I photographed a beautiful Gate Street Barn wedding at the start of the year, but then didn’t return all summer…then I had the joy of photographing two weddings there in a week! As I might have mentioned once or twice, it’s one of my favourite Surrey wedding venues, so it’s always a pleasure to return. Laura and Adam’s wedding day was a wonderful celebration of love – they’re are a particularly lovely couple, which was reflected in all the heartfelt speeches and the grins on everyone’s faces all day.
The day’s photography started at the Guildford Radisson hotel, where Laura and the girls were getting ready. Hair and make up was by the very talented Hanna Wildman (who I also worked with at last week’s Gate Street Barn wedding….this is no coincidence – I recommend Hanna to all my brides!) and there was a great calm atmosphere as all the finishing touches were being applied. I spend off to the barn just before the beautiful bride and caught up with Adam, who was looking very dapper in his smart suit.
Laura and Adam had a humanist wedding ceremony. I love humanist ceremonies (I had one myself) and this was no exception – it was warm and personal, helped by the fact that the celebrant was a family friend. After the ceremony we managed to dodge the autumn rain to grab a few couple shots in the grounds, then a quick bit of confetti which we wrapped up just as the rain came….great timing! We were treated to some beautiful soft autumn light in the ‘golden hour’ whilst the guests were eating so we popped out for a few more shots.
The wedding featured (in my view!) a bit of a dream team of talented suppliers – a great wedding photographer (and modest too!), superb food by the incredible Surrey caterers (or should I say artists?) Kalm Kitchen and music by the awesome Cheesecake band (one of my new favourite wedding bands!).
Laura and Adam – congratulations on a perfect day guys!
Love Sarah x
Sarah Legge Photography – award winning Surrey wedding photographer taking beautiful, natural wedding photographs in Gate Street Barn…and lots of other Surrey/Sussex/London wedding venues…and all over the place for that matter!