On Saturday we joined John and Natalie for our second wedding of this weekend which took place at St Johns church in Rownhams and then on to The Bartley Lodge Hotel in the New Forest. The Bartley Lodge Hotel’s beautiful landscaped grounds are the perfect setting for photographs and we are very fortunate to photograph lots of lovely weddings there every year and in fact are about to place one of our beautiful Jorgensen albums there too.
We started our day with Natalie at her parents bungalow in Rownhams for some lovely prep shots and of course to get to know the family a little better before we headed off to the church which was only a few moments away in Horns drove, we spent a little while at the church chatting to the vicar (another Julian) and then met with John when he arrived along with the boys and a few family members.
It was not long before Natalie arrived looking amazing in her beautiful dress and walked into the church, a lovely service followed as it always does at Rownhams and Sue and I did our thing throughout 🙂 Sue from the back and me up in the balcony.
After the service and a few minutes outside we headed the 15 minutes to the Bartley Lodge for the reception drinks, well we had a lovely time taking John and Natalie off for a few portraits in the Sunshine and then some very fun and lively family groups and then I spent a while shooting the reportage side whilst Sue grabbed a few details of the day.
We were soon shown into dinner and then speeches which were fab, lots of laughter and tears and once again this is where Sue and I left John and Natalie to enjoy their evening, Our smaller package which finishes at the meal or speeches if before dinner is very popular this year and especially so at Bartley Lodge.
All in all it was a fab sunny wedding and we look forward to seeing John and Natalie again soon