Hannah and Mark’s RAF military wedding in Hampshire was ridiculously beautiful. There was a red, white and blue colour scheme throughout the day with a traditional church wedding, Pimms and G&T on the lawn and a beautiful manor house setting nestled deep in the stunning Hampshire village of Sherfield English.
Hannah is a production manager for television and as such had a wonderful eye for detail. This really showed for hers and Mark’s remarkably well planned and thought out wedding day. The endless amount of gorgeous details included vintage blue Bridesmaids dresses, maps folder into paper aeroplanes for the guest names and a truly stunning display for table names to name but only a few. There was even a space set aside in the venue for photographs of guests wedding photographs which was a lovely feature for Hannah and Mark’s loved ones to enjoy. It also has to be said that Mark looked especially dashing in his RAF uniform and RAF Mess Dress for the evening.
My day started collecting a few meeting moments during the bridal prep at Hannah’s parents house before heading over to the ceremony at the Holy Cross Catholic Church in the centre of Eastleigh. This church is particularly stunning due to it’s vibrant red walls and balcony access allowing me to photograph the ceremony from two different vantage points. Whilst I would normally not move during a ceremony the priest, Father Martin – a very close friend of the couple, allowed me to do this at certain points during the ceremony as was the wish of Hannah and Mark. One of the highlights of the ceremony was Hannah’s cousins performing an operatic interlude during the signing of the register. You could really hear a pin drop during this fascinating performance.
Shortly after the receiving line at the front of the church we headed off to Melchet Court, the setting for Hannah and Mark’s wedding reception. A truly stunning venue which is very close to Hannah’s heart with her having spent many a summer there with her family putting on plays and theatrical productions. On arrival the guests were treated to a glass of fizz whilst Hannah, Mark and I headed to the rear of the property for their personal photographs. After capturing some beautifully fun wedding portraits it was time for Hannah and Mark to make their much anticipated RAF guard of honour entrance and as you will see from the photographs below what an entrance it was!!
Throughout the reception drinks the guests enjoyed relaxing in deck chairs on the lawn whilst listening to a brass band playing. Such a relaxed atmosphere like no other I have experienced in all the time I have been a wedding photographer.
The speeches were filled with tales of childhood memories and a brilliant song by Hannah’s father! The evening seemed to be upon us in no time at all and soon Hannah and Mark made their entrance via the grand staircase at Melchet Court for their first dance. With a jive themed first dance I set the lighting up to help give the wow factor that this dance warranted and as I took the first frame I knew it was perfect.
One of my signature shots is the nighttime photographs I produce and this one is an absolute cracker. This is probably one of my favourites that I have produced and thank you so much to Hannah and Mark for making this possible.
Shortly after this my time at Hannah and Mark’s RAF military wedding in Hampshire came to an end. As I packed my camera bag in to my car I couldn’t help but look back at the venue and think how thankful I was to be able to document such a wonderful story. Thank you Hannah and Mark for allowing me to witness such an incredible day in your lives.
Below is a photofilm from Hannah and Mark’s wedding day which showcases a small selection of the incredible wedding photographs achieved. I hope you enjoy it.
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