Laura & Kim’s wedding at Rhinefield House in the New Forest was great fun from start to finish. From the moment they met at the top of the aisle I don’t think they broke eye contact and stopped grinning through the whole ceremony (and most of the way through the day too) All through to the evening photobooth and Blues Brothers tribute band, it was a day of laughter and fun with a crazy bunch of people. And I always thought mazes were boring.
Rhinefield House Wedding Photographer- Amy Wass
I love photographing small and intimate weddings, where I get to feel really welcomed into the fold. It really helps that I get some awesome couples to work with. Julie and Rob were so much fun, I had such a great day in sunny Winchester it hardly felt like work at all.
Julie and Rob flew in from the USA to get married in Rob’s hometown of Winchester with a small gathering of friends and family. I joined them getting ready at the South Winchester Lodges in the countryside, with Julie getting ready in a short vintage dress and petticoats, spiced up with shiny red heels and a birdcage veil. They travelled together to be married at Winchester Registry Office, in a sweet and smiley ceremony. We walked down to the Westgate for family photos before leaving the group to explore Winchester’s historic city centre. Julie and Rob gave me loads of time for photos and it was really fun and relaxed strolling around the Great Hall and gardens and down to the Cathedral and Cloisters on a beautiful summer’s day. We met everyone again for a champagne picnic in the park before everyone walked down to the Chesil Rectory for dinner.
Winchester Wedding Photographer Amy Wass
One of the things I love about doing wedding photography is the people I meet, and its really special to be an observer to that one day when they are most happy and with all those who love them. I knew my old work colleague Robin in the context of supply chain, spreadsheets and management meetings, so it was really nice to step away from that and see him marry the lovely Becky, with a big group of friends and family.
They were married at St Mary’s Church in Winterbourne Abbas, a country church where Robin grew up. After the vows and a few photos dodging the drizzle, the party moved on to Lulworth Castle in Dorset for their reception. Part destroyed and then restored, Lulworth castle is a beautiful open space inside, lit by fairy lights, and livened up by the bright cerise pink colours of the their flowers and decor. Guests enjoyed bubbly and canapes, before sitting down for a colourful wedding breakfast and some funny and emotional speeches. As everyone moved through to the other room for the evening reception, Becky and Robin kicked off the party with a choreographed first dance culminating in a Dirty Dancing Lift to much applause.
Dorset Wedding Photographer Amy Wass
Tom and Sarah were married on a scorching May day in a little village outside of Salisbury, with a country church ceremony and amazing Tipi wedding reception. Sarah’s parents turned over their home and garden to the wedding, and I joined the bride and a house full of bridesmaids and family getting ready that morning, while outside caterers and florists put the finishing touches to the Tipi erected in the field out back. Everything looked so pretty in the sunshine, with such unique and colourful flowers, and the tree decorated with ribbons was so simply done but really one of my favourite features.
Just up the road, guests were arriving at the pretty village church in Stratford sub-castle, greeting Tom and his family. It was such a warm sunny day Sarah was able to walk to the church with her father and entourage of navy blue bridesmaids, and arrived with locals looking on and waving good luck. After the service everyone walked back down through the village and joined the happy couple for drinks in the garden before sitting down for the wedding breakfast in the stunning Tipi. The house is set in a most beautiful location overlooking old Sarum and so as guests were seated we were able to sneak away for some photos in the fields and garden. Into the evening, the lanterns, candles and firepit were lit and everyone partied hard to one of the best wedding bands I’ve seen so far. (I’d recommend them but I confess I cannot remember their name, so remind me if you are reading this!)
Here’s how it went down…
Wiltshire Wedding Photographer Amy Wass- available for wedding photography in Salisbury and Wiltshire. Especially awesome ones like this 😉
Lindsey and Mike were married at Rhinefield House in the New Forest back in the Spring. Friends and family travelled to the New Forest from all corners of the UK, and Lindsey and Mike named their tables after the various places they have lived in their time together. Rhinefield House was looking stunning, decorated with dusky pink florals, candles, paper roses and ivy trails. Lindsey had put so much attention into the details with personal photos adorning fireplaces, a beautiful mirror for the table plan and a thumbprint tree as a guestbook. The day was fun and relaxed, and it always make my job easier and enjoyable to work with a nice group of guests and a such lovely couple. Congratulations Mr & Mrs H!
Photographing a friend’s wedding is hard; More pressure, more distraction, mischievous husbands pulling facing from the congregation. But also a privilege. No one else gets to see the day like I do. So here’s Ryan and Amy’s wedding how I saw it: moments of excitement and nerves, smiles and tears, love and laughter (and more tears).
They were married at Upwaltham Barns in Chichester, a pretty venue out in the West Sussex countryside. Amy and the girls were getting ready in the little ‘Honeymoon Cottage’ at the Barns when I joined them and Ryan soon arrived with the groomsmen and waited in the bar. Amy and Ryan both bought each other thoughtful gifts, an old pocket watch for Ryan (tears #1) and a specially made perfume for Amy. Ryan also wrote a lovely letter to each of Amy’s daughters which I thought was such a sweet touch.
The ceremony was emotional, with readings from their sisters and Amy’s daughter Katie who read a brilliant poem she had written herself. (more tears) After the ceremony everyone enjoyed a pimms or two and the rain held off for some photos around the barns before we sat down for the wedding breakfast. The speeches were funny and yes there were more tears, and after being best man for both Scott and Wayne, Ryan obviously got his due. The evening was a chance for me to chill out a bit, but I still had the camera for the dirty dancing lift, and we set up the photobooth for a bit (photos to follow)
Ryan and Amy- many congratulations, wishing you a long and happy marriage xxx