What a Wedding!! Being the main photographer that Rhinefield House recommends I have the pleasure to produce a lot of Rhinefield House wedding photography but Lisa and Craig’s wedding has to be one of my highlights. Everything just worked at this wedding and the whole day just seemed effortless. The weather was remarkable for the couples outdoor ceremony in the Forest Garden and all of their guests had the most amazing day.
Lisa and Craig booked me for their wedding some 18 months in advance to make sure they got the photographer they really wanted to capture their special day. From the moment we first sat down in my studio to discuss their wedding plans I could tell these two gems were going to be up there with some of my favourite couples that I have had the pleasure to work with. They wanted a very natural feel their photographs with some ‘killer’ images to remember their wedding by. I think as you’ll see below we definitely completed the brief, and then some 🙂
The day started in the Herons Suite with the ladies getting ready, all donning their ‘Bride Squad’ dressing gowns. I captured some lovely moments during this time using the gorgeous side light that this room produces. The ceremony was outside and as I walked across the beautiful grounds at Rhinefield House to meet Craig I couldn’t help but feel that there was something a little special in the air on this gorgeous Spring afternoon.
As Lisa made her way down the aisle all of the guests turned to see a radiant Bride in all of her element with her beaming Groom before her. The ceremony went by in a flash and it was soon time for the reception drinks on the main lawn of the venue. When photographing reception drinks I always look for two things – emotions and light. The light was stunning in this setting and the emotions flowed throughout as each guest congratulated the happy couple on becoming the new ‘Mr & Mrs Menzies’.
For the couples time alone I chose to stay by the main pond and then a setting with the gorgeous New Forest as a back drop. Both provided some stunning photographs for the newly weds. The speeches at this wedding had some wonderfully caring moments along with fits of laughter from the guests and top table but it was one moment shortly after the speeches which really caught my eye. The little pageboy and Lisa having a cuddle in amongst a melee of guests surrounding them was something that my eye was drawn to and really incapsulated the relationship between Nephew and Aunty.
The nighttime shot for this wedding was something that I wanted to do for them to add that little bit of ‘Wow factor’ to their collection. A lot of photographers locally shy away from working like this at night because it is challenging but in my opinion I think it really is worth it.
If I had to summarise this wedding in three words it would be – amazing, emotional and fun. This wedding had all three elements in abundance and I think this really shows in the collection of photographs below.
As a documentary wedding photographer I look to tell the story of the day through the photographs allowing the couple to relive their wedding, and the emotions they felt, for many years to come. I know looking back at this collection myself it brings with it many happy memories recollecting the amazing day Lisa and Craig shared. I wish this couple a very happy life together and I know they will be eternally happy together.
A huge thank you to Michael Judd (Toastmaster and very good friend) and the wonderful team at Rhinefield House for making Lisa and Craig’s Spring Rhinefield House wedding so beautiful.
For more of my Rhinefield House wedding photography please head over to Carly and John’s wedding or to check on my availability please head over to my contact page.