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.
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!
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!
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.
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. 🙂
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