Lauren & Oliver – Denbies Wine Estate
It was a glorious sunny June day and what better place to be then a vineyard in the Surrey Hills!! Lauren got ready at her parents home along with her team of bridemaids and flower girls. Lauren made the picture perfect bride, her hair & makeup was flawless, she truly looked stunning. She had chosen red for her bridemaids dresses which I haven’t seen for a while and it was lovely to have this bold romantic red themed throughout the day. The church was a couple of miles from the venue and had a fantastic ornate interior which gave a warm glow throughout the building. The ceremony was full of emotion, during the vowels the groom Oliver had to take some deep breaths and hold back the tears. I had met up with Lauren and Oliver a few weeks before the wedding Oliver had warned me he would probably cry and he was true to his word. With a firm arm on the shoulder from the vicar he was able to get through it and the tears soon turned into massive smiles as he announced them husband and wife. The reception venue was Denbies Wine Estate situated on the North Downs just outside Dorking in Surrey. The vineyard is a family run business and one of the largest producers of wine in the UK. With the sun beaming down the vineyards made an amazing backdrop for photography, it was like being in Tuscany. The wedding breakfast was in The Conservatory Atrium with a flowing fountain and tropical plants which complimented the red theme perfectly to give a vibrant light entertaining space. The speeches were before the wedding breakfast and with a video from a special guest the groom really pulled out all the stops! Lauren had always said she wanted Craig David to sing at their wedding, this may have been a pipe dream but Oliver did the next best thing and contacted Craig David (numerous times) asking for a video message wishing them well, which after perseverance he finally got and played much to Lauren’s surprise! This along with lots of laughs and a few more tears had the guests captivated. My day ended with the final toast and I left them enjoying their wedding breakfast and what I’m sure would have been a great party. Massive congratulations Lauren & Oliver, thanks for having me on your special day xxx
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