Dawn and Alastair’s wedding day at Botleys Mansion, Surrey
Picture this: sunshine, a sprinkle of magic, and two lovebirds saying “I do” in a jaw-dropping Surrey mansion. Yep, that’s what went down at Dawn and Alastair’s wedding at the dreamy Botleys Mansion, and let me tell you, it was epic!
The day kicked off at the posh Foxhill Resort, before they both made their way to the majestic Botleys Mansion for the final bits of wedding prep. Talk about setting the scene for a seriously stylish celebration! The ceremony itself unfolded in the mansion’s Green Room, where intimate vibes met grand architecture. As Dawn and Alastair exchanged vows, their family and friends looked on with huge smiles before they shared their first kiss as newlyweds
After the ceremony, things moved outdoors, where guests soaked up the summer sun and the joyful vibes. Laughter and cheers filled the air as everyone clinked glasses and celebrated the newlyweds’ love story. One of the best moments (and trust me, there were many!) was when Dawn and Alastair got showered in confetti at the bottom of the grand outdoor staircase,surrounded by their loved ones. It was pure magic, like something straight out of a fairytale!
The couple took a short time together on a short drive which gave me some great time to cpature some candid shots of their guests enjoying their cocktails. Upon their return it was time for some group photos at the front of the mansion before I whisked the couple away for a short photo session where I also gave them a chance to check out their reception which was stylishly put together in the Atrium. The revelry continued with a scrumptious wedding breakfast, where heartfelt speeches had everyone laughing and crying in equal measure.
With the sun setting, we managed to get outside once again for an intimate couples portrait session in the mansions grounds, it was a truly gorgeous shoot with the golden hour light.
But the party didn’t stop there! As night fell, guests returned to the dance floor, for Dawn and Alsatair to cut their cake before taking their first dance as a married couple. It was then time for everyone to bust out their best moves to the live music featuring an awesome saxophone player.
Before the day wrapped up, we snuck outside for some twilight photos. Utilizing the ornate fountain and the amazing architecture of the mansion, I captured a stunning silhouette of the couple to give them both something truly unique from their day-plus I have since then been fortunate to receive a coveted Flashmasters award from this photo!
Being there to witness Dawn and Alastair’s wedding day unfold at Botleys Mansion was more than just a job; it was an absolute privilege. Read more about their story below!
Tell me about your The Beginning!
We met by chance one sunny evening at Broadgate Circle. We were out with friends after work and our paths crossed. It was such a fun evening and little did we know it was just the beginning for us! Almost 6 years on, we were so excited to now be getting married on the anniversary of the day we first met. This date has become a special day for both.
When and where did you get engaged?
Travelling back from our holiday in Cornwall Alastair arranged a surprise stay in London for our 5 year anniversary. We stayed at South Place hotel and proposed before going to where we had our first date.
What style/theme have you chosen for your Wedding Day?
We chose Classic, contemporary wedding theme for our wedding.
What were you most looking forward to on the day?
The moment we say ‘I do’ and celebrating with our nearest and dearest
The Venue: Botleys Mansion
The Videographer: Burton Media
The Dress Boutique: 2PieceBridal
The Florist: The Fine Flowers Company
The Make Up Artist: Sophie Nicole Makeup
The Venue styling: Ambience Kingston Upon Thames
The Magician: Spencer Wood Magic
The Stationary: Lottie Louise Designs
The Cake: The Jo Harper Cake Company
The Sweets: Sweet Treats By Lucy
Are you planning a Botleys Mansion Wedding? If so I would love to hear about your wedding plans so please get in touch
Photographs of Dawn and Alastair’s wedding day
at Botleys Mansion
Botleys Mansion Wedding Venue
Botleys Mansion is standout venue that consistently offers a breathtaking backdrop for any wedding. Nestled in the heart of Surrey, this grand and luxurious mansion is a treasure trove of stunning photography spots, from its majestic entrance and sweeping staircase to the elegant and airy Atrium; it’s a venue that promises and delivers on every front.
Botleys Mansion is not just about its impressive architecture and expansive, beautifully landscaped gardens, though they are undeniably perfect for those romantic, golden-hour shots. It’s also about the atmosphere of elegance and exclusivity it brings to every wedding day. Whether it’s the intimate and warm feeling of the Green Room for your ceremony or the grandeur of The Atrium for your reception, Botleys Mansion provides a versatile setting that can be tailored to fit your unique vision.
For photographers, the mansion offers endless opportunities to capture the essence of your day. The natural light that floods through its large windows is a dream, ensuring your photos are filled with warmth and vibrancy. And let’s not forget the outside – the grounds of Botleys Mansion are impeccably kept, with manicured lawns and picturesque landscapes that serve as the perfect canvas for any photo.
Choosing Botleys Mansion for your wedding day means you’re not just selecting a venue; you’re choosing a backdrop that will elevate your wedding photographs to works of art. It’s a place where memories are made and captured, ensuring that every moment of your special day is immortalized with beauty and elegance.
For those dreaming of a wedding that combines luxury, history, and stunning scenery, Botleys Mansion is a venue that not only meets but exceeds expectations, making it a top choice for couples and a favorite among wedding photographers who are eager to capture the magic of your love story.