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A Sophisticated Wedding With A Black And White Colour Scheme

Kathryn's bridesmaids wore mismatched long black dresses of their choice. Her flower girl wore a white dress with an oversized black bow tied around the back

Kathryn describes her sophisticated wedding in Surrey as ‘simple, ‘classy’ and ‘romantic,’ and when you look at the photographs, it is not hard to see why. Kathryn and Andrew got married on the 28th November 2015 at Botleys Mansion in Surrey. They met on a dating app and spoke for a couple of weeks before meeting in person. They clicked right away and instantly became friends. ‘Our first date was after work on a Friday evening in Victoria, London, because that was where I was working at the time,’ says Kathryn.

The couple dated for around eight months before Andrew proposed over lunch on the top floor of a restaurant after Kathryn had been away for a two week trip with her mum and brothers. ‘After we finished eating, we went out onto the viewing platform and admired the beautiful view of the city,’ explains Kathryn. ‘He pulled me away from the other tourists and got down on one knee and told me I was the love of his life and asked me to marry him. Luckily, a couple from New Zealand realised what was happening and snapped a few photos of us. We will be forever grateful that they captured this special moment for us.’

Kathyrn chose a black and white colour scheme for their wedding with a slight pop of red. As Kathryn is originally from Indiana, USA, and Andrew is from the UK, they adopted traditions from both countries. The couple were assigned a wedding planner, Emma, from Botleys Mansion. ‘We were so grateful to have such a detail oriented, organised and friendly person to help us plan our special day,’ says Kathryn.

Kathryn said that aside from the ceremony, the highlight of her wedding was having a ‘first look’ at one another before they got married. ‘It allowed us to calm our nerves and have a few photographs together before the ceremony began,’ explains Kathryn. I am sure you will take many ideas away from Kathryn and Andrew’s beautiful and sophisticated wedding. The couple’s day was photographed by Faye Cornhill.

A sophisticated wedding in Surrey to emulate

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Kathryn’s bridesmaids wore mismatched long black dresses of their choice. Her flower girl wore a white dress with an oversized black bow tied around the back.

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Kathryn was delighted she and Andrew had a ‘first look’ before their wedding ceremony to calm their neves.

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Kathryn and Andrew’s ‘first look’ also allowed them the opportunity to have beautiful photographs taken like this one. Kathryn wore a ‘Seraphina’ wedding dress by David Tutera. Her earrings, bracelet and headpiece were by Hermione Harbutt.

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Rachelle Cousineau was the couple’s wedding florist and happens to be Kathryn’s first cousin once removed.

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Kathryn and Andrew’s wedding venue, Botleys Mansion, was perfect for their sophisticated wedding.

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Andrew waiting for Kathryn to arrive.

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Kathryn and Andrew after their wedding ceremony. How glamorous is Kathryn’s bouquet of Grand Prix red roses?

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The tables were covered in white linen and had clusters of vases in varying heights filled with white hydrangeas and white roses.


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  1. Kathryn has wonderful taste in flowers.. I loved the simple elegance of this wedding and Faye’s photography totally does it justice. Thank you for showcasing this.

    Kind Regards

    Rachelle x

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