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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.

Manor Barn Wedding- Hampshire Wedding Photographer

By Amy Wass


Bradgate Manor Wedding: Allie & James’ Country Fete Wedding

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.


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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.

Somerset Wedding Photographer Amy Wass- English Country Wedding

By Amy Wass


Lucy & Matt’s Wedding at Jermyns House, Hillier Gardens


Lucy & Matt’s beautiful flower filled summertime wedding was a photographic feast. They got married at St Mary’s Church in Bishopstoke and celebrated their reception in the grounds of Jermyn’s House at Hillier Gardens in Romsey. Lucy’s mum is a florist, and put so much love and attention into the pretty country theme, with stunning purple and yellow wildflowers, bunting and sweet apple place names. The church and the marquee looked so amazing. It was one of the few sunny days in May, and everyone drank champagne on the lawn of Jermyn’s House, which sits in the middle of the beautiful gardens at Hilliers. After the wedding breakfast we took a walk in the grounds and got some lovely portraits with Lucy and Matt who are just so sweet together.  Congratulations Mr & Mrs Howell! Here are some photos from the day..