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.
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