The Domus in Beaulieu, Hampshire has got to be one of the most picturesque places to have a wedding in The New Forest – and at what better time than in the spring when all the new blossom is out!? The Domus is steeped in history as it’s such a old stone building, and has views overlooking the beautiful Beaulieu gardens, making this the perfect spot for Louise and Steven’s special day.
Louise got ready at her Mum’s house along with her bridesmaids, whilst Steven went for an early morning jog with some of his friends. Anyone listening to local radio may have heard Louise being interviewed by the DJ about her wedding day, as she told everyone listening about how her and Steven met and what plans they have for the day! Steven and Louise got married at St Boniface Church in Nursling, Hampshire, in front of their nearest and dearest before making their way to The Domus in Beaulieu for their wedding reception. Although rain was forecast we were extremely lucky and managed to take a stroll around the beautiful grounds for the photos before the sky opened and the rain poured just as everyone was sitting down for dinner. This, of course, gave us a great excuse to take a lit up brolly shot in the rain! (Thank you to my wonderful second shooter Clare who sadly got a bit damp when helping me out with this shot!)
The Domus was decorated with a sweety theme, and every table had a large display of sweets in the centre for everyone to help themselves to. The yummy sweet small coming from the room was amazing! Steven and Louise also gave everyone a Kinder Egg as a wedding favor, a little nod to the fact that Steven hid Louise’s engagement ring in one for her to find when he proposed 🙂 Guests and wedding party later enjoyed a wonderful 3 course meal before the party and the music started and everyone hit the dance floor to dance the evening away. A wonderful day which a wonderful couple, thank you so much for having me along! Absolutely loved being part of your beautiful wedding at The Domus in The New Forest xx
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Flowers – Flori ByLynne * Cake – Jill the Cake Maker * Make up Artist – Tara Sanger
Last week I had the fabulous task of photographing Jessica & Pete’s engagement shoot in Jessica’s Mum’s beautiful garden so of course it was only natural that their gorgeous little boys Rhys and Jasper joined in the fun too! This lovely pair are getting married at Rhinefield House this summer with a Summer Fete style wedding – how amazing does that sound?! I absolutely can’t wait to be part of their day, I know it’ll be fantastic.
Jessica writes a warm, funny and honest blog called Lilypod and Sweetpea about her adventures of being a Mum. Definitely check it out, especially if you have little ones too! Thanks for having me over guys, roll on the Summer!
As a Hampshire wedding photographer I love all types of weddings, from barns to hotels to village halls, but one of my absolute favourite types to shoot is a marquee wedding in a garden. When Sarah & Dan told me this was what they had planned for their day I just knew it would be fabulous. Sarah’s parents hosted the marquee wedding in their beautiful and large garden in Hampshire – the perfect setting for such a special day. Sarah’s Dad mentioned during the speeches later in the day that Sarah’s Mum and him had always dreamed that one day Sarah would get married in the little church down the road and then celebrate her marriage back at their house.
When I arrived in the morning I got busy capturing everyone getting ready for the day ahead. Whilst Sarah and her bridesmaids put their make up on upstairs Vanilla Catering busied themselves with the preparation of the food and drinks as the final touches of decor were being put in the marquee. The patio outside was lined with spring flowers and the side of the house covered in bright and colourful bunting; there was no mistaking a fabulous party was about to take place!
I met Dan at St Leonard’s Church in Burseldon, Hampshire, just down the road where he was nervously greeting guests and welcoming friends and family. The church was small but beautifully decorated in flowers and had even covered the window ledges with daffodils reminding everyone that spring had definitely begun.
After a very heartfelt service held by the lovely and welcoming vicar, Sarah & Dan left the church under an archway if oars – a nod to the fact they met each other at rowing club all that time ago. They were then met with a sea of confetti before jumping into the vintage car which had been hired for them as a total surprise. On the way back to the marquee, we stopped off at a few pretty locations for some photos, giving us a great opportunity to snap away from the crowd and to also help let the day sink in for Sarah & Dan. Once back at the marquee, friends and family chatted over the canapes whilst we took a handful of family pictures.
Once inside the marquee, everyone enjoyed an amazing 3 course meal, which my second photographer Dan and I were lucky enough to also indulge in. I couldn’t resist taking pictures of it, it was so pretty! Some wonderful speeches ensured with some very funny moments before everyone danced the night away in front of the brilliant band. As marquee weddings go this was definitely one of my favourites! Thank you so much for having me there, I loved every minute.
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