Garden Marquee Wedding Surrey

A Glamorous Garden Marquee Wedding In Godalming Surrey

Rachael & Matts wedding blog-1

There is so much so say about this wedding, it really was very special. A perfect country garden wedding, celebrated in the beautiful surroundings of the family home, with friends and family, not to mention the bride’s beloved horse.

I was introduced to Rachael and Matt by Stephanie, the groom’s sister,  who I’ve know for some time through the wedding world and a rather popular London cake company. Rachael came to see me and told me all about their wedding plans, and it just sounded so lovely that I knew it would be a joy to capture.

I began the day by photographing Rachael and her bridesmaids final preparations at the family home near Godalming.  A marquee had been erected and the final touches were being put in place by super florists Divine At No.12, and by the caterers Caper & Berry.

It was a really warm sparkly sunny day, indeed the Summer Solstice. As I set about my work I found no shortage of beautiful spaces to photograph Rachael’s delicate flowers, delicious Jimmy Choos, and divine Jenny Packham wedding dress. I also introduced myself to Connor, Rachael’s horse, and his stable mates who were casting their big soulful eyes over everything, it was all really rather wonderful.

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How stunning is Rachael’s 1920’s inspired Jenny Packham wedding dress? It’s covered from top to toe in tiny beads and has a beautiful crystal belt. Just dreamy! I have to thank Rachael’s lovely sister for ‘handling’ the dress and helping me set up this shot!

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Rachael and Matt chose the beautiful Parish church of St Peter and St Paul for their wedding. It’s a really spacious church with great light, beautiful architecture, and one of the nicest vicars (Beverly) you will meet!

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Probably my favourite part of the day, from a photography point of view, was photographing Rachael and Matt with Connor, and then spending a little time in the private garden to capture some beautiful and intimate portraits of the newlyweds.

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It’s not everyday I get to incorporate a frog into wedding photographs, but this little chap was dead keen to get in on the action having hitched a ride on Matt’s shoe during the guys shots. 🙂

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Such a great day! Here’s what the happy couple had to say.

“My gosh, the photos are absolutely perfect and beautiful and I am so so happy with them! They are exactly what I wanted and have given me the happiest feeling looking back at them.

You have really captured the feel of the day – everyone looks like they are having so much fun! 

Thank you for doing such a superb job and for being so excellent all round. It was a real pleasure to have you at our wedding. I will be sure to always recommend you and tell people how fantastic you are.” Rachael & Matt

An absolute pleasure. J x


Roll Of Honour

Makeup and hair – Sarah Edwards Knight

Frock – Jenny Packham ‘Kathleen

 Shoes – Jimmy Choo ‘Luna’

Flowers – Divine At Number 12

Cake – Peggy Porschen

Church – St Peter & St Paul Godalming

Caterers – Caper & Berry


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