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Parley Manor Wedding – Anita & Ed

Parley Manor Wedding – Anita & Ed

Parley ManorAhh the beautiful Parley Manor in Christchurch! I haven’t shot at this venue for years, so I was over the moon when Anita & Ed asked me to capture their special day at this O so pretty garden marquee venue.

Anita began her day by getting ready at Burley Manor in The New Forest, with her girlies and her parents. One of Anita’s bridesmaids was my lovely friend Hayley from Hayley Savage photography…so no pressure then! 😉

After saying their vows under the marquee in the beautiful garden, guests were serenaded by the most awesome band whilst they drank and mingled. We disappeared off for a while to take their couple shots amongst the flowers which were just bursting with colour, and even found a cornfield out the back. And you know how I love a cornfield!

Anita had thought of everything – even a glitter bar to give her guests an extra bit of sparkle for the evening party! Such a gorgeous day, thank you so much for letting me be a tiny part of it. Thank you too to Leoni who assisted me, some of these photos are hers.

If you’d like to speak to me about photographing your wedding at Parley Manor, feel free to email me here.

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Hanger Farm & Romsey Abbey Wedding – Rachel & Matthew

Hanger Farm & Romsey Abbey Wedding – Rachel & Matthew

Hanger Farm weddingAhh where to begin with this awesome day?! Another wonderful new venue for me to explore in Hanger Farm in Southampton – one I’ve not had before but certainly hope to have again.

Rachel & Matt’s day kicked off with the ladies getting ready at the Cromwell Arms in Romsey – such an exciting morning, with a lovely “reveal” moment where Rachel showed her beautiful lace gown to her dad and bridesmaids. I love their expressions!

Romsey Abbey in Hampshire has such a wonderful atmosphere and is seeped in history, so it’s not hard to see why Rachel and Matt chose to get married there. Arriving at the Abbey Matt and the other groomsmen looked perfect matching their blue suits with that of the gorgeous bridesmaids’ dresses. During the ceremony the choir of children sang, which was deeply moving. I was glad to see that I wasn’t the only one wiping a tear away!

The grounds of Romsey Abbey were perfect for capturing the family photos in and the couple shots, whilst all the guests moved onto the reception at Hanger Farm in Southampton.

Once there, the guests were treated to a glass of bubbly whilst they waited for Rachel & Matt to arrive and cover them in confetti. One of the things I loved the most about this wedding, was the fact that Rachel hand made all of the stunningly beautiful blue felt flowers, and there were hundreds of them! A true labor of love, and what an incredibly clever and talented lady.

Rachel and Matt are part of local running club so many of their guests are sports enthusiasts too, so an iphone was propped up against the barn as guests gathered to watch the Athletics World Championship on the small screen! Go Mo!

Speeches were given, food was eaten and drinks were drunk, and as the golden sun started to set I snuck the lovely couple out to a nearby field to take some special couples shots too. A lovely day, as always, ending with a wonderful first dance!

Hope you have wonderful memories Rachel and Matt, thanks so much 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 Romsey Abbey, feel free to contact me here.

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Pitt Hall Barn Wedding – Ella & Eliot

Pitt Hall Barn Wedding – Ella & Eliot

Pitt Hall BarnAs George Orwell (kind of) said…”All weddings are fun, but some weddings are more fun than others…” And Ella & Eliot’s wedding at Pitt Hall Barn in Basingstoke was FUN!! Pretty much all I heard around me from the moment I arrived until I left was the sounds of laughter from their guests, having a whale of a time, and Ella & Eliot who were both clearly having the best day of their lives.

I had not been to Pitt Hall Barn before, so it’s always really exciting for me to explore new places and to find inspiration from the things I see around me. I love the fact that this venue has a starry night sky in the main wedding breakfast room, it really gives the venue and magical feel.

After the ceremony we escaped off into the surrounding woods in the farm’s Land Rover to capture their couple shots, and were rather delighted to discover a cornfield! (O I do love a cornfield).

During the start of the meal, Ella & Eliot surprised their guests by telling them that one person from each table had an envelope under their chairs, informing them that they were the designated beef cutter for their table, and equipping them with a chef’s apron and hat! I loved this idea!

Such a brilliant day, thank you both for being so fun to work with! A big thank you to Leoni too who assisted me, a few of these photos are hers.

If you’d like to chat to me about shooting your Pitt Hall Barn wedding, please contact me here.

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Sopley Mill in Dorset Wedding – Keshia & Ash

Sopley Mill in Dorset Wedding – Keshia & Ash

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Keshia and Ash chose the fabulous Sopley Mill in Dorset, which is another one of those wow venues we are lucky to have local to us. The newly renovated watermill has a great atmosphere and the grounds are along the bank of the Avon River, such a lovely and quirky countryside venue!

To start the day off Keshia got ready with her closest friends and family at the Harbour Hotel in Christchurch. Isn’t the detailing on her dress so lovely? The long train and the antique colour lace were so romantic, and complemented the bridesmaids soft pink dresses wonderfully.

The blue skies over Sopley Mill welcomed the guests and entertained the groomsmen (in very smart blue suits) while waiting for the bride’s arrival. Everyone was in such good spirits for the day. The ceremony was lovely, the little page boy and bridesmaid were totally adorable!

The sun was out for the couple and family shots as we walked around the gorgeous grounds, finding some quiet spots near the river and out in the meadow, making the most of the warm sunlight!

The reception room was dressed beautifully with bunting, flowers and little honey jars for the guests. Keshia and Ash enlisted family and friends in a Great British Bake off competition for the cakes, and there was a wonderful display of talents there from the family and friends! Good job guys!

As we were winding down for the day the guests were all winding up on the dance floor, I reckon they had a blast!

Thanks Keshia and Ash for having me join in on your happy wedding day xx

Here are a few of my favourite photos from their fabulous day – thank you to Leoni who assisted me; some of these photos are hers.

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

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