Wedding at Clock Barn – Abi & Chris

Wedding at Clock Barn – Abi & Chris

Clock Barn wedding photography

The beautiful Clock Barn in Hampshire was the scene for Abi and Chris’ wedding and it was so, so lovely! Not even a few drops of summer rain could stop everyone from enjoying the day. This wedding made me very happy – I absolutely adore barn weddings; especially ones with a cornfield right outside!

It is always so nice when friends and families gather together to celebrate these momentous occasions. Abi got ready with her bridesmaids at her mum’s house and they borrowed a good friend’s Hummer for wedding transport – when you’ve got a big bridal party, you need a big car!

I think we need to talk a bit about the dresses. Ladies, you all looked spectacular. Abi looked absolutely stunning in her lace gown, and the bridesmaids dusky lilac gowns with lace detailing were so elegant and fabulous too. All this tied in so well with the beautiful flowers arranged by Sarah Styles Florist, the colours were so bright and summery.

The kids at this wedding played their part too and they were just adorable; a really happy and cheeky bunch. As usual I snuck off with the bride and groom for a walk among the beautiful grounds and cornfields while Abi and Chris’ guests enjoyed some canapés and drinks.

Back at the Clock Barn for the reception guests were treated to speeches, a delicious meal and a sweet cart by local company Bonappasweet! The soft lighting and rustic detailing gave such a romantic feel to the barn. The lovely natural looking cake from Meadow Cottage Bakery was a real centerpiece standing proudly on a gorgeous wood slice, a quirky idea, just like the racehorse table plan which I’ve not seen anything like before! Everyone was enjoying the music and dancing as we left, and kids on the dance floor always steal the show!

Thanks for letting me join in on your special day guys, just wonderful xx

Here are a few of my favourite photos from their lovely day – thank you to Claire West who second shot for me, some of these are hers.

If you’d like to speak to me about capturing your wedding at The Clock Barn, feel free to contact me here.

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Ashley Wood Farm Wedding – Emily & Alex

Ashley Wood Farm Wedding – Emily & Alex

Ashley Wood Farm

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.

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