On Saturday Sue and I joined Rachael and Dickson for their amazing wedding at Horsley Towers in Surrey just off the M25 on what was a fantastic late summer day filled with song, love and laughter, This is the 4th wedding we have shot for Rachael’s family so we knew it would be a fab fun day, It all started back in 2005 when Damian and Laura came to see us and book us for their 2007 wedding which was a fab day, then shortly afterwards we photographed Damian’s colleague Ben and Emily’s wedding also in 2007, then Ben’s brother Dan married Nicola in 2008 and in 2010 we photographed their aunt Carol when she married Pete which was another amazing wedding for us.
One of the best parts of this It was meeting lots of old friends and making lots of new friends from Dickson’s family, sadly some members of Rachael’s family are no longer with us but Nan and Grandad were much missed by everyone including Sue and I but I am fairly sure looking down proudly on another amazing wedding day.
We started our day at home with Rachael and her family for an hour or so prep, photographing dresses and shoes, flowers and cards before we headed off to the local church to be greeted by a very excited Dickson 🙂 after a few shots with the boys and saying hello to a few people we heard the clatter of horses as Rachael arrived looking spectacular with her Dad Paul in a two horse drawn carriage, there is something pretty special about a horse and carriage carrying a bride and her father pulling up outside the family church, goosebumps :-)…….. After a few photographs we walked into the beautiful church which was lit up with love which you could see, hear and feel as Rachael walked down the isle with dad, I did have to chuckle at one point with the amount of cameras and iPads jumping out to snap photos, thankfully I did manage to get a few but it was touch and go for a minute 🙂 the service was amazing, this wedding was all about God, love and 2 very special people and it shone thoughout the service, songs words love and laughter, what more could we ask for when 2 people become 1.
After the service we wandered outside for a few hugs and kisses before heading off the 15 miles to Horsley Towers where a champagne reception awaited us, we had an hour wandering the grounds taking photo’s of family and friends as well as some lovely portraits around the lake before they were whisked off into the wedding breakfast.
After the breakfast we moved into speeches which were the best sort os speeches, from the heart, we then cut the amazing cake and then headed off to the old Chapel and cloisters for a few photos which was nice and then a few on the stairs before it was time to dance, the first dance was a lot of fun which led everyone perfectly into the barn dance which was as always very popular and lots of shouting, laughing and I am sure crying as the evening went on, this was out time to say goodbye and head back to Southampton after a very long but very rewarding day filled with Love happiness and laughter.
Thanks guys it was an awesome day, and one last word, Jake, YOUR next dude ! 🙂
A few of my favourites and then our taster slideshow.