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 !
Meanwhile, Philippa was taking things more easy, getting ready upstairs, with the help of her sister-in-law and a glass of bubbly or two to smooth things along. No need to rush anything, just let it all come together and enjoy.
Their ceremony took place at St Andrews Church, in the delightful Hampshire village of South Warnborough. Nick & his best man looked very relaxed and dapper before the big moment. Nick had suffered a small mishap to his right wrist (not due to pond clearance!), but nothing was going to hamper his day. St Andrews was particularly special as Philippa’s grandparents Hampshire Wedding had taken place there too, some 71 years hence – amazing. Our bride looked very beautiful, arriving in style in her Stewart Parvin dress by the wonderful Brides of Winchester having been driven in her godfather’s dark green vintage Rolls. Nick was suitably impressed (understatement) as Philippa made her entrance down the aisle.
With all the necessaries exchanged, there was time to linger outside and enjoy the warm sunshine. Before heading back to the Ropley reception, Nick led his new bride across the road to the excellent South Warnborough village shop and cafe to purchase one of their infamous scotch eggs (obviously knows how to keep his strength up).
The sun continued to bless us all through the lovely relaxed reception at Rolpley, with the well tended gardens looking their best. Some photos taken at chosen spots to utilise this and to capture other decorations around the marquee. A delightful banquet went down a treat, followed by speeches and cake cutting. with the sun setting, I headed off – all in all a quintessential perfect Hampshire wedding day.
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