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Lorna and Simon
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The Farnham House Hotel Farnham Surrey is set in extensive grounds and has a nice private country house feel to it. The hotel is a particularly good choice of venue if you are at all concerned about the weather for your wedding - it has a large terrace to the front so no worries about the ladies sinking into the grass in their high-heels! Plus there is good shade - always welcomed by professional photographers to achieve the best technical quality for the posed shots - and a variety of backdrops including a lake and a lane with mature trees. Inside the hotel there is bar area suitable for photos if you get rained off.
The registrars who look after weddings at the Farnham House Hotel are from the Guildford Office and are always very easy to work with so its possible to shoot a good selection of photos and video during the all-important ceremony.
The first photo below shows the frontage of the hotel. It was shot during the winter so you'll appreciate that the well-kept gardens provide some photogenic backdrops all year round:
Peter's coverage usually starts with the girls getting ready and includes shots of the dress showing the detail, the flowers, the shoes, the jewellery and of course the gals in full flow!
Confetti and rose petals are not as common as they once were. They do make for some lovely photo and video moments later in the day:
Peter also catches up with the fellas - which is usually in the bar!
And also shoots some semi-formal photos of the groom moments before the start of the wedding ceremony:
The registrars - or celebrants as they are sometimes called - will want to interview you briefly before the wedding ceremony can take place. Usually this is twenty minutes before the ceremony for the groom and ten minutes before for the bride. Here our bride is in deep conversation in her interview:
Then all the flowergirls, bridesmaids, pageboys, and of course the bride and her dad assemble ready to make their grand entrance:
The groom seeing his bride for the first time on their wedding day is a lovely moment to capture:
There are no silly restrictions imposed upon professional photographers and videographers by the Guildford registrars and so all the important moments during the ceremony such as the exchange of rings can be captured:
Ceremonies normally take place in the hotel's Oak Room. There is an alternative outdoor setting.
Character studies of the guests during the ceremony and the wedding speeches are always popular:
Ragged groups assembling for group photos can be just as appealing as finely posed versions!
It was wet underfoot for this winter wedding and so a couple of guests obliged by carrying our bride around the grounds of the Farnham House Hotel for her photos:
There are lots of alternative picturesque backgrounds for wedding photos in the five acres of landscaped gardens at the Farnham House Hotel:
The Cedar Room at the Farnham House Hotel looks great prepared ready for the wedding breakfast:
A receiving line just before the wedding breakfast gives the bride and groom - and parents - the opportunity to exchange a few words with each of their guests. It can make for some great photos:
The speeches provide lots of opportunities for great photos and video:
Including candid portraits of some of your guests:
The cutting of the wedding cake usually takes place in the evening after the wedding breakfast and before the first dance. But it can be any time. Swords always seem to feature in military weddings!
A photo of the Farnham House Hotel at night can make a great end page for your wedding album:
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