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Lesley & Sam’s Wedding at Highcliffe Castle and Sopley Mill

Lesley and Sam got married at Highcliffe Castle, a gorgeous venue near Christchurch overlooking the sea. They had a unique wedding ceremony which was very personal to them. As guests found their seats they played some rather appropriate, but certainly not your usual wedding music, such as Eye of the Tiger and The Final Countdown to psyche everyone up for the big event. During the ceremony they had readings written by Dr Seuss and Edward Monkton (The Love dinosaurs), which were again not your usual wedding readings, but very appropriate.

After the wedding ceremony, the happy couple and I headed down the cliffs to the beach for some romantic photos by the sea. Highcliffe beach is a special place for Sam & Lesley as that is where he proposed to her. For me, this is where I shot my first wedding so it was kind of nice to me to go back and feel like I knew what I was doing this time! The weather wasn’t perfect, but I loved running around on the sandy beach barefoot. After hiking back up to the Castle for some photos by that huge doorway we rejoined the guests at Sopley Mill for a BBQ and celebrations.

It was definitely one of my favourite weddings with a very sweet and fun couple, lots of cool little touches and with lots of familiar faces from Nicky and Allan’s wedding last year, so I felt very welcome and really enjoyed the day. Here is a taster of their wedding photos. The full gallery is online for friends and family here.

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You are welcome to leave your comments and congratulations for the happy couple below…

8 Responses to “Lesley & Sam’s Wedding at Highcliffe Castle and Sopley Mill”

  1. nice work amy – loving the colours for the first dance!

  2. Rachel says:

    Well, I got choked up looking at these gorgeous photos! Such a beautiful wedding, I truly am sorry I could not make it and be there to share your joy. It makes me happy to see what a special day you had. Maybe your one year anniversary will be visiting us on the Mayan Riviera?!! Sending the warmest wishes for a happy start and a beautiful journey together… xo

  3. Gilly Frette says:

    What gorgeous photos! We couldn’t be there on the day, so it’s wonderful to be able to see these photos.

  4. Amanda S says:

    What a lovely day – stunning photos! Amy, your photos really captured the mood. I like the ones at the beach 🙂 I had a great time, looks like everyone else did too.

  5. Brenda Lewis-Jones says:

    I’m biassed of course – but these are certainly the best wedding photos I have ever seen. And of course Amy is the best! so it follows. I liked the natural-ness and the fun that was so evident. May Lesley and Sam always be as happy as they were that day.

  6. JENNY PSAROS says:

    Dear Lesley and Sam
    What beautiful pics of your wedding. You both look so happy and inlove. May you have this laughter in your lives forever. All the very best in your future life together.
    From THE PSAROS FAMILY IN CAPE TOWN
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  7. Az says:

    Great set of images Amy…love the evening shots especially.

  8. I must say, this set of photos is by far THE best set of photos I have EVER seen in my entire life. They are simply astounding. You have such an amazing talent, and I got choked up looking at these shots. They’re indescribably beautiful. ?