Bartley Lodge Winter Wedding – Laura & Arran

Bartley Lodge winter weddingBartley Lodge in Southampton is one of my favourite venues – it’s so cosy and homely with such gorgeous gardens that I was over the moon when Laura & Arran booked me to photograph their special day. I knew it would be perfect for a winter wedding too, because even when the flowers aren’t in bloom there still so much greenery about and the dark paneled walls inside give it such a warm feeling.

Laura & Arran’s wedding was styled beautifully, with soft pink pastels and roses, which looked gorgeous next to the boys’ smart tux suits. I love a man in a tux! They were brilliant enough to brave to cold with me and to wander around the grounds taking couples photos as well as their family photos before everyone went inside for a delicious meal and some very, very funny speeches. Because the night drew in quickly, we took advantage of the dark and got everyone out for a sparkler photo, which is always great fun at every wedding!

I had so much fun with these two, thank you so much for choosing me to photograph your day! I’m very honoured to be a little part of it. A bug thank you to Ange too who shot along side me, some of these photos are hers.

If you’d like to chat to me about photographing your wedding at Bartley Lodge, drop me an email here.

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The Mill at Gordleton Wedding – Hannah & Tom

The Mill at GordletonGoodness me, what a gorgeous new wedding venue The Mill at Gordleton is! Just on the edge of The New Forest, Goldleton Mill is a lovely counrty pub, serving delicious food and drinks. Although they’ve been holding small weddings for a while, they have only recently gone through a whole new refit, and have had a huge white marquee erected in the gorgeous gardens, so are now able to hold large weddings with lots of guests. The most wonderful thing about The Mill at Gordleton though, is that you can have your wedding outside in the gorgeous gardens; right next to the water. That’s exactly what Hannah & Tom did one sunny day in August – they had my favourite celebrate, David, conduct their wedding in front of their nearest and dearest, in the beautiful sunshine.

The Mill at Gordleton is fast becoming one of my favourite new venues – it ticks SO many boxes for me and the types of weddings I absolutely love to shoot. The gardens have kooky and quirky pieces of art hidden among the flowers and an abundance of wonderful little secret spots which Hannah & Tom had their photos taken in.

One of my favourite things about Hannah & Tom’s wedding, was the incredible decor they pulled off inside their marquee. The styling was breathtaking; I think I said ‘O my goodness, wow’ about a thousand times. The garden marquee was dripping in flowers – all pinks and mauves, with real wild berries and figs. The name places were flower inspired too, with beautiful handmade name places and of course, a naked wedding cake!

Such a gorgeous day, thank you so much for having me along to share it with you both, it’s been an absolute delight to get to know you both.

If you’d like to talk to me about photographing your wedding at The Mill at Gordleton, please feel free to contact me here.
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Wedding in the Wood, New Forest – Sophie & Rich

Wedding in the WoodWhen I met Sophie & Rich to do their engagement shoot at Southampton fair ground and they told me all about their plans for their day I knew it would be an amazing wedding at Wedding in the Wood, and they certainly didn’t disappoint!

Sophie & Rich’s wonderful Spring time wedding happened at the fabulous Wedding in the Wood in the New Forest – the perfect setting for anyone looking for an outdoorsy, woodland style day. Everyone had their finger’s crossed for an outside ceremony, which would be performed by Sophie’s old pastor Andrew, and as soon as everyone felt confident the sun would stay shining, all of the early guests chipped in to help quickly move the chairs outside in the sunshine, to wait for Sophie to arrive. Once she arrived (after a forgotten Father of the Bride speech and a wrong turn!) Rich and Sophie got to have the ceremony they had been dreaming of, outside in the fresh air and in front of their nearest and dearest.

After the ceremony, guests got to mingle and enjoy the beautiful garden, as we took a few family photos and couple shots before everyone went inside for the BBQ. Heartfelt and funny speeches followed before the pinyata was hoisted up for the kids who got to have a brilliant time whacking it and hunting for the sweets. Once the evening came around, the live band kicked off the evening with dancing and partying. What a fabulous day, thank you so much for having me along to share it with you both! What a fantastic venue Wedding in the Wood makes, such a magical place for a wedding.

If you’d like to discuss me shooting your wedding at Wedding in the Woods, New Forest, or anywhere! You can drop me an email here.

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The Montagu Arms Hotel, New Forest – Sean & Christina

O my goodness, I love so many things about Christina and Sean’s wedding! Not least that they held it at one of the most gorgeous hotels in the New Forest (probably in Hampshire) which is The Montagu Arms Hotel with its impeccable gardens and Michelin Star.

Sean and Christina said their vows in front of their nearest and dearest inside the hotel, before sipping champagne along with their guests in the fully blooming garden. The three of us then snuck off for a little while to drive around the New Forest for photos before everyone went back inside for their dinner and speeches.

My all time favourite wedding band Freddie and the Freeloaders kicked off the party in the evening getting everyone on the dance floor before dancing the night away.

Such a pretty, perfect day, thank you so much for picking me and allowing me to be part of it xx

Credit:

Flowers – Mala Flowers (table centres) & bouquets and button holes – Friend Tina

Band – Freddie and the Freeloaders                    Cake  – Friend Tina

Cars – Just Rolls                                                  Singer – Liam White

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New Forest Wedding – The Three Tuns – Chris & Alex!

Ahhh how I loved this wedding! And what better setting than the glorious and beautiful New Forest in Hampshire. Chris & Alex tied the knot in St Mary’s Church in Bransgore in Hampshire, before crossing the road to The Three Tuns pub where they had a sunny yellow decorated marquee in the garden. Despite the rain everyone had a blast – and I loved that the bridal party embraced the wet with me and let me photograph them under big white brolly in the picturesque lush green garden.

It’s been so much fun getting to know you guys and capture your day, thank you for being such fabulous clients xx

Credits:

Church – St Mary’s Church                 New Forest wedding venue – The Three Tuns Pub, Bransgore

Flowers – Simply Flowers                                                                 Marquee Decor – Party Proppers

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