The Great House Sonning Wedding Photographer

The next wedding to feature on my blog is the marriage of Katherine and David. They tied the knot at The Great House in Sonning. The venue was near to Reading, so I left Essex nice and early to allow for plenty of time just in case I hit any traffic. The journey went very smoothly and I arrived early allowing me time to go and grab a coffee before the day started.

I arrived at Katherine and David’s house, where the girls were getting ready. Photographing all the little details and preparations telling the story of the morning unfolding. Before long, it was almost time to leave to head to the wedding venue. We quickly popped next door (Katherine’s mum and dad’s house) and made use of their gorgeous garden to capture some images.

After a short drive, I arrived in Sonning at the venue. Positioned down by the river, I knew it was going to give me so many great opportunities for photographs. It certainly didn’t disappoint. The rest of the day went like a dream, now you can find out more about their special day in a quick interview with the couple themselves below –

The Great House Sonning Wedding Photographer

The Great House Sonning Wedding Photographer

How did you meet?

At sixth form so a very long time ago now!

The Great House Sonning Wedding Photographer

How did the he propose?

We had spent the day in London and in the evening, David surprised me by taking me up in our own pod on the London Eye where he got down on one knee and proposed.

The Great House Sonning Wedding Photographer

What Wedding Venue/s did you choose and why?

The Great House Sonning – Felt very relaxed and informal and loved having the river just outside the venue.

The Great House Sonning Wedding Photographer

Where did you buy your dress?

Confetti Bridal Centre in Wokingham

The Great House Sonning Wedding Photographer

What about the grooms suit?

Moss in The Oracle, Reading

The Great House Sonning Wedding Photographer

Did you have a theme or colour scheme for your wedding?

Navy for bridesmaids and groomsmen with pastel shades for the flowers to brighten it up a bit

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What source did you use for wedding inspiration?

We mainly used the venue itself as the source of inspiration for our wedding. We based our choice of flowers, table decoration etc. on how they would fit in with the venue’s relaxed and informal atmosphere.

The Great House Sonning Wedding Photographer

If you could turn back the clock before planning started, what advise would you give yourself?

To book the Friday before the big day off from work!

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What was your favourite photograph from the day?

They are all fab but I do love the ones in my dad’s garden as he worked so hard to make it look at its best and the ones down by the river are just great.

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What song did you choose for your 1st dance?

Snow Patrol – Chasing Cars

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Was “Gary Derbridge Photography” the right photographer for you?

Absolutely, all the guests and David and I thought Gary was fab! Especially the way he organised everyone for the group photos and just made us feel at ease in front of the camera.

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Your Suppliers? (& links to suppliers)

DJ: Supreme Discos

Stationery: Stationery by VO

Venue: The Great House Sonning

Wedding Dress: Confetti Bridal Centre, Wokingham

Men’s suits: Moss in The Oracle, Reading

Florist: Sonning Flowers

Cake: Catherine’s Cakes

Hair: One of my bridesmaids friends are hair dressers and they kindly did my hair, bridesmaids hair, mother of the groom and flower girls hair.

Make-up: My bridesmaids and I did out own make up

 

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