Sophie and Matthew

A perfect wedding at Wasing Park in Berkshire
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Sophie and Matthew at Wasing Park

Having photographed Sophie and Matthew together earlier in the year, I already knew they were a pretty laid back couple, so I was looking forward to capturing their day.

I had never worked at Wasing Park before, so I was also looking forward to exploring a new venue.

Like most the weddings I photograph, I started the day bright and early documenting Sophie and her bridesmaids getting ready within the Stables Lodge at Wasing Park.

Whenever I photograph the morning of a wedding, I always brace myself for absolute mania – but Sophie and her bridal party couldn’t have been any cooler.

Getting ready for the wedding, at the Richmond Hill Hotel

The Ceremony

I might as well get this out of the way now: Matthew was probably the most emotional groom I have encountered. 

Nothing wrong with that, it’s good to see a man embrace his emotions.  But blimey, did he show them a lot.  Usually at weddings, I am on the look out for people crying, as I feel it makes a nice memorable photo.  And believe it or not, they are sometimes quite hard to capture without being intrusive… 

Didn’t have that problem with Matthew.

In all seriousness, it was a lovely ceremony – everyone smiling and the natural light in the building made my job a lot easier too. 🙂

Getting ready for the wedding, at the Richmond Hill Hotel


After the ceremony, followed the confetti – of which there was a lot!

Everyone then mingled outside in the early autumn air. Matthew and Sophie also hired a magician who kept their guests entertained too, which lead to some pretty amusing photos.

We then took a couple of group shots and followed by a few portraits of the happy couple.

The wedding breakfast was then served (by the amazing guys at Galloping Gourmet), followed by a number of speeches.

Sophie and Matthew then cut their cake (in front of a Krispy Kreme donut wall no less!) and then proceeded to their first dance.

All in all, it was a fantastic day. Sophie and Matthew were a fantastic couple to work with.