Wotton House wedding

For my first time at a Wotton House wedding, what a treat! Justine and Rob put their wedding photos at the heart of their day, and did everything in their power to ensure spectacular coverage. They booked an engagement session with me too, which we shot in midst of London’s South Bank Christmas market – check it out here. I knew then that their wedding was going to be a wow one.

Romance at the heart of it all

Justine and Rob first met through mutual friends. Robb’s proposal was a surprise, jetting them both to Nice in France and popping the question with a French backdrop. The height of romance. This matched the venue they booked for their big day – full of style, elegance and European influences with the Roman temple the ceremony took place under. With vast amounts of space and plenty to see and do I was spoilt for choice with locations for photographs.

Blush pink was the colour theme, which echoed across the table decor and the bridesmaid dresses. Bridal preparation was surprisingly calm with many giggles between the ladies, in particular the cute as a button flower girl! The ceremony went swiftly, as it was so hot everyone was melting in the English heat wave – the weather was more like Rome than Surrey. Rather fitting considering the Roman temple Wotton House hotel has. 

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Rob turned up in a cool vintage Mercedes car, looking rather dapper in his sunglasses and finery. The guys were heroes – they looked incredible in their matching blue tweed suits and waistcoats – it must have been warm under there! At least they could take jackets off later on. Justine’s stunning lace dress looked immaculate all day long and I’m pretty sure she would have struggled.

Can you keep a secret?

Portraits were great fun, as we went all around the grounds. This was fantastic for me as I had so many wonderful options for backdrops. I had noticed on the way into the venue up the long winding road which leads up to Wotton House Hotel, at the beginning there were wheat fields either side… Here is where we need to keep a secret. This isn’t owned by the venue, but Justine and Rob really wanted to have some photos in the field. Now, the barb wire fence may have been an obstacle for most, never mind Justine in her wedding dress. However, one blanket later we all jumped over to take some stunning sunset photos. As we were leaving, we noticed a farmer come out of his house – I hope he was wanting to wish the happy couple a hearty congratulations and not tell us off. May I add, we were very respectful of where we stood!

Back to the Wotton House Hotel party!

Once we returned, the evening guests were arriving and the disco was gearing up to go. With a few moments to cut the cake and a little longer for a romantic first dance, everyone filled the dance floor to the late hours. Just before I left, this Wotton House wedding photographer managed to convince (hardly needed, these two wouldn’t be out of place in an adventure film) Justine and Rob to climb the 160 steps which leads above the Roman temple. Overlooking the venue, the sky was incredibly clear and we captured some awesome night time portraits. These were some stunning final images to end a perfect day. That’s what I loved so much about this couple, they were up for anything and we got some killer shots to treasure for a lifetime because of it.

Vendors

Flowers: Flowers by Elaine

DJ: Queue The Audio

Cake : Lucy Lou Cakes

Dress: Dando London

Chair covers: Ether Events

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