Harriet and Ben are getting married next Spring but chose to have their engagement portraits on a sunny Autumn day. We walked around Southampton Sports Centre and Lordswood, a place within walking distance of my house but I never knew existed. The autumn weather this year has been beautiful and the golden leaves and my favourite low warm sunlight made for some very seasonal photos. Harry and Ben’s wedding is one of my first of 2012, think it is going to be here before we know it!
Katie & Dan got married a couple of weeks ago, but a couple of weeks before that we met up in autumnal Richmond Park for a pre-wedding portrait session and catch up on plans for the day. I got a little insight into their life with two year old Imogen and baby Felix coming along too. Hectic!
I love Rhinefield House in the Autumn, from the drive there through the golden foliage of the New Forest, the house and dramatic clouds reflected in the ornamental lake, to the cosy evenings celebrations in the Great Hall. Penelope and Daniel’s wedding was an autumnal treat, glamourously styled with rich reds and oranges. Penelope is one of those people who is super organised and obsessed with detail, and all credit to her for the fine little touches, from the monogram letters to the hand made menus. She looked amazing in an elegant dress embellished all over with intricate beads, and carried a bouquet of dramatic dark red roses. Daniel was flanked by another glam lady, his sister and best person Lucy. (which seems unusual but she’s the third best lady I’ve come across this year.) The day flew by, from ceremony to afternoon drinks, photos in Rhinefields gorgeous grounds and the dinner and speeches- Here are some highlights. Congratulations Mr & Mrs Richards!
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This wedding rocked! I have been looking forward to Sarah & Alex’s Halloween wedding all year. I love photographing weddings that are unique and personal to the couple, and it was obvious when I met them that they weren’t going to do things the traditional way. Sarah surprised everyone in a white wedding dress (ok so thats pretty traditional, but most would say its an alternative for her) and rocked it with knee high Converse all stars, diamante spider jewellery and of course her tattooes proudly on show. Alex went all Doctor Who in a dark suit and matching converse. They carried a purple and black spooky theme throughout, with bridesmaids in 50s style spiderweb lace dresses and the men in black suits and shirts and spiderweb ties. The reception venue, Kings Court, was transformed into a spooky haunted house, complete with Lurch serving up drinks.
Anyway, I could go on describing things but pictures are much better. I’m having a hard time going through and picking out some sneak previews because there were so many details and great things to photograph but here’s a few to get you going. The full gallery is now online for friends and family.
Sarah & Alex- Many congratulations, thanks for being a LOT of fun. I hope you had a rocking wedding and wish you a lot of fun and happines for the future!
Sarah looking like a very rock n roll bride.
Is it me or does Best man Luke look a bit like that comedian Rufus Hound?
Alex’s bandmates have the amazing ability to conjure small fireballs.
Halloween themed ties, 50’s style spiderweb dresses, spooky jewellery and of course the Converse trainers.
Page boy Elliott looked supercool in his suit and spiderweb tie.
Better put one traditional-ish wedding image in then.
Mmm Autumnal afternoon light
Halloween Wedding Reception details. Gravestone, Pumpkins, Bats, Skeletons, Eyeballs, cobwebs and coffins.
More to follow soon…
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