If you haven’t seen the wedding venue De Vere Wotton House yet, it’s an absolute dream location to celebrate and to create beautiful wedding photography. When Yang and Matt booked me I couldn’t wait to photograph a wedding at Wotton House again.
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Yang and Matt had scheduled an all-day shoot with me, so I started off with a short drive to Matt’s house in Woking. There was banter all around as the lads got ready and gave Matt his wedding gifts. I took a few more “serious” shots of the close-up details such as the rings, which looked great in black and white in post-production.
Meanwhile, Yang was getting ready at her wedding venue, De Vere Wotton House. I took the opportunity to get some great close-ups of all the wonderful scenery here, interspersed with those crucial bridal prep shots. In amongst the dress and the flowers, I’m really proud of my “hairspray” silhouette shot!
Wedding photography at De Vere Wotton House
Yang was finished a little early, so we had time for portraits of the bridal party. Little did Matt know, she was just outside posing while he was waiting in the ceremony room with the guests!
It was my second wedding at De Vere Wotton House and it did not disappoint. The hall was decked out with tasteful decorations and the ceremony was just as stunning. After the confetti shot, we huddled for some group photographs. Despite the beautiful spring, it was a very chilly day outside, so we had to be quick!
After a few around the stunning grounds, we finished with some (warmer) couple shots inside the temple.
Wedding breakfast and costume changes
Yang had a red dress prepared for dinner. I snapped a few shots of the bar and dinner area while she got changed. I love multi-cultural weddings, so it was great to see speeches from Yang’s dad in English and Matt in Mandarin. The best man’s speech even came with a hilarious slideshow!
The red dress contrasted beautifully against the night sky as we went out for more moonlight wedding portrait shots. We braved the chill for just five minutes before Yang changed back into her wedding dress. Party time!
Setting up a wedding photography studio
After a very calm and classy cake-cutting, things went wild with the after party. The band were outstanding and nobody was shy about their dance moves. The couple’s friends even lifted them onto their shoulders!
Around 11pm I set up my very own wedding photography studio within De Vere Wotton House. It was hidden away from the celebrations in the ceremony room. We used it for some fabulous informal group shots of the couple’s friends.
The evening rounded off with sparklers in the chilly outdoors as the couple said goodbye to their guests. It was a fantastic celebration and they gave me a wonderful 5-star review!
If you’re interested in wedding photography at De Vere Wotton House, get in touch with me today.