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Marianne and Alex’s Micro Wedding at Coltsford Mill, Surrey

Micro wedding at Coltsford MillMicro Wedding Surrey

When Marianne and Alex booked me for their wedding for May 2020 I was really excited and looking forward to being back at Coltsford Mill. It’s a truly magical venue set in Oxted, Surrey and surrounded by beautiful countryside, what’s not to love?! No one could have predicted the global pandemic that was about to unfold at the beginning of the year and due to the restrictions the couple sadly had to postpone their big day until October. Finally after months of uncertainty and waiting they were really pleased that their micro wedding could go ahead with their top 15 guests and what a really amazing day it was.

I started the day capturing the preparations in the cottage as Marianne and her bridesmaids were made up. After a slightly cloudy start the weather soon turned to glorious sunshine and the Autumnal colours looked stunning against the deep blue sky. Alex and Marianne shared an emotional “first look” before walking down the aisle and it was heartwarming to be there to photograph the moment. The ceremony was held in the barn which was decorated to perfection with stunning flowers, rustic wreaths, giant balloons. It looked fabulous! 🙂

The ceremony

It was a tearful ceremony and the couple were absolutely thrilled to be getting married at last. Once the knot was tied, confetti was thrown on the steps and everyone gathered outside for canapes and fizz to kick back and congratulate them. After they’d had some time to take everything in I took the newlyweds around the scenic grounds of Coltsford Mill for their couple shoot.

The barn made for a wonderful backdrop to the meal and there was just enough time to squeeze in a sunset shoot and twilight shots before the speeches got underway. The intimacy in the room made for a really touching atmosphere and this carried on right the way through to the first dance as the guests cheered them on!

As with all of the micro weddings I’ve had the pleasure of capturing this year, it proves that true love really does conquer all in these very testing times!

Congratulations again to Marianne and Alex and I’m very proud to share some wonderful images from their day at Coltsford Mill……

“Wow. We absolutely love them! Thank you so, so much. They are incredible and you’ve truly captured the best moments from the day, and so much more.” – Marianne and Alex

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