The perfect setting for a country wedding

Annabelle and Jason met four and half years ago at a cousin’s party and after proposing in Hong kong they set about finding the perfect setting for a country wedding… Ramster Hall ticked all the boxes being a much loved family home just outside the picture-perfect village of Chiddingfold in Surrey and Mark Seymour ticked all their boxes to take their Ramster Hall wedding photography

The Bride

Annabelle, her parents and bridesmaids all got ready hiring nearby Ryde House ,a beautiful three bedroom house which is perfect with its airy rooms, tranquil bedrooms and antique furnishings. They all had their hair and make up done here before slipping into thierstunning pale green bridesmaid dresses which were hanging on their own individually named hangers. Annabelle the bride had a beautiful fitted lace Pronovias wedding dress  finished of with a pair of cream and gold Valentino bridal shoes.

The wedding Ceremony

Before their Ramster Hall wedding Jason and Annabel took their wedding vows in the historic English village of Petworth at St Mary’s Church.

At the church the flower-girls and page boys walked up the aisle behind the priest first. The service included two readings and three hyms after which they strode down the isle together stealing a kiss at the church door before being covered in confetti by all their excited guests who were then taken to Ramster hall in a special wedding day vintage red bus whilst the couple took the short ride in a classic Rolls Royce all supplied by Christophers Weddin

Ramster Hall wedding photography

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Annabelle and Jason booked my wedding package to include a second wedding photographer, along with hiring a videographer to ensure every wonderful moment of their day was recorded . Weddings are about the couple, the friends and family, and making memories, so natural , informal documentary Ramster Hall wedding photography ensures the couple get to be at the centre of their special day, trusting me the photographer, to capture the story including the emotions and all unique details of their day.

The story of their wedding day at Ramster hall.. The perfect setting for a country wedding

Whilst the guests were mingling on the lawn sipping champagne and nibbling beautiful canapes from Jacaranda  I took a short time to capture a couple of key family groups along with a few stunning but classic portraits  of Jason and Annabel in the beautiful Ramster hall gardens.

The wedding breakfast

The wedding breakfast is one of the most important meals you’ll ever host and today the guests were to be treated to beautiful food by award-winning wedding caterers and event planners JacarandaThe Long hall at Ramster looked stunning with pink roses and peonies, and romantic gypsophila andt tables with their crisp white linen, green glassware, wooden guest names and candelabras. A harpist played during the reception as I captured the natural reactions of the guests to the three great speeches. I particulary loved the way Jason moved around the table to face Annabelle his bride and wife as he spoke about her in his speech, and then walked to the bridesmaid and groomsmen table to thank them.The evening commenced by cutting their wedding cake and then taking to the dance floor to to Norah Jones singing Love Me Tender and then being joined by all their guests to dance the night away.

After such a romantic and exotic proposal, the couple are taking a mini-moon break to Italy and planning an incredible honeymoon to Kenya next year.



The perfect setting for a country wedding

Ramster Hall wedding venue lies in the quiet seclusion of a private country estate on the border of Surrey and West Sussex, surrounded by parkland and stunning gardens, which are famous for their fine collections of Rhododendrons and Azaleas. This much treasured wedding venue is family run so you can be assured of a friendly, personal service which pays attention to every detail.  Ramster Hall was one of the original private homes to be granted a licence for weddings and although we have been doing weddings for over 30 years


The oldest part of the house dates from the early 17th century, when it was built by a wealthy glass maker, Chiddingfold (Surrey) then being the centre of the glass making industry in England. Ramster Hall is constructed as a beautiful timber-framed, central chimney house . When first built it was an important house for its time, with two parlours, an upstairs and service rooms. With the decline of the glass making industry it became a farm and the Long Hall was added at the end of the 17th century as a five bay barn opening onto the farmyard, which is now the Courtyard.

If you would like to know about my Ramster Hall wedding photography please get in touch , Im just a call away on 07786 377197 or fill out the contact form to check my availability

Jacaranda Catering… The caterers

Having been in the catering and events business for over 20 years, Jacaranda catering still approach every new project with the same level of enthusiasm and professionalism and have built up a reputation throughout Sussex, Surrey and Hampshire for stylish, elegant events accompanied by mouth-watering menus and outstanding service. Jacaranda Catering contact

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