I have been treated to some seriously wonderful April weddings this year! Lois and Michael’s was no different and just such an honour to capture for them. I also had the pleasure of my second shooter Minah working alongside me for the day.
Starting in Holbury, at the bride’s family home, I was instantly welcomed in by a very calm bridal party as they prepared for the day ahead. Downstairs the girls were being pampered by the hair and make-up artists, but upstairs is where my day began. With the dress!
Back downstairs with the girls, excitement was building. The wedding car had arrived and they were almost finished with their hair and make-up! It was time for the dresses to finish the look.
The bridesmaids went and got dressed first and came back looking gorgeous in their emerald green dresses which were so unique! But then it was Lois’ turn to put on that amazing wedding dress. With the help of her mum Lois’ look was complete.
She was a bride.
Downstairs was wonderfully spacious, so I prepared the bridesmaids for the grand reveal of the bride. The girls did well with all eye make-up surviving (just!) seeing their friend/sister ready for her wedding day.
Onto the reception venue, I was so glad the weather had cleared up just in time to do some group photos outside. We had already done some lovely bride and groom portraits at the church with the wedding car. However, the garden at the Marwell Hotel is like a little private wood so we headed out to do some more there too!
While I was out with the bride and groom my second photographer Minah was with the guests taking some candid shots of them mingling with each other, another great angle on the day!
The reception room at Marwell Hotel looked amazing and suited the bride and groom to a T. Completely designed and created by the mother of the bride. She had customised every last detail to be Disney, Harry Potter or Lord of the rings themed (among a few others I may have not mentioned!). I have to say, the cake I had a soft spot for… Wall-E cake toppers guys… So cute!
After the wedding breakfast, it was the boys’ turn for their speeches. I know they were nervous but what a great job they all did. They got through them without a single tear (it was a close one though!).
The evening guests were already arriving to join in on the party, the day had flown by. There was just one more thing for me to capture, the first dance. Surrounded by their friends and family Mr and Mrs Parr twirled and swayed for their first dance as husband and wife.
Soon it was time for everyone else to join in on the dancing. After catching some great moves it was time for me to leave them to it. I had a blast! Lois and Michael you guys are awesome and we had such a great time making some memories on your wedding day!
Thank you for having me and congratulations once again!
Thank you for reading!
Photographer: Photography by Ellie Jayne
Wedding at the Marwell Hotel