I met with Charlotte and Ewan back at the start of the year when we discussed what they were looking for from their wedding photography. A laid back couple that wanted discrete documentation of their wedding day at The Red Barn in Surrey with as little intrusion as possible. Perfect!
I started off the morning covering the bridal preparations at Charlottes parents house. Greeted with a much welcome cup of coffee, there was a wonderful atmosphere in the house, very calm and very relaxed. The car taking Charlotte to the ceremony happened to be a stunning old Rolls Royce that was once owned by her Grandfather! A lovely surprise for both her and her Grandma.
Due to the M25 being shut and causing more than just a little bit of traffic chaos, the ceremony was pushed back a little to allow people to get there. For some couples this would probably cause untold stress but Charlotte and Ewan just took it all in their stride. The epitome of the phrase ‘just go with the flow’ and the sort of people it is an utter pleasure to shoot for. Following a lovely ceremony, it was back in the Rolls Royce and over to The Red Barn in Lingfield.
I’d not been to The Red Barn before, it’s a 300 year old barn and it was absolutely stunning inside, enhanced beautifully by all the hand made decorations. Brilliant speeches, a guest visit from Sooty, Sweep and Sue, a little bit of chatting and mingling, some paper hat making and it was soon time for the dancing. A cracking band saw the dance floor packed straight away and it stayed that way for the remainder of the evening.
I’ve been incredibly lucky this year with some really fantastic weddings and Charlotte and Ewans was no exception. A real pleasure to be there to document.
If you are getting married in Surrey and are looking for a documentary wedding photographer, please get in touch, I’d be delighted to have a chat! Meanwhile, here is a small selection of some of my favourites from the day and please feel free to leave comments in the section below!