny, as can be seen in the photos, which presented a number of unique challenges but certainly made moving about during the ceremony a breeze. The ceremony was, of course, lovely and the congregation no doubt found it a beautiful moment - I certainly enjoyed photographing it and was provided a great vantage point from the front.
The reception was held at Surrey National Golf Club, in an absolutely cavernous upper room featuring vistas of the course and woods beyond. I saw a couple of firsts, namely a traditional receiving line (I bet they are tricky to organise, but such a great idea), and a DJ who also serenaded guests over dinner. Had an opportunity to grab a golf cart and get some shots on the course as well!
All the guests were clearly having a great time well into the evening, and I had a great time photographing them (I will never tire of photographing wedding dancing!).
My congratulations to Alex & Ross, you are lovely people and I wish you all the best in your life together.