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New Forest Engagement Photos: Rachel & Andrew

I met up with Rachel and Andrew a week or so ago for their pre-wedding portraits in the New Forest. Rhinefield Ornamental Driveway is such an amazing part of the Forest, with the tall Sequoia trees, and there was some lovely warm sunlight glinting through the trees. They are getting married at Beaulieu in the summer…

New Forest Wedding Photographer Amy Wass- amy@amywass.co.uk

Lymington Engagement Photos: Becky & Chris

Becky and Chris are getting married at Stanwell House in Lymington in the New Forest next month. We had a little wander down to the quayside in Lymington for some pre-wedding photos by the sea, and the erm… public toilets. Becky & Chris are a lot of fun, I’m looking forward to their Spring wedding.

Lymington Wedding Photographer- Amy Wass: amy@amywass.co.uk


Rhinefield House Wedding Photography: A look at one of my Favourite Wedding Venues

Rhinefield House in the New Forest is one of the most beautiful wedding venues in the South, set in the heart of the Forest with stunning ornamental gardens and a variety of rooms for your wedding ceremony and reception, whether you are planning a grand affair or an intimate celebration. It’s one of my best wedding venues to work at as a wedding photographer in the New Forest. I just love the variety of locations in the grounds, which offer a gorgeous backdrop for your wedding photography. I find the interiors of Rhinefield House are fantastic especially for Autumn and Winter weddings, with log fires, cosy wood panelling and those huge chandeliers.

If you are considering Rhinefield House for your wedding, here are some photographs to show you around, all shot during real weddings at Rhinefield.

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There are various rooms for you to have your civil ceremony at Rhinefield House. For large weddings you can get married in the aptly named Grand Hall or the Hurst Suite. It is also surprising for such a grand venue, that Rhinefield is also well suited to a more intimate wedding and smaller weddings can be held in the Keepers Room.

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Rhinefield House has some great spots for your wedding portraits, and if you are willing to dedicate some time to your portraits a nice stroll around the grounds can make your bride and groom photo session seem very relaxed. There are lots of steps, trees, benches, fountains, an archway of trees, the blue gates to nowhere and the ornamental pond. Being in the forest, Rhinefield changes dramatically through the seasons, from spring blossom to the reds and orange of autumn.

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The Grand Hall looks amazing when all made up for your wedding reception, and as darkness falls it always feels very cosy despite the size. I think Rhinefield is my favourite Christmas wedding venue, it just feels very festive with the tree in the corner, and wreaths and fairylights. The Kings room which leads off from the Grand Hall is great for a disco or band and there are also lots of other rooms for guests to split off for a quiet chat.

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The Alhambra room is a hidden gem at Rhinefield House, an intimate private dining room designed in a Moroccan style. It is a spectacular setting for a very special intimate celebration.

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You can also see some real weddings I have photographed at Rhinefield House linked below.

Penelope and Daniel’s Autumnal Wedding

Belinda & Paul’s Wedding in the Alhambra Room

Kerrie and Rod’s Intimate Rhinefield House wedding in the Keepers Room

Gemma & Jon’s Autumnal Wedding in the Grand Hall

Carrie & Terry’s Christmas Wedding

If you are looking for a photographer for your Rhinefield House wedding- drop me an email on amy@amywass.co.uk


Penelope & Daniel’s Rhinefield House Wedding

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


Victoria & David’s Wedding at Chewton Glen

Vicky & David got married at the pretty village church St Mary’s in Eling, with an elegant reception at Chewton Glen in the New Forest. Everyone always says your wedding day will go by so quickly, and it felt like Vicky & David’s hurtled past at 100 miles an hour and it was 10 o clock before they even got to the first dance. The day did start…erm.. just a little late, due to a minor getting ready crisis and the wonderful New Forest traffic, but David held his nerves and the bride arrived, amazingly calm, in a vintage Rolls Royce. After the warm and personal ceremony we squeezed in a few photos near the Tide Mill at Eling and off to Chewton Glen for the celebrations. The lakeside suite was elegantly dressed with candelabras and coordinating floral arrangements. I loved that later in the evening the couple visited each table and gifted the table centres and flower displays to people who had helped with the wedding- It was a lovely gesture of thanks and made for some very emotional reactions.

Here are some highlights from the day. The full gallery is online for friends and family here.

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Thanks to Kathryn from Willowtree Photography for assisting me at this wedding!

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


Sneak Peek: Penelope & Daniel’s Wedding at Rhinefield House

Yesterday was a beautiful sunny autumn day in the leafy New Forest at Rhinefield House for Penelope & Daniel’s wedding. Here’s a little sneak preview of their wedding photos, more to follow in a few weeks time.

More highlights and the full gallery will be online in a few weeks time. To stay up to date why not follow me on facebook.