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Gemma and Gary’s wedding
{St Mark’s Church and Barford Park}

We have known Gemma for a long time now through our work and were more than delighted when she and Gary became engaged, they then asked us to photograph their wedding day!  A major thrill for us, Gemma knows the wedding world inside out having worked in the arena for many years but above all they are a wonderful couple.

Earle and I both travelled out to Fairfields Farm where Gemma developed her love of the countryside and horses as a young girl.  Today she was preparing for her wedding day there, and was travelling to her own wedding in one of the beautiful horse carriages she used to polish for brides  in her childhood.    Gary was at his parents home, so Earle soon left to meet him before they all tractored to the pub for pre ceremony drinks.

St Mark’s Church in Ampfield was bathed in glorious sunshine for Gemma and Gary.  The ceremony was filled with joy and laughter with plenty of confetti being thrown over them as soon as they were back down the aisle and out into the sunshine.

Barford Park lies on another farm just outside Downton and the task of dressing this lovely barn for Gemma and Gary was in the very capable hands of Jo Hicks.  The flower arrangements, bouquets and the two enormous show stopping flower balls hanging from the rafters of the barn were outstanding. The barn looked perfect. Hay bales and wheelbarrows filled with ice and cold beers were scattered in the grounds outside and the caterers, Keats were all set with their incredible menu.

It was a beautiful day, Gemma created the team to help her achieve the perfect surroundings for her marriage to Gary, it was however Gemma and Gary together who were the team bringing the sense of joy and fun to the celebration.  We could not be happier for you both.

Photographers     Concept Photographic
Church     St Mark’s, Ampfield
Venue     Barford Park
Flowers     Jo Hicks Flowers
Catering     Keats Event Catering
Videographer     Devoted Films

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Kirsty and Alastair’s wedding
{Longparish Church and Marquee in Bransbury}

A trip up towards Andover for us to photograph Kirsty and Alastair’s wonderful and very lively wedding day.  When we arrived the finishing touches were being put into place in the huge marquee in the grounds of Kirsty’s family home and Earle went to meet up with Alastair with his family and army of ushers in Longparish.  Kirsty and her sisters who were her bridesmaids were able to take their time getting ready with their hairstylist and makeup artist and we still had plenty of time for a few family formal portraits before leaving for church.

The scottish heritage of Kirsty’s family was celebrated in many ways throughout the day, not least with a piper leading them back down the aisle after their marriage ceremony which was highly memorable also for the huge shout of support and applause from all the guests upon Rev. Hemming announcing Kirsty and Alastair as husband and wife…!

On the return to the marquee we stopped off for just a few moments for some photographs of Kirsty and Alastair giving their family and friends opportunity to settle into the drinks reception at the marquee.  The weather remained warm enough for everyone to enjoy the surroundings outside for the rest of the afternoon through to being seated for the wedding breakfast, speeches and delicious wedding Tiffin cake made by Alastair’s very talented Mother.

A very energetic party followed in the evening with a band and scottish dancing sharing the revellery.

Earle and I send our warmest congratulations to Kirsty and Alastair on your marriage.  What a great day!!! We have selected a few images for our blog while we continue the full edit.  Enjoy and welcome to anyone who would like to join in by leaving a comment, just click on the box below.

Kirsty and Alastair’s wedding professionals

Photographers:     Concept Photographic
Wedding Dress:     Suzanne Neville
Hair and Make up:     Sarah Bacchus
Video:     Video Keepsakes
Marquee:     Marlin Marquees
Caterers:     Red Herring Caterers
Chef:     Tony Baker

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Louisa and John’s wedding
{Beaulieu Abbey and The Domus}

Until meeting Louisa and John we had no idea of the existence of the dear little village on the edge of the New Forest which goes by the name of ‘Lover’ and what a completely ideal place to be heading off to on this beautiful Friday morning to meet with Louisa and her family before leaving for Beaulieu.  Earle was already at Beaulieu Abbey with the boys having met them all in The Montagu Arms for the appointed pre wedding drink!

The joys of photographing at Beaulieu are obvious but for us the major bonus is the confidence we have in how marvellous the team are from Leith’s at Beaulieu and today was no exception.  Louisa and John were able to enjoy a relaxing drinks reception in the late afternoon sunshine while we completed the formal photographs and popped into the Victorian Gardens for a couple of photographs which were important to the bride and groom before they were greeting their guests inside The Domus for the wedding breakfast.

Party time was under way later in the evening which was kicked off admirably by Louisa and John’s first dance.  We popped outside again during the bands break between sets for some of those signature images we all love so much in the cloisters and night.

Congratulations Louisa and John on your marriage and a great day.  Earle and I have selected a number of our favourite images for you all to enjoy while we prepare the proofs for you.  Please feel free to add a comment on our blog, we really do appreciate hearing from everyone!

Louisa and John’s wedding team professionals

Photographers:   Concept Photographic
Venue:   Beaulieu Abbey and Leiths at Beaulieu, The Domus, Beaulieu
Flowers:   Jules


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Zoe and Damian’s wedding
{The Larmer Tree Gardens}

The outstanding beauty of Cranborne Chase on the borders of Dorset and Wiltshire beckoned us for the wedding of Zoe and Damian on a glorious late September weekend.  Earle was meeting the Damian and the boys at The Museum Inn, Farnham while I sped on up the road towards their cottage which was buzzing with activity preparing for the day ahead.   I was met at the door by Millie, Zoe’s adorable dog who was rather perplexed at the mass invasion of people into her home and as a result I am told had a massive sulk on!   Zoe’s hair and makeup was near completion so after a few images of the finishing touches Zoe was ready to be put into her dress and come downstairs to reasure Millie all would be back to normal soon!

Off to St Lawrence’s Church where everyone was congregating for the wedding ceremony enjoying the brilliant decorative idea of wellie boots filled with seasonal flowers around the church door then on inside the little village church which was full of flowers bursting with colour.  Zoe arrived with her Father and the ceremony was underway.

The very memorable and unique Larmer Tree Gardens is just a short distance from Farnham,  a lovely old red bus was organised as transport for all the guests to arrive there together while Zoe and Damian were able to enjoy a relaxing drive in their wedding car around Cranborne Chase while everyone was greeted for the reception in the stunning gardens of the Larmer Tree.  Zoe and Damian arrived just in front of Millie who was brought along to say ‘hello’ briefly and have her photograph taken with the bride and groom!  Tom Rust was on singing on stage providing the perfect entertainment for this lovely occassion, his gentle jazz style matching the mood and surroundings perfectly.  A few formal photographs were taken then a few moments with Zoe and Damian alone together before the wedding breakfast and the evening party.  Tom Rust was joined by his band for the evening and they got the party into full swing straight after the cake cutting with the first dance getting the ball rolling.

Earle and I send Zoe and Damian our warmest congratulations on their marriage and a perfectly wonderful day, thank you both for your very kind hospitality and we look forward to seeing you both again soon.  In the meantime enjoy this selection of images from your wedding day while you look forward to all your proofs!  The comments box is available here for anyone who would like to add a word or two, please feel free to use it.

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