Monthly Archives: September 2012

Ariadne and Brendan’s wedding
{The Domus, Leith’s at Beaulieu}

A perfect September day with warm sunshine, a balmy and peaceful atmosphere was the setting at Beaulieu for Ariadne and Brendan’s beautiful wedding.

It was a late start for us with the ceremony taking place mid afternoon and no preparation photography being required by either bride or groom and the photojournalistic approach in it’s purest form was vital,  Ariadne and Brendan’s brief to us regarding their photographic memories was to provide high quality images of their wedding day as it happened, neither of them wanted to be aware of our presence. So with the arrival of Brendan then Ariadne at The Domus our mission of ‘stealth’ began!  In reality it was hugely similar to our more usual approach to photographing weddings the only difference being no ‘formals’ and no location bride and groom portraits.   A prefectly wonderful celebration unfolded with the team from Leith’s on top form as always.

Ariadne’s radiance was shining throughout the day, the beautiful marriage ceremony which had been so carefully planned thrilled everyone present and the music out in the cloisters with champagne and canapes flowing provided an ideal atmosphere for some relaxed socialising before the superb wedding breakfast and then of course big time party time afterwards.

Earle and I send our warmest congratulations to Ariadne and Brendan, enjoy your exrtraordinary honeymoon it is the stuff of dreams…have the best time!

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Naomi and Lewis’ wedding
{Athelhampton House, Dorchester}

Naomi and Lewis’ wedding day at Athelhampton House was full of sunshine on the first day of September.  The whole area was buzzing with countryside shows, the Bournemouth Air Show and the Paralympics in Weymouth but the focus of everything around us was with Naomi and Lewis enjoying their day with family and friends which completely encompassed their love of the countryside.

Lewis and Earle met up at the family home in Corfe Mullen while I was with Naomi and some of her family at River Cottage in the grounds of Athelhampton House, a very quaint cottage in totally tranquil surroundings ideal on such a beautiful morning.  Earle arrived with Lewis and his party in plenty of time for the 2.00 pm ceremony, Naomi was ready in good time so once the registrars had popped in to check all the relevant details with Naomi the moment had come to walk across up the driveway to the house and be married!  Everyone enjoyed a beautiful ceremony with the pre wedding nerves melting away as the bride and groom stood together making their vows.  Jack (Lewis’ much loved cocker spaniel) was present, a very special guest in the front row, suitably dressed with a pink bow in his collar and behaving perfectly:-)

Back outside in the warmth of the afternoon sun a drinks reception was enjoyed as we completed the formal family group photographs before the wedding party retired for the wedding breakfast and speeches.  The evening light was soon upon us and at this time Naomi and Lewis were ready to take a walk around the grounds of Athelhampton for some photographs of just the two of them.  The band and DJ were all set up and the party kicked off as soon as Naomi and Lewis returned for their first dance and from that moment on the dance floor was full for the rest of the night!

It has been a wonderful day, Laura and her team at Athelhampton House were lovely to work with as always.  Earle and I send our warmest congratulations to Naomi and Lewis, wishing you many years of happiness together.

Naomi and Lewis’ wedding professionals

Photography     Concept Photographic
Venue     Athelhampton House
Hair    Laura from Maddison Hair

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