GORGEOUS   LORD OF THE   RINGS  THEMED WEDDING  DAY  IN  GUILDFORD

 

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Searching for a documentary wedding photographer Surrey – then look no further. This wedding that is up on the blog today is something special. Zoe and Rupert were married in Zoe’s family church in Guildford. When I say the families church, Zoe’s father is the Vicar at this particular establishment. He took the day off for his daughters wedding though, just in case you were wondering.

 

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Zoe and her bridal party got ready at the families home. The morning was very relaxed and filled with musical soundtracks played out through little speakers. With the party theatrically singing, Zoe floated through the rooms calmly. Alongside the bridal party, the groomsmen were also readying themselves. With the same calm and joyful atmosphere, both parties were anxious for the ceremony to begin.

 

Documentary wedding photographer Surrey - Groom Preparation Photography

 

The family arrived together at the church in the centre of Guildford. Whilst guests congregated and greeted one another, Zoe and her parents waited patiently at the back door of Holy Trinity Church. With moving and rousing speeches, Zoe and Rupert’s wedding was a wonderful celebration.  A candid and relaxed pre-reception drinks was held in the church for members of the church.

 

Relaxed couples photography in Guildford Castle Gardens

 

After some group photographs on the steps of the church and some bubbly, it was time to depart. The couple had their friends and family walk down the cobbled Guildford high street after the ceremony to the reception venue. Whilst their congregation walked to the venue, the couple snuck away for a couple of portraits in the stunning gardens of Guildford Castle together.

 

Confetti is thrown over the happy couple at St Mary's church in Guildford

 

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With a reception at St Mary’s Church in Guildford guests were greeted at the reception with a delicious hog roast wedding breakfast. Zoe and Rupert were keen to keep things relaxed and natural for their wedding dinner. Tables were decorated beautifully with Lord of The Rings themed place settings and table names. Beautiful flower arrangements by Meadowfolk adorned the tables amongst wooden hearts. A handmade wedding cake, designed to their Lord Of The Rings theme was set in pride of place. A family member had lovingly created the cake for the couple. It was even topped with miniature figurines of themselves in Elven form.

 

Bespoke wedding cake with Lord of The Rings Decoration theme

 

After a blessing from Zoe’s father the wedding party were treated to a visual masterpiece. Zoe and Rupert, unknowingly to their friends and family had a special first dance. Together they had prepared and learned a choreographed first dance to one of their favourite musical numbers “As Long As Your Mine” from Wicked. A wonderful memory lasting in the mids of their guests, whilst totally surprising them at the same time!

 

Exterior of a Guildford home

Relaxed bridal preparation photography

 Bridal party in gorgeous matching green dresses

Mother and daughter put on wedding dress together, Documentary wedding photographer surrey

Mother and bridesmaid help bride into her white lace wedding dress

Surrey wedding as relaxed bride puts on her lace wedding dress, Documentary wedding photographer surrey

Surrey wedding as relaxed bride puts on her lace wedding dress

Surrey bride has lace buttons done up

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Black and white image in a documentary photography style for Surrey wedding

Bride in white lace dress is helped by her bridesmaid whilst putting on her veil

Bride in white lace dress is helped by her bridesmaid whilst putting on her veil

First look as father of the bride enters the bridal room, Documentary wedding photographer surrey

First look as father of the bride enters the bridal room

Wedding details - Cufflinks sit on a green wedding pocket square

Wedding details - A Rustic watch is wrapped around a wedding pocket square

Documentary wedding photographer Surrey - Groom Preparation Photography

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Groomsmen pose for comical group photographs before the wedding ceremony

Groomsmen pose for comical group photographs before the wedding ceremony

Purple flower arrangements for wedding button holes

Wedding bouquet with green, white and purple floral arrangements

Wedding bouquet with green, white and purple floral arrangements

Relaxed and informal bridal party photography

Bride and her father smile lovingly at one another

Relaxed and informal bridal party photography, Documentary wedding photographer surrey

Exterior of Holy Trinity Church

Exterior of Holy Trinity Church

Groomsmen greet guests outside Holy Trinity Church Guildford

Groomsmen greet guests outside Holy Trinity Church Guildford

Interior of Holy Trinity Church

Ceremony flowers in rustic glass jars with twine

Ceremony flowers in rustic glass jars with twine

Purple, green and white ceremony flowers in rustic glass jars with twine

Purple, green and white ceremony flowers in rustic arrangements

Purple, green and white ceremony flowers in rustic arrangements

Purple, green and white ceremony flowers in rustic glass jars with twine

Old fashioned style bridal car

Bride arrives for Surrey wedding with her parents

Bride arrives for Surrey wedding with her parents

Candid documentary wedding photography Surrey

Candid documentary wedding photography Surrey

Groom waits at the alter and is comforted by his best man

Bridal entrance into Guildford Holy Trinity Church

First look as groom turns around to see his bride

Bride takes groom's hand as she greets him at the top of the alter

Wedding at Holy Trinity Church Guildford

Wedding at Holy Trinity Church Guildford

Relaxed ceremony photography

Groom takes off his brides veil during Christian wedding ceremony

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Black and white image of mother watching her daughter get married

Documentary wedding photography Surrey - Groom puts on his brides ring during ceremony

Documentary wedding photography Surrey - Groom puts on his brides ring during ceremony

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Bride and groom share passionate first kiss during Holy Trinity Church ceremony in Surrey

Bride and groom share passionate first kiss during Holy Trinity Church ceremony in Surrey

Bridal party share tissues in an emotional moment

Candid and natural moment of the wedding party signing the register

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Surrey wedding photography - Bride and groom walk down the aisle as a married couple

Bridal party follow the married couple. Groomsman escorts bridesmaid who sits in a wheel chair down the aisle.

Father of the bride blows a kiss

Candid reception photography

Candid reception photography

Beautiful woman smiles candidly during drinks reception

Documentary style wedding photography of children sitting together on their phones

Relaxed and natural group photographs

Bridal bouquets together in a line

Groomsmen bespoke arrangement buttonholes

Groomsmen bespoke arrangement buttonholes

Groomsmen stand on the steps of Holy Trinity Church for formal photographs

Groomsmen bespoke arrangement buttonholes

Exterior of Holy Trinity Church Guildford

Exterior St Mary's Church reception in Guildford

Candid and documentary style photography capturing guests at the reception

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Romantic and natural couples portraits

Romantic and natural couples portraits

Candid and natural wedding portraits

Surrey wedding photography of natural and passionate couple

Couple walk through Guildford Castle gardens together

Couple walk through Guildford Castle gardens together

Wedding portraits in the colourful and gorgeous Guildford Castle gardens

Wedding portraits in the colourful and gorgeous Guildford Castle gardens

Couple stand bathed in stunning evening golden hour light

Couple stand bathed in stunning evening golden hour light

Couple stand bathed in stunning evening golden hour light

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Couple walk through Guildford Castle gardens together in evening golden hour light

Relaxed couples photography in Guildford Castle Gardens

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Passionate embrace from newly wed couple, Surrey wedding

Relaxed couples photography in Guildford Castle Gardens

Black and white image of women with eyes closed and husband stroking her face, Documentary wedding photographer surrey

Couple stand looking at each other in front of a white stone wall covered in ivy

Woman stands in a off the shoulder white lace wedding dress with bouquet of purple flowers

Bouquet of purple, white and green foliage

Woman stands in a off the shoulder white lace wedding dress with bouquet of purple flowers

Groom stands in a tuxedo and tails with grey waist coat

Wildflower button hole for Surrey wedding

Exterior of St Mary's Church Guildford

Confetti is thrown over the happy couple at St Mary's church in Guildford

Confetti is thrown over the happy couple at St Mary's church in Guildford

Bride and groom smile as confetti is thrown over them, Documentary wedding photographer surrey

St Mary's church decorated for wedding breakfast

St Mary's church decorated for wedding breakfast

Wedding favours for guests consisting of badge pins of charities

Wedding breakfast table decorations with bouquets in jam jars atop of wooden centre pieces

Natural flower bouquets in jam jars

Lord of the Rings themed table setting names

St Mary's church decorated for wedding breakfast

Wedding breakfast table decorations with bouquets in jam jars atop of wooden centre pieces

Bespoke wedding cake with Lord of The Rings Decoration theme

Bespoke wedding cake decorated with decorative sugar flowers

Elven figurines stand atop wedding bespoke wedding cake

Festival style wedding food for Surrey wedding

Bridesmaid in a wheel chair is pushed by guests at the reception, Documentary wedding photographer surrey

Same sex couple smile together outside church

Candid guest interactions at the reception

Wedding breakfast in a buffet style catering

Wedding breakfast in a buffet style catering

Wedding breakfast in a buffet style catering

Vicar gives a speech to say grace before the wedding breakfast

Couple cut the Lord of the Rings themed wedding cake together

Lord of the Rings themed wedding cake toppers

Slices of wedding cake

Documentary wedding photographer surrey, Wedding party raise a toast to the happy couple

Documentary wedding photographer surrey, Groomsmen sing a song as part of the speeches

Best mad gives a very funny and comedic speech

Documentary wedding photographer surrey, Groomsmen sing a song as part of the speeches

Best man raise a toast, Documentary wedding photographer surrey

Documentary wedding photographer surrey, Bride and groom receive a personalised drawing as a wedding present

Woman with stylish short blonde hair and colourful dress chats with the bride

Child tries to use camera with his parents

Documentary wedding photographer surrey, Guests chat candidly with the bride

Bride and groom start their choreographed first dance

Bride and groom start their choreographed first dance

Documentary wedding photographer surrey, Energetic and lively first dance

Documentary wedding photographer surrey, Tender and soft moment between couple during their first dance

Documentary wedding photographer surrey, Energetic and lively first dance

Documentary wedding photographer surrey - Cheering guests smile and clap at first dance

Bridesmaids lively dance together and laugh, Documentary wedding photographer surrey

Gay couple share loving moment together on the dance floor. Documentary wedding photographer surrey

Cheering guests smile and clap at first dance, Documentary wedding photographer surrey

Documentary wedding photographer surrey, Couple dance together at Surrey wedding

Night exterior of St Mary's Church, Documentary Wedding photographer surrey

 

THANK    YOU TO ALL THOSE    WONDERFUL SUPPLIERS THAT      MADE THIS SURREY

WEDDING   AS   BEAUTIFUL   AS IT     COULD BE!

 

Church: Holy Trinity Church

Reception Venue: St Mary’s Church 

Invitations: Sophie’s Love Birds Etsy

Catering: Spitting Pig Company

Cake: Family

Flowers: Meadowfolk

Dress: Just For You Bridal, Bristol

Veil: Lace & Grace

Bridal shoes: Lace & Grace, Bristol

Bridesmaids Dresses: Lindy Bop

Hair and MU: Carrie Jessup

Suit: Slaters

Groomsmen Suit: Slaters

Wedding Favours: Charities

Entertainment: All That Jazz Ensemble

 

Thank you for stopping and taking a look at my Surrey wedding blog about Zoe and Rupert. If you are planning a wedding and are in need of some advice on How To Plan Relaxed Group Photographs at your wedding take a look at the blog post I have linked.

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