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Alex and Sam get married…

On Tuesday we joined Alex and Sam for their wedding in Romsey on what turned out to be a lovely day with unexpected sunshine 🙂

We started our day unusually with the bride and groom getting ready together at their flat in Chandlers ford and met the best man and a few buddies too. Sam introduced himself as a super nerd 🙂 so we chatted and generally had a laugh debating the mac/pc debate 🙂  Obviously Mac won 🙂 and Alex was just lots of fun giving me evils all morning 🙂

After a little prep we headed off to Romsey Town hall in style thanks to our friend Mick from the Romsey Carriage co and his beautiful Riley. The ceremony was just about perfect, short and sweet and a little humour too and afterwards we headed outside into the square and off to the Ampfield golf and country club for a reception.

The venue is a lovely little golf club, quite restricting but very pretty so we did our usual mix of relaxed photos and a few family groups as well as taking Alex and Sam off in a golf buggy for a few photos.

After the reception they all headed in for dinner and that ended the formalities for this lovely wedding.

This was a last minute wedding for us and I am so pleased we took it, Lovely families and guests and a great couple Super Nerd and Garmin girl you were great.

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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Just about the perfect wedding…..

Last year I had a message from one of my absolute running heroes and club mate Tony “superman” Ricker’s  asking me if we were available for his and Kirsty’s wedding on August 8th. I excitedly said YES and the planning commenced. Tony has been a superb support and inspiration to me along with lots of my LRR buddies too and Kirsty has been a runcamp buddy as well as also a LRR buddy so I knew them both very well and just knew it would be a superb day.

We started our day at the Balmer Lawn in the New Forest with Kirsty, Alice and Alice 🙂 for preps and had a great couple of hours trying to stay cool (of course I am very cool ! but it was a very hot morning) haha. We captured lots of beautiful details and had so much fun zipping between rooms. We then met Tony and Kevin and had a few real fun photos in the New Forest before heading back to the girls and preparing to walk down the beautiful staircase to the ceremony.

The ceremony room looked beautiful and was silenced as Kirsty walked in with the occasional gasp or wow !  Its funny because we are all used to seeing Kirsty in her shorts and tech tops so seeing her in a beautiful wedding dress was sort of extra awesome. The ceremony was very short and sweet just as they wanted and we were soon ushered into the gardens where the sun shone and the drinks flowed and we got some lovely relaxed photos of everyone enjoying the day. Tony and Kirsty were not precious and people were invited to relax and remove jackets etc, it was all about enjoying the day and comfort and not about anything else.

We then photographed the family groups and the mandatory Lordshill Road Runner photo which I am pleased to say Sue and I were part of 🙂  and then we took Tony and Kirsty into the forest for some portraits with the ponies before heading back for details then into dinner.

After an amazing wedding breakfast came the speeches which were all absolutely fantastic especially Kevin’s which just had everyone laughing 🙂 it was getting towards evening guest time when we finished and it worked out just perfect timing for people to drift in and out enjoying the cooler evening sunshine whist we setup our wedding photo booth but before we started that we had the cake cutting and first dance.

After the dance we took Tony and Kirsty off for a few planned evening portraits simply because we knew the evening light would be perfect and Kirsty wanted to play in the nearby stream 🙂 little did we know that half the guests wanted to join her so we had so much fun with those shots.

We then headed back to our wedding photo booth and spent the remainder of the evening there and enjoying catching up with our amazing friends before heading off home about 10:30 feeling very accomplished and very very happy.

Too many people to mention here but a blanket thank you to all our LRR friends for making it awesome for us and for Tony and Kirsty, special thanks to Alice and Kevin, you are both amazing people and its obvious to everyone why you are so popular, thanks to Captain Jim for your help at the stream 😉 great captaining right there!  But seriously a great big thank you to everyone for a wonderful and very enjoyable wedding day that we absolutely loved.

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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Fiona and Ben get married

On Saturday we joined Fiona and Ben for their wedding in a lovely little church in Hampshire and we had the most amazing day with them. When Fiona and Ben found us and we got chatting it soon turned out we have a lot in common including running and Sue and I have since run with Fiona and Ben a few times and I have run a half marathon with Fiona so we have become good friends over the past few months.

Fiona and Ben chose a bespoke package starting at preparations but finishing before the wedding breakfast so bright and early on Saturday we headed off to East Tytherley to Fiona’s parents house for an hour of preps with Fiona and the girls. Lots of details and people buzzing around meant we had plenty to do before heading off to the pub to meet with Ben and the boys.

After a few photos at the pub we all headed off to the beautiful St Peters church which we walked to because it was only a stroll away and of course made for great photos.

I met with James the vicar who of course “had no rules” well as long as I did exactly what he said haha!  sadly I was not allowed upfront despite there being tons of space but at least we were able to shoot from the back, Sue in the balcony and me down below. The service was surprisingly short about 35 minutes and then we headed out just as the sunshine broke through for the first time today, Hugs, kisses and confetti in the sunshine just as it should be and then a few close family groups both inside the church and out before we all walked back to Fiona’s parents house and the marquee.

We were greeted by the lovely Emma a friend of ours who helps manage Red Herring events and the bubbly was poured and the guests themselves poured onto the beautifully manicured lawns of Smithy House. Sue and I captured a few minutes of relaxed photos before cracking on with the main family photos. We had quite a few today but thats always up to our couples and Fiona and Ben chose the more formal route.

We managed a little time to take Fiona and Ben off for some couple shots before being called into dinner where we started with speeches and then cake cutting before Sue and I said our goodbyes and headed home.

Lovely wedding for a lovely couple in a lovely location 🙂

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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Something old-something new

This weeks wedding was epic,  well it really was epic for lots of reasons and we had the most amazing day as I am sure did everyone. We were contacted a year or so ago by Liam a guy who we knew from several weddings and was one of our biggest group of wedding friends. Let me explain, We have lots of people we have met over the years and lots of those become great clients, some become friends and some become great friends, some even become our closest friends like Ian and JoJo who we love dearly 🙂  Its such a fab way of earning a living, anyway I digress! this group of friends started many years ago when we met the Piller’s aged about 2. They eventually grew up and we did the weddings and one of the Piller’s married another friend of ours Danielle so the group started and grew and grew and grew….

Liam had met Liliya whilst they worked on the cruise ships and they fell in love, Him a southampton boy and her from the Ukraine so wedding planning was interesting to say the least.

Yesterday arrived and there was a certain buzz about the day, not least because some of our “big group” were at last Fridays wedding and some were at last Saturdays wedding, honestly this is a huge group and we have done a ton of their weddings its just awesome. We started our day with Liliya and when we arrived the video guy “Josh” was already there with enough equipment to film spring watch OMFG !  fortunately after a chat and a few gently prompts it was all good and he was very respectful although I am still pretty sure Josh was only about 12 he was great company.  Liliya was buzzing around with the other girls and everyone was talking Ukraine 🙂 we had a lot of fun and took some great details and about 11:50 I told Liliya that we would likely miss the dress shot due to timings, with that she promptly put on her dress 🙂  job done and we headed off to St Edmunds to meet the boys.

We arrived and parked easily and alongside the Piller’s and Jamie and Chloe who’s wedding we are shooting in September and we grabbed some lunch before meeting the boys for a few relaxed shots and of course some details.

We all then headed into church ready for the 1pm ceremony. It was at this point that Sue recognised a lady from my mums funeral last week and came to tell me,  It was my Aunty Joyce (not really an aunt but a very close friend of my mum)  I went and chatted again which was lovely and she explained she was related to Liam, As the ceremony was about to start I told her I would catch up later but then the priest came over to me and said “liliya would be 20 minutes late” so I wandered back to Joyce and found out that Liam was her grandson.  WAIT that means I know his dad so I headed off to find little Robbie a real blast from the past and we caught up for a bit although to be fair he did look a little dazed at that point.

Liliya eventually turned up after a knuckle biting 50 minutes but she was worth the wait. She looked divine in her dress alongside her Mum in the Rolls Royce I almost shed a tear myself, relief I think haha

Into the church and the ceremony begun and as always at St Edmunds it was beautiful and quite touching, I love how the Catholics look at the world and religion too even tho I am nor catholic 🙂   After the ceremony we all headed outside for some lovely hugs and kisses photos and a sort of confetti shot 🙂  we were now over an hour late and the car driver was getting a little tense but I explained to him that once we left it was only one more stop for photos so all good.  I suggested we head to Bishop waltham to the ruins for photos which although was quite a way from southampton it was quite near our venue so we headed there for some beautiful but hurried portraits. The problem with being an hour late so early on is everything suffers no matter how hard you try.

We then headed back to New Place where the guests were already enjoying the Pimms in the sunshine and after a quick drink we headed straight into family shots which were fun and interesting with the language issues but lots of laughter so all good.  Robbie got lost so was missing until dinner time, I seem to remember this was normal for him as a kid…. We then went into dinner and Sue and I joined them because we knew about 60% of the wedding. We sat with our friends Jess and Victoria so fab,  I also sat next to a chap who I randomly started chatting to in the Apple Store a week ago, such a small world 🙂  The food was just as good as the company and Sue and I managed a few shots of the magician as well as some lovely table shots too before the speeches came around.

We knew speeches were going to be fun, firstly there were extras because of the Ukraine guests and then there was Piller ! The first few speeches were heartfelt and loving and I kid you not lots of tears and then came the best men !  OMG they tore poor Liam apart and continued to do so for almost an hour it was an odd experience, On the one hand you could not help laughing but in the other you felt so sorry for Liam and at this point we were about 90 minutes late it was already well past the 8:00 dance time and the band had not even setup.

After the speeches we headed back outside to photograph a couple of groups with Robbie in before we lost light and at that point we decided against setting up our funtime. We normally do this before the evening guest arrive when its quieter but they had all been there for 90 minutes so there was no room at all but to be fair the day flowed nicely without it so we hit the sweet trolly again whilst waiting for the dancing.

We cut the cake and went straight into the first dance.  Just like the rest of the day it was pretty epic and Liam and Liliya danced beautifully together. Again the room was silent and just watched this beautiful couple glide around the dance floor. Beautiful.

After a couple Songs Sue and I said our many goodbyes and headed home. We arrived home at about 11pm our latest for a while but also very happy knowing that 2 of our friends had a wonderful day and a perfect start to married life.

Thank you to all of our friends old and new for the most amazing day again. We love you all and cant wait to see you all again soon.

Weddings are said to be lucky if you include something old, something new…..for us this was friends

Liam and Liliya you are just perfect 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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Stuart and Becky get married !

On Saturday we joined Stuart and Becky for their wedding day at the Domus in Beaulieu on what turned out to be the best weather day of the weekend, it was still and sunny all day long, perfect marathon weather in fact which was exactly what I had planned to do on this day 🙂 Its the Kent Road Runner marathon day and I had planned and booked to run it but after a pretty shitty year with ongoing injuries I decided that it was not wise to run that distance again for a while so I was very happy when the opportunity to join them came along and as they say, alls well that ends well 🙂

We started our day with becky at her parents house in Warshash which was about a 50 minute drive to the venue so it was another early start but so worth it.  We joined Becky and the girls about 09:30 and had a fun hour or so with the preps before heading to the Domus to park and then the Monty Arms to meet the boys for some great shots in the pub and some details. We then all walked back to the Domus to wait for Becky.

Becky arrived looking gorgeous and we were soon walking into the ceremony for a lovely service with the same registrar as yesterday 🙂  also funnily enough the same hairdresser too.  The service was lovely and straight after we headed out into the beautiful sunshine for bubbles and snacks, well photos for us but you know what I mean 😉   We then took our family groups and then took Becky and Stuart for some couple shots whilst the guests enjoyed the sunshine and the Falconry display in the grounds which was a happystance.

As always the couple shots were gorgeous here at the Domus and grounds of Beaulieu. The flowers were the best we have ever seen them.

We were told to be ready for a 2:50 call for Dinner so did the everybody shot at 2:45.  almost 1 hour later they were called for dinner, OMG I hate incompetence and this was a perfect case of make sure your ready !  yeah really ?  Anyway into dinner and speeches so Sue and I grabbed some munch then setup out Funtime Booth ready for an hours fun.

The booth went well thanks to the wonderful bridesmaids 🙂 and we all had a good laugh, then the dancing which is always beautiful in the Domus and then Sue and I headed home. Exhausted but very happy after 2 fabulous weddings.

Once again at todays wedding we had one of our couples and lovely friends Kate and Doug (Derek) and it was actually their 2 year anniversary which made to even more special.

Thanks everyone again for a fab wedding day we both had a lot of fun.  Stuart and Becky wanted a lovely released wedding and thats exactly what they got. Perfect weather, great friends and families.

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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