Mr & Mrs Luff- Tithe Barn Wedding, Hampshire

Tithe Barn Wedding Ashleigh and Lucie had a Tithe Barn wedding in Petersfield, on a perfect autumn day at the end of September. It was the only venue they looked at but fell in love with it right away so didn’t need to look anywhere else. They chose a delicate theme of lilac to go with the rustic feel of the barn. Ashleigh proposed to Lucie when they were hiking in Scotland and he popped the question near a beautiful lake. Ashleigh and Lucie are two of the warmest, kindest, most generous and special people I have come to know.  Since photographing their engagement session and getting to know them, their love for each other, their friends, family and life is so apparent.  When I asked them for some valuable relationship advice they said: “always listen to each other and don’t hold anything back.” which I just loved. The morning of their wedding day I got to Lucie and Ashleigh’s new house (which they’d just bought 3 months prior!). Shannon Belle was working her magic with Lucie’s hair and make-up and the bridesmaids were doing their own upstairs. Lucie had so many friends and family pop by in the morning to wish them luck too! The stretch limo arrived to take them to Tithe Barn where Ashleigh already was greeting their guests in his amazing floral suit! The ceremony in Tithe Barn was relaxed and informal, with both Lucie’s brother and Ash’s best man getting to the top of the aisle and both giving Ash a huge bear hug before Lucie and her dad walked down the aisle. Afterwards...

Mr & Mrs Street- St Giles House, Wimborne St Giles, Dorset

St Giles House Wedding, Wimborne St Giles I was so excited to be back for another St Giles House wedding in Wimborne St Giles. The previous time I was here we had a glorious sunny summer day and my second wedding at St Giles was no different! The September sun shone for us all day and it couldn’t have been any more perfect. Julie started to get ready at the nearby Home Farm House with her bridesmaids and parents, the morning was full of laughter whilst the girls got their hair and make-up done by the fantastic team at Amazing Face. Chris and his brothers got ready over at the Gate House to St Giles before walking down to the main house to greet their guests. They had the fantastic idea to ask their guests to bring a cake or a dessert if they wanted to, so lots of their guests showed up carrying these fantastic desserts for the cake table! The Ceremony Julie and the girls arrived at St Giles House to their Japan room where they got into their dresses before heading down to the stunning ceremony in St Giles’ gold room.  The room barely requires any decoration but they had hand-made a beautiful paper flower arch to marry under! The ceremony was extremely emotional. The whole room was welling up as Julie’s dad walked down the aisle to Chris who was holding back tears too. After the Ceremony the guests enjoyed drinks in the sunshine along with garden games for the children. Julie and Chris had arranged a surprise aerobatics show to happen over St Giles...

Mr & Mrs Suker- Black Tie Wedding at Penpont House, Brecon

Penpont House Wedding I LOVED Eleanor and Rob’s Penpont House Wedding! I first met Eleanor and Rob at Mr & Mrs Fletcher’s wedding back in April 2017. When they got engaged and came to me I was so happy to hear from them! Their venue is the stunning Penpont House wedding venue in Brecon. The venue is close to Eleanor’s heart because she grew up there as a child and used to spend her days playing in the grounds. Eleanor’s family friends own the house and its local to her childhood home. She said it was “truly the only place I would have got married!” Once Rob asked the question, she showed him the venue and luckily he fell in love with it too and they could start planning their Penpont House Wedding! The morning started with a drizzly Welsh day but the house was stunning regardless. The bridal suite was calm with Eleanor and her mum having their hair and make-up done. Esme, Eleanors niece, arrived to put on her gorgeous gold bridesmaid dress. Rob and his ushers got into their timeless black tuxedos in another room close by before walking to the church to greet the guests arriving. Ceremony The ceremony was in the church on the edge of Penpont House’s grounds so there wasn’t far to go. No photographs were allowed to be taken during the actual wedding but the bride walked down the aisle to the traditional Pachbelle Canon in D just as the grooms mother had done years before. Eleanor’s parents had secretly organised for the Welsh Male Vocal Choir to come and perform a...

Tony & Rosie- St Catherines Hill Proposal, Winchester

St Catherine’s Hill, Winchester Proposal Photography Tony got in touch with me a few months back to tell me some exciting news. He was planning to propose to his girlfriend, Rosie, and wanted to ask me about proposal photography! He had put so much thought and planning into how he was going to do it. I was blown away when he told me what he had done so far. Tony and Rosie always take a stroll as a couple up St Catherine’s Hill in Winchester. It’s one of their places. They love to come here, act silly on the rope swing and appreciate the view over the city of Winchester. It was the perfect place to pop the question! Tony went to St Catherine’s Hill many times before the big day, planning where he would ask her and how he would do it. Whilst he was there he found a piece of wood from one of the local trees and took it home. Then he hand-carved a wooden ring box from this piece of wood! He also got Rosie’s sister in on the plan, managed to borrow one of her rings to measure the size and then worked with a jeweller to create a bespoke ring design just for her! On the day, it was all set and ready to go. Tony and Rosie were in Winchester and would walk towards St Catherine’s Hill. Myself, Rosie’s sister and two friends met at St Catherine’s to set the scene. They had big photos of the couple and tied them to places along the way up to the top of the hill. At...