The Coppleridge Inn in Dorset Wedding – Harriet & Carl

The Coppleridge Inn

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.

The Coppleridge Inn wedding photography

Titchfield Barn Wedding – Danni & Glenn

The great barn at TitchfieldDanni & 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.

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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 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 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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