Hello and welcome to the Wharton wedding. It took place on Saturday 18th March 2017 at St John's Church in Egham and then back at the Boreham's family home in Chertsey for an English garden spring wedding reception.
Jean and Luke gave their guests (and Moi) a super relaxed day. It was intimate and personal, exactly as they wanted it to be.
Jean is such an easy person to be around and to photograph. She is really chilled and it has to be said (you'll see for yourself) made a stunning and very natural bride. On the morning of the wedding her main concern was tea and making sure she had some ALWAYS (and by the way she's NOT even English).
Luke's ushers had the whole groom prep thing under control with quite the variety of drinks on offer to steady those nerves (so I am reliably informed).
Maid of honour Lisa hosted the bridal preparations at her flat where the light was gorgeous and the space just enough for Jean's bridesmaids to busy about making sure she looked absolutely perfect which they achieved with very little effort OBVIOUSLY.
Jean's parents live in South Africa but lucky for Jean managed to make it for the big day. This is her Dad, he pretty much stuck with this facial expression all day and why not?
I think inside Jean was a tad nervous but she contained it very well (so long as there was tea of course).
No room for anyone else in the back with this fabulously full bridal gown occupying ALL THREE seats! Thankfully there were two cars to escort the rest of the beautiful ladies.
Now I think I may have spotted some nerves from Jean? Not from Dad though, still looking proud as punch.
The ceremony was just lovely, and the couple really enjoyed being able to share it with so many friends and family present.
CONGRATULATIONS Mr and Mrs Wharton!
Much to my approval the weather was overcast, just what we like for those all important group shots.
After being sent on our way from Windsor Great Park for NOT having a permit to shoot there, we headed down to Runneymede for some couple photos. Friend and usher Chris at this point came in very useful for a bit of veil control (not) and soon it was time for more tea.
A hearty warm meal awaited the couple and their forty guests back in the marquee, courtesy of the very generous (meat licking) Boreham family.
The meal was broken up with speeches and a good old fashioned quiz which was hosted by Luke's best man and brother Sam.
This wedding was the first of the season for this year and it was a perfect way to kick it off. The Whartons are a perfectly matched couple (in my humble opinion) and I am thankful I was able to be part of it.
Thank you Jean and Luke for being so easy and so fabulous!