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.
Dorset Wedding Photographer Amy Wass
Lisa and Mike got married at Chilworth Manor in Southampton on a sunny September day. I love photographing the wedding day but have to admit I sometimes get a bit bored of editing photos, however I have really, really enjoyed going through Lisa & Mike’s day again. It made me think really what a wedding is all about. I do read far too many wedding blogs and magazines and get obsessed over uber stylish designer dresses, or cool homemade table decorations, but actually a wedding is about two people in love, and sharing that with their nearest and dearest and having a really good time. Lisa and Mike look so happy, and there is such fun and excitement coming across in their photos and dress, shoes, venue and flowers aside, THAT is what a wedding is all about. Congratulations Mr & Mrs Moreton, may your happy wedding lead to an even happier marriage!
Seona and Rob got married at the DeVere New Place in Shirrell Heath back in July. Seona has an obvious love of pink which ran through the theme of the wedding. I thought she had restyled her whole house to coordinate with the wedding, there were already so many touches of pink and roses already! She wore a gorgeous Oyster coloured dress, with a bouquet of dusky pink roses and her bridesmaids in Lilac. The reception room was styled with candles, mirror plates and pink rose petals. The table names were made of photos from their parent’s and other family members weddings which was a lovely idea. Rob & Seona seem blissfully happy together and I wish them the very best of luck for the future!
Here’s some highlights from the day. The full gallery is now online for friends and family here.
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Angela and Stephen got married at Stanwell House in April. The Lymington hotel is a perfect setting for a smaller wedding, with funky boutique interiors, elegant dining and sunny gardens. After a relaxed morning Angela still managed to be a good 10 minutes late coming downstairs, but Stephen managed to hold his nerves. The beautiful ceremony was held in the conservatory, Angela was given away by her sister Amy (not a confusing day for me at all!) After the ceremony everyone enjoyed pimms in the garden before sitting down for some of that awesome Stanwell House food. Angela had the most gorgeous pink David Austin Roses in her bouquet and the single long table was laid with pink and cream roses and candlesticks. Angela and Stephen did their first dance to Jet ‘Are you going to be my girl’ so none of that embarrassed shuffling round the dancefloor to kick off the evenings disco. A fun, light hearted and relaxed day, I think exactly what they wanted, and I know I always say it, but great couple! Congratulations to you both x