We are so lucky here in Hampshire to be surrounded by the New Forest, it is one of my most favourite places in the whole world! There is nowhere quite like it, a calm, hypnotic place where you can walk among ancient trees and freely wandering horses and cattle (I was even lucky enough to get married there myself, many years ago!).
Kirsten and Simon chose one of the most beautiful hotels in the area is Bartley Lodge Hotel, with its gorgeous gardens and the most striking dark paneled dining room for holding the festivities of the day. This quintessentially English manor is such a wonderful backdrop for any traditional English country wedding.
Everyone was in high spirits to watch Kirsten and Simon say their vows together with friends and family at St Matthew’s Church in Netley Marsh. After their marriage they made their way to Bartley Lodge Hotel in a rather fabulous vintage car, the drive there must have been filled with smiles, laughter between the newly weds and the most incredible scenery rushing by.
To help along the perfect day for Kirsten and Simon the weather was perfect, a warm day for the end of spring. We spent the afternoon making the most of the sunshine in the fabulous gardens. We were surrounded by beautiful lawns and trees on the estate grounds.
The bride’s beautiful lace gown was complemented by blush pinks in her floral arrangements and bridesmaids dresses, reflecting the bond they all share on this most precious day. The groom and his men were equally dapper in their grey suits and matching shoes.
Congratulations guys! Everything was wonderful xx
Thank you to Julie for second shooting with me on this one, some of these photos were taken by her.