WONDERFULLY   WET   ST    MARTHA’S  ON THE HILL WEDDING CEREMONY

– JADE AND PAUL’S RELAXED HORSLEY TOWERS  RECEPTION

 

On the blog today is Jade and Paul’s gorgeously rainy St Martha’s wedding. I am not going to lie when they told me that they were having a St Martha’s wedding it was a dream come true. Long have my family been walking up and down those steep Surrey hills to enjoy the stunning scenery and views. Right at the top of St Martha’s hill is the cutest church. Being able photograph a wedding high upon the rolling hills of Surrey was going to be amazing. I was already excited!

 

THE WEDDING DAY!

 

The phrase ‘don’t rain on my parade’ would apply to Jade and Paul’s wedding day. However, you will see from their wedding images that neither one of them stopped smiling the whole entire day. With rain forecast all day, the couple embraced the wet weather with gusto. You never can rely totally on a British summer. To avoid your own disappointment have a read through my wedding advice on What To Do If It Rains On Your Wedding Day blog.

 

st martha's wedding, couple walk down under umbrellas from the church

 

Jade and Paul were anything but disappointed on their big day. In fact I think that Jade’s face never stopped smiling. She and her bridesmaids got ready at Horsley Towers in Surrey. Then made a rather quick dash to avoid the precipitation up to St Martha’s On The Hill. Paul and his guests walked up the rather wet and windy trail to the gorgeous little church to await the bride.  Sporting a gorgeous grin on her face Jade made it up to the top of the hill to meet her groom.

 

st martha's wedding, newly wed couple pose for relaxed couples portraits at Horsley Towers

 

With readings from friends and family, Jade and Paul’s wedding was extremely heartfelt and moving. The patter of rain on the churches roof intensified as the couple said “I Do” and sealed the marriage with the traditional kiss. Under the adorning umbrellas the couple and guests made their way back down the steep hills and on to Horsley Towers.

 

st martha's wedding, bride gets helping hand to the ceremony from her bridesmaids

 

THE RECEPTION AT HORSLEY TOWER’S

Whilst the guests relaxed it was time for some couples portraits.  Horsely Towers has a gorgeous amount of land and interior space for couples photography. This was an added blessing with the weather. Unfortunately the wet weather did not allow for photography in the grounds. However, the gorgeous cloisters within the mansion was a welcome relief from the rain! Jade, Paul and I hung out in the mansions many beautiful hallways before returning for the wedding breakfast together. The couples speeches were a hoot! With raucous speeches and side splitting laughter, guests could hardly contain their enjoyment.

 

st martha's wedding, groom raises champagne bottle

 

On occasion, it is often customary for the bride to possibly change outfit in the evening. Paul, however is a man after my own heart. Without the guests knowledge he managed to change into his evening attire without anyone knowing. Breaking out on to the dance floor with custom made shorts to go with his suit. This was just in time for his first dance with Jade, and he looked smashing!

 

st martha's wedding, groom dressed in suit shorts on the dance floor

 

Thank YOU for READING now enjoy the GALLERY

 

Horsley Towers exterior of the building

wedding dress hanging on the door at Horsley Towers

wedding dress hanging on the door at Horsley Towers

wedding dress hanging on the door at Horsley Towers

pink bridesmaids dresses hanging up

bridesmaids helping each other into dresses

st martha's wedding, pink floral bridal bouquet

st martha's wedding, pink floral bridal bouquet

bridal shoes on windowsill

black and white image of bride in her strapless dress

black and white image of bridesmaids helping bride with her shoes

guests outside waving at Horsley Towers

st martha's wedding, gorgeous bride smiling as she gets dressed

st martha's wedding, bride being helped with her veil

bride holds bouquet with engagement ring

bride descends down the staircase at Horsley Towers

st martha's wedding, bridesmaids in matching pink dresses

st martha's wedding, bridal portrait

st martha's wedding, natural wedding photography

st martha's wedding, wedding bouquet of pink flowers

st martha's wedding, bride and her father

st martha's wedding, relaxed wedding photography

bride laughing as she prepares to enter the rain

bride laughing as she prepares to enter the rain

st martha's hill view from the wedding car

st martha's wedding, bride gets helping hand to the ceremony from her bridesmaids

bride smiling before she enters the ceremony

handwritten wedding sign

st martha's wedding, little groomsmen and bridesmaid walk down the aisle

st martha's wedding, little groomsmen and bridesmaid walk down the aisle

st martha's wedding, bride and father walk together down the aisle

st martha's wedding, bride and father walk together down the aisle

father of the bride takes off his daughters veil

mother of the bride smiles lovingly

bride and groom watch as a reading is said aloud

st martha's wedding, groom sticks his thumb up in a comical wedding moment

bridesmaid tears up as bride and groom say vows

smiling bride takes the hand of her groom

st martha's wedding, bride and groom exchange rings in wedding ceremony

bride wearing a strapless dress shares a first kiss with her stylish groom

bride raises her arms in celebration after marriage ceremony

wedding party approaching to sign the register

newlywed couple walk back down the aisle together

newlywed couple walk back down the aisle together

st martha's wedding, couple walk down under umbrellas from the church

wedding car with white ribbon

st martha's church with guests waiting outside

wedding sign up against a brick wall

wedding guests leave the church under umbrellas

Horsley Towers exterior of the building

Horsley Towers sign

Horsley Towers interior breakfast room

white wedding breakfast table at Horsley Towers

pink flowers floating in water feature

pink flowers floating in water feature

wedding breakfast decor with glitter decoration

personalised wedding breakfast decor with glitter decoration

mr and mrs giant lights

candid wedding guest photography

candid wedding guest photography

bride with her bridesmaids, dressed in matching soft pink midi dresses

bride with her bridesmaids, dressed in matching soft pink midi dresses

bride with her bridesmaids showcasing gorgeous matching bouquets of pink flowers

groomsmen in matching three piece suits and pink handkerchiefs

natural wedding photography, couple stand in the chapel at Horsley Towers

bride and groom laugh together during couples portraits

st martha's wedding, newly wed couple pose for relaxed couples portraits at Horsley Towers

bride and groom smile sweetly

bride and groom look at each other lovingly, natural wedding photography

bride and groom hold hands showing off their rings

st martha's wedding, bride in strapless dress looks lovingly at her groom

natural wedding portrait of couple together at Horsley Towers

natural and relaxed couple walking together

st martha's wedding, beautiful natural bridal portrait

bright pink flower bridal bouquet

st martha's wedding, beautiful natural bridal portrait

groom in a textured three piece blue suit with pink handkerchief and matching button hole

groom in a textured three piece blue suit with pink handkerchief and matching button hole

alternative wedding portrait, couple hold hands whilst looking towards each other

master of ceremonies announces in the couple

father of the groom in applause for the announcement of the couple

Horsley Towers wedding, bride arrives into the wedding breakfast room

bride cheers as she is announced into the wedding breakfast

father of the bride speech

Horsey Towers, black and white photograph of wedding guest reaction

wedding top table cheers

bespoke super mario wedding cake

bespoke super mario wedding cake

bespoke super mario wedding cake

wedding table with personalised red post box

wedding table with personalised black board sign

guests signed jenga pieces

bride holds the master of ceremonies gaffle

groom gives an emotional speech

bride laughs sweetly at groom's speech

master of ceremonies brings our birthday cake

guest blows out candles on his birthday cake

bride tears up during speeches

wedding guest uses disposable camera during speeches

best man gives a funny speech

natural and candid guest reaction

bride laughs hysterically on the top table

st martha's wedding, bride prepares to throw the bouquet to get guests

guest catch the bouquet

bridesmaid shows the bouquet in a celebration

bride and maid of honour embrace

Horsley Towers wedding couple celebrate cutting the cake

st martha's wedding, groom dressed in suit shorts on the dance floor

black and white photograph of bride and groom sharing their first dance

guests throw confetti on the bride and grooms first dance

guests throw confetti on the bride and grooms first dance

Horsley Towers exterior at night

 

Thank you to wonderful suppliers who contributed to such a marvellous day:

Ceremony: St Martha’s On The Hill
Reception Venue: Horsley Towers
Flowers: Blakes of Bookham
Dress: Chobham Bride
Cake: Cakes By Nina
Suit: Black Tie
Entertainment: Surrey Event Services
Hair and Make Up: Helen Andrews

If you would like to take a look at some more examples of St Martha’s on The Hill take a peek at Scott and Hayley’s couples shoot on the Surrey Hills on a gorgeous sunny afternoon or Janet and Steve’s Intimate Marlow Wedding Day. 

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