Beaulieu Treehouses Wedding – Sian & Jordan

Beaulieu Treehouses weddingSian and Jordan weren’t about to allow a bit of rain stop their incredible day at one of my favourite ever wedding venues – Beaulieu Treehouses in Hampshire. In fact, spirits were so high and everyone had so much fun, I doubt they even noticed!

Getting ready at The Crown in Lyndhurst Sian had her make up done by the fabulous Frances Moore MUA, who it’s always lovely to see on the morning of a wedding. Sian wore a classically beautiful gown with lace and layers, which perfectly complimented the blue shades of the bridesmaids dresses.

I’m always so excited to photograph a wedding at the Beaulieu Treehouses –  its one of those quirky venues here in Hampshire that ticks a lot of boxes; outdoor, a bit unique, has a meadow and a fire pit near by…Oh and a rope bridge too, perfect!

We luckily dodged the showers after the ceremony when we all went outside for some family photos during the canapes, then Sian, Jordan and I ventured into the woods for some couple shots.

After the delicious meal of breads, salads, meat and cheeses, Sian & Jordan cut the cake, before guests were treated to ice cream from a cart outside the venue then warm apple juice and whisky at the fire pit. And of course, toasted marshmallows on sticks!

This day was truly special, everyone made Dan and I feel so comfortable and welcomed, thank you! Congratulations to you both, thank you so much for choosing me.

Here are a few of my favourite photos from their lovely day – thank you to Dan who second shot for me, some of these photos are his.

If you’d like to speak to me about capturing your wedding at The Beaulieu Treehouses (also know as The Countryside Education Trust), feel free to contact me here.

Wedding at Clock Barn – Abi & Chris

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The beautiful Clock Barn in Hampshire was the scene for Abi and Chris’ wedding and it was so, so lovely! Not even a few drops of summer rain could stop everyone from enjoying the day. This wedding made me very happy – I absolutely adore barn weddings; especially ones with a cornfield right outside!

It is always so nice when friends and families gather together to celebrate these momentous occasions. Abi got ready with her bridesmaids at her mum’s house and they borrowed a good friend’s Hummer for wedding transport – when you’ve got a big bridal party, you need a big car!

I think we need to talk a bit about the dresses. Ladies, you all looked spectacular. Abi looked absolutely stunning in her lace gown, and the bridesmaids dusky lilac gowns with lace detailing were so elegant and fabulous too. All this tied in so well with the beautiful flowers arranged by Sarah Styles Florist, the colours were so bright and summery.

The kids at this wedding played their part too and they were just adorable; a really happy and cheeky bunch. As usual I snuck off with the bride and groom for a walk among the beautiful grounds and cornfields while Abi and Chris’ guests enjoyed some canapés and drinks.

Back at the Clock Barn for the reception guests were treated to speeches, a delicious meal and a sweet cart by local company Bonappasweet! The soft lighting and rustic detailing gave such a romantic feel to the barn. The lovely natural looking cake from Meadow Cottage Bakery was a real centerpiece standing proudly on a gorgeous wood slice, a quirky idea, just like the racehorse table plan which I’ve not seen anything like before! Everyone was enjoying the music and dancing as we left, and kids on the dance floor always steal the show!

Thanks for letting me join in on your special day guys, just wonderful xx

Here are a few of my favourite photos from their lovely day – thank you to Claire West who second shot for me, some of these are hers.

If you’d like to speak to me about capturing your wedding at The Clock Barn, feel free to contact me here.

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The Elvetham Wedding – Izzi & David

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What a wonderful celebration I get to show you all today on the blog! Izzi and David got married at the beautiful countryside Church of the Holyrood here in Hampshire and later on in the grand Elvetham Hotel. Such a gorgeous and happy day!

Izzi looked ever the English rose in wonderful her lace gown and her bridesmaids looked so fresh in their mint green dresses. In the church all the little floral touches just added to the traditional summer wedding feel that the couple had envisioned.

The Church of the Holyrood is set in such an idyllic part of the county, complete with a little duck pond and winding lanes. In contrast the stunning Elvetham Hotel is certainly a manor house, with huge grounds, rooms with antique detailing and did you see the outside of the hotel? It is just so gorgeous!

We managed to get some really good weather on the day so as the guests enjoyed some time on the lawn drinking in their surroundings we snuck off into the grounds to get some couples shots just before everyone went inside for dinner and heartfelt speeches. There was even an impromptu game of croquet! Which fitted perfectly with the surroundings.

Really lovely day guys, hope you enjoyed dancing the night away too! Thank you for letting me be a tiny part of your day, Leoni and I loved every minute. xx

Here are a few of my favourite photos from their lovely day – thank you to Leoni who second shot for me, some of these are hers.

If you’d like to speak to me about capturing your wedding at The Elvetham Hotel, or at any other venue for that matter, do feel free to contact me here and I’ll be more than happy to chat weddings with you.

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Rivervale Barn Wedding – Cara & Chris

Today’s wedding was an absolute delight. Cara and Chris wowed on their big day at the gorgeous St Michael’s Church in Sandhurst followed by a reception at Riverdale Barn in Hampshire.

How gorgeous is Cara’s dress? The beautiful lace detailing and soft pleats were fabulous for the countryside wedding. The bridesmaids had delicate beading and blush pinks and all the ladies looked just gorgeous. I love the pictures of the bridesmaids helping Cara into her dress in the garden – such wonderful memories to be made, even when simply getting dressed!

A beautiful vintage car came and whisked Cara and her mum away to St Michael’s Church; a Church so beautiful inside with a lovely arched altar and gilded artwork that it almost looked like a mini cathedral!

Arriving at Rivervale Barn the family and friends were treated to some wonderful personal touches, with some little bottles of ‘love potion’ as favours, beautiful flowers and delicate twinkle lights creating a romantic atmosphere. There was even a champagne ‘bubble bath’!

In the garden grounds we managed to get some family photos, but for the couple shots we ventured out again a little later and grabbed some hazy sunset photos in the countryside – these are always my favourite photos of the day.

After Cara and Chris had their first dance the couple joined their family and friends to enjoy the music and dancing, which I am sure went on way past that beautiful sunset!

What a lovely day, congratulations lovelies! Thank you so much for having me along.

Here are a few of my favourite photos from their lovely day – thank you to Clare who second shot for me, some of these are hers.

If you’d like to speak to me about capturing your wedding at Riverdale Barn, feel free to contact me here.

The Sandbanks Hotel Wedding – Amy & Tom

The Sandbanks HotelGoodness me! What a BEAUTIFUL wedding Amy and Tom had this July in the wonderful The Sandbanks Hotel here on the South Coast. This incredible wedding venue is sat right on the edge of the beach in Poole overlooking the world famous Sandbanks Beach. The couple could not have asked for better weather; totally tropical temperatures and glorious sun shine made it feel just like a holiday. Absolute bliss!

Laid back romantics suit beach weddings and Amy and Tom fitted that ticket on their wedding day! Gentle tropic pink tones complemented beach blues and grays, we could have been in the Caribbean! The bridesmaids looked lovely in their pale pink hues, and the lace gown Amy fell in love with is just stunning. I love the shots on the beach with day trippers and holidaymakers in the background, just adds to the sense that these guys were doing something extra special! How many of us are lucky enough to say we strolled hand in hand on the beach moments after getting married? Just perfect.

In keeping with Amy and Tom’s tropical beach setting a steel band entertained the guests and later the lucky friends and family were again thoroughly entertained by a brilliant magician. I have studied the photos very carefully and I still can’t work out how he did it! Amazing! The whole day had an atmosphere beach and romance and just gorgeousness the little shells and pearls finishing off the look in the dining room were just perfect.

Thanks for letting me be a part of your special day guys x

Thank you to Clare as always for second shooting part of the day, some of these photos are hers.

If you’d like to speak to me about shooting your beachy wedding or your wedding at The Sandbanks hotel, feel free to get in touch!

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