Wedding Ceremony – St Marys, Breamore
Reception – Bartley Lodge
With a 12 noon ceremony it means an early start for everyone, however, the upside is that it makes the day longer and the pace can be more relaxed after the ceremony. With more time before the wedding breakfast it means that there is time to mingle with the guests, photography and even stop offs on route to the reception venue.
Lizzie was getting ready in Fordingbridge and just as we arrived it started to rain. The forecast wasn’t brilliant with showers and blustery winds, although as the week had gone on the forecasts were getting better.
Lizzie looked stunning in her dress from Bliss Bridalwear in Christchurch. Her makeup perfect and a hair style that was going to last all day even with the wind. As her veil went on she was looking pretty perfect, a veil I think, always makes a girl look like a real bride.
The rain had stopped just before we left Lizzie to make our way to the church to meet the guys. They had a few final preparations to make before the guests started to arrive including leaving a supply of umbrellas at the church gate just in case Lizzie and her Dad needed them for the walk down the church path!
Stuart’s father Steve conducted the marriage ceremony which made it very personal. As the couple were preparing to leave the church a quick check on the weather assured us that the family photos could be taken outside instead of us having to use plan b which was to stay in the church for them.
Lizzie and Stuart processed down the aisle and as they left the church to the ringing of the church bells, the sun made an appearance.
After the group photos and a flurry of confetti the guests made their way on to the reception while we stole a few moments with the couple.
Lizzie and Stuart made their way to the reception in a Rolls Royce from Christchurch Wedding Cars stopping off at the bridge by the river in Woodgreen just for a short while. With all the rain that we’ve had so far this year it had made the everything stay really green and we seem to be holding on to spring a little longer, although everywhere is quite wet so we couldn’t venture far.
At Bartley Lodge , a lovely hotel in a fabulous location, the couple mingled with their guests while we photographed the beautiful wedding breakfast room and decorations. With a few more photos around the hotel and an overhead shot of everyone we bid our farewells and left the wedding party to enjoy the remainder of the day and evening celebrations.
We wish Lizzie and Stuart lots of happiness for their future together and we look forward to seeing them again. We are busy preparing their images from the day so while we are doing this we hope you enjoy these few images from their day.
All of the photos from the day will be available to view online as soon as we have seen Lizzie and Stuart. If you would like to visit the client area on our website, click on Lizzie and Stuart’s album, enter the password provided you can leave your email address and we will notify you when the images are available to view
In the meantime please leave any comments or words of congratulations for the couple by clicking on ‘leave a comment’ after the last image.