There aren’t words to describe how happy we are with our Millbridge Court wedding photos – you completely captured the emotion of the day, and the images feel like they tell our entire love story so completely. We’re absolutely blown away, we knew they’d be amazing because you’re amazing, but they are just beyond anything we could’ve imagined! Not only are we over the moon with the photos and video, but are so grateful to you for being such a source of calm on the day and ensuring everything ran as smoothly as possible – our honorary groomsman. The best investment we made on our wedding day was to have you capture the memories for us – thank you, thank you, thank you!
Millbridge Court Wedding
Charlotte + Tom chose Millbridge Court in Farnham after a long search – after looking at everything from stately homes to rustic barns they viewed Millbridge and instantly knew it was for them. Charlotte said “We’re a young couple, together since school, and we’re looking for a venue that reflected that, and also somewhere that didn’t feel too pretentious. The instant we walked into Millbridge we felt at home. As a purpose-built venue, each element of the day is made as special as the next from the Bridal Loft for getting ready through to The Hideaway, aka the Honeymoon suite. The team went over and above to truly focus on the small details that help create the big day – like scenting your day with Neom Happiness candles (that they also gifted us on our wedding night). The icing on the cake was all the natural light the venue has, something that was really important to our vision, and we fell in love with the idea of getting married outside under The Arbor.”
The main vision for the day was always a Spring garden party – we were determined to get married outdoors, and for the celebrations to spill out into the intimate grounds of the venue. We envisioned Pimms & lemonade, games on the lawn during cocktail hour, and live music to bring the garden to life. Because I (Charlotte) work in fashion, the aesthetic for the day was always super important and I wanted to create something beautiful out of each moment for our guests, placing a lot of importance on the styling.
Our bridesmaids wore mismatched dresses in oyster, dusty rose, and terracotta which cemented the colour palette of the day and was translated by our amazing suppliers across everything from the flowers to the candles and the signage. The vibe was boho yet still polished and modern, with hints of dried grasses, peacock chairs, and gingham napkins placed on rattan placemats… mixed with disco balls, a DIY champagne tower, chandeliers in the trees, and a balloon ceiling installation.
My dress, by Berta Privee, I’d had saved on my phone for months and knew as soon as I tried it on at The Wedding Club ahead of our 2020 date it was the one – the feathers, lashings of tulle and blush hue added a boho feel to a rather sexy, low-back, corseted gown. I added custom sleeves in 2022 to make the dress more unique to me, and I loved the idea of the ruched, barely-there sleeves that draped over my hands. I chose to change in the evening after our first dance into something a little more moveable and had a custom train with puff sleeves made by an amazing Etsy seller based in Ukraine, paired with a mini dress from Self Portrait that allowed plenty of space for eating late-night munchies.
For the wedding breakfast, we wanted it to feel like a (rather extravagant) family meal – choosing U-shaped banquet style tables without a separate top table and this really helped us feel more relaxed during the speeches. Our menu included all of our favourite things: a starter of burrata and heirloom tomatoes, steak and chips for the main, and sharing slice-at-the-table salted caramel and brownie pavlovas for dessert that was served up by guests wearing chef hats and aprons – which was one of our highlights of the day.
We tried to incorporate personal touches as much as possible too, spending lockdown creating confetti cones out of an old Harry Potter & The Goblet Of Fires pages and making props with our puppy Indie’s face on for the photo booth.
We both have huge sweet tooth’s so did bags of fudge for our favours at each place setting, and we went for a 3-tier buttercream cake designed to look like confetti falling down the tiers, in 3 different flavours: white chocolate and raspberry, caramel latte and lemon and elderflower with cupcakes for our vegan guests.
It was also really important to both of us that we really involved our mums in the day, asking Tom’s mum to do a reading in our ceremony and Charlotte’s mum to do a speech – we wanted there to be equal female voices heard on the day, and was a strong drive behind our joint speech.
We chose to stand up together as husband & wife to thank our guests for coming and to take the chance to say something personal to one another, and could not recommend this more.
Filmed by Jason and edited by Sarah @harrisfilms.co.uk.
Why we chose Jason to capture our wedding day?
We came across his work on Instagram and proceeded to stalk his photos intensely on Rock My Wedding… and knew he was exactly what we were looking for – someone who would fit in perfectly with our guests, focusing on capturing our love and our story and not on staged or forced moments. We fell in love with the soft and romantic feel that Jason’s images have and how they truly convey the emotion of such special moments!
If you are considering booking your Millbridge Court Wedding, I would love to chat with you about your special day. Lets connect.