Romsey Abbey Vintage Wedding
Chloe and Rob went for a vintage inspired intimate ceremony held at the grand Romsey Abbey in the middle of the market town. Luckily, the 10th century Abbey has a side chapel which was the perfect fit for their 30 guests.
The pair met in 2003 when Chloe went to see Rob play a gig in Southampton and since formed an incredible friendship.
“We just knew we wanted to be together forever.”
In 2016 Rob took Chloe on a surprise trip to Venice. The plan was to propose in a romantic place, but Rob couldn’t wait and proposed at soon as they checked in at the hotel and luckily Chloe said yes.
The couple did a few elements of their wedding ‘DIY’. Since Rob is a graphic designer, they made their wedding stationary themselves. Chloe and her mum bought and arranged the beautiful bouquets and a friend made their amazing wedding cake.
The morning was fairly relaxed with Chloe’s sister and Mum cooking the canapés for the reception and the hair and make-up artists working their magic. Even their beloved cat made an appearance after hiding for most of the morning! The ceremony went without a hitch with some live music played by Rob’s brother whilst they signed the register.
“Our favourite memory was walking out of the Abbey after the ceremony. The storm had cleared up, there were blue skies and sunshine.”
Leaving Romsey Abbey and heading across the road, the guests congregated in King John’s House Gardens. The house is one of the oldest buildings in Romsey and is still used as a museum and tea rooms! The gardens are gorgeous and it was a perfect venue for their drinks reception.
As I stole Chloe and Rob away for some portraits around Romsey, Rob’s surprise had shown up! Unbeknown to Rob, his new wife had arranged a gorgeous, old, Austin to take them from the drinks reception to their meal in Chesil Rectory in Winchester!
Thanks for having me guys!
Wedding Dress: Fur Coat No Knickers
Veil: Agnes Hart
Rings: Rob: Fran Barker Chloe: Davril Jewels
Shoes: Rachel Simpson
Bridesmaids Dresses: Coast
Make-up Artist: Lucy Houghton – Bridal Makeup Artist Hampshire
Hair: Paul Light Hair