I can pretty much guarantee that I will come away from every wedding I shoot having seen something totally new. It might be a new dress design, a hilarious new take on the best man’s speech, or – in the case of Jen and Andy’s unique Farnham Castle wedding – a whole lot of monkeys. Yup. Monkeys.

I was so pleased to hear Jen and Andy would be having their wedding at Farnham Castle. We’d had so much fun exploring the ENORMOUS grounds of the venue on their engagement shoot, so it was great to come back and discover more about this amazing place.

The wedding day graced us with a bucket full of grey skies, but what it lacked in sunshine it made up for in flowers – there were daffodils sprouting everywhere!

Chef Jen made her own wedding cake (which doesn’t sound stressful at all…) and the couple definitely did their day their way in terms of decor. Both self-confessed science-fiction geeks, there were tons of sci-fi references across the whole day – from the table names to the place settings and confetti cones.

And then… there were the monkeys. Jen carried a small (and obviously well-loved) monkey toy from her childhood as part of her bouquet. It was a lovely, nostalgic and quite subtle detail that I thought was just fabulous. Then, lo and behold, during the speeches, a whole host of monkey masks appeared. Completely hilarious, unique and totally unexpected!

One of my favourite things to discover when getting to know a couple is their capacity for silliness. Jen and Andy have it in spades. Just check out the rocking first dance they pulled off! And that corker was then followed by a whole boat load of ceilidh fun. You definitely can’t go wrong there, and it made for the most fun, heartwarming and gorgeous wedding day, for guests and photographer alike!

So what have you got planned for your Unique Farnham Castle Wedding? Lem’me know πŸ˜‰

Unique Farnham Castle Wedding Favourites

Farnham Castle in the rainJen's lace wedding dress hangs from a tree at Farnham Castle The bride's white shoes, complete with lucky sixpence, sit on a stone step with a pot of grape hyacinth in the background Bouquets of pale pink, white and cream spring flowers sit in a stone alcove waiting for the bride and bridesmaid to take them.A make-up artist applies eyeshadow to complete Jen's bridal look One of Jen's bridesmaids buttons her into her lace wedding gown with a deep V back Groom Andy puts the final touches to his outfit, including green and black tartan kilt, green tie and cufflinks Andy and his groomsmen stand in the ground of Farnham Castle in their wedding suits and kiltsScottish groom and groomsmen preparing for a scifi unique Farnham Castle WeddingBride Jen walks up the staircase on her way to the gatehouse ceremony of her unique Farnham castle wedding A peek through the door to the ceremony venue - Farnham Castle gatehouse - decorated with wooden chairs and simple floral arrangements Documentary wedding photographer Maria Assia Photography wedding at Farnham CastleJen shares a smile with her father as she reaches the end of the aisle The father of the bride gives his daughter away to be married Jen and Mike hold hands at the end of the aisle as their ceremony begins Groom crying at his unique Farnham Castle Wedding Documentary photography Maria Assia Photography Farnham Castle Grand Hall Wedding ceremonyJust married! The newlyweds leave the gatehouse hand in hand.A basket of confetti cones made from comic book pages The bride and groom descend the staircase in a shower of confetti The groom and his best man strike a silly pose, and show off their snazzy knee socks. A shot through the door of the reception venue showing tables decorated with spring flowers and favours The bride's place setting and her cherished childhood monkey toy A younger guest's place setting, complete with colouring pencils A close up of one of the table centres, showing the Millenium Falcon printed on rustic card among white flowers.The couple's science-fiction themed table plan, including the U.S.S Enterprise, Serenity and the TARDIS The couple's 4-tiered tartan wedding cake, made by the bride. Three guests pose in monkey masks during the speeches Guests on the top table move in for a kiss while wearing monkey masks An aeriel shot through the rustic chandelier as Andy stands to make his speech Documentary Wedding photos of Farnham Castle wedding guests taking selfiesBride and groom walking through Farnham Castle grounds at their rainy wedding Farnham Castle Bride PortraitBlack and white portrait of a Farnham Castle bride by Documentary photographer Maria Assia Photography Jen and Andy gaze lovingly at each other while standing in front of a blue door in the castle grounds The couple stand amid a patch of daffodils in the grounds of Farnham Castle Bride and Groom chatting at the top of the spiral staircase at their unique Farnham Castle Wedding Bride and Groom standing on the ancient stairs at the Farnham Castle Keep A shot from a above of the couple dancing together in their rock outfitsAndy busts out the moves with an inflatable guitar while Jen looks on laughing Jen flips her denim jacket over her shoulder and strikes a pose on the dancefloor The dancefloor fills up and people spin round as the ceilidh kicks off Bride and Groom dancing Ceilidh at their unique sci-fi Farnham Castle Wedding Farnham Castle Wedding guests ceilidh dancing Farnham Castle Wedding venue at night

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Photography: Maria Assia
Make-up & Hair: Lipstick and Curls
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