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Denbies winter wedding photography of Marion and Neil

[one_half last=”no”][dropcap]B[/dropcap]ack in February I was at Denbies Vineyard for Marion and Neil’s wedding. When I’m photographing at Denbies, I normally plan a little wander out into the vines with the bride and groom – that wasn’t going to happen this time mainly as the vines were dormant but also because it was blummin’ parky out there! The wedding stayed mainly indoors except for a very few moments outside for group shots. Then back in to make the most of what Denbies do best, their wine, to warm up with. On the way up to the vineyard, there were a lot of triathletes coming back from a morning race around the outskirts of the estate and I know that Neil would have been quietly twitching to have got involved[/one_half][one_half last=”yes”]himself being a keen triathlete. It’s something that Marion and Neil share. Something they don’t necessarily agree on is their taste in music and a compromise had to made throughout the day with it alternating between metal and Britney Spears. As you can see, Neil is the metal fan and it was touch and go whether it was going to be Sepultura or “Baby One More Time”. Denbies winter wedding photography.[/one_half]

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Denbies Wine Estate wedding | Just One

It was a bitterly cold February day for Marion and Neil’s winter wedding at Denbies Wine Estate with the temperature nudging just above freezing. Denbies vineyard is a stunning venue when the vines are in their full glory or in late autumn when their leaves are turning brown. But I think it would have taken even the most ambitious couple to want to head out into the vineyard for any photographs at this time of year! Thankfully Denbies has a sheltered court yard next to their garden room (where the wedding ceremony took place) and we managed to grab everyone we needed for photographs without anyone getting too cold. The wedding breakfast was held in the top floor restaurant which has a great view over the whole of the vineyard. Guests had a train ride tour around the workings of the vineyard and taken to the wine cellars for the speeches. The first dance was a real head scratcher for me …I couldn’t guess which of Marion or Neil’s music tastes would win out, Sepultura or Britney! Here’s one of my favourite images from the day taken in the wine cellar near the impressive wine barrels. More images to follow soon.

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Denbies Vineyard wedding photography | Anna + Alex

Off to Denbies Wine Estate in Dorking, Surrey for the wedding photography of Anna and Alex. Yet again the weather gods were keeping us on our toes right up until the last minute and yet again, we had nothing to worry about – Denbies is a superb venue to get out amongst the vines for wedding photos, a little bit trickier in high heels when it’s raining (not that I’ve tried personally, you understand) but glorious in the late afternoon sun. There was an awkward moment as one of the guests arrived dressed all in white but we could forgive him as it was Monty the dog – he didn’t have any of the fabulous Denbies wine but certainly had his eye on a canape or two.

Here are a few of my favourite shots but you can see the full gallery by clicking this link | Denbies Wedding Photographydenbies vineyard wedding photographerAnna and Alex having a ‘vine’ old time – geddit! (oh please yourself …!)