Michelle and Sally’s same sex wedding was a fun and delightful mix of home comforts in New Malden and a historic wedding venue in Kingston, Surrey.
I arrived at their home in New Malden in the morning to find Sally preparing flowers, whilst workman were putting the finishing touches to a small marquee in their back garden, which would host the wedding reception later in day. Michelle, who is South African, also had family from South Africa staying with them – so there was a definite busy and cosmopolitan air to the morning preparations.
Both the brides-to-be seemed remarkably relaxed ahead of their, even with more and more family and friends arriving at their New Malden home. It was already clear that the wedding was going to be a fairly relaxed and informal affair.
The wedding ceremony itself took place at the delightful Old Court House which is part of the Guildhall in Kingston. With its wood paneling and high benches it definitely made for a grand wedding setting. It’s no surprise its one of the best wedding venues in Surrey.
After the ceremony it was up to Richmond Park for a quick sprint through some more formal posed portraits and group shots. Although I am a documentary wedding photographer, who specialises in real moments and genuine emotions, I still understand that most couples will also want some traditional portraits shooting, so I’m always happy to oblige.
It was then back to their home in New Malden for what our American friends would call a backyard wedding reception – with the house and small marquee in the garden providing the setting for the post-wedding celebrations.
With catering firm Rhubarb providing tasty food and spectacular service, the wedding reception was a really intimate and relaxed affair. The weather also played its part with some glorious late afternoon sun bathing the marquee in glorious light.
It was a thoroughly enjoyable wedding to be a part of and I’m sure you’ll agree from the small section of wedding photos that follow , it truly was a memorable same sex wedding in Surrey.
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