Goodness me, what a gorgeous new wedding venue The Mill at Gordleton is! Just on the edge of The New Forest, Goldleton Mill is a lovely counrty pub, serving delicious food and drinks. Although they’ve been holding small weddings for a while, they have only recently gone through a whole new refit, and have had a huge white marquee erected in the gorgeous gardens, so are now able to hold large weddings with lots of guests. The most wonderful thing about The Mill at Gordleton though, is that you can have your wedding outside in the gorgeous gardens; right next to the water. That’s exactly what Hannah & Tom did one sunny day in August – they had my favourite celebrate, David, conduct their wedding in front of their nearest and dearest, in the beautiful sunshine.
The Mill at Gordleton is fast becoming one of my favourite new venues – it ticks SO many boxes for me and the types of weddings I absolutely love to shoot. The gardens have kooky and quirky pieces of art hidden among the flowers and an abundance of wonderful little secret spots which Hannah & Tom had their photos taken in.
One of my favourite things about Hannah & Tom’s wedding, was the incredible decor they pulled off inside their marquee. The styling was breathtaking; I think I said ‘O my goodness, wow’ about a thousand times. The garden marquee was dripping in flowers – all pinks and mauves, with real wild berries and figs. The name places were flower inspired too, with beautiful handmade name places and of course, a naked wedding cake!
Such a gorgeous day, thank you so much for having me along to share it with you both, it’s been an absolute delight to get to know you both.
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Of all the types of weddings I’m lucky enough to get to shoot, I have to say that garden marquee weddings come my absolute top. I think it’s the fact that you can do WHATEVER you like, WHENEVER you like, and aren’t in anyway restricted by a venue with their own rules and regs (as long as you have understanding neighbours, of course!) makes for a truly unique and relaxed wedding.
Gemma & Dave’s marquee reception in Gemma’s family home garden, has to be one of the best weddings I’ve ever been to, I just flippin’ LOVED this day. From the gorgeous styling with about a thousand jars of wild flowers, to the delicious paella to the abundance of sunflowers which they grew specially, and the fact that live music played for the majority of the day, made this wedding seriously awesome.
Thank you so much for having me along, I had sooooo much fun! Thank you too to Dan who shot along side me, some of these photos are his.
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It’s so wonderful when I get to explore and shoot at a venue I’ve never been to before; it certainly gets the creative juices flowing and St Giles House is one that I will definitely be hoping to go back to! I adore the decor that runs throughout the stately house with the exposed brick mixed in with the antique paintings; it’s like a fabulous mix of the old and new. The gardens are huge and expanding, with 360 views all around and without doubt, the most beautiful bridal prep room I’ve ever seen.
Nilay & Andy’s day was beautiful – the house, the styling, the gardens…just a wonderful day of gorgeousness. The weather was perfect so guests got to enjoy the grounds and to sip champagne in the sunshine before going in for a wonderful 3 course meal. We even got a golden hour sunset which we were sure to take full advantage of.
Thank you for having Dan and I along, we loved every minute. Congratulations you lovely twosome!
Thanks to Dan too, some of these photos are his.
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