Hannah and Andy’s fun and alternative theatrical wedding at The Wilde Theatre, Surrey
When I was contacted by Hannah to photograph her wedding with Andy on stage at The Wilde Theatre I almost jumped at the chance to say ‘Yes!’ Having grown up in a theatrical family, I could think of nothing more amazing and romantic than to say I do, up on a stage. It did not take us long to realise that although we did not know it, my half brother worked with both Andy and Hannah at a film editing house in London. Talk about coincidences! From then on in I was hooked; I loved the place they were getting married, I loved the fact that Hannah and Andy were totally breaking the mould with what is considered a ‘traditional wedding’ but most of all I loved them. The two of them were so excited to be getting married, that you couldn’t help but smile.
They both planned such a fabulous wedding, right down to the very last detail and they knew exactly what they wanted. I was with Andy in the morning, getting ready with him and his groomsmen [which broke the mould from the get go as I usually find myself with the girls.] He wore a fantastic three-piece tartan suit from ASOS along with his groomsmen who had matching braces and home made button holes by Hannah’s talented mum. I love it when my couples are as passionate about photography as much as I am and Andy was no exception. He had a vision of having his groomsmen portraits done in a near by subway that he had discovered, which I very much obliged.
Leaving the groom prep with the boys I made my way to the Wilde Theatre. A fantastic venue who were totally accommodating and wonderful. Their guests were met with pop corn and little bottles of alcohol to enjoy during the ‘show’! All the little DIY touches from the day were so lovely. Watching Hannah arrive on stage, in her custom made dress from Whirling Turban, was truly magical and Andy could hardly contain his emotions when he saw her. It was the most beautiful moment of the whole day for me. They said their ‘I Do’s’ with matching handmade skull rings and took a standing ovation bow to their guests sitting in the audience seats for the finale!
Hannah and Andy celebrated with their family in the grounds of the Wilde Theatre and after cutting the cake everyone travelled to Camberley Heath Golf Club for their reception. After many emotional and funny speeches, Hannah and Andy’s guests mingled in the afternoon sunshine, played connect four on the balcony outside, dabbled with tricks from the magician and got dressed up in one of the most extravagant photo booths I have ever encountered. Hannah and Andy’s day was such a pleasure to be a part of, and it really highlights how your wedding can be as individual as you are. They planned their day exactly how they wanted to, and from start to finish it reflected their personalities perfectly.
I hope you have fun looking through the photographs of their wedding. If you are at all interested, you can find their wedding currently in Rock’N’Roll bride magazine, so head over to your news agents or online to pick up a copy.
Dress: Whirling Turban
Veil: Pelican Rose Bride
LOVE letter lights: Virtual Events
Giant Balloons: Bubblegum Balloons
Flowers: Brides friend
Ceremony venue: The Wilde Theatre, Woking
Reception Venue: Camberley Heath Golf Club