Last week I had the pleasure of being invited to brand new boutique hotel & wedding barn in Surrey – Millbridge Court Hotel. I met owner and wedding coordinator Laura a few months ago when this gorgeous Frensham venue was still being built. She showed me the plans and architect drawings and I have to say, it looked pretty amazing. Fast forward nearly 8 months to the grand launch event and I can honestly say, the sketches didn’t do this beautiful any justice! Brimming with natural light, the clean and modern yet cosy interior design, captivates you the moment you step through the front door. Millbridge Court will no doubt become one of the leading wedding venues in Surrey and I’m honored to be included on their recommend wedding photographer list.
The Millbridge Court Preview event showcased the venue to perfection. Beautifully decorated with gorgeous floral arrangements from Kate Avery and styling by Prezola and Kalm Kitchen, I honestly couldn’t stop taking photos! I have blogged about the amazingly talented Kalm Kitchen before and the fact that they are the in house caterers at Millbridge Court is absolutely wonderful and a genius partnership! As always, I loved photographing their gorgeous and very creative wedding canapes as well as the epic Patisserie Bar and tasting menu they had put together for the guests.
With golden light streaming through the enormous windows in the dining hall and evening reception room (a major plus for a venue, when you shoot mostly with natural light like I do) guests sampled the canapes and delicious cocktails while enjoying the sunset to chilled sounds of DJ Matt Maurice. I loved how relaxed and beautifully coordinated the event was and I really think it gave guests a taste of the caliber of events to come at Millbridge in future. A big shout out to the beautiful (and always lovely) Kalm Kitchen waitresses who looked uber glamorous and kept us watered and fed throughout the evening and to lovely Lara who ran the event beautifully.
Here are some of my favourite images from the day. Make sure you head over to the Millbridge blog to read Laura’s blog post on the event here. (Full list of suppliers at the bottom of the post). Millbridge is also part of Emma Hlia’s Coco Collection – read all about it here.
Thanks for inviting me to take part in the event Laura, Matt, Jen, James and Jo. I look forward to photographing my first wedding at Millbridge Court!
This is lovely Matt & Laura, the lovely brother and sister team behind Millbridge Court.
Giant light up letters by Vowed & Amazed looking pretty cool on top of the bookshelf in the lounge.
Love the luxe and cosy feel of the lounges and dining room at Millbridge – I can definitely see brides and grooms
making the hotel their own on and before their wedding day!
One the of the gorgeous bedrooms at Millbridge – gorgeous interior design and a lovely view of the paddock.
The stunning bridal changing room, with a porthole size one way mirror so brides can see their wedding guests waiting downstairs, where the indoor
ceremony would be held.
The arbour – perfect setting for an outdoor ceremony.
The very lovely Jen & James (the beautiful minds behind Kalm Kitchen) and the KK waittresses rocking their Twobirds Bridesmaid dresses.
Cascading fresh flower wall anyone? What a gorgeous installation and it definitely had all the guests in awe. Amazing work Kate & Jen!
The Millbridge Court Dining Hall in all its glory. Brimming with natural light, I love the exposed wooden beams and high ceilings,
plus it has a beautiful view over the garden.
The Kalm Kitchen live food station all set up and ready for guests to arrive.
Dream team indeed! Jen, Laura and Jo from Something Blue PR.
The very lovely Kate Avery alongside the gorgeous table centre piece she created for the dining hall.
The beautifully styled round table in the Dining Hall. (Styling by Prezola)
Pots of fresh herbs at the live food station, for guests to season their individually prepared bowl food. The gorgeous menus showcased
calligraphy by Judy Broad.
The immensely talented Kalm Kitchen chefs.
Matt Maurice setting the tone for the evening with some great tunes!
The Deceptionist keeping guests entertained.
The Photo Emporium all set up!
The gorgeous Lips, Lashes & Tashes Bar (with that epic floral mirror decorated by Jen & her kids!!) where guests could have a mini make over,
compliments of mother and daughter team Lyndsey and Sophie (below) from Amore Make up.
Giant peach wedding balloon with a tassel tail from Bubblegum Balloons – love it!
The Kalm Kitchen Patisserie Bar in all it’s glory, with warm early evening light streaming through the evening reception room windows.
The homemade marshmallow (and everything else in the Patisserie Bar) was to die for!
Creative catering by Kalm Kitchen presented beautifully.
The girls presented guests with gorgeous canapes, presented in a way only Jen can!
The bar all set up and looking beautiful by candle light.
How can you say no to a canape when it looks and is presented as beautifully as this?
Lovely guests and fellow wedding industry friends. These friendly faces are why I love working in this industry!
Millbridge Court Preview Suppliers:
Something Blue PR
Kate Avery Flowers
Matt Maurice Event Music
Amore Make up
Vowed & Amazed
Judy Broad Calligraphy
The Photo Emporium
Cox & Cox