Days like these make me grateful to be a wedding photographer in Surrey
Their big day had been postponed due to Covid and the goal posts had been shifted more than I care to remember. However, these two were determined to wed and boy what a wedding, even including a game of trivial pursuit and a very strange sausage toy (don’t ask).
I first met David and Kelly at a wedding fayre in Surrey, and it was clear from our first meeting how in love these two were. They had so many beautiful ideas of what they wanted their day to represent, had made so many plans perfecting every detail and then a little thing called Covid arrived.
Yes things were a little smaller (including the guest list), and you could be excused for thinking hand gel were the wedding favours , but it was beautiful and full of emotions. While their wedding looked a little different, the love, joy and festivity of the occasion was not affected at all. I am sure it was one of the best and most memorable days of their life.
Kelly and David got ready in one of the bridal suites at Woodland park Hotel in Cobham. The ornate detailing and high ceilings gave an exciting sense of grandeur, this made for the most beautiful bridal preparation photos.
After the ceremony at Leatherhead registry office in Surrey it was back to Woodlands Park Hotel for the wedding breakfast and celebrations. Originally built in 1885, Woodlands Park is fully refurbished, but still has a grand Victorian feel, with oak-paneled rooms and many antiques. It was a perfect backdrop for David and Kelly’s celebration. I loved the Christmas Decoration which adorned the public areas and truly added to the beautiful autumnal colors hints that were seen throughout the wedding.
Woodlands park Hotel is an incredibly special place. Not only does it ooze sophistication with its vaulted ceilings and glamorous style, but they also did a fantastic job of making it safe whilst still feeling like the celebration it should be. They managed to create a wonderful atmosphere whilst still maintaining social distancing and nothing was too much trouble (I even got a cheeky coronation chicken sandwich, which was splendid by the way).
I will always reflet fondly on David and Kelly’s wedding. I was made to feel like part of the family, which doesn’t always happen when photographing a wedding with some great backdrops. Noting was too much trouble and it reminded me why I enjoy my job as a wedding photographer so much.
Congratulations to a very special couple.
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