An early start today on a beautiful late summer’s morning, we set off for Damerham, a village near Fordingbridge in the beautiful Hampshire countryside. We started at the farm house photographing the dress, flowers and accessories waiting for Dani to return from the hairdresser while our other photographer Julian met the guys at The Compasses Inn enjoying a leisurely breakfast.
The guys arrived in traditional country style on tractors making sure that everyone in the village was aware of the wedding with a lot of horn blowing.
Ernie, the ring bearer stole the moment at the church door in his neat tailored suit. No he wasn’t the page boy but the couple’s dog who was bestowed a great honour by being the keeper of the rings.
Dani’s choice of arrival I’m sure was to do with her love of horses with a classy horse and carriage. She arrived with her Dad, Mum and Sisters and proceeded into the church with her bridesmaids. She looked stunning.
The ceremony was very personal with readings by two of the ushers, Ed and Mike and a joke or two by the vicar amused the congregation. During the signing of the register, Liz (a star in the making), the Groom’s niece sang a beautiful rendition of Ave Maria.
A few photos in the church grounds and the couple departed for their reception in a marquee in one of the farm’s fields. With everyone at the venue it was time for a photo of everyone. With this number of guests we needed height so Dave was secured in a basket on the front of a tractor and elevated above the group. Ernie was quick to seize the opportunity while no one was looking for a quick drink of Pimms – he’s certainly got taste!
After the wedding breakfast and speeches we took the couple off to the village for a few special photos by the river. Dani and Richie enjoyed this time alone and we got some great photos.
After a short break the couple had time to freshen up before returning to meet their evening guests and to start the evening off with their first dance.
We enjoyed this country wedding and would like to thank everyone for their co-operation and hospitality. Tom the best man executed his duties impeccably and was invaluable, thanks Tom.
Dani and Richie are now on honeymoon and we wish them all the best for their future together and we look forward to seeing them again soon.
We hope you enjoy these few selected photos from the day and remember to visit our client area (don’t forget the password) once we have seen Dani and Richie, to see all the photos from the day.