At the beginning of November I exhibited at the Nostalgic Wedding Fair run by the Vintage Parade, held at Winchester Guildhall. It was a fair aimed at Vintage and Alternative weddings, with wedding vendors selected who offer something a little different from the norm. There were local wedding suppliers from all around Hampshire, offering wedding photography, unique jewellery and hair accessories, scrummy cakes and tarts, creative floristry, and lots of quirky ideas, stationary and styling for your wedding day. All day there was entertainment from the lovely Amy Baker, singing nostalgic tunes, and Rock n Roll from the Voodoo Cats. It was lovely to meet all the future brides, grooms and their friends and family who came to see me on my stand.
Here’s a few photos from the day. Firstly here’s my stand,with my own take on vintagey styling; its not all about shabby chic and muted colours- I went for a bright floral tablecloth and some faux grass whic I think better suits my colourful photos and branding.
There were lots of pretty things to see, but my favourite was this amazing vintage tiara from Cherished. A real statement piece for a vintage bride. If you see something you like, head on over to the Nostalgic wedding fair page. to find all the other suppliers.
Happy Christmas everyone, especially all my bride’s and grooms from 2011. Big love especially to two special friends who got married in November, Cat & Wayne, who are currently travelling around Asia on a massive 6 month honeymoon. Over the festive period I am sharing some extended blog posts of their wedding photos so they can relive the memories while they are away.
So lets go back to November, to Trafalgar Park, a manor house on the outskirts of Salisbury. This is straight in there as one of my favourite wedding venues, from the first sight across the long sheep-laden lawn, to the jaw dropping entrance hall and stunning historic interiors. We also refer to it as ‘the zombie house’, where some of 28 Days Later was filmed. No machine gun posts, sandbags or zombies (hopefully) but just check out that baroque entrance hall, and if architecture’s not your thing, Irregular Choice wedding shoes anyone?
Trafalgar Park is a private house and they were so good allowing use of most of the house, from the bridal preparations upstairs to the various rooms being set up for the reception later that day. The boys appeared briefly, dropping off some bits and bobs and Wayne opened up a gift from his bride, an antique pocket watch.
Bridesmaid Lolly is the singer in metal band Apnia with Wayne and best men Scott & Ryan, but she can turn her amazing voice to all sorts of music, and she was joined by Cat’s sister Vicky as they practised for their performance in church later. It was beautiful hearing their singing echoing through the corridors of the house. Cat received some earrings from her groom- Wayne, this is what she thought of them…
Working as a wedding photographer I feel very privileged to be part of the special moments, and this is especially true when photographing my friends. Everyone who knows Cat, knows her to be bubbly, confident, and smiley so I love this set of photos as she got into her dress and the nerves really began to set in.
In true Cat style, things were running a little late, and we rushed off to St Osmond’s Catholic church in Salisbury for the ceremony.
If you want to see what happened next come back Tuesday 28th December…
Ready for something warm on this chilly winter’s evening? Here are some highlights from Nicola & Matt’s wedding at Athelhampton House in Dorset. With a 4pm ceremony in November this was one of my most challenging weddings yet, with only a hint of the setting sun as they exited the ceremony, much of the day was lit by candlelight, and oh so dark. But historic Athelhampton is a beautiful wedding venue for a winter wedding, with roaring fires heating the wood panelled grand hall, it has such a cosy feel.
Nicola got ready at The Old Manor in Kingston Maurward, I just loved her classic style, in the vintagey lace dress and faux fur stole. She carried a stunning bouquet of blue iris and thistles, to complement her bridesmaid’s blue dress. Matt looked dapper in top hat and morning suit. After the ceremony in Athelhampton’s Great Hall and a few photos before the light went completely, the bride and groom and guests warmed up with mulled wine before sitting down to eat a hearty dinner in the coach house, and celebrating into the evening to the band.
The full gallery is online for friends and family here. For everyone else, here’s a little flavour of the day…
You are welcome to leave your comments and congratulations for the happy couple below.
Athelhampton House Wedding Photographer- Amy Wass Amy@amywass.co.uk
Michelle and James had a vintage-country styled wedding at the Georgian House hotel in Haslemere, Surrey. Full of details, personality and moments, this wedding was a photographer’s delight. Michelle and James are a lovely couple and their happiness really shone through on the day.
Michelle wore a pretty summer dress and band of flowers in her hair, while James wore a dapper checked suit. The venue was decorated with haybales, picnic rugs, bunting and pretty meadow flowers and corn. Michelle is a talented violinist and the tables were named after the Sound of Music, the table plan cleverly crafted using the musical score. Instead of a traditional sit down wedding meal, they treated their guests to Afternoon Tea, which was beautifully served on vintage crockery. The tables were laid out with dainty floral cups and saucers and mismatched plates. They ate cucumber sandwiches, scones and homemade jam, with lashings of ginger beer. The food was followed with some very interesting looking Choi Time chinese tea, with petals and flowers that ‘bloomed’ in the teapot. In the evening there was a BBQ and Ceilidh which got everyone up dancing.
Here are some highlights from their wedding photos. The full gallery is now online for friends and family here.
Thanks to Tarah Coonan for assisting me on this wedding.
You are welcome to leave your comments and congratulations for the happy couple below…
Just one from Michelle & James’ wedding at the Georgian House hotel in Haslemere. Such a photogenic wedding with the fantastic vintage teasets, old english flowers and crazy ceiledh dancing, so it was hard to choose one sneak preview but I love this cute moment.
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