It was such an honour to be a part of Lizzie and Sam’s day which for me started at Lizzie’s parents house in Reigate. This is where Lizzie, her mum and bridesmaids were all getting ready. A very calm morning on what was to be a beautiful day. Meanwhile Sam was with the rest of the groomsmen taking in the morning sunshine in Betchworth where the church service was to be held.

Surrey church wedding

St Micheals Church aptly situated in Church Street, Betchworth is a lovely picturesque church. Entering through the fantastic lych gate it was a short walk in the blazing sun for Lizzie when she was escorted round to the entrance by her father. There was an amazing rendition by the betchworth choir before, during and after the service which was a delight to hear. After the service all the guests waited for Lizzie and Sam who made a quick run through a tunnel of confetti to get to the Lych gate before canapés were served.

Stanhill Court Hotel weddings

I love photographing weddings at Stanhill Court Hotel. It’s such a great location for a photographer. Lots of outside space, some real character inside the actual hotel and a conservatory with just to die for light. It really is an amazing victorian house which was built back in 1881 as a family dwelling but now a perfect place for a weekend away or a wedding. It’s perfectly placed in Surrey to get to from all across the region. There was so much to do for Sam and Lizzie’s guests. Croquet on the lawn, tasty canapé’s being served, a steel band playing. It didn’t then feel too long till everyone entered the conservatory and were treated to another surprise choir performance and this time our groom joined in. What a way to get the meal going! These guys know how to party and the evening was so much fun, the dance floor always heaving and lots of laughs being had. A pleasure to photograph. Thanks to Karolina for excellent assisting. If you are getting married at Stanhill Court Hotel then please get in touch for a chat

All photos by Stanhill Court wedding photographer Carl Glancey