Southwick D-Day Memorial Hall.
Village halls make for fantastic wedding reception venues, because you can absolutely put your own stamp on everything; it’s a total blank canvas which you can decorate any way you see fit with very few restrictions and you can have your pick of caterers. Sarah & Luke picked a gorgeous village hall – Southwick D-Day Memorial Hall in Fareham which not only had a decent size space inside but also a large garden out the front which was connected to a play park (much to the delight of the children there!)
They began their wedding at St Mary’s Church in Gosport, just a stones throw away from Sarah’s family home where she got ready with the special women in her life. After arriving at the Church in a super cute camper van, she met a very happy Luke at the alter and they were soon married in front of their nearest and dearest.
It was another gloriously hot Saturday, so everyone enjoyed the sunshine outside before going in for dinner and speeches. The inside of the hall looked incredible – Sarah had beautifully styled the tables with rose gold and navy blue decor and ceiling twinkled with hundreds of fairy lights.
We were gifted with the most glorious golden hour I think I’ve had this whole year, so we raced out to a nearly cornfield and flower meadow to make the most of the gorgeous light. Well done guys on pulling off a totally fabulous day! Thank you for having Holly and I along <3
If you’d like to speak to me about photographing your wedding at Southwick D-Day Memorial Hall or any other village hall, feel free to get in touch with me here.
Today’s wedding was an absolute delight. Cara and Chris wowed on their big day at the gorgeous St Michael’s Church in Sandhurst followed by a reception at Riverdale Barn in Hampshire.
How gorgeous is Cara’s dress? The beautiful lace detailing and soft pleats were fabulous for the countryside wedding. The bridesmaids had delicate beading and blush pinks and all the ladies looked just gorgeous. I love the pictures of the bridesmaids helping Cara into her dress in the garden – such wonderful memories to be made, even when simply getting dressed!
A beautiful vintage car came and whisked Cara and her mum away to St Michael’s Church; a Church so beautiful inside with a lovely arched altar and gilded artwork that it almost looked like a mini cathedral!
Arriving at Rivervale Barn the family and friends were treated to some wonderful personal touches, with some little bottles of ‘love potion’ as favours, beautiful flowers and delicate twinkle lights creating a romantic atmosphere. There was even a champagne ‘bubble bath’!
In the garden grounds we managed to get some family photos, but for the couple shots we ventured out again a little later and grabbed some hazy sunset photos in the countryside – these are always my favourite photos of the day.
After Cara and Chris had their first dance the couple joined their family and friends to enjoy the music and dancing, which I am sure went on way past that beautiful sunset!
What a lovely day, congratulations lovelies! Thank you so much for having me along.
Here are a few of my favourite photos from their lovely day – thank you to Clare who second shot for me, some of these are hers.
If you’d like to speak to me about capturing your wedding at Riverdale Barn, feel free to contact me here.