A little bit of a throwback to a beautiful Great Fosters Winter wedding with Amy and Ian. We were truly blessed with the most perfect Winters day. A dusting of snow the previous day created beautiful backdrops for Amy and Ian’s wedding photographs.
Great Fosters is a stunning venue located in Egham, Surrey as a hunting lodge for Henry VIII. It is without doubt one of my Top 3 Surrey wedding venues. The main house itself, is as you can imagine, is steeped in original features and the bridal prep room was actually slept in by Henry VIII! The grounds of Great Fosters are gorgeous and offer many different backdrops for year round weddings.
Amy and her bridesmaid prepared for the day in the main bridal suite. Due to it’s historical decor, it can be a little on the dark side, but I think this helps add to the ambience.
The ceremony took place in the Orangery which is filled with natural light, further enhanced with Amy’s chosen wedding colours of yellow and white. Ian waited anxiously for Amy to walk up the aisle. Images from this part of the day are some of my favourites, you never know how grooms will react, some have nervous laughter and others are truly emotional. The ceremony was filled with love and laughter, and being at the front of the ceremony I have the perfect spot to document those little “I love you” glances.
Post ceremony we headed into the Painted room for drinks before wrapping up and heading out into the gardens. It was cold, Amy was brave, and the Winter Sun was as kind as it could be – think lens flare – I love a bit of lens flare!
The speeches were funny and lot’s of stories shared from Amy and Ian’s childhood which led to lot’s of head in hands moments. These two are blessed with incredibly warm, loving and very funny family and friends, who I’m sure will be there to help support them through the adventure of marriage.
If your’re considering a Great Fosters winter wedding, please do get in touch, I’d love to hear about your wedding plans ♥