Sunningdale Park Wedding; Sophie & Ross
The wedding of Sophie & Ross. For Sophie & Ross’s Wedding, I travelled down to Old Windsor near London to photograph this gorgeous wedding. The wedding itself was my good friends Joanna Baker Photography, she booked me to second her for photographing this wedding. The whole day was wonderful, AMAZING venue, beautiful guests and lots of love! The wedding took place at Sunningdale Park, Ascot. Such a spectacular wedding venue, though unfortunately, that would be one of the last as it was due to be sold and turned into a home for the elderly. As myself and Joanna arrived the hair and make-up had already started. We had such a gorgeous bride and bridesmaids, all full of laughter and excitement ready to get down that aisle. The girls were really good in the morning, they hadn’t had loads to drink. Joanna and I did the usual, bride and bridesmaids getting ready, the wedding dress, the shoes, the girls having a laugh images etc. The wedding dress was just stunning and just looked wonderful on Sophie. The groom arrived in a fancy Aston Martin which was the father of the grooms. Our groom didn’t really like having his photo taken, just like most of us, but he soon got into the swing of it. I believe he had to get through the ceremony first so he could relax a little.
Sunningdale Park looked beautiful and beautifully decorated especially with all the hundreds of flower petals that they had put down the aisle for the service as well as down the stairs. The wedding ceremony was lovely, a very nervous couple finally said ”I do” as soon as it was over and they walked out together you could see the look of relief on their faces. After a few minutes of everyone congratulating the newlywed couple, we headed outside for some group photos. It was such a lovely day, the sun was shining nice and bright so all of the wedding guests could enjoy a nice chat and drink outside in the gardens. Whilst the guests were enjoying a drink or two, Joanna and I made sure we grabbed those all important detail shots of the table set ups and wedding favours. Not long after it was soon time to announce the bride and groom into the room, it was then time for food! I have to say the food was absolutely gorgeous, so delicious. Once the guests had all eaten their three courses, drinks were poured ready for the wonderful speeches. Everybody loves a good speech, especially when emotions run high and the bridesmaids even start crying. After the speeches are complete its then my favourite part of the day, the bride and groom’s portraits this part is so special and extremely important because it’s one of the only times the couple actually get to spend together, on their own with nobody else except myself and Joanna, however, we are both generally hiding in bushes or something to get some amazing images and generally far enough away for you to have a lovely chat with each other. The cutting of the cake and first dance soon come around after the bride and groom portraits are complete. After the portraits, Sophie wanted to do the throwing of her bouquet, she threw it and it wasn’t really caught kinda ended up more on the floor but the girls still had fun trying.
The first dance was beautiful, everyone gathered around the dancefloor and gazing over at the happy couple as they danced away. Sophie & Ross parted halfway through to grab the hands of parents, father and daughter as well as the groom and his mum. Such a beautiful day for a beautiful couple. Wishing them both all the happiness in the world.