South West London wedding photography
Rachel and James’ low-key and intimate Kington upon Thames and Surrey wedding story.
When Rachel contacted me to be their South West London wedding photographer, I was overjoyed. Living in the North of England I enjoy travelling South for weddings.
Aja and Ben, whose wedding I photographed in Lancashire recommended me. The couple was looking for a documentary-style wedding photographer and liked what I’d done for their friends.
It was a fun and laid-back wedding day which provided me with the opportunity to catch up with Aja and Ben because Aja was a bridesmaid for Rachel.
During the speeches, I captured a picture of them both crying (my present and former bride), which made for a special moment.
A traditional South West London wedding
Rachel is from Lancashire, and James is from Surrey, both now living in Surbiton, South West London.
Rachel and James met three years ago, with James proposing in the location where they spent their first weekend away together, but they are keeping the details secret.
The couple planned a traditional wedding at St Matthew’s Church in Surbiton, followed by a relaxed and informal reception at their favourite pub, The Plough Inn in Cobham.
The wedding planning theme for their Kingston Upon Thames and Surrey Wedding was – Low-key, intimate and centred around good food and quality people!
The couple both remarked that the day was perfect and just what they had planned.
Rachel and James had 80 guests at their South West London wedding, including 6 bridesmaids and 7 ushers.
Rachel wore a stunning white gown from David’s bridal collection. James was dressed nicely in a light tweed jacket, white shirt, pink tie and blue chinos.
Bridesmaids wore matching red gowns, and ushers completed the wedding ensemble with blue blazers and blown pants.
The Plough Inn, Cobham, is a “Rarebreed Dining Experience.” A relaxed pub with low-beamed ceilings and a wood-burning stove, serving a British menu and local ales.
Location for St Matthew’s Church. St Matthew’s Avenue,
Surbiton, Surrey KT6 6JQ
The wedding ceremony, according to the couple, was a personal highlight – saying “I do” in front of their loved ones is a moment they will never forget.
The couple continued, “We loved seeing a packed dance floor with all our friends and family having a good time. And the speeches were so open, emotional, and heartfelt!”
Wedding planning tips
When it came to planning their intermate South West London wedding the couple insisted on it being stress-free, fun and laid-back.
Rachel said: “Don’t overcomplicate it, have a reception somewhere where they can do all the organising for you!”
Wedding photography recommendation
Yes! We would absolutely recommend Wes Simpson Weddings. Especially if you want natural photographs that capture the day’s fun, emotion and story.
Wes is based in the North of England and he made it easy to photograph our South West London wedding.
We have only seen the previews so far, but we already love them! They already tell a story about the day, and we can’t wait to see the rest of them!
As a documentary-style wedding photographer, I’m drawn to capturing storytelling images. Sometimes I don’t know why I’m pressing the camera button, It’s just a feeling.
I felt that feeling capturing the below images. I call these moments “The heartbeat of the wedding.” Because weddings are about our hearts and who they beat for.
During the wedding reception at The Plough Inn Cobham, I clocked this gentleman writing in his notepad, he then showed the notepad to a little girl. I knew instantly that the images were special.
I later showed the pictures to James the groom, who said the gentleman was his father who has motoneuron disease and has lost his voice. The little girl is his granddaughter.
I will forever remember these images.
South West London photographer
I hope you enjoyed Rachel and James Kingston upon Thames and Surrey wedding photography story as much as I enjoyed photographing their day.
The most common regret of modern South West London wedding couples is not hiring an experienced wedding photographer and missing opportunities they could have for life.
I ensure that the stories from your wedding are captured forever, by being in the right place at the right time.
If you are looking for a creative documentary-style wedding photographer to capture the magic of your wedding day, I would love to hear from you.