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Katie and Chris • Hartsfield Manor • Surrey Documentary Wedding Photographer •

It was a cloudy rainy day as I pulled up outside Hartsfield Manor, but that didn’t take anything away from its beauty. The great thing about this venue is that it is beautiful on the inside as well as the outside, so I knew that we would still be able to get some beautiful shots. 

I meet Katie and her bridesmaids in an upstairs room as they were doing their finishing touches, the nerves were clear to see, they were very organised and were all ready quickly. I always suggest timing it so you put your dress on, have a 5 minute breather and then head on to the ceremony, just so you’re not waiting around in your dress. This way you avoid any potential spillage on, or spoilage of, the dress and you limit the time sitting around getting nervous! 

The nerves had really built by the time we headed downstairs for the ceremony, but wow did it look beautiful, the stunning room over looking the gardens was beautiful, and Katie and her bridesmaids looked fab walking down the aisle. As we knew the day was questionable weather-wise we had the confetti thrown inside as they walked back down the aisle as a married couple, this is always a great option if the venue allow it.

After letting the guests and newlyweds grab a drink and have a chat, I knew that it has stopped raining and swiftly grabbed the guests needed for the formal shots and got these done outside nice and quickly. It was great being able to get these with the Manor in the background - thank you weather Gods! It stayed dry for the couple shots too although it was still very wet so we stayed on safe ground for the dress, using the gravel and the stone entrance way at the front of the building and then we grabbed some on the stairs inside too. There’s always a way of getting outside as long as you trust me I can make it happen! 

“It was always you.”

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Venue: Hartsfield Manor

Frezia and Farzad • Persia mets Pakistan at beautful Lillibrook Manor • Documentary Wedding Photography

Lillibrook Manor really was the perfect backdrop for Frezia and Farzad’s wedding. They had a week of celebrations already and this was the cherry on top! 

The daylight was short so I knew that we would have to move quickly after the ceremony to get shots outside. So after Frezia was handed over by her mother and after the vows and the “I do’s” everyone started the celebrations off by grabbing a handful of confetti and throwing it high over their heads as they walked through their confetti line as a married couple. 

We went for a quick walk around the grounds of Lillibrook Manor, which is just beautiful, there are so many little nooks and different backgrounds, it really is a playground for photography! The light was gone by the time we finished, (we were only out about 20 minutes) but we finished off with the stunning fairy light backdrop of the main barn which was perfect.

Heading inside they were greeted with cheers and clapping, the smiles and happy tears followed during the speeches and the energy of the day kept flowing as the meal finished and the evening guests arrived. Oh what a night!

I always say to Brides and Grooms that if you want a full dance floor all night then you need to dance! Your guests will follow you, no one is going to leave a bride and groom on an empty dance floor! This is exactly what this gorgeous couple did, and that dance floor was full all night! With the smiles, the dancing, the mix of Persian and Pakistani cultures and the fairy lights in the background of Lillibrook manors main barn - everything came into place perfectly! 

“I could’ve danced all night, and still have begged for more”

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Venue: Lillibrook Manor