ELVETHAM HOTEL WEDDING OF RACHEL AND JAMES.
I had the great pleasure of photographing Rachel and James at two venues which i had not been to so it was a great experience for me. Both Rachel and James are involved with horses,rachel is a keen rider and james is a farrier, As you will notice some of the table decorations were hand made for them.The day started off at the bride's parents home in swallowfield,Berkshire for the preparations. The house was a hive of activity with all the bridesmaids and a very calm bride having make up and hair done. Once everyone was ready we headed out in the garden for a few bridal party and family shots before we headed for St Batholomews church in arborfield, There i met a very nervous looking groom and his bestman and ushers, once all the guest had arrived and were seated and the groom was ready, i headed back outside for the arrival of the bride and her father in a beautiful white rolls royce. Once inside and the service was done we headed back outside for a few shots before heading off to the reception venue which was the beautiful 19th-century mansion the elvetham Hotel in Hartley wintney. As soon as everyone had arrived we managed to get some Bride and groom shots done around the stunning grounds before doing the group shots. Once the meal was over and the speeches began i could tell this was going to be a good evening and it was. Here are a few shots from the day.