Surrey Wedding Photography – Wotton House, Dorking


Caroline & Tony’s wedding at Wotton House, Dorking was one of those days that’s just filled with laughter.  It was a privilege for us to be a part of such a happy day!

Caroline and her bridesmaids were getting ready at her parents’ stunning house in East Horsley.  There was a great atmosphere and it felt very relaxed, even though there was a slightly emotional moment when Caroline received a thoughtful surprise present from groom-to-be Tony (well done Tony – you got a few extra brownie points there!)

Soon we were off to the catholic church of St Edward the Confessor, in beautiful grounds just outside of Guildford, to capture the guests arriving as well as some informal shots of Tony and his groomsmen (all trying their best not to look too nervous!)

Once the guests were safely inside the church, Caroline and her father arrived in style – in an immaculate 1930s style Badsworth wedding car (complete with klaxon style air horn!).

In a lovely personal touch, the couple had arranged for Tony’s brother (himself an ordained minister) to conduct the majority of the service, so he brought a wonderful sense of family to the ceremony – populating the sermon with little anecdotes and stories from their childhood!

After a few photos outside the church, we were off to Wotton House for their sunny drinks reception.  The atmosphere was once again wonderfully relaxed, as Tony and Caroline’s guests were served Pimms and canapés in the sunken garden accompanied by live acoustic guitar music.

Tony and Caroline were keen to explore the grounds at Wotton House as the whole place offers a wealth of photo opportunities (and is consequently a fabulous place to work from our point of view!)

We captured intimate, informal couple photographs in the imposing Roman temple, complete with beautiful fountain and white marble columns, before heading up the adjoining steps to incorporate the stunning view of the estate that this height advantage gave us.

We then wandered towards the Tillingbourne stream which runs through the estate, finishing at the magical grotto (which is always our favourite for the atmospheric, natural light photographs which this location lends itself to).

After a fun-filled group photo of the couple with all their guests, it was into the Evelyn suite for the wedding breakfast.  The room was beautifully decorated in Caroline and Tony’s colour scheme of pastel peach, right down to the most realistic icing flowers on the cake that we have ever seen!

All in all, Tony and Caroline’s day was wonderfully relaxed but still extremely moving and it was obvious to see the mutual love and affection between these two lovely people.