Guildford Cathedral wedding | Charlotte & Tom
Charlotte & Tom’s wedding was a great mix of the grand and the relaxed. They got married in the splendid surroundings of the Lady Chapel in Guildford Cathedral, then their reception was a chilled-out family affair at The Stag on the River in Eashing.
I caught up with Tom and his family and friends in the cathedral before the service for some informal photos, then went to meet Charlotte at the West Door of the cathedral as she arrived in a very smart blue Bentley, ready to be escorted by the officiant Canon Thistlethwaite down the nave of the cathedral and into the Lady Chapel.
Having been asked to be discreet during the service I just took a few photos from outside the chapel through the wrought iron screen and then came in for a few shots of the signing of the registers. For this kind of situation I mostly use my Fuji cameras which are very discreet and quiet and if I need to use a longer lens I set my Canon 5D Mk3 to its “quiet” mode which makes the shutter almost inaudible and very “vicar-friendly”!
After the ceremony we all went outside and braved the breeze to get some family photos on the south side of the cathedral, before everyone jumped in their cars for the short drive to the Stag on the River pub pub at Eashing.
Wedding photos on Eashing bridges
The sun was shining as we wandered a little way down the road to the historic Eashing bridges for a short private photo session with Tom and Charlotte. The bridges were built in the 13th century by the monks of Waverley Abbey, and are now a Grade 1 historic monument looked after by the National Trust. Only 2.5% of listed buildings are Grade 1 which tells you how special they are…
The bridges made a great location for photos, even if we did have to wait for the traffic to pass over them every few minutes! I don’t think the monks anticipated their bridges being used by cars and vans!
All in all it was a very happy and relaxed occasion – many congratulations to the new Mr and Mrs Smith!