Woldingham Garden Wedding – Alex & Luke

I met Alex & Luke via Sarah & Tom who I shot for last year at Cripps Barn in the Cotswolds and a few weeks back I had the good fortune of photographing their gorgeous garden wedding.

Alex got ready at her parent’s house in Woldingham surrounded by her sisters and cousins. Alex is one of the warmest brides I’ve ever photographed and her good nature is completely infectious. Big emotion, heart-on-sleeve stuff was very much the order of the day. That’s always wonderful – I work that way myself – and it’s a real pleasure to photograph. The morning passed in a whirlwind of excitable and (mostly) controlled chaos before we headed off to Kenley All Saints Church, 15 mins down the road,  for the ceremony itself.  I have to make particular mention of Revd Chris Thomson who was simply fantastic in every way. Chris has a very can-do attitude and this made for a really lovely personalised service that included Alex’s students performing during the ceremony, and, from my point of view made life easy!

After the ceremony it was back to Woldingham and Alex’s parents’ house for the reception. I love a garden wedding reception. There’s something very special about celebrating such a massive day on home-turf and all the familiarity and heritage that comes with that. The garden has a great multi-tiered layout and this worked really well, with the marquee at the bottom, pool (and one of two bars) halfway up and the house at the top. With the exception of some light drizzle in the evening the weather largely behaved and everyone was able to spill out and enjoy summer in the proper way.

I always meet the most interesting and tremendous people on wedding days. Alex & Luke’s wedding was no exception. My thanks to Luke’s best men, his brother (a really quality guy), Lucianne of Lucianne Beauty who looked after Alex and her bridesmaids during the morning and to Alex & Luke themselves for being so awesome – it was an absolute pleasure.garden_marquee_wedding_woldingham-001 garden_marquee_wedding_woldingham-002 garden_marquee_wedding_woldingham-003 garden_marquee_wedding_woldingham-004 garden_marquee_wedding_woldingham-005 garden_marquee_wedding_woldingham-006 garden_marquee_wedding_woldingham-007 garden_marquee_wedding_woldingham-008 garden_marquee_wedding_woldingham-009 garden_marquee_wedding_woldingham-010 garden_marquee_wedding_woldingham-011 garden_marquee_wedding_woldingham-012 garden_marquee_wedding_woldingham-013 garden_marquee_wedding_woldingham-014 garden_marquee_wedding_woldingham-015 garden_marquee_wedding_woldingham-016 garden_marquee_wedding_woldingham-017 garden_marquee_wedding_woldingham-018 garden_marquee_wedding_woldingham-019 garden_marquee_wedding_woldingham-020 garden_marquee_wedding_woldingham-021 garden_marquee_wedding_woldingham-022 garden_marquee_wedding_woldingham-023 garden_marquee_wedding_woldingham-024 garden_marquee_wedding_woldingham-025 garden_marquee_wedding_woldingham-026 garden_marquee_wedding_woldingham-027 garden_marquee_wedding_woldingham-028 garden_marquee_wedding_woldingham-030 garden_marquee_wedding_woldingham-031 garden_marquee_wedding_woldingham-032 garden_marquee_wedding_woldingham-033 garden_marquee_wedding_woldingham-034 garden_marquee_wedding_woldingham-035 garden_marquee_wedding_woldingham-036 garden_marquee_wedding_woldingham-037 garden_marquee_wedding_woldingham-038 garden_marquee_wedding_woldingham-039 garden_marquee_wedding_woldingham-040 garden_marquee_wedding_woldingham-041 garden_marquee_wedding_woldingham-042 garden_marquee_wedding_woldingham-043 garden_marquee_wedding_woldingham-044 garden_marquee_wedding_woldingham-045 garden_marquee_wedding_woldingham-046 garden_marquee_wedding_woldingham-047 garden_marquee_wedding_woldingham-048 garden_marquee_wedding_woldingham-049 garden_marquee_wedding_woldingham-050 garden_marquee_wedding_woldingham-051 garden_marquee_wedding_woldingham-052 garden_marquee_wedding_woldingham-053 garden_marquee_wedding_woldingham-054 garden_marquee_wedding_woldingham-055 garden_marquee_wedding_woldingham-056 garden_marquee_wedding_woldingham-057 garden_marquee_wedding_woldingham-058 garden_marquee_wedding_woldingham-059 garden_marquee_wedding_woldingham-060 garden_marquee_wedding_woldingham-061 garden_marquee_wedding_woldingham-062 garden_marquee_wedding_woldingham-063 garden_marquee_wedding_woldingham-064 garden_marquee_wedding_woldingham-065 garden_marquee_wedding_woldingham-066 garden_marquee_wedding_woldingham-067 garden_marquee_wedding_woldingham-068 garden_marquee_wedding_woldingham-069 garden_marquee_wedding_woldingham-070 garden_marquee_wedding_woldingham-071 garden_marquee_wedding_woldingham-072 garden_marquee_wedding_woldingham-073 garden_marquee_wedding_woldingham-074 garden_marquee_wedding_woldingham-075 garden_marquee_wedding_woldingham-076 garden_marquee_wedding_woldingham-077 garden_marquee_wedding_woldingham-078 garden_marquee_wedding_woldingham-079 garden_marquee_wedding_woldingham-080 garden_marquee_wedding_woldingham-081 garden_marquee_wedding_woldingham-082 garden_marquee_wedding_woldingham-083 garden_marquee_wedding_woldingham-084 garden_marquee_wedding_woldingham-085 garden_marquee_wedding_woldingham-086 garden_marquee_wedding_woldingham-087 garden_marquee_wedding_woldingham-088 garden_marquee_wedding_woldingham-089 garden_marquee_wedding_woldingham-090 garden_marquee_wedding_woldingham-091 garden_marquee_wedding_woldingham-092 garden_marquee_wedding_woldingham-093

 

3 Comments on “Woldingham Garden Wedding – Alex & Luke

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  2. The photos are great – many thanks to Tony for helping to make the day so memorable. He did very well to keep everyone calm.

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