Waverley Abbey ruins, despite being only ten or so minutes from Farnham, is generally deserted and on this particular afternoon we pretty much had the run of the place to ourselves (not counting the swans and cows). Waverley Abbey ruins is owned by English Heritage; it was originally built in 1128 and was the very first monastery founded in Britain by Cistercian monks from France. Highlights include the thirteenth century vaulted refectory, or at least what is left of it. Waverley Abbey ruins are well worth a visit, you can take a picnic or just have a walk around and enjoy this ancient place. Although Waverley Abbey House on the other side of the river is private and there is no access to it.

For us it was a gorgeous sunny March afternoon for our wedding photo session, but the ground under foot was very wet and muddy at this unique location. I wanted to build my wedding portfolio and needed some gorgeous images of a bride and groom. And where better than these ancient ruins with the river Wey as a backdrop, along with the very beautiful Waverley Abbey house.

A huge thanks to our models for the afternoon Alex and Kerri, who managed to enjoy themselves, despite the cold and having to wear wellies to even get to the ruins. These guys have only been married a year or so, they were the perfect couple and we managed to get some great varied images with the abundance of different areas, from archways, to cobble stones and vistas. Kerri did her own hair and makeup, and Kerri and Alex both wore their own clothes that they had worn to their wedding and I managed to buy a bouquet, although it wasn’t the red roses that she had chosen for their wedding. I hope that you like the results of our afternoon’s photo session.

Groom with his hands in his pockets and wearing a brown tweed suit leans against the archway of a ruin Black and white image of bride and groom standing in the ruins ofWaverley Abbey with their backs to us and looking out into a field Groom lifts brides chin and smiles at her as they stand in the stone arch way Bride and groom kiss whilst underneath her short veil Detail shot of a bridal bouquet of cream and yellow roses, with variegated euonymus and blue sea holly detail shot of the groom's tweed jacket and his cream rose buttonhole Bride and groom walk hand in hand, while she looks up at him and holds her dress, he carries her bouquet and Waverley Abbey House is in the background Bride and groom smile and talk as they stand on separate large stones in front of the church ruins Bride and groom stand in front of the River Wey, with an old stone bridge to their left Groom kisses the bride's forehead as they embrace in the ruins of the Abbey Close up of the bride and groom smiling at each other as they walk with Waverley Abbey House behind them in the distance bride and groom smiling at each other as they walk with Waverley Abbey House behind them in the distance bride and groom pose together in front of an old stone wall Bride and groom stand in the ruins of the Abbey Groom smiles down at the bride as she holds her bouquet and leans against him