Moya & Ben's Wedding - Clandon Park (Surrey)

I had already had a complete ball with Ben & Moya during their pre-wedding shoot and luckily they had 'introduced' me to most of their friends and family via photos and stories so I felt completely at home the moment I arrived at Moya's home and the girls, Mum & Aunt. Moya was super relaxed and I even had time to photograph them all before I left for Clandon. She looked amazing.

Simply click on the image below and click on the 'play' button to see their mini slideshow. To see all of their pictures, once in the slideshow view, click on the shopping basket and when prompted the password is Ben & Moya's surname (case sensitive).

I arrived at Clandon Park to a general air of calm and met the guys for a few photos. Guests arrived and were ushered into the Tapestry Room and the excitement started to build. Moya arrived with Maureen and they were both smiling widely. The gorgeous walk from the entrance and through the Marble Hall is so spectacular and the girls all looked beautiful as they made their way towards Ben. The ceremony was very special with readings from Nicky, Fiona & Kevin and I have to admit to being slightly overcome when Ben & Moya exchanged their vows and rings. And then out into the Marble Hall for champagne and canapes plus lots of hugs & kisses.

Ben & Moya decided to take advantage of the lovely Armstrong Siddeley and went for a short drive while guests relaxed on the lawns, played crocket, and listened to the lovely sounds from Fiona's harp. On their return we did a mini-tour of the grounds of Clandon before the groups on the rear steps of the house. A wonderful everyone group shot on the front steps before everyone took their seats for one of the most delicious meals I have ever tasted. The fantastic Jay Tough (toastmaster) and I have a small joke about food since he 'stole' my steak at a wedding we worked at a few years ago so I was delighted to receive this most
mouth-watering venison. Thanks so much you two. Jay decided to wipe the slate by getting access to the Clandon gardens later in the day for a beautiful shot of the sun going down. Thanks Jay - we're even!

Maureen, Ben and Ben made great speeches which caused a few tears as well as many laughs. I have to admit that by the time I took a few table shots it was getting pretty roudy (in a good way) so I knew that once the evening guests arrived and the dancing began that this crowd would really go for it. And I was proved right. I did a really fun Charlie's Angels shot with Nicky, Fiona & Andrea and took a few shots of everyone going crazy dancing-wise before heading home. Just as I was leaving I noticed a male guest wearing a ascinator as he strutted his stuff on the dancefloor. I understand from Ben & Moya that the party was brilliant and from the look of everyone's faces all day that doesn't surprise me. Lots of smiling, laughing and sheer joy.

Thank you to all of you for making me so welcome and helping me all day. Special mention to Nicky for looking after me (you've earned an Uncle Ted award just for being so lovely). Ben & Moya, it was a wonderful day, full of joy, and I am so pleased that I was there to share it with you both. Can't wait to share your photos with you today. xx

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