Gemma and Andrew were married at the National Trust estate Hinton Ampner near Alresford this summer. It’s a grand old house, with beautiful flower gardens and formal hedges and lawns overlooking the most stunning views. Gemma had a busy morning with her troupe of 6 bridesmaids and family bustling to get ready for the wedding. She arrived at Hinton Ampner in a grand Rolls Royce, wearing an elegant lace dress, her bridesmaids in red. The emotional ceremony was held in the main hall of the country house, with personalised vows and readings. Afterwards guests enjoyed the sunny afternoon on the lawn looking out over the Hampshire countryside. The wedding had a loose Victorian theme, and Gemma & Andrew added lots of vintage touches to the decoration of the marquee, with a black, white and burgundy colour scheme. We had talked about their theme when we met up first, and it was cool that they managed to build the picture frame wall that we planned. Guests were able to grab a Victorian paper mask or top hat and pose for photos in the empty frames. Gemma and Andrew wanted a formal but fun feel to the day, and I think managed to pull off the elegance and occasion befitting the location, while enjoying a relaxed and happy wedding. Here are some photos from their day…
Allie & James had a fun village fete themed wedding in Southampton on a sunny summers day. They were married at St Mary’s Church in Sholing and were driven in a vintage model T ford to Bradgate Manor in Southampton for the marquee reception. Out on the lawn guests could play splat the rat, have a space hopper race and have a go on the wedding party coconut shy. In the marquee Allie had made all the table decorations, with pretty birdcages entwined with flowers, tealights, and jam jars of purple wildflowers. Each guest had a handmade fabric bird and a packet of seeds as favours. The ceiling was festooned with beautiful bunting in vintage floral prints, and there were sweet little touches like homemade colouring books for the children, and pashminas for chilly shoulders. All the planning was worth it, the day was fun and relaxed, and went from a summer’s afternoon garden party to an evening party, everyone dancing the night away to the band.
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.
Somerset Wedding Photographer Amy Wass- English Country Wedding