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Digby’s adventures

Last week Sue and I met with one of our couples for an engagement shoot down in Portsmouth and were delighted to find out that they had brought their lovely little dog Digby along 🙂  Digby is the perfect looking little dog who replicates the Radley dog 🙂  I seriously think I need to get out more hahaha

We met with Dan and Caroline at there church which is the very impressive Portsmouth Cathederal for a look around and to discuss their day in detail,  We then went onto Whale island which is a lovely naval base in Portsmouth and where the wedding reception is being held,  Also the home of the Queens “funeral” carriage which is housed in air controlled luxury (unlike many of the men I bet) 🙂

Digby had a wonderful time in the grounds as did Sue and I,   We offer a free of charge engagement shoot to all of our couples and its proved over the years to be an invaluable way to get to know our amazing clients,

Here are a couple of photos from the shoot,  although it was a freezing January day we did warm up walking around and had some fun,  we cant wait to shoot their wedding in March.

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Joe and Abi get married !

On Saturday we joined Joe and Abi for their amazing wedding day.  As always our day started with Abi and the girls for some prep shots which took place at the beautiful Pennyhill park, we arrived early because this was going to be a very long day and Sue and I did not want to miss anything nor did we want to rush around all day,   So we arrived at around 9:30 and met the girls as well as Paul the hairdresser, we had a lot of fun shooting the details and of course Abi getting ready and at about 10:45 we headed off to Sandhurst where the wedding was taking place.  After arriving at the guardhouse, meeting Joe  and thankfully being shown straight in we started with the boys (and girl)  all looking great in their uniforms, we had Army, Navy and RAF so lots of shiny buttons and medals, we also had  the 2 best men John and Joe.  After the mandatory Port drinking, Abi arrived with her father looking sensational and we went into the beautiful church for an amazing ceremony, I was able to shoot from the front balcony and Sue from the back.

After the ceremony we had the guard of honour followed by a few photos then we were whisked off to Minley Manor which is where the reception was held, again we went straight through the guardhouse which was nice and into the gardens for lots of fun photos, we did a few more family groups, took Abi and Joe for a walk and did lots of portraits with the various family members all of which were so much fun, We then went into the wedding breakfast and eventually speeches, the speeches were outstanding, the first Bestman Joe did a great speech and had everyone laughing then the second bestman appeared wearing a scout uniform, he said, “well everyone else wore there uniforms” lol it was so much fun.

We then took Abi and Joe off for a few more photos and mingled until the first dance which was fun and then we did a few evening shots, Our friend and fellow photographer Clare Harvey who’s wedding we shot at Minley some years ago mentioned to me that Minley looks great at night so Thanks Clare 🙂

Then at about 11pm the fireworks arrived,  this was our longest wedding ever but I would not have missed a minute of it 🙂

First and foremost  a massive THANKS 🙂  to all of the guests, you really were a blast, Thanks to the parents for looking after us and to Joe and Abi for being simply outstanding,  we loved getting to know you guys, working, laughing and crying with you guys, it was awesome!

This wedding had lots of children, each and everyone were so well behaved and polite, such a great bunch.

Our military weddings always go well but Joe Rawlinson  (best man, Navy dude and all round good guy)  you deserve a shout out 🙂  thanks everyone

Jules

 

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Craig and Helen

On Saturday we joined Craig and Helen in Somerset for their dream wedding,  Sue and I headed off to Somerset about 8am on a wet and blustery saturday morning with visions of yet another August washout day but with the comfort of knowing that we both produce our best work when we are placed outside of our comfort zone and Saturday would be no different, Craig is an Australian Navy Pilot so we knew he would be ok no matter what the weather did, and after speaking to Helen last week she made it quite clear that her beautiful wedding dress and shoes were only going to be worn once so “lets go for it”

We started our day at Helens parents house which overlooked the beautiful church of  chisselborough, after a couple of hours and a few very relaxed preperation photos we headed off to the local pub to meet a very nervous Craig with the lads, incidentally it was in this very pub 3 years ago that Craig and Helen met,  We then headed off to the church to meet the vicar and await Helens arrival.

Helen arrived in an old Jag looking spectacular  and walked into a packed church and into a beautiful ceremony,

After the ceremony we did a few group shots at the church because the weather had taken a turn for the better and had stopped raining. This also meant that Craig and Helen could carry on a “village” tradition of walking from the beautiful church back to the parents home which in this case was also the venue and home to a beautiful marquee.

We had an amazing wedding breakfast and speeches and the the music kicked off which was our time to leave,  it was great to see our old pals Geoge and Becky at the wedding as well as a few of there guests,

Thanks so much for looking after us guys.

Jules x

 

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Wedding at Rhinefield House with Donald and Leanne

On Saturday Sue & I joined Donald and Leanne for there wedding which tool place at the beautiful Ellingham Church in Ringwood and then later at our favorite venue Rhinefield House.

We started our day at Rhinefield house with Leanne for a few relaxed prep shots and then drove to the local pub to meet Donald and the lads before leaving for the church, we had a lovely service and came out to the most amazing weather for a few relaxed shots and then off to Rhinefield house for a lovely reception all helped out by the resident toastmaster David Thompson who as always helped the day run smooth.

After a lovely time on the lawns we headed in for the wedding breakfast and then some great speeches,

We then went into dance with a great band before we did our night shot, another great Rhinefield house wedding.

Donald is a Major in the British Army and Leanne is also a serving officer who is about to leave for a tour of Afghanistan,  Sue & I wish here a safe trip x

Jules & Sue

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