This has got to be one of my all time favourite weddings, with a hilltop church ceremony followed by an elegant and relaxed Cain Manor reception.
Rachel and Ian have just been an absolute treat to work with, since they first got in contact last May, through our meetings, and getting to know. It was such a pleasure to document their wedding for them.
St Martha’s On The Hill is a very special church in an absolute dream of a location. You may remember Rachel and Ian’s scenic hilltop engagement session there last year. Since then I’ve been really looking forward to capturing the couple’s big day, not to mention see Labrador extraordinaire ‘Molly’ once again (she’s very fond of having her photograph taken). It was also a pleasure to return to Cain Manor at Headley Down, a fabulous venue with a welcoming and intimate feel.
Particular highlights for me were the couple’s photographs just after the ceremony with Molly and her gorgeous pink and cream floral garland. An absolute epic confetti moment which produced some of my favourite ever shots – I just adore the couples expressions! The entire wedding party and guests descending St Martha’s Hill, which just felt so inclusive, relaxed and fun. The group shots, sometimes a little ‘stiff’, but not theirs. Those moments upon arriving at Cain Manor where I was able to take the couple for some intimate and beautiful photographs. Finally the first dance to a live band singing Ed Sheeran’s ‘Thinking Out Loud’…. top moment. 🙂
“The pictures are stunning and I cannot thank you enough for providing us with some very special memories. We honestly didn’t even notice you there on the day (which I suppose is a good and bad thing) and you were so unobtrusive – a lot of our guests have commented on how ‘slick’ everything seemed to be. I have been showing all of my classes the blog post as well and there have been lots of oooooohs and ahhhhhs – mostly when I get to the picture of Molly to be honest! Thank you again for being so fantastic.” Rachel
Rachel and Ian,thank you! It’s been wonderful. J X
Church – St Martha’s On the Hill, Chilworth.
Venue – Cain Manor
Makeup – Rose Makeup
Shoes – Jimmy Choo
Dress – Enzoani
Bridesmaids dresses – Two Birds