Monthly Archives: August 2010

Lucy and Alex’s wedding
(Canford Magna Church and The Lord Bute)

Following a week of carefully watching the weather forecast it was with a very happy heart we headed off to meet Lucy and Alex at their respective locations with the sky and roads free of rain and the expectation of the day remaining dry.  Lucy was with her bridesmaids and Mum at MalcolmtinaBarker hairdressers where I was to meet them and Robyn Vallender of Folio who was taking care of Lucy’s makeup.  All the girls were soon ready to move along to Lucy’s childhood home in Merley to grab a bite to eat andhelp each other into their dresses before the wedding car arrived.

Earle had made his way over to Alex at home before he left for the pub and a quick drink with his family and some friends before everyone started arriving at Canford Magna Church.  With everyone in place Lucy arrived with her Dad right on time with the church bells ringing out loudly setting an idyllic scene.  Canford Church is always lovely to photograph in and with Lucy and Alex beaming at each other throughout the entire ceremony the picture was complete!  It seemed no time at all before Lucy and Alex were walking back down the aisle and out of the church as a very happy Mr and Mrs North.  We were pleased to have a moment for some photographs of Lucy and Alex having a quiet moment together in the serene and peaceful surroundings of the church before leaving for The Lord Bute  in Highcliffe and their wedding celebrations.

Following a relaxed drinks reception and receiving line everyone was seated and ready for the speeches and a lovely meal.  By early evening Lucy and Alex were ready to take a trip with us to the beach for those extra special photographs of just the two of them that they had been looking forward to.  It was blowing an unexpected gale on the coastline but they were total heros and were determined not to be thwarted so off we went down onto the beach and some stunningly atmospheric photographs of our very happy couple!  Lucy’s dear sister Alice, was on hand upon our return to The Lord Bute to recover Lucy’s beautifully styled hair and here I must compliment Tina on how well Lucy’s hair did cope with the blustery conditions and her long veil did not budge an inch!!!!  With Lucy looking completely refreshed and radiant as ever and Alex by her side the night’s party was ready to start, only then did the rain arrive, after dark and with everyone busy partying did anyone worry one jot?  I think not!!!!

A brilliant day, Earle and I send our warmest congratulations to a wonderful couple, we look forward to you having your full set of images to enjoy very soon but for now here is a selection of a few of our favourites from your wedding.  Our comments button likes loads of exercise so please click on it and join in on our blog.

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Menega and Matt’s wedding
(Leiths at Beaulieu, The Domus)

The Master Builders House Hotel at the very beautiful and peaceful location of Bucklers Hard village which sits within Lord Montague’s Beaulieu Estate.  It is hard to imagine a more tranquil and picturesque place to prepare for your wedding day and perfectly situated just across the river from The Domus and the stunning grounds of Palace House.

While Earle spent morning with Matt and his best man, I was with Menega in a very busy room filled with her close friends while they were all in various stages of readiness.  Christina Booth from Beau Hairdressing was working well in a tight time frame looking after hair and makeup for the girls and by the time arrived for us to make our leave for The Domus all the girls were looking marvellous with Menega as the shining star!

The boys had all left earlier in a very super red 1960’s E type Jaguar, completely suitable for a Beaulieu groom of course!!  They were busy greeting all the guests while Menega was en route with her Father.   Their midday ceremony was a particularly emotional occasion and with the sun pouring through the window onto Menega and Matt it all made for a very memorable ceremony.

The weather during the afternoon was changeable but it did not matter when the rain showers hit, everyone was able to move very easily from the cloisters into the Domus then back out again and we managed to complete those few ‘formal’ group shots without any hindrence to the days events.  Before the wedding breakfast commenced we took Menega and Matt for a short walk around the grounds for some photographs of just the two of them together.  We always enjoy finding new aspects in the grounds of Palace House and The Domus to photograph every month of the year there offers new and different opportunities for us.

Jules the florist had done a lovely job of fulfilling Menega’s wishes for all the flowers, not least dressing The Domus beautifully for all the guests to enjoy their meal in and then party the night away to the music of a very talented jazz band.

It was a totally super day with so many people from all over the world being together for a very happy celebration.  Earle and I send Menega and Matt our warmest congratulations and we look forward to you seeing all your photographs very soon but in the meantime here are a few from throughout the day for you to enjoy.

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Earle and I headed off to the New Forest for an early start with Menega and Matt for their wedding preparations at the historic

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