De Vere Wotton House – wedding photographer
As a photographer covering the Surrey area, I put my heart, mind and soul into every wedding I photograph. And in the case of Lina and Jesse, this was very important.
A photographer is not unlike a magician. We play with light to create magical moments and try so hard not to intrude on intimate moments, we practically disappear. Yet these well tuned skills were obsolete at this recent wedding.
For when a bride is so stunning or a venue is so beautiful, there is no need for illusion. I found myself no longer challenged by conjuring up beautiful memories but concerned with capturing what was already there. Additionally, the friendly guests, including the ever so helpful Dave, welcomed me as one of the wedding party and I no longer felt like an outsider looking in.
The scene was set before the guests arrived. De Vere Wotton House is a 17th century estate, with majestic architecture at every turn. The ceremony took place in an atmospheric room with vaulted ceiling, lit by delicate fairy lights.
The brides dressed equalled the dramatic setting, with a corset laced back and eye catching fish tail skirt. The groom wore a dark suit, highlighted with delicate pink tie. And the couple both wore smiles, all day long…..
After a sumptuous meal showcasing the best produce Surrey has to offer, the guests were treated to a live performance of Adele’s song, made even special as this was a friend of the couple.
I am frequently questioned about favourite photographs and I frequently decline to comment . However for this occasion I am going to indulge myself. The venue boasts exquisite Italian gardens, which I took advantage of for a group photograph . Surrounded by manicured greenery, the wedding party formed a heart around the couple. I took the photograph from an elevated position and adore the stunning result. Perhaps a contender for a 2017 favourite.
The Old Library in De Vere Wotton House just before marriage ceremony | ©PhotoAlbert
Grooms Buttonhole | ©PhotoAlbert
The Details | Wedding Rings | ©PhotoAlbert
Civil Ceremony at De Vere Wotton House in Dorking Surrey | ©PhotoAlbert
The way they are looking at each other! So full of love!! | ©PhotoAlbert
Exchange of wedding rings – symbol of union and commitment | ©PhotoAlbert
Simple and Elegant | ©PhotoAlbert
Holding hands is a promise that you don’t have to face the world alone | ©PhotoAlbert
I am Yours and You are Mine | ©PhotoAlbert
Happy newly wed walk back down the aisle | ©PhotoAlbert
Sunset photos are so atmospheric, mostly at De Vere Wotton House! | ©PhotoAlbert
Heart shape | One of the cutest wedding ideas for a group picture | ©PhotoAlbert
Gorgeous bride and groom kiss | ©PhotoAlbert
I love this one. So romantic ! | ©PhotoAlbert
Soak in the romance | ©PhotoAlbert
The spectacular Roman-style temple at De Vere Wotton House | ©PhotoAlbert
in Roman-style temple at De Vere Wotton House | ©PhotoAlbert
Secret Grotto at De Vere Wotton House as a great backdrop for the wedding pictures | ©PhotoAlbert
This lovely elegant mirror frame makes a great backdrop for a photo shoot | ©PhotoAlbert
beautiful interiors of the venue | ©PhotoAlbert
Majestic architecture set the tone for great pictures | ©PhotoAlbert
Love taking pictures of people posing for their own selfies | © PhotoAlbert
One of must have for the the good wedding party | ©PhotAlbert
I love this candid shot | ©PhotoAlbert
Wedding bouquet photographed in elegant settings of 1877 Restaurant | ©PhotoAlbert
Love the bright pops of color on this wedding cake!
Candid shot | ©PhotoAlbert
Captured twice| ©PhotoAlbert
Proud of new possession | ©PhotoAlbert
You must share your happiness to enjoy it | ©PhotoAlbert
Yes…. She did put a ring on it! | ©PhotoAlbert
She has a beautiful voice – Believe me! | ©PhotoAlbert
Classy | ©PhotoAlbert
A gentle touch can say what words cannot | ©PhotoAlbert
Details matter | ©PhotoAlbert
It’s a party time! | ©PhotoAlbert
Cutting of the cake contains the meaning of good luck and fortune | ©PhotoAlbert
Delicious and Mouthwatering | ©PhotoAlbert
Popping a cork | ©PhotoAlbert
Dance is song of the body | ©PhotoAlbert
Dance is hidden language of the soul | ©PhotoAlbert