Claire and Richard’s wedding reception was held in the 14th Century Tithe Barn at Great Fosters. The Tithe Barn was originally situated in Surrey and dates back to 1390’s. It was dismantled and re-built at Great Fosters in the 1930’s.
Both families have a wickedly funny sense of humour, and the speeches were as expected full of anecdotes and teasing which had everyone including myself in fits of laughter. The best men double act did a great job and saw to it that Richard did not get off lightly.
After the cake cutting Claire, Richard and I took a little time out to go back to the gardens to capture some informal moments in the beautiful grounds as the light started to fade.
The evening reception was held back in The Orangery, where the Ceilidh band Licence to Ceilidh ensured everyone was on the dancefloor from the first dance onwards.
I love photographing wedding receptions with Ceilidh bands. Not just for the knowledge that you will have a packed dancefloor, but more for the expressions on guests faces, and the laughter that comes with trying to learn a dance – or as in most cases, freestyling after a while.
If guests needed a break then The Painted Hall which is adjacent to both the Tithe Barn and The Orangery served as a quieter area for guests to get a drink from the bar and have a rest from the dancing.
Claire and Richard’s wedding was every bit as fantastic as I had expected it to be. It is testament to them to have created such a laid back and fun wedding in such a grand venue.
Thank you Claire & Richard for having me as your wedding photographer!
Wedding Ceremony held at:
The Orangery, Great Fosters, Stroude Road Egham, Surrey, TW20 9UR
The Tythe Barn, Great Fosters
Wedding Reception Band:
Licence to Ceilidh