I LOVE a quirky venue to show off a couples’ uniqueness and personality, so I absolutely adore to shoot at Sopley Mill in Christchurch. This old, glorious mill has been beautifully renovated to hold weddings with a huge lawn out the front and multiple rooms to hold the different elements of the day.
Rachel & Chris’ wedding began with Rachel and her girls getting ready in the dressing room at the mill, whilst guests excitedly arrived and mingled downstairs. I’m always in such a privileged position as the bride walks down the aisle as I get to see the groom’s face first…and Chris’ face showed nothing but happiness and love as his gorgeous lady arrived. Ooh the tears! After the vows we all made our way down to the lawns to enjoy the sunshine and canapes whilst we wandered around the grounds taking photos.
The breakfast room was gorgeously and tastefully decorated with soft pink flowers with touches of gold and fairy lights which complimented the bridesmaids dresses perfectly. After dinner and some very heartfelt speeches we snuck off again for a few more couple shots behind the back of Sopley Mill as the light was softening, before making our way back to the party.
You guys are SO lovely, thank you so much for choosing me. Thank you to Leoni too who assisted me for this one, a few of these photos were taken by her.
If you’d like to chat to me about photographing your wedding at Sopley Mill in Christchurch, drop me an email here.
O how I love The Old Vicarage in Christchurch – it’s the most beautiful, homely and versatile wedding venue with a wonderful outside space for a wedding ceremony right amongst the flowers. I love that with this venue, if you do find yourself with a rainy day, the inside is just as gorgeous and light and airy, so – unlike some wedding venues – it’s really not the end of the world if it rains and you have to be inside. Luckily we didn’t have to worry about that with Natalie & Adam’s wedding this September as we were blessed with glorious sunshine all day!
I was delighted when Natalie & Adam asked me to capture their special day; I knew straight away they would be such a lovely couple to photograph, plus they have a gorgeous little baba George, who always gives me the best smiles 🙂 George arrived in absolute style in an awesome cart which was rolled down the aisle – personalised number plate to boot! What a dude.
Natalie & Adam’s wedding was beautifully colourful, with splashes of rainbow inspired flowers all over the place, which complimented the bridesmaids floral and bird dresses perfectly. Everything about this day was just so fun and joyful, we loved every minute and laughed along with the happy couple all day.
Thank you for having Leoni and I along, we had a blast.
I’ve recently been lucky enough to become a recommended supplier at The Old Vicarage, so if you’d like to chat to me about photographing your wedding day, please contact me here.
Ahhhh Harriet & Car’s wedding this August at Coppleridge Inn in Dorset was so amazing I don’t know where to start! So many wonderful things happened and there were so many beautiful things to look at… ooh it was a treat!
Harriet, her maids and Mum got ready at The Lamb pub in Dorset, just round the corner from The Coppleridge Inn whilst the boys finished off the venue and got ready too. The venue is really unique – the ceremony can be held outside in the woods at the end of a winding path and under a bandstand-esque structure, whilst the reception is held in a marquee on the courtyard of the pub. The court yard actually has a pond in the middle of it which becomes encased inside the marquee, something I’ve never seen before but loved!
As the sun was shining and it was a super hot day, the ceremony was outside in the woods which I was so happy about as I know this was what Harriet & Carl were hoping for. They were showered with an absolute storm of confetti as they exited the woods and made their way towards to gardens of the pub…just as they were met by two absolutely gorgeous and very friendly alpacas! Because Harriet is a fan of these beautiful animals, Carl had arranged for them to visit as a surprise, so Harriet and all the guests got to have a little cuddle with them before enjoying the canapés and drinks out on the lawn.
Once it was time for speeches we all went inside the marquee which was fabulously decorated with brightly coloured flowers and balloons, before we snuck off for some couple shots in the most incredible evening sunlight I’ve seen in a long time. We were so lucky with that golden sunset!
Thank you so much for choosing me guys, we loved every minute!
Thank you to Clare as always who second shot, some of these photos are hers.
If you’d like me to shoot your wedding at The Coppleridge Inn, please email me here.
Danni & Glenn’s late August wedding at Titchfield Barn was the second time this year I’ve been lucky enough to shoot at this brilliant and totally unique venue. The barn is super rustic with bags of personality, and is mainly used as a theatre. This means that half of the venue is taken up with a stage and seats looking down on it, making it the most perfect venue for a wedding ceremony but also the dancing afterwards! It’s a real blank slate so Danni & Glenn were able to decorate it completely to their tastes, with vintages inspired details, flowers and – check out the most incredible fairy lights across the top of the barn!
Danni, her maids and their gorgeous little girl Esme arrived in style in a Vinnie’s Vintage Vehicles’ green camper van – which later became our fabulous get away vehicle when we snuck off to Titchfeild Abbey for their couple shots.
It was a gloriously hot day, so guests enjoyed the garden space in front of the barn, sipping fruity cocktails, playing garden games and soaking up the atmosphere.
An absolutely perfect day, I loved being a tiny part of it! Thank you for choosing me to be your photographer guys xx
A big thank you to Leoni who assisted me, some of these photos are hers.
If you’d like to speak to me about photographing your wedding at The Great Barn at Titchfield, drop me an email here.