PhotAs a couple how did you meet? We met at our local pub The Black Swan, where Tim was working as the bar manager. What do you both do for work? I am a Product Manager for an insurance company, Tim is a Regional Sales Manger for Asahi UK Where are you both from? I am from Guildford, Tim is originally from Leicester but moved to Cobham in Surrey when he was about8. Where did you get engaged? We got engaged during a picnic at Regents Park. Was the engagement a surprise? Or did the bride to be know it was coming? It was a surprise! I wasn’t going to go as it was my birthday and I was out for some drinks with work colleagues, but am now VERY glad that I did! Any special significance to the place or date of the engagement? The date was my birthday, and also 5 and a half years after we had originally started going out. Any special significance to the engagement ring or wedding rings? No Why did you choose your wedding venue? Our wedding venue is my family home. My parents have lived there for over 20 years, I also lived there until 2014. I had always dreamed of getting married at their house and doing so was even more special that I imagined. It is an old farm house with a garden, two fields, an old barn and several outhouses. It has held a lot of parties over the years and therefore made a great venue, and one which most the guests had enjoyed previously. Was there anything special about the venue you particularly liked? The fact it was my family home, I also wanted a rustic barn wedding which was exactly what we had. My brother is a gardener and did all the work ahead of our wedding, and my Dad, Tim and I were in charge of all the decorations in the barn which looked stunning. Did your wedding incorporate any special history, hobbies or passions that where special to you? Tim and I both worked in our local pubs when we met, me and The Queens Head in East Clandon. Tim therefore went to the pub for a drink ahead of the wedding ceremony with his best man, groomsman and a number of guests. We also ate there the night before. As we got engaged on a picnic, the champagne and glasses for the toast were taken to each table in picnic hampers. Our starter was also an anti pasti sharing board with a number of foods we had on the night we got engaged. Tim has a passion for beer and since leaving the pub industry has worked at a number of breweries. We therefore had a Meantime beer van at the venue for the guests to enjoy. We also have a mutual love of pizza, and therefore booked a local pizza van to arrive in the evening and make stone bakes pizzas for the guests. My Dad also used to host an annual charity party each summer to raise money for a local charity Cherry Trees. He would have fireworks at the end of each party to thank the guests, and we used the same person on our wedding day who I have known since I was 13, as he was the DJ at my first birthday disco! Describe the feeling of your wedding day. It was very relaxed, friendly, personal and inclusive. Tim and I wanted the guests to feel comfortable and have fun, rather than stick to the normal traditions and have it in a more formal setting. What dresses did the bridal party wear, did it have any significance? The bridesmaid dresses were from David’s bridal. What was the colour palette and why was it chosen? The dresses were powder blue, so the girls were my “something blue” on the day. Where there any family traditions or moments with the family involved on the wedding day? My brother also got married at my parents house a couple of years before, so the venue to my family is really special. The fireworks have always been a Robertson tradition, with them being a staple at my Dads parties and both weddings since. Having lived in the village for over 20 years and being the hosts of the annual village fete, my parents have a very close relationship with the local community. After Tim and I got married, the neighbours all came out to ring the church bells and congratulate us, one even bought out a bottle of champagne with two glasses for Tim and I to enjoy during the car journey home. The car was loaned to us by one of my bridesmaids, and driven by her fiancé, who also happened to be one of Tims groomsmen. Was there any unique touches or decor items that stood out in your memory? Everyone we used along the way was someone either Tim or I knew, we kept everything on the day very personal. A couple of things that stood out were the beer and pizza vans, festoon lighting which we put up ourselves the day before – this stood out due to the stress of whether it would arrive on time! They arrived at 4pm the day before and it was frantic effort to get them fitted. Finally, we had a memory board for those that couldn’t be with us, it was really appreciated by some of the guests who attended, and special to Tim and I. What was a special moment of the day that stood out in your memory? Our first dance! Tim hates dancing and we therefore practiced a number of steps from YouTube! On the day Tim loved it, and at one point was on the dancefloor taking centre stage on his own. Another was one of our best friends is a singer, and did a number of songs for us throughout the night. Finally, whilst we were having our wedding photos taken we could hear a number of tables of guests playing drinking games. We wanted everyone to have fun and feel relaxed, so that to us was perfect. How did you find the photographer/ how did you meet? Why did you choose them? Phil used to work with Tim at Coca Cola. Not only did we love his photos, but having him there of the day was perfect for us to feel comfortable, but was also inkeeping with us keeping to local suppliers who we already knew. Who made your wedding cake? Our caterers Doggart & Squash. We chose these caterers as one of them went to school with Tims sister, my bridesmaid. They were fantastic and helped us with a number of the decorative items too.ot by: Philip Quinnell Photography (www.philipquinnellphotography.com)

As a couple how did you meet? We met at our local pub The Black Swan, where Tim was working as the bar manager. What do you both do for work? I am a Product Manager for an insurance company, Tim is a Regional Sales Manger for Asahi UK Where are you both from? I am from Guildford, Tim is originally from Leicester but moved to Cobham in Surrey when he was about8. Where did you get engaged? We got engaged during a picnic at Regents Park. Was the engagement a surprise? Or did the bride to be know it was coming? It was a surprise! I wasn’t going to go as it was my birthday and I was out for some drinks with work colleagues, but am now VERY glad that I did! Any special significance to the place or date of the engagement? The date was my birthday, and also 5 and a half years after we had originally started going out. Any special significance to the engagement ring or wedding rings? No Why did you choose your wedding venue? Our wedding venue is my family home. My parents have lived there for over 20 years, I also lived there until 2014. I had always dreamed of getting married at their house and doing so was even more special that I imagined. It is an old farm house with a garden, two fields, an old barn and several outhouses. It has held a lot of parties over the years and therefore made a great venue, and one which most the guests had enjoyed previously. Was there anything special about the venue you particularly liked? The fact it was my family home, I also wanted a rustic barn wedding which was exactly what we had. My brother is a gardener and did all the work ahead of our wedding, and my Dad, Tim and I were in charge of all the decorations in the barn which looked stunning. Did your wedding incorporate any special history, hobbies or passions that where special to you? Tim and I both worked in our local pubs when we met, me and The Queens Head in East Clandon. Tim therefore went to the pub for a drink ahead of the wedding ceremony with his best man, groomsman and a number of guests. We also ate there the night before. As we got engaged on a picnic, the champagne and glasses for the toast were taken to each table in picnic hampers. Our starter was also an anti pasti sharing board with a number of foods we had on the night we got engaged. Tim has a passion for beer and since leaving the pub industry has worked at a number of breweries. We therefore had a Meantime beer van at the venue for the guests to enjoy. We also have a mutual love of pizza, and therefore booked a local pizza van to arrive in the evening and make stone bakes pizzas for the guests. My Dad also used to host an annual charity party each summer to raise money for a local charity Cherry Trees. He would have fireworks at the end of each party to thank the guests, and we used the same person on our wedding day who I have known since I was 13, as he was the DJ at my first birthday disco! Describe the feeling of your wedding day. It was very relaxed, friendly, personal and inclusive. Tim and I wanted the guests to feel comfortable and have fun, rather than stick to the normal traditions and have it in a more formal setting. What dresses did the bridal party wear, did it have any significance? The bridesmaid dresses were from David’s bridal. What was the colour palette and why was it chosen? The dresses were powder blue, so the girls were my “something blue” on the day. Where there any family traditions or moments with the family involved on the wedding day? My brother also got married at my parents house a couple of years before, so the venue to my family is really special. The fireworks have always been a Robertson tradition, with them being a staple at my Dads parties and both weddings since. Having lived in the village for over 20 years and being the hosts of the annual village fete, my parents have a very close relationship with the local community. After Tim and I got married, the neighbours all came out to ring the church bells and congratulate us, one even bought out a bottle of champagne with two glasses for Tim and I to enjoy during the car journey home. The car was loaned to us by one of my bridesmaids, and driven by her fiancé, who also happened to be one of Tims groomsmen. Was there any unique touches or decor items that stood out in your memory? Everyone we used along the way was someone either Tim or I knew, we kept everything on the day very personal. A couple of things that stood out were the beer and pizza vans, festoon lighting which we put up ourselves the day before - this stood out due to the stress of whether it would arrive on time! They arrived at 4pm the day before and it was frantic effort to get them fitted. Finally, we had a memory board for those that couldn’t be with us, it was really appreciated by some of the guests who attended, and special to Tim and I. What was a special moment of the day that stood out in your memory? Our first dance! Tim hates dancing and we therefore practiced a number of steps from YouTube! On the day Tim loved it, and at one point was on the dancefloor taking centre stage on his own. Another was one of our best friends is a singer, and did a number of songs for us throughout the night. Finally, whilst we were having our wedding photos taken we could hear a number of tables of guests playing drinking games. We wanted everyone to have fun and feel relaxed, so that to us was perfect. How did you find the photographer/ how did you meet? Why did you choose them? Phil used to work with Tim at Coca Cola. Not only did we love his photos, but having him there of the day was perfect for us to feel comfortable, but was also inkeeping with us keeping to local suppliers who we already knew. Who made your wedding cake? Our caterers Doggart & Squash. We chose these caterers as one of them went to school with Tims sister, my bridesmaid. They were fantastic and helped us with a number of the decorative items too.