Chloe & Wayne’s Old Thorns wedding was a colourful, lavish day of fun and partying. I first met the wedding party getting ready at Chloe’s Hampshire home in Portsmouth. Everyone all nicely chilled in their themed gowns, enjoying a bit of bubbly. I loved the little pageboy outfits for Chloe’s gorgeous boys.
The house and grounds at Notley Abbey wedding venue offer a splendid backdrop for romantic wedding photos; a beautiful medieval country house, stunning grounds, a lake, a tree lined avenue, stone barn banqueting hall….and a sort of Rapunzel castle tower!
Southend Barns is a stunning location for a wedding photographer, and of course also for our lucky couple getting married ! With almost a whiff of the sea on the breeze & the occasional seagull, it was nice to be close to Chichester marina at Southend Barns near Donnington for Emma & Kevin’s wedding day. We were blessed with glorious weather and beautiful clear azure skies which keyed in nicely with the guys cool blue suits, decorations and table pieces.
There were gorgeous photo opportunities with Caroline and James’ wedding in the historic quarter of Southampton, Hampshire. Their day was spread over several venues all within a short walk of each other.
It was a welcome return to photograph the superb Gorse Hill Hotel near Woking for Lucy and Sam’s wedding day. I love the architecture which reminds me of a French Chateau and the beautiful gardens. Lucy and family arrived in two immaculate vintage cars, one of which was definitely a Ford as it was written on the front !
Its always inspiring to photograph a wedding at a new venue and my inspection of the superb Southdowns Manor for Simon and Alex’s day, certainly raised my excitement for some creative wedding photo opportunities. Set in the lovely West Sussex countryside it was v close for their church ceremony at St George’s, Trotton.
Kate & Duncan’s day had many choice ingredients for a sussex wedding photographer’s dream wedding shoot – a period country house setting with marquee on the lawn, the pretty village church 200m away, horse and cart for the couple, cute flower girl and pageboys, string quartet, fields of wild flowers and grasses, friends and family from around the globe……
I was looking forward to photographing Karen and John’s wedding day in the sunny Sussex countryside. I had shot at Kirdford before and it was a welcome return visit to the pretty village church of John the Baptist, bang opposite the very hospitable Half Moon Inn. No time to linger though, work to be done and all that…..must come back again sometime though….!!
I was looking forward to taking photos at Xanthe and Alun’s Chichester wedding day, with the rich varied locations on offer. Their ceremony took place at the Chichester Chambers in the heart of the city centre. With its historic backdrops, old stone and with the setting in the old paved bustling streets, there was a real sense of time and place.
Great wedding photo opportunities with 2 beautiful people and 2 beautiful Hampshire wedding venues !!