I hadn’t attended St Marys church before and it was beautiful to photograph and the service was conducted by the Rev Tony Piers who was very welcoming to me and also all the guests. They were allowed to photograph after the signing of the register, making for an inclusive and positive atmosphere.
After a 1.00pm ceremony some sneaky April showers arrived and so we initially posed for some photos within the church itself, before a break in the showers enabled us to conclude some of the larger family groups, candids and confetti, outdoors.
We then all headed off the Old Thorns Manor Hotel, Golf and Country Estate for an afternoon and evening of celebrations. You can see their website here: http://www.oldthorns.com/
I hadn’t attended the venue since around 2002 and it has clearly changed and been redeveloped extensively and we were in the larger ‘Grand Ballroom’ location at the venue. The highlights for me included photos on the (admittedly rather damp!) golf course near to a lake with fountain, and some fantastic disco shots during the first dance in the evening time. I have attached a few of those images to give you a flavor of the day and can’t wait until the next time I return to this fantastic (from a photography perspective) location for a wedding in Hampshire.
I thoroughly enjoyed working at Old Thorns and got on well with their wedding coordinator (who drove us around the golf course in golf buggies - fantastic fun for bride and groom) and in house disco DJ who was clearly very experienced and knowledgeable about all aspects of his job.
The images will be available for viewing for Hannah and James and their families very soon.
As always these images are © Martin Lewis Photographer and are protected under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 and may not be used for any purpose without written permission from myself.