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Lulworth Castle Wedding: Robin & Becky

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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.

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Sarah & Tom’s Tipi Wedding at home in Salisbury

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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…

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 Wiltshire Wedding Photographer Amy Wass- available for wedding photography in Salisbury and Wiltshire. Especially awesome ones like this 😉


Manor Barn Wedding: Katy & Tim’s Country Wedding in Hampshire

Katy and Tim were married at St Andrew’s Church in Meonstoke, a lovely country church with a special history for Katy’s family. She got ready in nearby Wickham, assisted by the team from Creatiques who did a fabulous job on hair and makeup and getting her into the amazing Justin Alexander dress. The bridesmaids wore gold which coordinated beautifully with the dusky pinks, olive greens and purples in the flowers. We dodged the showers arriving at the church, where Tim and his groomsmen greeted family and friends walking up the country lane to the church. The bride arrived in an open top vintage car and was ushered in to her waiting groom. It was an emotional ceremony and there was a point during prayers when the heavens opened and the sound of rain was so loud in the hushed church it was quite special. The rain meant we rushed straight on to the reception at the Manor Barn in Buriton and everyone enjoyed mojitos inside the beautiful barn, lit by twinkling fairy lights. Katy described her theme as ‘country casual’ with lots of raffia, green herbs and flowers in jam jars. They had a quirky wonky cake, and a sweetie bar. Guests were asked to add their thumb prints to a tree, instead of a traditional guest book they wrote wedding messages on luggage tags left on their tables.The rain stopped during the dinner so we popped outside for some photos around the barn and Buriton duck pond. In the evening everyone tucked into a hog roast and danced to the DJ. Here are some photos from the wedding.

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A Countryside Wedding in Somerset: Nina & Simon

Nina & Simon had a pretty English Country garden wedding in the quaint Somerset village of Norton Sub Hamdon. Nina’s amazing lace dress was made by her mum and she was accompanied by her sisters as bridesmaids in colourful floral print dresses. They were married at the village church, and rode on the back of a steam tractor to the reception at Simon’s parent’s B&B.   The marquee in the garden of the mill was decorated with haybales and bunting and colourful meadow flowers in welly boots on the tables. When the guests arrived they were greeted by the Yeovil Town Brass band and enjoyed Pimms on the lawn before sitting down for an Afternoon Tea, served on mismatched vintage china, with favours of homemade chutney. Here are some photos of their beautiful day.

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Cat & Wayne’s Salisbury wedding: pt3 The Ceremony

Time for the next instalment of Cat & Wayne’s wedding at St Osmunds Church in Salisbury. Over the festive period I am sharing some extended blog posts of my friends wedding photos so they can relive the memories while they are away on their long honeymoon in Asia. This is getting rather lengthy, but it is really quite nice to share so much from one wedding.

We left off in the last post with Wayne waiting at the altar and begin with one of my favourite photos ever: I just love this moment between the three best friends, just as things are about to start… 


Everyone headed off to Trafalgar Park for the reception, I got stuck on the other side of the road for ages,  and next up are the bride and groom portraits…

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Rebecca & Steven’s Hampshire Wedding at Esseborne Manor

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Rebecca & Steven (or do I call him Sam, I got completely confused!?) got married at St Mary’s church in Andover followed by a reception at Esseborne Manor. Rebecca looked like a fairy tale princess in an amazing dress of lace, ruffles, embroidery and brooches, in a gorgeous grey- blue colour. She had a whole troop of glamourous bridesmaids in black evening dresses, and pretty flower girls in white. The boys complimented the look, in black tuxedos.

It was only fitting Cinderella had a carriage, which her parents surprised her with as she left for the church. They married at St Mary’s in Andover, a church where many generations of Rebecca’s family have been wed, and were joined by family and friends from all over the country. After the ceremony they left for the reception at Esseborne in the horse and carriage. We planned to stop on the way for some photos in the fields which surround the country hotel. I love a good cornfield, and luckily we found one still accessible in a huge wedding dress. We did some romantic photos and then some waving-your-arms-around-like-an-idiot photos (their idea) 🙂

Then off to Esseborne, which was  decorated in black and white, with tables named for favourite films. Its a lovely venue out in the Hampshire countryside, and everyone enjoyed drinks out on the lawn before sitting down to eat. During the speeches the families had made a slideshow of old photos of the happy couple, from childhood to their holidays together. I hope this set of wedding photos adds another set of memories- Congratulations Mr & Mrs Sandbach!

Here’s a selection of highlights from the day. The full gallery is online for friends and family here.

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