The sun was out, swords polished and everything spic and span for Hannah & Stuart’s Hampshire Spring Wedding at Cain Manor.
Nick & Katie picked a lovely lazy, hazy summer day for their Cain Manor Wedding. The venue and gardens looked delightful in the warm atmosphere.
These Hampshire wedding photos were taken at Buriton Manor Barn in the pretty Hampshire village of Buriton. Hannah and Luke’s fantastic wedding had a musical hint and vintage feel with their ‘props’ and decorations. More specifically, the vinyl records (link there for anyone too young to know what vinyl is ha ha!) as sign book, 45s table pieces, band names place settings, LP’s, wooden crates and bunting…. I loved the retro record player (again a link!).
Phillipa & Nick’s Hampshire Wedding day was utterly sublime for wedding photos. Lovely clear sunlight with a hint of autumn crispness in the air. A couple of hours before the event, I met Philippa’s father in his overalls wielding an electric drill, putting the last touches to their garden and home for the reception. Hard work pays its rewards and the setting looked superb for their day. Our groom Nick had also played his part with some heavy pond clearance duties, though not on the morning of his wedding !
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.
Great wedding photo opportunities with 2 beautiful people and 2 beautiful Hampshire wedding venues !!
As a ‘discerning wedding photographer’, Adam and Jules’ wedding day at Hambledon House went even further than my expectations, from when they described it to me last year. Vintage cars and bus, amazing country house & grounds, giant tipis, evening light show….all the details worked so well to pack their day with visual delights.
Yippee !! Another perfect spring day for wedding photos in west Hampshire and the Dorset coast !
I met up with Lianne and her trio of bridesmaids Christine, Kim and Emma at The Kings Hotel in Christchurch. There was another separate wedding party getting ready in a nearby room, but after several enquiries and snooping past doorways, I was fairly confident that I had the correct one. Preparations were pretty well at the final stages by then; odd hair tweak here, shoe strap there, sip of bubbly here, there and everywhere.
The ceremony took place at St Katherine’s church in Christchurch, nice and cool inside from the hot sun. Slight noise distraction outside just as things got underway, with a team of tree fellers on full throttle with their chainsaws, but there was nothing to spoil the vision of Lianne looking drop dead gorgeous as she walked down the aisle and I enjoyed capturing Justin’s transfixed face too !
For a wedding photographer, its always a pleasure to shoot at the superb Lainston Country House Hotel nr Winchester in Hampshire. Jim and Martina’s wedding was no exception with beautiful spring sunshine and outdoor ceremony in the lovely grounds of the hotel – picture perfect !
Martina’s preparations took place in one of the lavish four poster bedrooms of the hotel, while Jim and the best man strode about downstairs purposefully checking this and that. One of the best man’s tasks was a crash course in falconry to enable a bird of prey to fly to him at his call, carrying the wedding rings at the precise moment in the ceremony. ( we had previously joked about being wary of some sort of dodgy decoy guy camouflaged in the woods, diverting the bird, so he could poach the rings !? so eyes were on the lookout)
The very cute little bridesmaids led Martina and her father across the lawn to the outdoor pavilion, a beautiful sight I’m sure Jim will never forget. On cue, best man was ready with his leather glove and hand gesture as the bird with rings was ‘de-hooded’, ready for take off. Several minutes later, despite much encouragement and considerable shortening of the route, our ring bearer was having none of it ! Cue polite tittering, he realised the joke was wearing thin, gave a sort of shrug and managed a ‘hop’ onto best man’s hand, so the rings could be exchanged and marriage sealed ! Not quite the spectacular airborne display we might have hoped for but still an essential short ‘journey’.