Today’s wedding update is from Eleanor and Alistair’s beautiful wedding held at St Nicholas Church in Pyrford with a reception held at Barnett Hill in Guildford. That is what happened, but the original plan was actually quite different. Originally this lovely couple were booked to have their reception at Clandon Park, a unique National Trust venue on the edge of Guildford but then disaster struck and it burnt down a month or so before their wedding day.
Suddenly years of preparation were gone and it is a testament to the couple how well they reacted to still be able to create an incredibly memorable wedding day for themselves and their guests. Being at the height of summer most places were already booked but it was here I was able to help a little bit by giving them a list of venue’s that are what I guess is termed the hidden gem. Pointing them in the direction of Barnett Hill was a no brainer as I had shot here before and just love the place. Luckily Eleanor and Alistair fell in love with it too and with some amazing help from all the people at Barnett Hill they were able to have their day as they intended albeit with a slightly different backdrop.
I do remember chatting to them on the day and they were just so happy saying the words “it was meant to be”. So it goes to prove that even in the face of adversity, with a little help, love will always find a way and wherever your wedding is, love will always be there too.