Nov 1, 2022 | Clock Barn, July 2022
Hampshire wedding at Clock Barn
Ahhh could Sophie & Ben nailed their Clock Barn wedding any more?! What an absolutely perfect summer wedding from start to finish.
Clock Barn is always one of my favourite venues – with it’s gorgeous gardens, incredible food and wonderfully helpful staff…and this day was no exception! Sophie & Ben are just the most lovely bundles of joy to be around, and I can honestly say my cheeks ached from smiling after I left!
For a start we had the most perfect summer weather – that kind of hot but not too hot hot, which everyone getting married in July hopes for. The always manicured gardens were absolutely bursting with colour, which offset Sophie soft, peaches and light pinks bouquets perfectly. The girls got ready in the prep room, before excitedly venturing over to the main barn where they both said their vows. The afternoon seemed to go by in a flash, with everyone mingling and chatting on the lawn, enjoying their canapes in the sunshine. We did our usual lap of the grounds, taking some gorgeous couple shots and taking in the beautiful scenery.
When dinner was ready, everyone went inside for a wonderful three course meal and some very moving and heartfelt speeches. Of course a summer wedding wouldn’t be a summer wedding without some evening sunset couple shots, and the golden hour light didn’t disappoint! An absolute belter of a day, well done team! What a pleasure.
Here’s the wonderful gang who worked on the day with me:
Venue – Clock Barn
HMUA – A Finishing Touch
Flowers – Hannah Rose Flowers
Video – Shona Nolan Video
DJ – Ashley Riggs
Styling – Luminique
Cake – Reilly Cakes
Guitar – James Lane Music
Photobooth – Sparkle me Booths
If you’d like to chat to me about photographing your Clock Barn wedding, contact me here.
Jun 16, 2022 | Clock Barn, June 2022
O my, what a beauty! I’m so excited to share with you some of my favourite photos from Charlotte & Alex’s absolutely GORGEOUS Clock Barn wedding! It’s no secret Clock Barn is one of my favourite venues so I’m very lucky to get to shoot lots of weddings there every year. I never get tired of seeing what the magical gardeners have done with the grounds every time I arrive as something different and colourful is always new and in bloom!
The bridesmaids wore beautiful pink dresses which complimented perfectly the pink and purple wild flowers which Charlotte carried down the aisle. The wonderful florists at Eden Blooms put spectacular bunches together in pretty green glasses vases which were dotted around the barn and on the dinner tables which completed the wonderful, colourful and summery look. I also loved how many people were excited to see Charlotte dressed and ready in her gorgeous dress, and there were more than just a few tears shed!
Weddings often use white drapes behind the registrar during the vows however Charlotte & Alex chose a pink drape which looked absolutely brilliant! If you’re getting married at Clock Barn I would definitely encourage you to consider a colour drape as it really tied in all the decor together well.
Despite a somewhat iffy weather forecast, the day stayed dry and warm, as guests enjoyed canapes and drinks outside and among the flowers, before moving inside for speeches and delicious food. When it came to the dancing, Ashley Riggs packed out the dance floor with great music and as I left, everyone was laughing and throwing their best moves. Such a brilliant day, thank you so much for having me along!
If you’d like to chat to me about photographing you wedding at Clock Barn, feel free to get in touch here.
Venue – Clock Barn * MUA – Beauty HQ * Flowers – Eden Blooms * Cake – Reilly Cakes * DJ – Ashley Riggs
Sep 23, 2021 | Barford Park Farm
Barford Park Farm wedding
O my, where to even begin with this wonderful wedding!! Jen & Greg are the kind of people that as soon as you meet them, you just know they are 100% lovely and 100% made for each other. Like so many couples these last few years they had to arrange and rearrange their wedding more times than I can keep count, however on Thursday it finally happened and it was absolutely worth the wait.
The day began at Jen’s family home, with her parents, sister and best girls around her. I even got to meet the honorary bridesmaid Thomasina, the 100 year old family tortoise who looked particularly fetching in her floral corsage. The girls were all dressed in summer boho gorgeousness, with sage green dresses and pretty lose plaits in their hair.
The ceremony took place at St Mary’s Church in Eling, where Greg and his boys guided guests on where to sit and waited in anticipation for Jen and her Dad to arrive. As an extra special touch, Greg’s Mum sang in the choir whilst they signed their marriage certificate – the first time I and many others had heard live singing in 18 months and I won’t confirm or deny if I cried.
After a down pouring of confetti, guests exited to Barford Park Farm in Salisbury for the reception, whilst Jen, Greg and I stopped off in The New Forest for some couples photos. Also with us were Natalie & Elliot from Blush wedding videos; one of my favourite videography teams who I never fail to have the best day working alongside (seriously, book them – they’re amazing!)
The reception consisted of delicious canapes, plentiful drinks and wonderful speeches before what everyone was waiting for began….the party! It had been a loooooong time since anyone there had been on a dance floor so the opportunity was not wasted and everyone piled on the dance floor, but not before Jen & Greg were blasted with 6 confetti cannons!
What.a.day, you guys NAILED it! So much love to you both. MWAH!
If you’d like to speak to me about photographing your wedding at Barford Park Farm, feel free to contact me here. Thank you too to Charlotte Razzle for second shooting with me on the day, some of these photos are hers.
Jan 4, 2021 | Round up 2020
Every year around January, I love looking back and reflecting on all the previous years’ gorgeous weddings and putting together a little blog post of my favourite photos. Although 2020 was a strange year and in no way went to plan, I was still lucky enough to photograph 7 wonderful weddings which absolutely helped keep me sane and happy.
I won’t bang on about all the heartbreak of 2020 because we all know how awful most of it was, so instead I’ll celebrate this absolute bunch of babes and their determination to prove that love always wins and no horrible virus can put a dampener of their joy.
If you’d like to chat to me about being your Dorset wedding photographer, please contact me here! Can’t wait to hear from you.