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Helen and Brad Photography Gallery. Wedding and Reception at Sonning Golf Club Reading Berkshire
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Wedding guests pose for group photo with bride and groom after their wedding at Sonning Golf Club Reading Berkshire

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Background Information and Highlights:

Helen and Brad chose a combined photography and video package which started shortly before the start of their wedding ceremony and finished once the speeches in the wedding breakfast had been completed.

Our couple chose Sonning Golf Club for both the marriage ceremony and the reception. The club is located on the eastern outskirts of Reading Berkshire and is just a few minutes away from the nearest M4 motorway junction - so it is easy to reach for your guests!

The club has been hosting weddings for many years and this showed in the polished professional service experienced on the day. The facilities for photography are great - the main ceremony room opens out onto a large terrace area of which you have exclusive use on the day. Lots of paved areas so the ladies do not need to worry about sinking into grass in their high-heels. The borders have mature plants and shrubs and, most importantly of all for photography, there is plenty of shade afforded by a large tree - this matters if the sun is very bright as otherwise it can be tricky to achieve flattering skin tones in portraits.

The registrars responsible for weddings at Sonning Golf Club are from the nearby Wokingham Register Office. As always they were a real pleasure to work with.

The first photo below shows the imposing frontage to Sonning Golf Club:

Sonning Golf Club seen from the road

The next two photos - both shot with a special wide-angle lens - show the main function room at Sonning Golf Club prepared ready for the wedding ceremony:

Function room prepared ready for wedding ceremony at Sonning Golf Club

Guests congregate in the bar at Sonning Golf Club before the start of the wedding ceremony

Young wedding guest poses for photo at Sonning Golf Club

Grandfather proudly wears his blazer displaying the Royal Corps of Signals Crest:

Grandparents pose for photo at wedding at Sonning Golf Club

Guests chat together before start of wedding ceremony at Sonning Golf Club

The terrace at the club was surrounded by lovely in-flower hydrangeas - a great backdrop for posed photos like the next one featuring our groom with his brother and mum:

Groom poses for photo with his mother and brother before his wedding at Sonning Golf Club

Groom and best man pose for photo before wedding at Sonning Golf Club

Guests gather in ceremony room ready for wedding at Sonning Golf Club

Bride with her father and sister descend stairs at Sonning Golf Club ready for her wedding ceremony

The registrars are fine with professional photography and video during the wedding ceremony:

Registrar conducts wedding ceremony at Sonning Golf Club

Guest watches wedding ceremony in progress at Sonning Golf Club

Wedding guest makes a reading during ceremony at Sonning Golf Club

Bride and groom exchange wedding rings during their marriage ceremony at Sonning Golf Club

Once the wedding ceremony is over the registrars invite guests to shoot their own photos of the bride and groom with the marriage register:

Wedding guests take photos of the bride and groom after their marriage ceremony

At the rear of Sonning Golf Club there is a flat roof. This is a great vantage point from which to shoot big group photos as the high elevation enables everyone to be seen as in the next photo:

Bride and grrom with all their wedding guests pose for a group photo at Sonning Golf Club near Reading Berkshire

The gardens at terrace at Sonning Golf Club are a delightful backdrop for the must-have photos:

Grooms brother and his family pose for photo at wedding at Sonning Golf Club

The shaded area underneath the big tree on the terrace has decking surrounding it - ideal for the ladies in their high heels when the grass might otherwise be too damp and soft:

Bride and groom strike a pose with their friends for photo at their wedding at Sonning Golf Club

The table decorations and table plan chosen by our couple had a superhero theme:

Table plan displayed for guests at wedding reception at Sonning Golf Club

Confetti is allowed outside at the front of the club:

Guests throw confetti over bride and groom after their wedding at Sonning Golf Club

The wedding breakfast is a terrific time to shoot some character photos of the guests:

Young guest looks around at her surroundings during wedding reception at Sonning Golf Club

Bride and groom cut their wedding cake at their reception at Sonning Golf Club Reading Berkshire

The next photo shows what can happen if a guest camera with flash is fired at exactly the same time as Peter's camera - massive shadows. However on this occasion it works rather well considering the super-hero theme to the reception; just look at that brute on the wall!

The wedding speeches work great on video - even better than with photos - as you do of course get to hear what was said. Imagine being able to replay that years from now!

Father of the bride makes his speech during wedding reception at Sonning Golf Club

The speeches were accompanied by a slideshow:

Slideshow playing during speeches at wedding reception at Sonning Golf Club

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