A wedding at Northbrook Park in Surrey: I have very fond memories of Northbrook Park in Surrey as it was where I shot one of my first weddings. Although at the time I wasn’t the primary photographer at that wedding. So when Marie and Andy got in touch with me last November about their wedding I was really hoping that they would book me. They did and what an exciting wedding it was. I’d met up with the couple about 6 weeks before the wedding to do an engagement shoot on Tower Bridge and those who read my blog regularly will remember the unfortunate comment I made about the brides dress. I was looking at it and thinking, wow what a gorgeous dress and at the same time thinking that she needs to take her coat off… so I say, “Marie, why don’t you take your dress off…” what a plum I am…. Anyway I was kinda hoping that both Marie and Andy would have forgotten but sure enough within 20 minutes of seeing Marie she asks me if……………. and I think Andy managed all of 5 seconds before announcing my faux pas to his grooms men. 🙂
As it says on their website, Northbrook Park really is one of Surrey’s finest wedding venues and from a photography perspective it’s a dream to shoot at. The Vine room where the ceremony was held is awash with white marble, and windows everywhere making it all lovely and bright. It was also nice that the French doors could be opened, giving the indoor ceremony an outdoors feel. The Orangery, where the reception was held also has amazing light and is a very pretty room. The grounds of the venue are just amazing with stunning scenery and Peacocks wandering around like they own the place.
I hear a lot of speeches and I’m normally focused too much on peoples reactions to really hear what is being said but I remember Marie giving one of the most emotional and heartfelt speech I’d ever heard. She mentioned that right now was the best moment of her life, and it really showed.
So, enough of me getting emotional and in true Oscar winning style I’d like to thank Marie and Andy for asking to photograph their wedding at Northbrook Park. I’d also like to thank John Erskine, my assistant and second photographer for helping me deliver this collection of wedding photos to Marie and Andy. John, a very accomplished wedding photographer in his own right and a very good friend.
I hope you enjoy this preview of Marie and Andy’s wedding and please do leave a comment on the blog.