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Hannah and Tim’s Wedding at Bearwood College, Wokingham


“If there was one thing we did right in planning the wedding it was asking Ruth Joy Photography to take the pictures. They were brilliant and helped in making this the best day of our lives”  Tim & Hannah  

When we first met Hannah and Tim at the White Lion Pub in Yateley we knew this was going to be a great wedding. They were both so open, friendly and excited about their big day and we soon realised that music, fun and laughter were going to be a big part of it!

On the morning of the wedding, Hannah’s five bridesmaids were singing and dancing as I arrived to photograph the bridal prep. This turned out to be a great way to keep the children entertained and soon everyone was joining in! Hannah had decided to go for silk flowers which are much easier to look after than real flowers and also make a lovely memento of the day to keep forever. Whilst I normally advise brides to get a professional make up artist to help them feel extra special on their wedding day Hannah turned out to be a dab hand with a makeup brush herself. I discovered how important the search for the perfect foundation is and Hannah’s complexion was so flawless yet natural that its made me want to learn more and I may even start watching U-tube videos!

The service was wonderful and the way Hannah and Tim looked at each other…well you’ll see for yourself. Getting a bit emotional when editing tends to happen a lot in my job, and these photos were just the sort to start me off! There was a great feeling of support from the whole congregation and at the end of the service Hannah’s Mum and a small group from their church came to the front to pray for the couple  which was a very special way to end the service.

The reception was held at the grand Bearwood College with its sweeping vista down to the lake and a field full of purple flowers which just happened to match the Wedding colours! Vintage tea sets and country garden inspired flower arrangements filled the tables as the guests settled down for afternoon tea, speeches and a lovely surprise for Hannah and Tim who were unexpectedly serenaded by the bridesmaids! Once the last cupcake had found a home everyone was ready to enjoy the garden games and a drink on the terrace.  As the light faded it was time for the first dance and it didn’t take long for their guests to join them on the dance floor making a great end to a magical day.



Hannah’s make up collection was quite a wonder to behold!




Wow! what a classic beauty you are Hannah and your veil was perfect for you!Ruthjoyphotography_H&T_Print-113Ruthjoyphotography_H&T_Print-115

When it comes to proud dads….well what can I say!


Tim was very patient while he waited for his bride to appear…

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and it was well worth waiting for!

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Congratulations Hannah and Tim!!Ruthjoyphotography_H&T_Print-263Bearwood College, Wokingham Wedding PhotographyBearwood College, Wokingham Wedding Photography

See what I mean…what a gorgeous view!Bearwood College, Wokingham Wedding Photography

So when I finally stopped rolling around in the grass with my camera to get this shot I discovered I was covered in about 100 burrs …much to Dave’s amusement!

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How cool is this Periodic Table plan!!

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The gardens games kept all the kids…big and small thoroughly entertained!

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The hills are alive…..

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What a great day … we hope these photographs bring the memories flooding back for you both 🙂








Florist:  Silk blooms and my mother.

Cake: My housemate and friend Rachel Mason

Makeup Artist: Bride

Hairdresser: Joanne Davidson 

Wedding Dress: Borrowed Blue and Lace

Bridesmaid Dresses: Dessy

Men’s Tuxes: Anthony Blay 

DJ: Enigma Arts, Three Mile Cross, Reading, Berkshire – Tel: (07872) 530227


Leicester based Wedding Photographers Ruth and Dave are available for Wokingham Wedding Photography and Weddings throughout the UK. Specialising in creative documentary storytelling and natural couple portraits they particularly enjoy working with creative couples who make their wedding day their own. To find out if they are available for your wedding date send a message through the contact page or give Ruth a ring on 07807419140

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  • October 12, 2014 - 8:20 pm

    EKMCronin - Some beautiful photographs; the selection in the landscapes are particularly pretty!ReplyCancel

  • October 12, 2014 - 8:10 pm

    Adrian - Fabulous photos of an amazing day!ReplyCancel

  • October 12, 2014 - 7:23 pm

    James Leslie - Beautifoool pics guys, was a really good day and everyone enjoyed themselves!

  • October 12, 2014 - 10:24 am

    Kathy Murgatroyd - A great record of a lovely day. Congratulations, Tim and Hannah. From Hannah’s Godmother.ReplyCancel

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