Weddings in the Woods, The New Forest – Gemma & Mark

Weddings in the Woods in The New Forest

I am so lucky to live in Hampshire, an area where there are so many special and unusual weddings venues to be found. The fabulous Weddings in the Woods in The New Forest certainly falls in that category! It is absolutely one of my favourites, it is simple and authentic with just a lovely little barn nestled in the magical ancient woods of The New Forest.

Gemma and Mark said their vows in front of their nearest and dearest outside in the great outdoors amongst the huge trees and just a few raindrops. The bride looked magical in her embellished lace gown and the bridesmaids beautiful in their mismatched lace and floral dresses, a really different look the ladies pulled off so well! The ceremony area had the guests seated on hay bales and the aisle was draped in daisies, the happiest of flowers!

The few drops of rain didn’t stop Gemma and Mark and their entourage enjoying the lawn games and even the speeches were given al fresco! A traditional high tea was enjoyed by all in the marquee with a marvelous selection of cakes and wonderful treats! The dancing and singing and celebrating was such a delight to watch, everyone seemed to enjoy the day very much.

This was one of those weddings where everyone has so much fun, the adventurous guests were treated to axe throwing and rifle shooting… and I’m happy to report there were no fatalities even with the happy mix of weaponry and alcohol! Even the bride and groom got to have a go at shooting – what fun!

What a special day guys, thank you so much for having me be a tiny part of it xx

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Cissbury Wedding – Lauren & Ben

Weddings at Cissbury

One of the things I love the most about my job, is shooting at a venue for the very first time and discovering all the exciting little nooks and crannies which make for beautiful photos! I was one happy photographer when I saw this gorgeous gem of a greenhouse hiding in the huge, beautiful gardens at Cissbury in West Sussex. The fantastic rustic potting shed and all that light just made for the most wonderful photographs.

Lauren and Ben’s ceremony was held in the gorgeous and rustic barns behind the main house at Cissbury. The couples guests and family mingled in the sunshine before enjoying their meal in the second barn which was decorated with huge paper balls in between the rafters, a stunning use of the space. The wedding cake was also fantastic – one side was flowers and lace and the other side had a different activity the couple enjoyed for each tier! What a great idea!

How beautiful is Laurens lace and satin gown? And lets talk about the bridesmaids midnight and silver dresses too – they all looked so elegant and beautiful! One of the things I absolutely loved the most about this wedding was the fact that, rather than going with tradition, Lauren & Ben walked down the aisle together. How cool are they?! The moment when Lauren popped around the corner to where Ben was waiting was a unique moment I imagine neither of them will forget!

The walled gardens and huge barn doors provided such a beautiful backdrop to their day. For the couples photos I explored different patches of garden and a wonderful glen of woods and orchard, but that old greenhouse stole the show!

A truly wonderful day, congratulations guys! <3

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Vintage Wedding at Clock Barn – Jo & Spencer

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I am so lucky to get to shoot regularly at one of my favourite Hampshire wedding venues, Clock Barn is Whitchurch! It is situated in such a lovely corner of the country and I enjoy every wedding that is held there.

I was very excited when Jo and Spencer booked me as the photographer for their special day this May, and what a special day it was! There were so many pretty details that made this gorgeous venue even more beautiful, Jo and Spencer put so much thought and love into making their day an absolute feast for the eyes for all of their guests.

Jo wore a beautiful fresh flower crown which suited her perfectly and looked wonderful with her gorgeous lace gown. The groom and his men looked fab in their floral ties and bow ties, especially fitting when stood next to the (not one but) two vintage VW camper vans!

We took the two VW camper vans out on a jaunt to the rolling hills to get some fabulous couples photos all that greenery was stunning. The barn looked lovely all decked out with twinkle lights and floral arrangements, and the delicate strings of bunting criss-crossing through the rafters. All the little details in the reception room were so well thought out, from the giant floral ‘Love’ sign, to the naked cake, and the delicate blooms suspended along one wall! Such thought and care was given to creating a beautiful atmosphere, plus – did you see the photobooth? In a vintage caravan no less!

I absolutely loved working with you both, thank you for making it so much fun, and for being so lovely to me xx

A big thank you to Anna for second shooting this one with me! Some of these photos are hers.

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