Vicky & Lee’s wedding at Russets Country House
You’d be forgiven for thinking you’d turned up at the wrong place when arriving for a wedding at Russets Country House. From the front it looks like an ordinary, if rather large, family home, but behind the front door is one of the most perfect venues I have had the pleasure to work at. It really does have it all – fab room for the bride to get ready, beautiful ceremony room, elegant function room, and beautiful grounds.
Vicky and her bridesmaids got ready at the venue. Her nieces were all bridesmaids, along with Vicky & Lee’s daughter Sienna. I loved seeing the older girls keeping their cousin entertained, no easy job when there are so many people to get ready.
Sienna was such a delight all day, although she did get a little overwhelmed when entering the ceremony room. Although it had been planned for her to walk down the aisle with her cousin, she took one look at the 40+ people gathered there and ran straight back out. She was eventually coaxed back in by her Mum, and upon spotting her Dad waiting at the front she sprinted over to the comfort of his arms.
There were three lovely readings during the ceremony. Civil ceremonies can be over too quickly without adding any extra elements as the legal party is rather brief, so it’s always lovely when a couple have chosen to add bits that mean something to them. It also allows you to involve more people in your day, as there’s usually a limit to the number of bridesmaids and ushers that people want to have.
The weather wasn’t entirely on our side which meant guests weren’t able to take full advantage of all the garden games, although the table football was popular with the younger guests. We did manage to get outside for family photos which makes me happy!
Pardon the pun, but I loved the LED LOVE letters on the dancefloor, they make a lovely backdrop for the dancing and provide some additional light which is always going to go down well with me.
I always love a photobooth at a wedding, as they tend to bring along lots of fun props which always look great in photos. Vicky and Lee had also organised glow in the dark bands which add an extra element for the photos.
It’s always lovely for me to catch up with couples whose weddings I have photographed previously, and there were two couples at this wedding – Pebble & Brad, whose wedding I photographed a few months ago, and Pia & Phil who have just celebrated their first wedding anniversary. It was lovely to hear that Pia still loves her wedding photos and looks at them every single day!
After the first dance, which Vicky and Lee danced with their daughter, guests were kept entertained by The Deloreans, probably the band I have most enjoyed watching. Their lead singer certainly puts on a performance! Vicky’s Dad in particular seemed to enjoy their set and had a great time on the dancefloor!
Congratulations Vicky and Lee, I loved spending the day with you and wish the three of you every happiness for the future. xx
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Venue – Russets Country House, Surrey
Bride’s dress – Phase Eight Bridal
Bridesmaids dresses: Lipsy
Flowergirl’s dress: Monsoon
Men’s suits – Richard Mark Menswear
Hair & Make-up – Gemma Needham Hair & Make-up
Flowers – Stella Rose Flowers
Catering – Just Jane Catering
Pianist – Nick Gilmore
Garden games – Skittle Alley Hire
Videographer – Premier Wedding Videos
Band – The Deloreans
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