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…
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Athelhampton House Wedding Photographer- Amy Wass Amy@amywass.co.uk
Snow can bring this country to a standstill overnight but it also turns the bleak December landscape into a beautiful winter wonderland. It doesn’t happen too often down this end of the country, so while the snow still lay on the ground at Hampton Court House, Katie and Dan were absolute troopers getting out in it for their wedding photos. Here’s a little sneak preview.
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Winter wedding season is upon us, and the dark nights and chilly weather make for warm and cosy weddings indoors. Nicola and Matt got married at Athelhampton House in Dorset, an opulent 15th manor house filled with historical details and snug open fires, the perfect setting for a winter’s evening celebrations. I’ve picked this photo from the ceremony as a sneak peek, I just love the moment between just the two of them in amongst the room of happy friends and family. Congratulations Mr & Mrs Sleat!
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Laura and Stuart got married at Bartley Lodge hotel in Cadnam back in March. Here is a selection of highlights from their celebrations at the New Forest hotel, on a very rainy day. Laura claims to never smile, so its nice to go through the photos and see how that is a blatant lie as she’s clearly having a smily, happy wedding day! Congratulations again Laura & Stuart!
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Since this is my first wedding of 2010 I wanted to share an extended selection of highlights from their London wedding. Congratulation Mr & Mrs Parnell and a hope you have a fantastic time on your great adventure travelling the world!
Lee & Natalie got married at Hampton Court House, a private school during the week, transformed into a gorgeous venue for their winter wedding with ornate ceilings and burning log fires. After they were married everyone headed off to celebrate at The Wharf in Teddington, a trendy bar & restaurant on the river.
It was one of the most well organised weddings I think I’ve ever worked on but everything went by without any stress (but there were a few tears!) Natalie was already getting her dress on when I arrived 2 hours before the ceremony, so the afternoon’s preparations were relaxed with a heavy air of anticipation. The bride looked gorgeous in an elegant fishtail dress, accompanied by her bridesmaids in sophisticated black cocktail dresses (and little Lauren looking like a princess) Lee and the men all wore slick suits and bright red ties.
The simple civil ceremony was warm and just a little bit teary. With a 4pm ceremony we had just enough of the day’s light left for a few photos of the bride & groom before leaving for the reception. Lee & Natalie had said to me before the big day that they wanted to the emphasis to be on the party- celebrating with their nearest and dearest before they both embark on a year or more travelling around New Zealand and beyond. (sooo jealous!)
Fizz and canapes were served in the Wharf bar while some of their friends played and sang before the speeches. Natalie took the microphone for the first speech but surprised everyone by singing a beautiful song to her new husband. She really is so talented, I was amazed! Lee, her dad and best man Dave gave some great speeches too, and then the DJ started and the party continued into the night.
We ran a photobooth in the upstairs bar, always good for a giggle, and many thanks to my assistant Liz for running the show. Photobooth pics coming soon..
Lee & Nat tell me they have been eagerly walking down the road to check the internet and see some pictures while they are on honeymoon in the lake district, so here’s a few more sneak previews to make it worth the walk in the cold! I’ll keep posting more as I get through the editing, promise!
More to come soon..
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