Lythe Hill Hotel and Spa Wedding

Lythe Hill Hotel and Spa Haslemere Surrey

I was really excited to photograph Alison and Dimitri’s wedding at the beautiful Lythe Hill Hotel and Spa, which is just outside of Haslemere in the Surrey countryside!

Despite driving through some terrible rain on the way to the venue, the closer I got the clearer the weather became and by the time I arrived it was completely dry; and that meant that the wedding could take place outside at the venue’s Gazebo!

Bridal preparation was next and it was great to catch up with bridal make-up artist Victoria Chainey, who I’ve worked with before on Surrey weddings and does fantastic job!

There was a much laid back feeling to the whole day; and I especially loved that we had incorporated plenty of time into the itinerary for photographs; not only for the traditional group photos and some fun family photographs, but lots of time for some stunning couple portraits.

I particularly enjoy those  moments, where my couples are just enjoying each other’s company away from the rest of their guests and almost forget that I’m there; they just seem to always result in the most intimate natural looking photographs of the day!

After the photographs and some really heart-warming and emotional speeches, I left everyone to enjoy their wedding breakfast with the intention of grabbing a sunset shot later in the evening. It was at that point though that the rain came… not just a light shower though; we are talking torrential downpour!

Rather than be upset by this; I quickly took advantage of these new conditions and broke out the umbrellas for some fun photographs in the rain too!!

Please enjoy this small selection of photographs from the day!


Beautiful Wedding Dress | Lythe Hill Hotel and Spa Surrey Wedding Venue | Haslemere Surrey | Graham Baker Photography

Beautiful Rainbow Wedding Shoes | I Do | Lythe Hill Hotel and Spa Surrey Wedding Venue | Haslemere Surrey | Graham Baker Photography

Beautiful Rainbow Wedding Shoes | I Do | Lythe Hill Hotel and Spa Surrey Wedding Venue | Haslemere Surrey | Graham Baker Photography

Bridal Preparation silhouette | I Do | Lythe Hill Hotel and Spa Surrey Wedding Venue | Haslemere Surrey | Graham Baker Photography

Wedding Rings | Jewellery | Lythe Hill Hotel and Spa Surrey Wedding Venue | Haslemere Surrey | Graham Baker Photography

Wedding Rings | Jewellery | Lythe Hill Hotel and Spa Surrey Wedding Venue | Haslemere Surrey | Graham Baker Photography

Wedding Breakfast Reception | Lythe Hill Hotel and Spa Surrey Wedding Venue | Haslemere Surrey | Graham Baker Photography

Victoria Chainey Make-Up

Bridal bouquet | Lythe Hill Hotel and Spa Surrey Wedding Venue | Haslemere Surrey | Graham Baker Photography

Button up the back of the wedding dress | Lythe Hill Hotel and Spa Surrey Wedding Venue | Haslemere Surrey | Graham Baker Photography

Tying up the back of the wedding dress | Lythe Hill Hotel and Spa Surrey Wedding Venue | Haslemere Surrey | Graham Baker Photography

Mother of the Bride Laughing during preparation | Lythe Hill Hotel and Spa Surrey Wedding Venue | Haslemere Surrey | Graham Baker Photography

Outside Wedding Ceremony | Lythe Hill Hotel and Spa Surrey Wedding Venue | Haslemere Surrey | Graham Baker Photography

Bride and Groom Holding Hands | Lythe Hill Hotel and Spa Surrey Wedding Venue | Haslemere Surrey | Graham Baker Photography

Bride and Groom exchanging wedding rings | Lythe Hill Hotel and Spa Surrey Wedding Venue | Haslemere Surrey | Graham Baker Photography

Bride and Groom signing the register | Lythe Hill Hotel and Spa Surrey Wedding Venue | Haslemere Surrey | Graham Baker Photography

Bride and Groom at Wedding Gazebo | Lythe Hill Hotel and Spa Surrey Wedding Venue | Haslemere Surrey | Graham Baker Photography

Throwing Wedding Confetti | Lythe Hill Hotel and Spa Surrey Wedding Venue | Haslemere Surrey | Graham Baker Photography

Natural Bride and Groom Portraits | Lythe Hill Hotel and Spa Surrey Wedding Venue | Haslemere Surrey | Graham Baker Photography

Natural Bride and Groom Portraits | Lythe Hill Hotel and Spa Surrey Wedding Venue | Haslemere Surrey | Graham Baker Photography

Natural Bride and Groom Portraits | Lythe Hill Hotel and Spa Surrey Wedding Venue | Haslemere Surrey | Graham Baker Photography

Natural Bride and Groom Portraits | Lythe Hill Hotel and Spa Surrey Wedding Venue | Haslemere Surrey | Graham Baker Photography

Natural Bride and Groom Portraits | Lythe Hill Hotel and Spa Surrey Wedding Venue | Haslemere Surrey | Graham Baker Photography

Lythe Hill Hotel and Spa Wedding | Haslemere Surrey | Bride and Groom Portrait Session | Graham Baker Photography

Natural Bride and Groom Portraits | Lythe Hill Hotel and Spa Surrey Wedding Venue | Haslemere Surrey | Graham Baker Photography

Lythe Hill Hotel and Spa Wedding | Haslemere Surrey | Bride and Groom Portrait Session | Graham Baker Photography

Natural Bride and Groom Portraits | Lythe Hill Hotel and Spa Surrey Wedding Venue | Haslemere Surrey | Graham Baker Photography

Bride and Groom Portraits | Lythe Hill Hotel and Spa Surrey Wedding Venue | Haslemere Surrey | Graham Baker Photography

Cutting the Wedding Cake | Lythe Hill Hotel and Spa Surrey Wedding Venue | Haslemere Surrey | Graham Baker Photography

Wedding First Dance | Lythe Hill Hotel and Spa Surrey Wedding Venue | Haslemere Surrey | Graham Baker Photography

First Dance | Lythe Hill Hotel and Spa Surrey Wedding Venue | Haslemere Surrey | Graham Baker Photography

Wedding First Dance | Lythe Hill Hotel and Spa Surrey Wedding Venue | Haslemere Surrey | Graham Baker Photography

Wedding Weather Umbrella | Lythe Hill Hotel and Spa Surrey Wedding Venue | Haslemere Surrey | Graham Baker Photography

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The Swan Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre | Wedding

Wedding at the Swan Shakespeare’s Globe, Bankside London

No better weather and perfect location for this literary themed wedding, located along London’s Bankside and at the Swan Shakespeare’s Globe!

The day started at the their home for bridal preparation, where I quickly got to work on photographing the details. There was a real international feel to the morning being that the bride is from the Ukraine and groom is from Germany, however the language of photography has no boundary; and I was made to feel just like one of the family too!

After a lovely drive in an open top Bentley, it was off to The Swan which is on the corner of Bankside and New Globe Walk and linked to the Globe Theatre.

Although a modern ceremony, (Would you believe that there was a robot  in attendance!) I was introduced to a number of Ukrainian wedding traditions and blessings. The Rushnyk; a ritual cloth or ‘towel’ that the bride and groom step onto and whomever steps first shall be the head of the family. There was also the Korvai, traditional and decorated bread that symbolizes family, community, love, purity, good luck and future prosperity. This was presented to the couple by bride’s father, where the couple broke off a piece of the bread at the same time (I think the size of the piece also symbolised who is in charge too!) and the rest was shared with the family and guests at the reception.

Being great weather we were also able to utilize the great locations around London’s Bankside; including the Globe, Millennium Bridge, along the river Thames and with St Paul’s Cathedral as our backdrop.

Being such literary fans, we also made a quick visit to Tate Modern and managed to grab a few photographs in the Turbine Hall, as well as some cheeky shots actually inside the Tate bookshop all the while being eyed up by the security; we did have permission honest!

Another great day spent with great people!

Congratulations!!


Wedding dress during the Bridal preparation | Bankside wedding London

Wedding shoes during the Bridal preparation | Bankside wedding London

Hair styling during the Bridal preparation | Bankside Wedding London | Graham Baker Photography | South East London

Hair styling during the Bridal preparation | Bankside Wedding London | Graham Baker Photography | South East London

Wedding at The Swan Shakespeare's Globe | Bankside London

Literary book themed wedding cake | Bankside London | Graham Baker Photography | South East London

Wedding Rings with St Paul’s Cathedral | Wedding at The Swan Shakespeare's Globe | Bankside London

Wedding car | Bankside South East London Wedding

Father of the Bride giving away | Wedding Photographer Bankside London

Bride | Bankside Wedding London

Bride | Bankside Wedding London

Wedding Ring Exchange | South East London Wedding Photographer Graham Baker Photography

Signing the register at wedding | Bankside London Exchange | South East London Wedding Photographer Graham Baker Photography

Wedding reception Champagne | Bankside London

Bride and Groom Walking along Bankside | Bankside Wedding London | South East London Wedding Photography

Bride and Groom on Bankside outside Tate | Bankside London | South London Wedding Photography

Bride and Groom inside Tate Turbine Hall | Wedding Photography | Bankside London | Graham Baker South East London Wedding Photographer

Bride and Groom inside Tate Turbine Hall | Wedding Photography | Bankside London | Graham Baker South East London Wedding Photographer

Bride and Groom inside Tate Turbine Hall | Wedding Photography | Bankside London | Graham Baker South East London Wedding Photographer

Bride and Groom inside Tate bookshop| Wedding Photography | Bankside London | Graham Baker South East London Wedding Photographer

Bride and Groom Walking along Bankside | Bankside Wedding London | South East London Wedding Photography

Bride and Groom portraits | Bankside London

Bride and Groom portraits on literary book bench | Bankside London

Bride and Groom portraits hands | Wedding at the Swan Shakespeare's Globe | Bankside London

Bride and Groom portraits sitting on steps | Wedding at the Swan Shakespeare's Globe | Bankside London

Bride and Groom portraits | Wedding at the Swan Shakespeare's Globe | Bankside London

Family Group wedding photographs | Bankside London

Fun Wedding Group photographs | Bankside London

Fun Wedding Group photographs | Bankside London

Korovai traditional Ukrainian wedding bread | Bankside London | Graham Baker Photography

Korovai traditional Ukrainian wedding bread | Bankside London | Graham Baker Photography

Korovai traditional Ukrainian wedding bread | Bankside London | Graham Baker Photography

Father of the Bride | Wedding Bankside London

Bride and Wedding Candle | Bankside London

Bride and Groom cutting the wedding cake | Bankside London

Bride and Groom St Paul’s Cathedral | Wedding at the Swan Shakespeare's Globe | Bankside London

Bride and Groom St Paul’s Cathedral | Wedding at the Swan Shakespeare's Globe | Bankside London

Bride and Groom first dance | Wedding at the Swan Shakespeare's Globe | Bankside London

Bride and Groom portrait Bankside with St Paul’s Cathedral | Wedding at the Swan Shakespeare's Globe | Bankside London

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