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Beautiful wedding with Alex and Becky

On Saturday we joined Alex and Becky for their wedding in the beautiful New Forest at the Bartley Lodge Hotel. It has been a favourite venue of ours for a long time so we were both excited about this day.  We met Alex and Becky when we photographed her sister’s wedding back in 2015, “Ian and Laura’s big day” This was also an amazing day so we had plenty to be excited about. Alex is also now one of my cycling buddies and will be joining my cycling club very soon which is also pretty exciting stuff.

We started our day with Becky and the girls at Dad’s house in Wellow, Once again a lovely peaceful vibe and whilst the girls got ready the bubbles flowed and Sue and I got to work. Lots of beautiful details and preparation shots and with almost every shutter click the weather got brighter and better until all we could see were blue skies.

Sue and I then headed off to Bartley Lodge to meet with Alex and the boys, a few fun shots and a few more details and we were happy and waiting for our beautiful bride. Becky arrived a few minutes later in a truly stunning VW camper “sleepy Jean” supplied by our friends at “Vinnies Vintage Vehicles”  I love when our clients get creative with their wedding transport. 😃 A few photos then into the ceremony for a lovely wedding with probably the most emotional reading from Alex’s Mum, Sue that I have ever hear, Beautiful and heartfelt.

Afterwards, we spilt out into the gardens and the sunshine for a lovely hour enjoying the day, Sue and I took some beautiful photos before heading off with Alex and Becky for a few photos in the New Forest with the Camper. Then back to the family groups and in for the wedding breakfast which started with the speeches. 3 really lovely speeches and then dinner.  Afterwards, we headed back outside for a couple more photos before being called in to cut the cake, just after we were dancing and shortly after that our day came to a close.

I was pretty excited to get home and upload the photos today, sure enough, there were some crackers so after a few facebook teasers Sue and I headed off to bed, tired and very happy.

Another absolutely wonderful wedding with amazing people. I hope you enjoy these taster photos that I hope will keep you going until Alex and Becky return from South Africa.

Thank you, everyone, for making this such an amazing day

Jules and Sue x

Here are a few photos from this wonderful wedding I hope you enjoy and love them as much as we do and look forward to your comments and seeing you again soon,

 

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May the 4th be with you……….

Ok cheesy title 😂 but anything but a cheesy wedding day for Matt and Jean on May 4th this year, yes Star wars day!  We met Matt and Jean at a wedding a couple of years ago, you might remember I raved about that wedding back then, not just because it was a lovely day at Rownhams House but because of the people. They were all Foster parents and the children were mostly fostered. Not only a humbling experience but for me a life changing one too.  I met this little lad Lucien, He suffered from several nasty life changing things including cerebral palsy 🙁 but he was the most energetic happy and well behaved little boy I have seen in a long time. It’s true to say I am a people person but this little lad melted my heart, I would have taken him home with me and I feel the same way 2 years on.  🙂

Lucien is Matt and Jeans, little lad……. See my rambling story was going somewhere.

Matt and Jean chose our small day 4-hour package, they were tying the knot at Southampton Registry office and then heading off in a vintage VW camper “Nellie”  to the New Forest Pub which is where the party was going to happen. After a short but lovely ceremony we all headed off to the New Forest pub in convoy, Once there we headed into the gardens for some sunshine and enjoyed an absolutely wonderful afternoon watching the children laugh and enjoy. Once again my heartstrings were tugged. Amazing to see so many children that started life in such a shitty way (sorry, not sorry) having just the most amazing day and life. There are a couple that deserves a proper mention. My little man Lucien, OMG what a complete gorgeous dude, he has grown into a superb little man and walks and gets around just like everyone else now, That’s a Big deal if you saw him a couple years ago. And Jimma,  Again such a massive improvement and so blooming confident too, Matt and Jean, Tracey and Simon you should be so very proud.

After a couple hours on the lawns we came in for the speech, just one, heartfelt and proper just like speeches should be, The kids started dancing and singing haha and the adults took advantage of the setting sun and the New Forest Pub’s blankets too whilst they waited for the BBQ to be served.

Sue and I headed home. Although a short wedding for us, it was again a very special day filled with awe-inspiring people and I feel richer for having met them. I absolutely love what I do but as it goes it pales compared to what some people do in the “goodness stakes”

TOP wedding and TOP people, thank you, Matt and Jean, for letting us be part of your journey.  Much love to you and your wonderful children.

May the force be with you X

Here are a few photos from this wonderful wedding I hope you enjoy and love them as much as we do and look forward to your comments and seeing you again soon,

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Mark and Lydia get married

Last year Lydia and Mark contacted us after a recommendation from one of our running pals Carolyn. We met up and spoke about their wedding and booked it in.  They were getting married in a beautiful church in Lower Woodford in Salisbury and best of all the ceremony was being led by a family friend.

Fast forward to last week, We have had several meetings and a million emails and the big day was approaching. I had a call from the vicar “Jo Naish” firstly I was a little worried if I am being honest, normally if vicars are wanting to chat with me it’s to read me the riot act haha, but this was a different phone call, It was all about Mark and Lydia and what we could do as a team to make their day even better, WOW, just WOW, Christianity as it should be, the big fella upstairs would be very happy, I am 100% sure of that.

Saturday arrived and Sue and I headed to the church, Mark and Lydia chose our “older short day” so we started at the church and finish after speeches, We met the lovely vicar Jo, and took a few shots of the beautiful church and guests as they arrived.

When Lydia arrived I was genuinely lost for words. She looked absolutely amazing and full of confidence. Funny but so not what I was expecting 😃 Into the church and a truly beautiful and enjoyable service.  Afterwards, we spilt out into the sunshine for a few photos at the church and then the confetti line.

Sue and I then took Mark and Lydia to a family friends gardens for some photos, this was an amazing space and we had a lot of fun. After some lovely photos, we headed back to Grassmere house for the reception.

Lots of drinks and canapes on the terrace and a few more photos on the lawns before we were eventually called into dinner. Sue and I chilled out whilst dinner was served, generally chatting about how great the day had gone and just how wonderful it was to be part of an amazing family wedding. We are so blessed with our job and I count my lucky stars every day.  After dinner came the speeches.  4 speeches and lots of fun and laughter from them all.  Sue and I said our goodbyes and left the wedding to enjoy the evening, although to be fair it was 10 pm so not much time for dancing, Who cares tho, it was a super chilled, proper family wedding filled with amazing people.

Special thank you to Jo Naish, if my faith needed any reinforcement then JOB DONE!  Mark and Lydia, WOW you guys are amazing and I loved sharing your most amazing wedding with you, Thank you. And everyone else for smiling in the right places 🙂 you make my life easy and enjoyable. X

Here are a few photos from this wonderful wedding I hope you enjoy and love them as much as we do and look forward to your comments and seeing you again soon,

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Brompton Barracks with Polly and Jerry

On Saturday, Sue and I headed off from home at 8 am in what can only be described as shocking weather, sleet, snow, and rain all the way up the M3 and M25 but even that could not dampen our spirits or our plans for a great day with Polly and Jerry at the wonderful Brompton Barracks officers mess.  We arrived in Chatham in Kent just after 10 am and familiarised ourselves with Brompton and the local Garrison church before heading off to find breakfast. We found a local cafe less than a mile from the church and ordered a coffee and breakfast, The staff were amazing and invited us to hang around in the warm whilst we waited for our start time of 12:30 so we did just that.  Good job really because it was really cold and snowing on and off until about 11:45.

Just after 12, we headed off to the church to say our “hello’s” and wait for Jerry and the boys to arrive. Because of the bitter cold, Jerry stayed in the pub, who can blame him? 🙂 but once he arrived at about 1:30 there was a flurry of activity and Sue and I had a blast photographing people arrive, It only takes a hearty “good afternoon” to make people realise that we are fun and bring on the lovely smiles, these moments make for beautiful photographs. Polly wanted these arrival shots rather than preparations today and Sue and I pride ourselves in our flexibility so were happy to swap things around.

Shortly afterwards Polly arrived looking amazing, quickly into the warm church and the waiting guests and family. A beautiful ceremony with a few lovely tweaks, the Canon got everyone to look around for a photo half way through, which was a nice touch. Afterwards, we all spilt out into the church yard for warmed Pimms and hot chocolate, another nice touch.

After a few group photos, we headed off to the lovely Brompton Barracks for the reception and spent a couple of hours enjoying the Royal Engineers hospitality and capturing beautiful relaxed photos.  A little later in for dinner and speeches including a surprise one from Polly. Then the cake cutting which was a lot of fun and then dancing. 180 people on and around the dancefloor was an epic sight.

After the first dance, Sue and I headed home, arriving 16 hours after we left 🙂

Such an amazing and well organised day, beautiful church, venue and people and an absolute joy to photograph. Thank you guys it was amazing X

Here are a few photos from this wonderful wedding I hope you enjoy and love them as much as we do and look forward to your comments and seeing you again soon,

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Weddings of 2011 with Jules and Sue

Its come to that time of year when we reflect on our years weddings and look forward to another amazing year of weddings in 2012,  this year we photographed 31 weddings which was 1 over our target of 30,  in previous years we have had a target of 40 but this year we decided to cut it down to 30 weddings to give us a little more time together with the family which is so important, we only went over by 1 to accommodate one of our lovely bridesmaids from a previous wedding.

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These photos are in no particular order, This first couple are the lovely Joe and Abbie who got married at Minley Manor on an amazing day, we had a lot of fun and have really enjoyed getting to know them, as with all our Military weddings it was a great day, highlighted by the most amazing firework display in the evening and the fact that it was our longest wedding ever.

This next photo was taken at Lainston House in Winchester which is very local to us, Adam and Mandy got married on our wedding anniversary 3rd September and as a treat they gave us dinner in a very romantic room 🙂 unfortunatly we had the grumpy bloody videographer there too hahaha.  We had a great day with lots of sunshine tho and it was a fab way to celebrate our anniversary.

This wedding with Jeremy and Sarah was at the amazing Elvetham in Hartley Whitney,  it was a last minute booking for us but none the less amazing, great location with real fun people and wonderful weather and lots and lots of champagne.

Caroline and Will got married on there own trout fishery in the Meon’s  we met them a few years earlier when they won a voucher and we took photos of them and there dog Basil, the wedding day was amazing as was the weather, great ride back to the fishery for all the bridesmaids in Will’s tractor, so much fun its hard to fit it all into a couple of lines.

This next couple are David and Sarah who got married at Sarah’s parents house in Milton Keynes, David is a pilot and they have moved to Dubai for his work, I am sure they are in for a wonderful life together and we would like to wish them the best for there very exciting future over there.

Our next couple is Major Simon and Ebba 🙂  These 2 live all over the world  and found us online, we got to know Ebba via email and built up a lovely friendship, it was like photographing an old friends wedding at the amazing Brompton Barracks in Kent again the day flowed like a dream.

This next lovely couple are Adrian and Sarah, they got married at Burcombe manor on what can only be described as a pink wedding day 🙂  Sarah loves pink and I must say it was done very well indeed, another amazing couple, we stopped in a field on route to get this photo that Sue took before heading off to Burcombe, we had lots of rain but that never stopped the fun.

Tom and Laura 🙂  wow what a day, they got married in Salisbury and there reception was at our local and very popular Rhinefield House in the new forest which was a bit of a trek but well worth it,  we had a wonderful day and so much fun with these 2 and there families.

This next wedding was at Northbrook Park in Farnham which again has become very popular with us, Andy and Issy’s wedding was a lovely day, filled with amazing details and great people, our great friend Chef Gary cooked there wedding food and you all know how I feel about his cooking.

Jan and Angela got married at the beautiful Parley Manor on a lovely wednesday, such a lovely day and a fun couple who really knew what they wanted, lots of amazing details and the amazing singing waiters too. We just delivered there album in fact last week and it was our largest yet 50 amazing pages 🙂

Jodie and Alex were married in Gaynes park in Essex, if you look at there blog post here I think you will agree that its the most amazing wedidng venue.

Patrick and Laura were married at the Barn at Bentley which is a lovely venue, great couple and wonderful guests made this a very memorable wedding for us, we always enjoy barn weddings and they dont come much better than this one.

Helen and Keith were married at Audleys Wood in basingstoke on a chilly but sunny day in November, beautiful wedding and couple, Keith is a submariner so we had a lot of fun including a sword fight 🙂 now you don’t get one of those at every wedding.  use the search button below to find there blog post.

This next wedding was actually our last of 2011 with peter and Anabell and it was at the Clock Barn which again is a barn venue,  Lovely people made this day, I am not a huge fan of the staff at the Clock barn but that does not stop us getting amazing breathtaking photos, its all about the couple and there guests.

Richard and Adele were married at the Bartley lodge hotel in the new forest and had the most amazing wedding, we really enjoyed getting to know these 2 and I think it shows in there photos,  Such a lovely close family and I am very pleased to say that we keep in touch often through Facebook as we do with lots of our couples.

Ben and Jo were married at the delighful Careys Manor which is another favourite new forest venue for us,  We took Matt, another photographer along with us who also got some great images, we occasionally do this if we have larger weddings or in this case time restraints,  another lovely wedding and worth seaching here for.

Ben and Perry were married at there local church in Landford and then the reception back at Bens parents house which is a stud at landlord, amazing weather and day with lots of great music.

Medhi and Carol got married at al Elmers Court in the new forest,  the day will forever stick in my mind, Medhi was from France and Carol from Zimbadwe so we had lots of language issues to deal with but a whole lot of fun as well.

Simon and Alia had a wonderful wedding up at Northbrook Park in Farnham and it was an amazing day filled with all sorts,  we had 3 ceremonies lots of music and dancing and a whole lot of amazing people, such a great day finishing with a traditional Jewish chair dance, so much fun.

Stuart and Sarah’s day was a wonderful day, set at Rhinefield House in the new forest and it was a lovely day, we had the most amazing time with some great portraits and a whole lot of fun.

Dan and Laura will always hold a special place in my Heart,  we knew Laura before she met Dan so we were so excited when they announced there engagement, of course we were so happy to shoot there wedding which tok place at the ford social club.

This next wedding was another Careys Manor wedding, David and Claire are from Dubai  so all arrangements were made via email and although it was a shorter wedding for us we had a great day and it turned out to be a highlight wedding for us, such an amazing couple with so much love to share.

This next wedding was at the Di Vin in Winchester with Kevin and Ellen back in February, it was a great day with lots of our clients there including Matt and KJ from 2006 so it was like a bog family wedding for us.  lots of fun and some amazing donuts !  need I say more 🙂

James and Kelly were married at Richmond Park in London in Pembrooke lodge and it was a wonderful day, we had a surprise when Peter Crouch walked by so with James being such a footie fan I asked Peter if he would mind a photo, of course he was happy to, in fact it was the day that Peter announced his engagement, perfect timing or what !

Clint and Charlotte  live in Australia but we met them a few years ago when Charlotte was a bridesmaid at another wedding,  we kept in touch via Facebook and email and when they decided to get married we were there 🙂  they got married at East Horton  golf club which Charlottes family own, another great wedding.

Peter and Karen live in Canada and got married at Cain Manor in Surrey on the most amazing Autumnal day, it was very cold but the light was amazing as you can see with Sue’s shot below.  another fun filled cain manor wedding.

Kim and Stewart were married at Pitt hall Barn,  an odd venue actually on a working farm and in my opinion better suited to a much smaller wedding but none the less it was a nice day, the ceremony took place in a church in Whitchurch and then its a fair drive to pitt barn but a lovely couple and great wedding guests.

Rich and Nikki got married at the lovely Tythe Barn in Petersfied,  it was a great wedding, lots of fun and unexpected sunshine 🙂  Sue and I had worked with Nikki who was a model lots of times so this truly was a very special day for us.

Steve and Natalie got married at Rivervale Barn in Yately which is a sensational barn and a lovely place to get married, it makes for a perfect reception venue too, lovely grounds and amazing views. This was a great wedding for us with lots of friends and one that we will never forget.

Andy and Katy found us online for their Avington Park wedding, it was a lovely day filled with sunshine and amazing weather, we had lots of fun first at St Peters church in Winchester and then Avington.

Peter and Anna met us at 2 friends weddings over the past few years so it was a sure bet that we would join then at theirs 🙂  we had the most amazing day at the church and then Gatestreet Barn where the sun shone continually.  Lovely people and great day.

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