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Daniel and Mia • The Riverside Marquee • Bray Wedding • Documentary Wedding Photography

I knew that Mia and Daniel’s wedding was going to be fabulous from when I first met them, there was a keen eye for detail and such love that went into the planning I couldn’t wait to capture their day. 

Celebrating in the small, beautiful village of Bray, every part of the day was within 5 minutes of each other. Getting to Daniel first, I grabbed some detail shots whilst some serious ironing went on - how many groomsmen does it take to iron a shirt?!? 

Mia was getting ready a minutes walk away from the church in the cutely named Christmas Cottage with bright red door, it was so quirky, and had a cottage feel with a glass extension at the back which was fabulous for natural light, which is just perfect and also means the makeup is done according to daylight which is a must.

As Mia opened Daniel’s gifts, the emotion was clear to see, and the eagerness to meet him at the bottom of the aisle was bubbling! 

The music played, the page boys and bridesmaids entered and then, there they were, together, you could see how much they loved each other, it’s always such a pleasure to witness the little looks and smiles, the unsaid emotion between the two of them that no one else can see. 

After the nerves had dissolved away and they were officially Husband and Wife, the celebrating could start, it’s always such fun to start the party feel off with a confetti line, such a good way to get everyone smiling and laughing! This merriment continued throughout the day as we got to The Riverside Marquee, which is gorgeous and set backing onto the river. Group shots led into the couple shots and the sun was very kind to us, as it was later in the day it was a warm softer light which looked stunning on Daniel and Mia.

Speeches brought the house down as well as bringing a few tears down cheeks, and the first dance followed by a father-daughter/mother-son dance was equally as tear jerking. It was so clear to see how much Daniel and Mia loved each other and how much they were both loved, it was an absolute pleasure to capture and an honour to know such a lovely couple.

”Love, love changes everything”

Venue: The Riverside Marquee

Short and sweet • Morden Wedding Photographer • Natural Wedding Photography

I arrived at this short wedding early to have a good look round the venue. The sun was shining and it was lovely and warm. I spotted a few different locations that were great for my newlywed shots after the ceremony, including a row of lavender and a weeping willow!

The bride was a little late, but she looked stunning as she pulled up with her entourage in a white limo! The bridesmaids wore princess pink dresses and the Bride glowed as she walked towards the venue.  Normally when the bride arrives myself and the planner make sure everyone including the groom is inside and waiting, so that the Bride and her dress can be a surprise for everyone. However, this bride didn’t mind that everyone was outside enjoying the weather! She greeted friends and family, and the only person not there was her groom – so it would be a surprise for him.

As it was a warm day the ceremony room had all the windows and doors open, and white flowing fabric blew inwards with the breeze. With Ewell Court House backing onto a park, the views were fab. We looked out onto flowers and trees, the occasional walker and passers by didn’t intrude at all.

After the ceremony I used the park for their couple photos, using the locations I had looked at before, I took them on a 15 minute walk around a few key points. Allowing them to have a bit of quiet time away, together as newlyweds, I always find my couples love this time away before they head back into the party.

After this I took a few natural shots of their friends and family milling around, trying to create different and interesting shots, working with symmetry and playing with precise moments. I wish them all the happiness for the future. 

 

"Hidden underneath the weeping willow, my love waits."