Date: May 2018
Location: Sonning, Berkshire
Photographer: Lauren Mitchell Photography
Flowers: Sonning Flowers
Hair and make-up: CJ Beauty & Co
Dress: Something Old, Something New
Wedding Reception: Sonning Golf Club, Berkshire
Why have one wedding on a bank holiday weekend when you can have two. The day after Matt and Kelly’s wedding we had the wedding of Matt and Vicky (I promise it was a different Matt!) at Sonning Golf Club in Berkshire. I had never been to this venue so was really excited to have a look around and scout out the photographic opportunities!
Emma and I found Vicky and her 2 bridesmaids – Helen and Laura upstairs busily having their hair and make-up done by CJ Beauty & Co. They had a team of people around them so it was great to capture the action – during this time Emma and I also took Vicky’s dress (which was stunning), the flowers and shoes away to be photographed and we found an amazing staircase and landing to do this. (photos below)
We had such a super time during the Bridal preparations – it was just like being around a group of friends you had known for ages – we were all laughing while Emma and I captured the 3 of them opening Prosecco, taking selfies, going down stairs in their shorts and t-shirts to see the ceremony room (shhhhhh – we didn’t see anyone – promise!) and then of course, getting ready!
The Manager and staff at Sonning Golf Club were lovely and pretty much let us ‘get on’ with it. You might not think of this venue as a place to get married but I have to say it’s a real gem….and if you like golf then it’s a must.
Before the ceremony, Emma and I went in search of Matt and his Bestmen who we took outside for some photographs before having them back ready to enter the ceremony room and meet the Registrar. He was probably the most relaxed Groom I’ve ever photographed and I’ll have you know…..has been mistaken for Peter Andre!
The ceremony was really sweet, lots of laughter with friends and family and some emotion too. After the ceremony the guests made their way to the back of the venue for drinks. During this time we captured candid shots of everyone chatting, taking photos of each other and admiring the view of the golf course. We then proceeded with the group shots before moving onto their couple shots. We found some fabulous places for photographs and as usual (insert smiley face here!) we were bang on time!
Vicky and Matt had chosen to start with the speeches before their meal and of course there were some references to Peter Andre! Shortly before the first dance we captured the cake cutting. Vicky had already briefed us that the song after the first dance was going to be a Peter Andre one and that Matt didn’t know so when we captured Matt’s face when he realised ‘Mysterious woman’ was playing it was amazing! He and the crowd went crazy and everyone was on the dance floor!
After this we took Matt and Vicky out on the golf course for the last of their couple shots – we had to do this later as not to risk flying golf balls (!) and the light was lovely and soft.
What a day and evening – perfect, perfect, perfect!
Love to you both,
L & E xx