Clandon Park Wedding Photography
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“David was great and captured our wedding day exactly as we remembered it! I think the best compliment that we can pay him is to say that a number of the guests commented on how they hardly noticed him being there, and yet he still came up with a fantastic set of photos.” Annabel + James
Clandon Park is undoubtedly one of the grandest wedding venues Surrey has to offer, and I’d been looking forward to Annabel & James’ big day for a long time. For me, the day began at Annabel’s parent’s house where the bridal prep was taking place. I often find that when I meet a couple for the first time to talk about their plans, the bride instinctively knows whether she wants the “getting ready” part of the day photographed. Whether she’ll be a bag of nerves or surrounded by chaos is undoubtedly a factor, but for me as a photographer it’s a really interesting part of the day and a great place to start the story. As a reportage wedding photographer I’ve learn to deal with whatever faces me as I enter into this world of hairspray and makeup, but I must say that Annabel and all her bridesmaids were all so calm and it was a pleasure to be working alongside Jo from Lovehair & Co who I’d worked with just a few weeks before.
Clandon Park is an 18th-century Palladian mansion in West Clandon just outside Guildford in Surrey. It’s been a National Trust property since 1956 and is a Grade I listed building. Many ceremonies are held in the drawing room at Clandon but Annabel and James chose to hold their ceremony in the much lighter and altogether more spacious Marble Hall, from where they would then go to a marquee in the grounds of the house for the reception. The house and grounds present so many opportunities for portraits and the marquee gave all their guests the chance to really enjoy the gardens, on what was a perfect English summer’s day. Using the marquee also meant that it came as a real surprise to all their guests as night time set in and we were led into the vaults of the house where the ceilidh band were set up and raring to go! The party was an absolute blast, a huge thanks to Ceilidh Tree for getting everyone on the dance floor and thanks to all Annabel and James’ friends and family for your amazing dance moves and for making my Clandon Park wedding photography so enjoyable!
Sadly, Clandon Park suffered a devastating fire in April 2015 and is unable to host weddings for the forceable future. Follow this link o discover some of the other National Trust Wedding Venues though out the country.
You can also check out some of the other beautiful Surrey Wedding Venues that I’ve photographed here.