Lucy & Giles ~ {A Classic English Country Wedding}

When Lucy first came to see me she was accompanied by her sister Katy. At this point Giles was in Afghanistan serving as an army officer, so I didn’t meet him until we did their engagement shoot at Virginia Water. Fortunately we got along very well and it’s been an absolute privilege to be their wedding photographer capturing such special memories for them.

Lucy and Giles chose the beautiful village of Bletchingley for their wedding and reception which took place over the Jubilee weekend.  Pendell House, a grand Grade I listed property, was their base for the entire weekend.  After our engagement shoot Giles had to leave for Germany, so much of the wedding planning and preparation was carried out by Lucy and both families. It was a great team effort ( a friend made their gorgeous cake, another friend did all the flowers), and both families work exceedingly hard to ensure that not only did the house look gorgeous, but that the day ran smoothly and was enjoyed by all.

I began my day capturing Lucy and her 5 bridesmaids preparations.

The wedding ceremony took place at the beautiful St Mary The Virgin church. The vicar was exceedingly nice and positively encouraged the throwing of confetti, all too rare these days.

‘You’ve lost that loving feeling…’ 🙂

This was my first military wedding and I hope it won’t be my last, it was great fun! We won’t mention the young officer who nudged me in the back of the knee while I was shooting the cutting of the cake!

Lucy and Giles, it’s been such a pleasure to get to know you, it’s clear you are so in love and I wish you a life time of love and happiness.

Venue: Pendell House

Church: The Mary The Virgin, Bletchingley

Toastmaster: Iain Pompei ~ highly recommended.

Flowers: By a friend of Lucy and Giles.

Catering: Surrey Gourmet

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