On Saturday Ellen and Mark tied the knot at The Tithe Barn in Ditcham. Ellen has her own flower company called Pashleys and we have worked together on quite a few weddings over the last few years so it was lovely to finally be photographing her big day. I had been hoping for some magical frosty weather but all week signs were leading up to a wet warm and windy day. Thankfully on the day itself we did get some sun but it was a bit chilly. Guests braved it outside for the group shots and we managed a few of Ellen and Mark before we took refuge back in the cozy barn. It was great to see two of my past wedding couples, Dave (Marks brother) and Beth and Ben and Laura who were guests.
There was a surprise visit from Father Christmas which was fab for the kids and twinkling fairy lights and Christmas trees made it feel very festive. Church candles decorated the barn and crackers and Lindtt chocolate father Christmas figures decorated the tables. Ellen wore a stunning Maggie Sottero gown called Presca Marie from Miss Bush bridal and looked absolutely radiant.
We left the guests and Bride and Groom dancing to a fab Guildford based band called the Sausage Monkeys. Wishing Ellen and Mark and their gorgeous Merryn a wonderful happy future together. Thanks also to Emma Russell who assisted me on Saturday - as always you had my back!
I’d like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a merry Christmas and I look forward to photographing lots of amazing weddings in 2013.