Every wedding is very different and for me a very personal experience.
As a preferred Rhinefield House wedding photographer, I was delighted to record Beccy and Dave’s wedding day at this historic New Forest venue. I had the pleasure of first meeting them during a private open evening and we clicked instantly, which is important to get the understanding and ensure their special day is recorded in a very personal way.
After covering a wedding at Rhinefield House the previous day in completely different weather conditions, I was back to photograph Beccy and Dave’s wedding and boy was it a brilliant one.
Bridal preparations started in the Munroe Suite nice and early and there was an abundance of laughter throughout the entire morning to get their day off to a perfect start.
I photographed some portraits of Beccy before heading over to the Sarum St Martins church in Salisbury, where the ceremony was to take place, to meet Dave and the Groomsmen. Travelling into Salisbury on a Saturday can be quite busy and although I made it there ok, Beccy arrived quite a bit later as the traffic jams began to mount. It is a bride’s privilege though!
After a 30 minute delay, during which time I got some cracking photographs of Dave interacting with his guests, Beccy arrived and what a beautiful entrance it was and well worth the wait. As she walked into the church, arm in arm with her Dad, the light could not have been any better. The mixture of incense in the church and the sun coming through one of the church windows produced streaks of sunlight. This definitely produced one of my shots of the day.
The vicar asked me to photograph the ceremony from the back of the church (which is no problem and quite commonplace with church weddings) and to be extremely quiet (which I always am). This viewpoint produced some wonderful contrasting photographs as Beccy and Dave tied the knot and the beautiful sunlight danced around the room.
The couple had opted for a stunning vintage Rolls Royce as their wedding car and so I made sure to get some photographs with them beside it in front of the wonderful setting that is Rhinefield House.
With Dave’s Dad and another family member being in a wheelchair I knew that the best place for the groups, which was easily accessible to all the wedding party, would be the front entrance of Rhinefield. As the sun was starting to drop I quickly, and efficiently photographed the groups that Beccy and Dave had requested. This was made even easier with the help of the Groomsmen on the day – thank you guys 🙂
Beccy and Dave’s time alone with me was in the grounds at Rhinefield House and as the couple had an exclusive use wedding there was not another person in sight. As the sun started to set I made sure to work quickly to get the couple some stunning photographs to remember this special time on their wedding day. We also headed inside to get some photographs of the couple sharing a glass of champagne in the Walker Suite, which is a unique setting for wedding photographs.
The speeches produced some lovely moments between the couple and their guests and before long it was time for the first dance.
Opting to have a fun photo booth in the evening and the couple providing the props gave me a free rein to snap away, capturing the mood of the evening giving Beccy and Dave some wonderfully funny photographs to complete their day.
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