Posted on 19/09/2014 by under
A few weeks ago, I photographed a beautiful New Forest wedding. The ceremony took place at St. Mary’s in Copythorne, Hampshire and the wedding breakfast and evening reception was held at the well-known, Mortimer Arms which is right at the entrance to Paulton’s Park!
I really loved this wedding because of it’s simple elegance. The bride and groom wanted the whole day to be as laid back as they are. The bride, along with her bridesmaids made their own stunning bouquets with flowers from M&S and the cartoon-like drawings of the very talented groom graced the covers of their orders of service and even the top of the wedding cake.
The flower girls carried tulle pom-pom wands made by the Pom-Pom Shack, which is based in Winchester, Hampshire. The pom-poms matched their beautiful dresses just perfectly!
The bride and her mother arrived at the church in a beautiful vintage Rolls Royce, owned and operated by Abbey Cars, based in the Southampton area.
The beautiful wedding cake was made by the groom’s mother and it’s simplicity reflected the laid back personalities of the happy couple.
The bride’s dress was handmade by Barbara Webb, a very talented dressmaker in Bitterne, Hampshire. The dress was just perfect for this beautiful bride. It was elegant, soft and it photographed very well!
The beautiful wedding rings
Elegant wedding details
Wedding rings with mint green ribbon
The wedding dress with a bridesmaid’s dress
Beautifully made by Barbara Webb of Bitterne, Southampton.
The attention to detail and obvious passion that went into the making of this dress was so apparent!
The design on the orders or service was made by the groom, who by the way is also a magician and children’s entertainer!
Sweet little flower girls with their pom-pom wands – they took their job very seriously!
The groom and his best-man wore yellow buttonholes with their smart grey suits and colourful green ties.
St. Mary’s Copythorne, Hampshire
The bride and her mother arrived in a gleaming vintage Rolls Royce!
This stunning bouquet was made by the bride and her bridesmaid with flowers purchased from M&S the day before the wedding!
The happy bride with her mum, arriving at the church.
The vintage Roll Royce is a very stylish way to arrive at your wedding!
It’s a thumbs up and ready to get married from the groom and best-man!
The bride with her bouquet, as she gets ready to meet her groom!
The cute little flower girls heading down the aisle
The handsome groom as he sees his bride for the first time in her wedding dress!
The bride and her mother walking down the aisle
St. Mary’s Church in Copythorne
St. Mary’s Church, Copythorne
A kiss seals the deal!
What a lovely church for a wedding!
The groom and his crazy friends!
The bride with her bridesmaids!
The wedding party in their finery
This is a lovely setting for a photograph!
Beautiful old church, St. Mary’s, Copythorne
The softness of the beautiful wedding dress makes this shot!
A quick kiss for the beautiful bride!
No need to crack a joke with these two very happy people!
A little walk in the church grounds and a few precious minutes of ‘alone’ time before meeting their guests.
The Rolls Royce makes a great prop!
I always say that only a real man can carry a bouquet and look good doing it! 😉
I always like to do at least one of these poses in the car in black and white. It works well with the vintage car.
This is the framed signing mat that comes will all of my packages. It’s a great way to display one of your pre-wedding portraits and it’s an alternative to a guestbook!
All of the place cards were made by the groom. I thought they were so creative and very personal too!
This groom did his fair share of the wedding preparation!
This is one of the bridesmaid’s bouquets, handmade by the bride and a friend.
Whew, the food at the Mortimer’s Arms was delicious and those Yorkshire puddings are the largest I’ve ever seen!
The cake topper made by the groom!!
I loved this cake. Simple, delicious and very well presented by the groom’s mother!
What’s not to like about cheesecake? 😉
I love this moment shared by the bride and her maid of honour!
A surpise guest during the best-man’s speech! Hysterical and of course, the groom did not get off lightly !
To wind the groom up, the guests were handed envelopes with what the groom thought were embarrassing photos – hee hee! The desired effect was achieved!
The bride and groom, meanwhile, were looking at the actual embarrassing photos! Very funny, Mr Best-man!
Beautifully simple flowers on the tables – I just loved the feel of this wedding!