I love photographing small and intimate weddings, where I get to feel really welcomed into the fold. It really helps that I get some awesome couples to work with. Julie and Rob were so much fun, I had such a great day in sunny Winchester it hardly felt like work at all.
Julie and Rob flew in from the USA to get married in Rob’s hometown of Winchester with a small gathering of friends and family. I joined them getting ready at the South Winchester Lodges in the countryside, with Julie getting ready in a short vintage dress and petticoats, spiced up with shiny red heels and a birdcage veil. They travelled together to be married at Winchester Registry Office, in a sweet and smiley ceremony. We walked down to the Westgate for family photos before leaving the group to explore Winchester’s historic city centre. Julie and Rob gave me loads of time for photos and it was really fun and relaxed strolling around the Great Hall and gardens and down to the Cathedral and Cloisters on a beautiful summer’s day. We met everyone again for a champagne picnic in the park before everyone walked down to the Chesil Rectory for dinner.
Winchester Wedding Photographer Amy Wass
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…