Lisa and Nick’s Relaxed Spring Surrey Wedding –

Gloriously Chilled The Mill at Elstead Wedding

 

When Lisa and Nick first got in contact with me about their The Mill at Elstead wedding I was intrigued. Speaking over FaceTime we just clicked. They were both super fun and were sure with what they wanted. I swear we hung up the phone and then in a few hours I had an email from Lisa saying that they wanted me to be a part of their day. It was amazing. Also having never shot a wedding at the venue before there is always an excitement around new places and couples.

 

The Mill at Elstead wedding

 

Lisa is so down to earth and lovely. She is the kind of girl that you could go for a drink with and there would be no awkward silences. Nick was equally as sweet and quietly reserved. Both of them were super chilled and wanted their wedding day to focus on the party and on the people that they loved most. However, when Lisa told me that she was going to be wearing a Grace Loves Lace dress I had a cartoon moment when my eyes turns into hearts. On the morning of the wedding neither Lisa or Nick wanted their prep covered so the day started at The Mill at Elstead.

 

Couple share their first dance, the bride has the most excited look on her face

 

This decision to not include prep photography is totally up to each couple. Having recently written a blog about groom preparation photography and whether it is always the right choice. In this industry it is always important, in my opinion, to listen to what your couples want and not what is best for Instagram! I love it that they both were not fussed about prep and were confident enough to communicate this to me. I do not blame them for wanting to focus more time on the party with their people.

 

Autumnal coloured bridesmaid dresses with a Grace Loves Lace bride

 

Gorgeous Spring The Mill At Elstead Wedding

 

Nick was a pillar of calm on the morning of the wedding when I met him. Lisa, her bridesmaids and her mother arrived before the ceremony and had a quick moment for some group photographs before walking down the aisle. With a beautiful ceremony with multiple readings, many in the crowd were bought to tears. Surrounded by their closest friends and family Lisa and Nick had a lovely outdoor reception next to the water. The guests enjoyed the wildlife as well as the canapés and champagne. With threat of weather it was lovely that they couple achieved the outdoor reception that they desired. However, if it does rain on your wedding day there are handy tips to help with rainy weddings on my blog that can help you. I hope that you enjoy looking through the photographs, I am sure that they will speak for themselves.

 

The Mill at Elstead

The Mill at Elstead Pub building

Ceremony room for the mill at elstead wedding

Ceremony room for the mill at elstead wedding

Green floral theme for Spring Surrey wedding

Guests arriving for a mill at elstead wedding

Guests arriving for a mill at elstead wedding

Bride arrives in her Grace Loves Lace dress

Gorgeous bride with her bridesmaids at the mill at elstead wedding

Documentary wedding photography Surrey

Bridesmaids make their way down the aisle

Bride walks down the aisle with her mother

Bride walks down the aisle with her mother

Bride and groom hold hands at the wedding ceremony

Handsome groom says his vows at the mill elstead

Gorgeous bride and groom stand together during the ceremony smiling at each other

Gorgeous Grace Loves Lace bride

Best man hands couple the wedding bands

Best man hands couple the wedding bands

Candid wedding moment of the ring exchange

Emotional moment during the wedding readings for the bride

Bride and groom share a passionate first kiss at their The Mill at Elstead Wedding

Joyous bride and groom sign their wedding register

Bride and groom celebrate together as they are officially married

Couple enter the confetti line outside The Elstead Mill

Couple enter the confetti line outside The Elstead Mill

Couple enter the confetti line outside The Elstead Mill

Couple enter the confetti line outside The Elstead Mill

Artistic confetti photograph

Natural wedding couple portrait

Autumnal coloured bridesmaid dresses with a Grace Loves Lace bride

The Mill at Elstead wedding venue

Candid group photography with little duck

Cute little duck

Candid wedding photography

Candid Surrey wedding photography

Candid Surrey wedding photography

Candid bridesmaid photo at Spring Surrey The Mill at Elstead wedding

The Mill at Elstead wedding breakfast room

Rustic wedding details with sprigs of rosemary as decoration

Green and fresh florals for Spring wedding at The Mill at Elstead

Green and fresh florals for Spring wedding at The Mill at Elstead

Green and fresh florals for Spring wedding at The Mill at Elstead

Rustic wedding details with sprigs of rosemary as decoration

Natural couples portrait by a beautiful willow tree

Natural couples portrait by a beautiful willow tree

Beautiful green florals with red roses and white floral arrangement

Grace Loves Lace bride with handsome groom in a navy blue suit

Candid and natural wedding portrait

Candid and natural wedding portrait

Natural wedding photography for the mill at elstead wedding

Natural wedding photography for the mill at elstead wedding

Beautiful bride in a strapless Grace Loves Lace wedding dress

Beautiful green florals with red roses and white floral arrangement

Beautiful bride in a strapless Grace Loves Lace wedding dress

The Mill at Elstead wedding

Natural wedding photography for the mill at elstead wedding

Documentary wedding photography Surrey

Documentary wedding photography Surrey

Grass blowing in the wind

Bride gives a speech at The Mill at Elstead wedding breakfast

Candid guest reaction to speeches

Bride gives a speech at The Mill at Elstead wedding breakfast

Father of the bride holds a speech at the wedding breakfast

Father of the bride holds a speech at the wedding breakfast

Smiling bride looks up at her husband adoringly

Bride and groom kiss during the speeches at their mill at elstead wedding

Candid guest reaction to speeches

Best man speaks at the Mill at Elstead wedding

Grace Loves Lace bride with handsome groom cut the cake

Grace Loves Lace bride with handsome groom cut the cake

Couple share their first dance, the bride and groom kiss on the dancefloor

Couple share their first dance both looking adoringly into each others eyes

Couple share their first dance both looking adoringly into each others eyes

Couple share their first dance at their the mill at elstead wedding

fun wedding photography Surrey

Fun and natural dance floor photography

fun wedding photography Surrey

Fun dance floor photography for a the mill at elstead wedding

Fun dance floor photography for a the mill at elstead wedding

Guests sign the guest book

Candid and natural guest photography

Candid and natural guest photography

Guests sign the guest book

Sunset over the river at the mill at elstead

 

BIG     SHOUT     OUT 

 

To all the suppliers who made Lisa and Nick’s wedding day so special

 

Venue: The Mill at Elstead

Dress: Grace Loves Lace

Invitations: Lovat Press

Catering: The Mill at Elstead

Flowers: Flowers by Rosemary, Godalming

Cake: Marks and Spencer

Bridal Shoes: ASOS

Bridesmaids Dresses: ASOS

Hair: Carrie Jessup, CLJ Makeup

Make Up: Carrie Jessup, CLJ Makeup 

Suit: Marks and Spencer

DJ: Cosmic Events

 

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