A promotional slideshow for The Grange Bar & Restaurant

I have a very good and long-standing working relationship with The Grange Bar & Restaurant in Wallington, Surrey.

They are a venue that I have enjoyed working with on numerous weddings over the years.

Many of you who are my regular followers will have as a result seen many photos from the resultant weddings.

Anyone who knows Beddington Park will know what I mean when I say that it is a very picturesque park in many places, especially the surrounding area where the Grange is situated.

It has provided me with many great photographic opportunities for those weddings I’ve captured, and it still inspires me to this day with it’s versatility and depth.

I thought that I would put together a small promotional video slideshow to showcase some of those images over the years, and also help the venue inspire it’s next generation of wedding couples to have a look at what The Grange can offer them as the potential home for their special day…

 

The Grange relaunch their website

I’m a recommended wedding supplier with the Grange Bar & Restaurant in Beddington Park, Surrey.

They have just relaunched their website and wedding brochure with a fresh rebrand.

I was delighted when they asked if they could use some of my photographs from various weddings that I have captured there over the years.

Anyone who knows the Grange will be aware that it is a gem of a venue that offers couples a lovely and picturesque backdrop for a wedding – the surrounding parkland is extremely pretty and also very varied.

It’s my favourite local venue as it just offers so much to a photographer; natural green backgrounds, water features, lovely bursts of colour with well maintained floral beds, plus quirky architecture and trees.

Anyway, please feel free to have a look at their new website, and in doing so you might recognise some of the photos on there!

Wedding section on the Grange's website The Grange Website Screen Grab of the weddings section The Grange Website Screen Grab The Grange Wedding Brochure

Sophie & Jimi’s Wedding at Addington Palace, Croydon

Sophie and Jimi’s wedding was a nice and local affair, with the ceremony taking place in my hometown of Wallington at the Holy Trinity Church.

I started off with the bridal preparations at Sophie’s parents house, before then meeting Jimi at the church for some quick portraits of him and the groomsmen.

Unbeknown to Jimi, Sophie had planned him a little secret – he was to be driven to the church in a replica 1980’s A-Team van! Being of that generation myself, I was pretty impressed with his transportation as it delivered a healthy dose of nostalgia from my own childhood.

Sadly there was no Hannibal, Mr T, Face or Murdock to join the celebrations on this occasion, but Jimi was flanked with his very own group of men! Despite being a Wallingtonian, I’d strangely not photographed at Holy Trinity before.

I was quite pleased to alas be commissioned for a wedding there, as I’ve always eyed up the unusual blue painted doors at the front side of the church – they’re such a lovely vibrant blue that it just pops, and so I of course made sure that we captured a couple of portraits of the happy couple by these after the ceremony before departing for the wedding reception.

Moving onto the reception, Jimi hadn’t been the only one treated to transportation on the day – the couple had hired an old routemaster bus to transfer their guests from Wallington to Addington Palace in Croydon.

Sophie and Jimi meanwhile travelled in a modern Rolls Royce – I don’t think that Sophie fancied a ride in the A-team van as her wedding vehicle!

If you’re not too familiar with Addington Palace, it’s an 18th-century mansion set within 163 acres of land based in Croydon, and is steeped in history – apparently Henry VIII once had  a hunting lodge there.

As you can imagine, it therefore is a very grand venue, which boasts some fabulous decor, all of which we took advantage of when capturing the bride and groom portraits.

Why not have a look at a handful of images from their big day here below…

Bride getting ready at her home in wallington, surrey Bride's wedding dress hanging up in her bedroom Holy Trinity Church in Wallington - Groom posing with an A-Team van as his wedding car Wedding bands being held in the hand of the best man outside the Holy Trinity Church in Wallington, Surrey Bride arrives in her wedding car outside Holy Trinity Church in Wallington Bride walking down the aisle with her father at Holy Trinity Church, Wallington, Surrey Wedding ceremony being held at Holy Trinity Church, Wallington Bride and groom signing the register during their wedding service at Wallington's Holy Trinity Church Bride and groom congratulated outside Holy Trinity Church in Wallington by their congregation Bride and groom posing by the blue doors of Holy Trinity Church in Wallington, Surrey The double decker bus of wedding guests arrives at Addington Palace in Croydon for the wedding reception Rolls Royce wedding car outside the front of the Addington Palace building in Croydon, Surrey Bride and groom pose for some wedding portraits within the external grounds of Addington Palace in Croydon Bride and Groom wedding portraits and posed photos as taken inside Addington Palace in Croydon, Surrey The main room in Addington Palace fully decorated ready for the imminent wedding breakfast Bride and Groom are introduced to the guests by the toastmaster during the start of the wedding breakfast at Addington Palace, Croydon, Surrey Wedding breakfast details shots of the cake and room An aerial shot of the main room at Addington Palace in Croydon Guests enjoying themselves during the wedding breakfast Bride and groom take to the dance floor for their first dance during their wedding reception at Addington Palace in Croydon