11 Feb RAMSTER HALL WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY SURREY
``The photos all look fantastic! Thank you so much – we love them!`` – Julia & Andy
Surrey Hills wedding photography
Julia and Andy’s Ramster Hall wedding in the Surrey Hills south of Godalming started a few miles away at Burningfold Barn early on a blisteringly hot day last August.
This is a beautiful part of Surrey, close to the border with West Sussex, and is steeped in history. Chiddingfold, the location for the Julia and Andy’s wedding ceremony at St Mary’s Church, was a centre of the glass industry in the 17th century England. In fact, it was a wealthy glassmaker that built Ramster Hall. With the decline of the industry it became a farm until, in 1900, it was bought and converted into a grand country house with stunning landscaped gardens.
Ramster Hall wedding
Perhaps it’s this colourful and varied past that gives Ramster Hall weddings an elegant and relaxed feel. I could immediately see why Julia and Andy chose it for their wedding reception, with its wonderful courtyard and magnificent beamed and panelled hall. Maybe it’s because it’s a family run house and business, but Ramster has some of friendliest staff of any venue I can think of.
Getting ready photos
Burningfold, a few miles away near Dunsfold, is a great place to get ready. As you can see from the photos below it has some lovely soft, flattering light in its oak-beamed rooms. Julia was surrounded by her family and friends, and the bridesmaids all had matching dressing gowns. I have to give a special mention to her baby nephew, who seemed perfectly at home and unconcerned among the hustle and bustle of the wedding morning.
Funny wedding photography
I love wedding photos that make me laugh and I love taking them. It’s definitely something I look out for a lot on wedding days. And I’m not just talking about people laughing and smiling, but interesting compositions and juxtapositions that make me smile. See the baby rolling around on the floor next to a Louis Vuitton bag, or Julia throwing her arms up in the open-top Frog-eyed Sprite as Andy drove through Chiddingfold after the ceremony.
Julia and Andy were such a joyful bride and groom to photograph and very trusting. It all made for a wonderful day and a fabulous evening of music and dance and laughter. I hope you like the pictures below.
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