Ed & Lara chose Hartsfield Manor in Surrey for their wedding. It was quite a drive for me, being based in Cheshire, but I do a fair amount of weddings outside of my area and it’s a pleasure to see other locations.
This DeVere venue was new to me; and I was impressed. There were fantastic locations for photographs, including the stunning staircase and fantastic grounds. It’s close to London too, which makes it idea for anyone looking to get married close to their London home.
The day begins!
I joined Lara and her friends and family at their flat close to the Church they would be married it. They were having a fantastic morning with makeup and hair and it gave me the change to stay back and capture the action as it happened with my reportage photography, giving very natural results.
Lara looked stunning in her wedding dress as she left for the Church.
The important bit…
It’s all too easy to get carried away with the rest of a wedding day. While it’s important, the ceremony is the really essential bit. No worries here though as they had chosen an incredible Church to become man and wife. I loved Ed’s expression as he looked skywards just before his bride walked down the aisle…
Soon after, they were lighting the candle together, signing the register and were officially married! They made their way out and their guests joined them to congratulate them on such an important step in their lives together.
And on to Hartsfield Manor
They and their guests were offered champagne and canapes while they chatted, laughed and caught up on old times. It wasn’t long before I took them off their wedding portraits as a newly wed couple. They were so happy, in love and fun to be around! It was a joy to join them on their special day!
During this time, their guests were enjoying the stupendous hospitality of Hartsfield Manor.
As afternoon made way for evening, they made their way into the wedding breakfast to rapturous applause and soon it was time for a fantastic set of speeches; the best men did a particularly good job of embarrassing the groom, while I caught some great expressions.
Speeches over, the remaining tasks of the day were cake cutting and first dance, where they could show off their fantastic routine, which has been being practiced for weeks.
Before I left, I took a fine art sparkler photograph of them, which was a particular request of theirs.
What a fantastic wedding! Congratulations guys!
Take a look through the rest of the photographs and, if you’re planning a wedding at Hartsfield Manor, please get in touch to discuss wedding photography.