Check out this utterly gorgeous wedding at Denbies Vineyard in Dorking, Surrey. Andy and Emily had so much love for each other, it was so very visible in the effort and passion they put into their wedding day. It was certainly a corker! Having had an engagement shoot before the wedding, it was like catching up with old friends. They knew how I worked and I knew what they liked. It was a dream.

Wedding at Denbies Vineyard

Thunder and lightening started the day – but as they say it’s lucky to have rain on your wedding day. After the crazy temperatures of the past few months and with our luck certainly holding, we missed the rain in all of the right places. These gorgeous pockets of sunshine hit perfectly, especially for the wonderful confetti shots outside of the church. Everyone was so keen to help cover the bride and groom in petals under the archway. Have a scroll through and see for yourself!

Bridal preparation was at Emily and Andy’s flat. It was a wonderful place as Emily was surrounded by everything she knew and loved – including the bridesmaids! The rooms were full of laughter and fun making for some great photos. Andy began his preparation for the wedding at Denbies Vineyard with his groomsmen.

The wedding itself was held at a stunning little church just down the road – it somehow felt like it had the longest aisle I’ve ever had the pleasure to photograph. The ceremony was very special with passages being spoken by Emily’s mum and brother. Everyone seemed so connected and it was a joy to be a part of. From here we scooted straight to the wedding at Denbies Vineyard for the group photographs.

Wedding photographer causes a (most unwanted!) scene

Now, I’m not one to like making a scene, but sometimes as a wedding photographer you have to come out of your shell in order to get the best photographs for the couples wedding day. For one photograph in particular, I had to get myself pretty high up to capture the whole wedding party in the courtyard. This meant dangling myself from a top window of the fancy – and may I add full – restaurant. In order to get everyone’s attention and to have them all squeeze into the shot I needed to voice my request pretty loudly. This did not go down well with the diners behind me. But, Emily and Andy got a pretty good photograph, even if a few looks could kill!

The speeches were hilarious, with both groomsmen telling all sorts of stories about Andy and Emily’s dad giving a real heart-warming speech. We popped out for some portraits after the food and caught the sunset just right. This was my second time for a wedding at Denbies Vineyard, and this time the vines were in full bloom. We captured some of my favourite photos during this sunset jaunt. The setting was so stunning you could easily mistake the setting for Tuscany and not Dorking.

Dance the night away

For the cake cutting and first dance it’s always a pleasure, as the couple are stress free by this point. Once the music began in earnest, everyone was on the dance floor. The final picture on my memory cards, was a night time portrait in the courtyard of just Emily and Andy bathed in light. They were both such good sports the entire day and loved every idea I had for photos. A photographer’s dream couple – a glittery champagne glitter dream, just like their theme.

Venue – www.denbies.co.uk

Photographer – philipquinnellphotography.com @philipquinnellphotography

Bride’s dress (boutique) – www.aurora-bride.com @aurorabride

Bride’s accessories (boutique) – www.bridalroom.co.uk/

Hair – Not Another Stylist – Julia Marsh @notanotherstylist

Make-Up – Abbie Faux @abzanne_mua

Bridesmaids’ dresses (boutique) – www.davidsbridal.com

Groom’s suit (store) – www.tedbaker.com

Wedding cake – Bride’s Cousin

Cake topper – @capoladesigns

Flowers – www.flowersbyelaine.co.uk

Transport – Next door neighbour’s London black cab

Stationery – Bride and Groom

Entertainment – www.cosmicdj.co.uk

Catering – www.denbies.co.uk

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