RHS Garden Wisley Wedding Photography
Where to begin with Suzi and Patrick’s big day? A bit of background info perhaps, to contextualise things. Before becoming a full time wedding photographer, I taught art and photography at a local school, and each year, during the summer term, we would take students on a day trip to RHS Garden Wisley to sketch and photograph the fantastic array of plants in bloom at that time of year. So it was with such excitement that I received Suzi’s first email telling me about their plans for an open air humanist ceremony, within the grounds of this Surrey beauty that I knew so well, but which until then, I didn’t know as a Surrey wedding venue. Equally delighted was I to learn that they would also be having their legal marriage ceremony that same day at Weybridge Registry Office, where a mere thirteen years earlier I’d photographed my sister getting married. Where has the time gone!
The day at RHS Garden Wisley turned out to be everything I’d hoped for and more. It really is a dream venue for wedding photography. There were also so many personal touches throughout the day, from some very loving and creative family and friends. There was music and singing as the rings were blessed during the ceremony, hilarious and emotional speeches (including from the maid of honour and the bride, which is always a good sign I feel) and the most amazing quilt, made up of contributions from all their guests, and which, as you can see from the photos, came as a complete surprise to the couple! As nighttime fell, the glasshouse at RHS Garden Wisley transformed in character, from the sun filled tropical oasis it is during the day, to a space with an altogether edgier vibe, befitting of the Salsa band that kicked the night off, followed by a DJ set by friends of Suzi and Patrick.
Not only can David deliver the most beautiful and natural photos, he is also incredibly professional, a joy to work with and a lovely bloke. We are so happy with our photos, he perfectly captured our day (whilst not getting in the way!) and we will treasure them forever.
Suzi and Patrick
Featured Wedding Vendors:
Wedding Dress – Belle & Bunty
Hair & Makeup – Amanda Durkin
Catering – Boulevard Events
Music – Caribanda