A few weeks ago I was the wedding photographer for Emma and Chris’ Surrey wedding at the Gorse Hill De Vere in Woking. They booked me over a year ago and were on the blog a short while after with their engagement session at Painshill Park. The day started at the hotel for the bridal preparations where Emma was getting ready with her bridesmaids, along with the expert help of the make up artist for the day, Sophie Warren. Then it was on to Pyrford and the church of St. Nicholas in nearby Pyrford for the ceremony.
Now I see a lot of nice wedding cars but Chris stepped it up a notch by hiring a Lamborghini for the weekend and they made a quick getaway in it and left me for dead as we headed back to Gorse Hill for the reception (with a quick stop off for some photos with the car of course…). Once again we were very lucky with the weather and despite an early downpour we were able to take ten minutes out to take a stroll around the grounds for some photos before dinner. Following the dinner and speeches, I was then treated to my first ever example of Sabrage which, for those like me who had never previously heard of this, is the art of opening a bottle of champagne with a sword. An impressive feat at the best of times, let alone after a few glasses of champagne…
Then it was onto the first dance and the end of a long weekend (I’d been at Great Fosters for the wedding of Louise and Chris the day before). Another thoroughly enjoyable, yet tiring day.
Some of you will no doubt have already seen an image on my Facebook page that I posted just after the wedding. Don’t forget I can now also be found on Google+ too, so feel free to like, share, pin etc. And here’s a few more from the day along with a slideshow I put together at the bottom of the page..
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