Jess and Andy’s Wedding Photos at Ramster Hall in Surrey

Jess and Andy's Wedding at Ramster Hall in Surrey

Ramster Hall and the beautiful Ramster Gardens are set in the picturesque Surrey countryside. Dating back to the early 17th century this authentic, privately owned country house is a wonderful place to get married.

Jess and Andy are a fantastic couple who wanted a classic feel to their Winter wedding in a warm, cosy setting. The day kicked off with Alicia heading to the Star Inn to meet Andy whilst I met Jess and her bridal party in the nearby Crown Inn.

They exchanged their vows in the oak panelled Drawing Room at Ramster Hall which made for an attractive and intimate setting for their wedding ceremony. The guests gathered round to congratulate the excited couple and after they’d had a good amount of time to mingle, I lead them around the grounds for a picturesque couple shoot. The gardens looked spectacular with the brown and yellow leaves making for warm coloured compositions and combined with such a relaxed couple as Jess and Andy, we came away with some stunning images!

The Long Hall with it’s warm and inviting atmosphere was the magical space for the moving speeches and afterwards the guests lit their sparklers in the garden for an epic and enchanting tunnel of light! The evening party kicked off with a romantic first dance and everyone jumped on the dance floor to let their hair down after a wonderful day.

Ramster Hall is always a joy to work at but Jess and Andy’s wedding made for an extra special day. I’m delighted to share some of my favourite photographs captured and very grateful for the glowing feedback we received…..

“We got the photos of our wedding back from Murray and Alicia last night, and we are blown away by how fantastic they are! Looking at them made me cry (with happiness!), and it’s amazing to have these memories captured in this way forever. Murray and Alicia captured our wedding at Ramster Hall so beautifully, and they were such a lovely presence on the day too – really positive, helpful, and calm.

I couldn’t believe some of the moments they’d captured when I had no idea they were even there at the time. They’re super discreet, but don’t miss a thing and have given us a great mix of posed and more observational shots. We couldn’t recommend Murray Clarke Photography enough. I’m thrilled we made this choice. Thank you so much, guys!” – Jess & Andy

Many thanks to my very talented and faithful second shooter Alicia for doing an excellent job on the day.

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    Laura and Ed’s Wedding at Horsley Towers in Surrey

    Bride and Groom in the chapel at Horsley Towers on their wedding day

    Right in the heart of over 70 acres of picturesque parkland, Horsley Towers is a beautiful wedding venue dating back to the 1900’s. This amazing mansion underpins elegance and was painstakingly designed by Charles Barry in a Gothic style. Charles was also very famous as the architect responsible for the Houses of Parliament in Westminster. Having inherited his family’s home, he dreamed of creating a magnificent property to demonstrate his wealth, so he restored Horsley Towers to its current glory.

    This discerning venue is part of De Vere Hotels and made for the idyllic setting for Laura and Ed’s wedding in the Summer. The couple wanted a natural set of photos that reflected their day so I was very excited when they contacted me to be the photographer for their special day! They were fantastic to work with from start to finish and it was a real pleasure to capture some memorable moments for them. What I really like about working at Horsley Towers are the vast array of beautiful backdrops. I love taking the newlyweds on a stroll around the various locations as they as share some intimate moments away from the crowd. Laura and Ed looked amazing in the photos and together we achieve a wonderful set of memories.

    They loved their images from the day and sent these very kind words……

    “I can’t put into words how amazing and special the photos are that you and Alicia have captured. Thank you so so much! They are so stunning and we are so grateful to have had you both at the wedding! You captured the day perfectly 🙂 I shall send a couple of the web images onto Horsley as I’m sure they would love to see how beautifully your captured the venue! I will certainly get in touch with you soon regarding a photo album and possibly some photo books as gifts for parents etc.Thank you again to you and Alicia for the perfect photos and being there on the day.” – Laura & Ed

    Thank you to Alicia, my trusty second photographer, for her fantastic work on the day.

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      Steph and Neil – Cissbury Barns in Sussex

      Steph and Neil's Wedding Photos at Cissbury Barns in Sussex

      Set in the rolling hills of the South Downs National Park, Cissbury Barns is a romantic and relaxed setting for a dream wedding. As you approach through the long scenic driveway the beautiful rustic barns are revealed in all their glory.

      Both of the barns are licensed for wedding ceremonies and the venue offers exclusive use of the grounds. Authentic brickwork and original oak beams are just some of the wonderful features of these truly magnificent barns so it’s no surprise that this is such a popular venue to tie the knot!

      After the wedding ceremony, couple’s can kick back and relax in the Ceremonial garden and idyllic courtyard for their reception drinks in a peaceful and tranquil setting.

      Also on offer is the lambing pens for a unique and novel bar plus lounge area including a Pentanque court for entertaining outdoor games. The venue can accommodate up to 120 guests and suits anywhere from the more intimate wedding to larger, lavish affairs.

      Steph and Neil are a relaxed and fun-loving couple who married at these beautiful barns in the Spring. The day began around the corner in local accommodation where Steph and her bridal party got ready for the day. The bride looked fantastic as she arrived and met Neil at the end of the aisle to exchange their vows. It was an eloquent ceremony with both couples clearly very excited and I knew this was going to be a wonderful wedding.

      Afterwards the newlyweds emerged from the barns to handfuls of confetti and the gorgeous sunshine helped to create a peaceful and laid back atmosphere in the garden as the guests flocked to congratulate Steph and Neil. After they’d had plenty of fizz it was time for some romantic time alone and I lead them around the ground to take in the wonderful scenery.

      There were some moving speeches and hysterical laughter as the speeches got underway and there was love and excitement filling the air. As the sun went down we nipped out in to the fields for five minutes for some beautiful golden hour photos before it was time for the first dance to begin.

      Steph and Neil were amazing to work with at Cissbury Barns and I’m very pleased that they loved the images from the day.

      “Thank you for doing such an amazing job with our wedding photos! We have so many favourites that it was difficult to choose just one for the front of our thank you cards! It really felt like you went the extra mile for all aspects of the day…..we are so grateful for you commitment and creativity.” – Steph & Neil

      Here are some of their highlights…..

      Steph and Neil's Wedding Photos at Cissbury Barns in Sussex


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        Holly & Gary – Brookfield Barn in Sussex

        Holly and Gary's Wedding at Brookfield Barn in Surrey

        Brookfield Barn is a modern barn wedding venue created to a very high standard.  Located a short drive from Horsham it’s a family-run establishment catering for wedding couples seeking to celebrate their dream day in the beautiful Sussex countryside.

        The barn features stunning oak frames with scenic views of the grounds outside. It’s possible to seat up to 138 guests during the ceremony and wedding breakfast or up to 200 during the evenings entertainment. To the rear of the venue is a sun-filled patio area overlooking the idyllic lake and fields beyond. There’s also the option to get married outside with the lake as your backdrop which many couples choose to do when the weather is a little warmer.

        Holly and Gary were recommended to me by their friends Kirstine and Richard who got married at Northbrook Park three weeks earlier so it was fantastic to see both couples again at Brookfield Barn.

        The day began with the preparations where I photographed Holly and her bridesmaids and  bridesman being made up. I arrived at Brookfield Barn around thirty minutes before the ceremony to capture Gary with the guys and the guests arriving. It was a beautiful day with clear blue skies and this made for the perfect weather for the outdoor ceremony and cocktail hour. Holly and Gary have lots of amazing friends who know how to enjoy themselves and this made for some fantastic documentary images.

        For their couple shoot we ambled around the various scenic locations for some intimate time away from the crowd. There were some amazing heartfelt speeches coupled with lots of laughs all round and the atmosphere at Brookfield Barn was buzzing! There was just enough time afterwards to capture the last few minutes of the light before the twilight hour set in. I set up my flashes outside the barn to capture Gary and Holly under the beautiful pink sky with them brightly lit in the foreground.

        The evening kicked off with a fabulous first dance routine before everyone jumped on the dance floor to celebrate a fantastic day. I loved Gary and Holly’s wedding and didn’t want to leave! Here’s the best bits from their wedding day at Brookfield Barn….

        I received a lovely thank you card from the couple with a very kind message:

        “Thank you so much for photographing the best day of our lives! The photos truly are outstanding! – Holly & Gary xx

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          Eva and George’s Wedding at RHS Wisley in Surrey

          Eva and George sunset wedding shoot at RHS Wisley in Surrey

          The stunning RHS Garden in Wisley is an incredibly magical venue for weddings and completely different to any other venue I’ve had the pleasure of working at. Set in the heart of the Surrey hills, this unrivalled venue offers a charming and unique setting in which to spend your special day. Within the extensive grounds of the RHS garden there’s a variety of different venues to choose rom the iconic Glasshouse overlooking the stunning lakes to the Waterlily Pavilion that looks out on to the canal.

          As the recommended photographer for the RHS Garden, Wisley, it’s always a huge pleasure to work there and I was really excited when Eva and George asked me to capture their Summer wedding in June. It was the hottest day of the year with the temperatures soaring under deep blue skies and I knew it was going to be a fantastic day. I joined Eva and her entourage of bridesmaids at her mother’s house in East Horsley for the preparations. There was instantly an amazing vibe floating around as I successfully managed to recite all of the 9 bridesmaids’ names back to them, which was met with a big cheer! 😉 It was a lot of fun capturing the preparations but it was soon time to head on to the church to meet George and the guys.

          Eva looked stunning as she arrived with her father in the car and the ceremony was full of laughs and wonderful moments. As the newlyweds emerged from the church they were met with a shower of confetti and I’m still chuckling as I recall one handful making a direct hit in to George’s mouth!!

          As we arrived at Wisley the gardens looked stunning in the sunshine and after greeting the bride and groom everyone tucked in to afternoon tea and Pimms! With an acoustic guitarist providing some beautiful music in the background this made for a lovely atmosphere and a really relaxed, Summery vibe.

          The RHS gardens are packed with endless opportunities for photos and I took Eva and George on a brief tour to see the sites and capture some romantic moments of them away from the crowd. Although it was the first time either had had a professional couple shoot they were both really natural in front of the camera and this made for fantastic images.

          Upon entering the Glasshouse for the wedding breakfast it was literally breath-takingly beautiful! With the trickling waterfall and the tables set up among the wilderness, it felt like we were outside in the thick of nature. After some moving speeches and more laughs there was just enough time to squeeze in a sunset shoot before the dancing got underway! Everyone at the wedding could feel the excitement and threw themselves in to the party, creating a wonderful atmosphere and an epic finish to the day.

          Eva and George’s wedding was simply amazing and I’m very grateful to them for inviting me to capture their very unique and special day. I was delighted with their review that they left on my Google page…..

          “My husband & I are absolutely thrilled with Murray’s pictures of our wedding day, and how he went above and beyond all of our hopes for a photographer. He was incredibly professional and also fitted in so well with the wedding guests due to his kind nature. We were thrilled to have him with us on the day and so grateful for the amazing pictures we have received. Highly recommended.” – Eva & George

          Eva & George - RHS Wisley Garden, Surrey