Mel and Ed’s Wedding Celebrations at the RAC Club, Epsom.

Wedding photography is a funny job, when the day rolls around you step into a temporary world that comes and goes in the space of hours. When you mix a luxury wedding venue, a beautiful sunny day and a happy and relaxed couple, a magical afternoon is created and it’s a privilege to be there to tell the story.

Today I was with Mel and Ed as they got married in St. Mary’s Church in Reigate and celebrated with their family and friends at the RAC Club, Woodcote Park in Epsom. After joining the girls in the morning at the RAC Club I went to find Ed and the boys, finishing up lunch in the Market Stores, Reigate. After the church ceremony it was back to the club, pausing only for a few bride and groom portraits on the long and winding Captains Drive, to join the wedding guests back at the house.

As always the afternoon seemed to be over before it began and we were inside for the wedding breakfast in The Cedar Room at the club. The marquee for the evening events was pitched right outside so it was very handy for the guests. The dancing was probably my favourite part of the day, aided and abetted by the great 29 Fingers wedding band.

Mel and Ed are a lovely couple, a pleasure to be around and I wish them all happiness in their married life.

Just a few favourites photographs here, so hard to choose :) I hope you enjoy them.

 

Today’s amazing wedding venue.

Exterior photograph of the RAC Club, Epsom

A few detail shots. The flowers were created by the great team at Mad Lilies.

Wedding detail shots at the R.A.C. Club

Mel, the girls and some of the family in the morning.

The bride on a chair before the wedding.Candid photo of the brides nephewBridal makeupThe bride and her bridesmaids in dressing gownsA relaxed photo of Mel, the bride and her nephew.

Off to Reigate to find Ed and the boys.

The Market Stores pub and restaurant in Reigate, Surrey.The groom, best man and ushers in The Market Stores restaurant.The groom and his freinds in Reigate.

A quick walk along the lane to St. Mary’s Church.

Ed the groom walking to the church.Floral display at the church lych gate.Wedding guests.The bride and her father arrive.The bridal party prepare to go in to church.The bride, her father and bridesmaids walk towards the church.Final preparations before the wedding ceremony.The groom looks out for the bride.The wedding ceremony starts.A small baby during the wedding ceremony.Wide shot of the church during the ceremony.The first kiss,The groom smiles at the bride - I think he's in love :)Walking down the aisle togetherThe wedding couple leave the church.The bride and groom kiss at the lych gate.

Along the Captain’s Drive at the RAC Club with the house in the distance.

Wedding photograph on the Captains Drive at the RAC ClubThe bride and groom kiss with the wedding car in the background.Classic photographic portraits of the bride and groom.The wedding couple walk along the Captains Drive.

Friends and family await.

The wedding car pulls up to the Club House.A couple of candid wedding photographs.

The Cedar Room at the RAC Club looked amazing set up for the wedding breakfast.

The Cedar Room set up for the wedding breakfast.

A sneaky picture of the bride and groom taking a moment to themselves just before the meal.

Speech time!

The father of the bride begins his speech - the couple react.The grooms speechSpeech photographs

Fed, watered and limbered up – time for the first dance.

The bride and groom take to the dance floor.The first danceAnother first dance wedding photo

Then it all went a bit mad :)

Wedding guests danceSome shapes are (well and truly) thrown.A lady brandishes an inflatable microphoneTwo men kiss in cowboy hats.Three guests take a selfie.A wedding guest gives it some welly on the dance floor.Massive sunglasses on a wedding guest.I'd love to know what he just said...

29 Fingers Wedding Band – an excellent wedding band (and I’ve heard a few).

29 Fingers Wedding BandThe grooms brother rocks out.The bride and her friend on the dance floor.Night falls at the RAC Club, Epsom.

Thanks again for having me along Mel and Ed, see you soon!

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