It was a typical end of winter, beginning of spring day. It was mild at times, overcast and a tiny bit of rain arrived also in the evening. But all in all, a very pleasant day for the wedding of K and R. My day started at the bride’s parents home. Everyone was very relaxed and in good spirits when I arrived. I had a little chat with the guests on arrival and I was offered a lovely cup of coffee. It is nice to start slowly and I found out that they had visited Peru as a family (I am originally from Peru), so it was great to hear that they had a good time there.
The bride was fairly ready by the time that I got there but it was still nice to capture a few photographs of everyone getting ready. Everyone was on time and it went all smoothly. The venue, Hampton Court House, was only a few minutes drive away. I made sure to arrive before the bridesmaids and the bride to capture a few images of the groom and the guests. It is lovely to see people arriving, old friends and acquaintances meeting again after some time. I love the genuine smiles and hugs that I get to witness during this time.
The bride arrived in a lovely vintage car, something I know that she had been looking forward to. I wanted to capture a photograph of her arriving at the venue in that lovely car and capturing the setting of the venue. The weather was dry although a tad windy. Inside, everything looked beautiful and warm for the wedding ceremony.
The wedding ceremony was beautiful. There was a piano player playing before, during and after which gave a lovely feel to the ceremony. It was great to see the smiles on both the bride and groom as soon as they saw each other. After the ceremony, the guests were invited downstairs for the drinks reception. It was a very bright room and with ample space for guests to mingle and catch with each other. In particular, I liked how much space there is at the venue. There are separate rooms for all the key sections of the day, which means that there is no need to turn rooms around.
During the drinks reception we capture a few family photos and portraits of the bride and groom, before heading into the wedding breakfast. The room was very impressive and beautifully decorated. After the meal, it was time for some speeches. There were a few different speakers, but all speeches were meaningful and not overly long. After this, it was time for the cutting of the cake and then finally some dancing. The bride and groom were not keen on a first dance as such, so guests just started dancing when the band started playing. I left shortly after having had a lovely day and witnessed a beautiful wedding.
Below are some of my favourite images from their wedding day. It was a real joy to work with K and R and their family and friends. They were all very friendly and easy to get on with, which made it also very pleasant for me. I really hope that you like the photographs below and I would love to hear from if you are looking for a Hampton Court House wedding photographer, or any other venue for that matter! Thank you for visiting my website and reading this post!
Hampton Court House is a gorgeous Georgian mansion set in Surrey, inside the M25. It is surrounded by 9 acres of beautiful 18th century gardens. Hampton Court House works as an independent school during the week and host beautiful events at the weekends. The venue has stunning architecture and lots of space for you to plan a fairy tale wedding.
The venue is ideally situated with access to the main airports for your international guests. The venue has separate areas for the drinks reception, ceremony, wedding breakfast and dancing, so this means that everything is ready without needing to turn rooms around.
In summer, the gardens are available for beautiful photos and for your guests to enjoy. I genuinely recommend giving this beautiful venue a visit if you are planning your wedding in Surrey.