Oct 13, 2017 | August 2017
Ahhhh Harriet & Car’s wedding this August at Coppleridge Inn in Dorset was so amazing I don’t know where to start! So many wonderful things happened and there were so many beautiful things to look at… ooh it was a treat!
Harriet, her maids and Mum got ready at The Lamb pub in Dorset, just round the corner from The Coppleridge Inn whilst the boys finished off the venue and got ready too. The venue is really unique – the ceremony can be held outside in the woods at the end of a winding path and under a bandstand-esque structure, whilst the reception is held in a marquee on the courtyard of the pub. The court yard actually has a pond in the middle of it which becomes encased inside the marquee, something I’ve never seen before but loved!
As the sun was shining and it was a super hot day, the ceremony was outside in the woods which I was so happy about as I know this was what Harriet & Carl were hoping for. They were showered with an absolute storm of confetti as they exited the woods and made their way towards to gardens of the pub…just as they were met by two absolutely gorgeous and very friendly alpacas! Because Harriet is a fan of these beautiful animals, Carl had arranged for them to visit as a surprise, so Harriet and all the guests got to have a little cuddle with them before enjoying the canapés and drinks out on the lawn.
Once it was time for speeches we all went inside the marquee which was fabulously decorated with brightly coloured flowers and balloons, before we snuck off for some couple shots in the most incredible evening sunlight I’ve seen in a long time. We were so lucky with that golden sunset!
Thank you so much for choosing me guys, we loved every minute!
Thank you to Clare as always who second shot, some of these photos are hers.
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Sep 18, 2017 | August 2017
Ahh where to begin with this awesome day?! Another wonderful new venue for me to explore in Hanger Farm in Southampton – one I’ve not had before but certainly hope to have again.
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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Jul 5, 2017 | June 2017
Ahh, the beautiful beautiful Upwaltham Barns in West Sussex is always an absolute pleasure to photograph! Although my heart is in Hampshire there are so many lovely venues around the country it’s a pleasure to be able to venture further a field especially to a venue like Upwaltham Barn. It’s such a gorgeous barn to visit for a wedding, but it was so much more perfect when the flowers are in bloom like thy were for Kirsty and Lucas’ day this June – my photography heaven!
The rooms at Upwaltham Barn are so special and there were many memories to be made while the bridal party were getting ready. Check out the little pom poms on the flower girls shoes and the gorgeous little flower crown! Adorable! Kirsty had a stunning gown with beautiful beaded detailing and the bridesmaids wore beautiful salmon coloured floor length gowns – they were almost the colour of some of the peonies in the beautiful flower arrangements and gardens!
The ceremony room has wonderful natural light and was decorated simply and beautifully. Ready for the bride and groom to steal the show! The couple chose to use a surf board as a table plan and as a topper for their cake, such a cute way to bring their own personalities in to the day.
Kirsty and Lucas planned such a perfect day from start to finish, and celebrated with such a wonderful group of friends and family who made me feel so welcome. It was lovely to watch them celebrate all together and I left as they started to dance the night away on a glorious summers eve.
Congratulations guys, nailed it!
Thank you to Vicki who helped me for a bit today too, some of these photos are hers.
If you’d like to talk to me about photographing your wedding at Upwaltham Barns, contact me here.