Jul 16, 2017 | September 2016
When Emily & Alex asked me to capture their special day at Ashley Wood Farm in Salisbury I was over the moon! It is SUCH a wonderful venue, definitely one of my favourites in Hampshire and I suspect this is where I would choose to get married now if Mr Hoops and I were to do it all over again! There is something delightful about those beautiful duck egg blue doors, I just love them! At Ashley Wood Farm you also get to visit a cornfield, which is just up on the hill, it makes for fabulous couples photography well, honestly, it is just perfect.
There were so many special details in Emily & Alex’s wedding that really made it unique to them (and a few ideas to borrow for your own plans too!). One of the things I loved most about this wedding were the table centre displays. Instead of the traditional flowers as a feature, Alex & Emily had home made cakes, which looked (and smelled!) delicious! Once it was time for the guests to have dessert a designated table person cut the cake for everyone else and shared it amongst the group. What a great idea, and such a fun way to keep the tables talking and enjoying their part in the wedding!
All the little details were so colourful and made this wedding so much fun! From the brightly coloured mis-matched socks of the groomsmen, to the brides amazing red shoes, the blues and oranges in amongst the greenery of the bridal party bouquets, down to the beading on the bridesmaids dresses. Emily’s gown was perfect for her, with lovely lace detailing and pockets! Who wouldn’t love a dress with pockets! The fun didn’t stop there! There were pinwheels on the tables, bicycle table plans, a giant tasseled balloon and they even served the BBQ from the back of a converted tractor, which would be absolutely perfect for a farm wedding.
It was such a pleasure to photograph this brilliant day, thank you for having Dan and I along! A big thanks to Dan as always, some of these photos are his.
If you’d like to speak to me about photographing your wedding at Ashley Wood Farm, feel free to get in touch here.
Nov 21, 2016 | September 2016
Eeeeeek, I had SO much fun at Jo & Paul’s wedding at Froyle Park this September – a venue that I’ve really wanted to shoot at for ages! The dining room is just so light and airy, and the gardens have a beautiful stone structure which makes for the most perfect photo setting.
These guys really know how to throw a party – they had all of their bridal party dancing into the dining room to their own personal theme tune, which was just the funniest thing to watch! Then Mike, the bestman sang a home written song about Paul to the tune of Bohemian Rhapsody – everyone was in stitches! I had a feeling he’d make a fantastic bestman as he delivered one of the funniest grooms speeches several years ago, when I was his wedding photographer! The evening was topped off with an incredible flash dance, when the bridal party joined Jo & Paul on the dance floor with a choreographed dance which kicked off the evening party perfectly. Amongst all the fun there was so many loving moments between all the friends and family, just a wonderful day.
A huge thank you to Clare as always for second shooting for me, some of these photos are hers.
If you’d like to speak to me about photographing your wedding at Froyle Park, or any other for that matter, please contact me here.
Oct 31, 2016 | September 2016
Kate & John’s Treehouse wedding in Beaulieu was seriously brilliant in so, so many ways. Not least because they picked one of the most unusual and quirky venues in Hampshire – how utterly wonderful to get married in a treehouse above the trees!? This wedding had loads of fabulous touches, like superhero details and Lego men favors…o, and a 1990’s music evening sound track! This is exactly the type of wedding where I wish I’d been a guest, SO much fun! I absolutely loved the fact they did their speeches around the fire pit in the evening over cups of hot cider, heaven 🙂
Congratulations you two, what a perfect day. Thank you to my lovely Ange for helping me shoot part of the day, some of these photos are her’s.
If you’d like to chat to me about shooting your wedding at Beaulieu Treehouses, contact me here.