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WEDDING BLOGS

This is a day that has been in the diary for what seems forever and the excitement over the months has been growing and growing. Today was the the day that I was given the honour of photographing one of my best friends and his beautiful partner in crime, Paul & Sarah. I can honestly say that I have been excited for years about this date and I just knew it was going to be absolutely breath taking.

Sarah & Paul planned for their day to be held in the heart of Portsmouth and Southsea and wanted to incorporate two iconic buildings in their home town. They decided on holding their ceremony at The Emirates Spinnaker Tower in Gunwharf Quays and then it was on to The Queens Hotel, in the heart of Southsea. Both locations mean’t a lot to them and bringing their friends and family together to celebrate.

I was to start my day with Sarah and the girls, who were getting ready at The Queens Hotel in one of their newly refurbished wedding suites, which I must say, is the perfect room to start your wedding day in. Sarah was surrounded by some of her favourites and her bridesmaids Ness & Marie. Make Up was by Georgia Chambers Make Up Studio and her hair was by her auntie Fran. Here are some images we created in the preparation stage of the day…

So my partner in crime today was the lovely Kerry from Kerry Potter Weddings & Newborn Photography. She started the day with the gents, who had a much more relaxed morning planned with breakfast at prestigious Tesco’s and then back to their family home for Paul’s preparation. The gents always have it a lot easier then the girls as for us men, its just a case of chucking on a suit and making sure you are on time to the ceremony.

Paul did have a few things to do at the hotel though to be fair and the morning was full of fun filled antics. Here are a few images Kerry captured of the gents and Paul’s preparation before heading up the Spinnaker…

Meanwhile back at the hotel, our morning was in full swing and it was nearly time for Sarah to start thinking about getting into her dress. This is my favourite part of the day simply because its when all the nerves really start to come into play and everything really starts to come together. It’s the part when our bride starts to think about her final steps as a fiancé and first steps as a Mrs. In this case the new Mrs Munday!

So after my usual speech about how we are going to attack the dress and the process in which it needs to flow, along with all the little details that we must not forget, the girls were armed and ready. It was now time for Sarah to make her final preparations before she disappeared off to meet her man at the top of The Spinnaker. Here are a few images we captured in the final minutes…

I would just like to take a minute to thank both Sarah & Paul for letting me be a part of their special day. On a personal note, I would just like to say a huge thank you to both of them for their support and love they show. You guys are a true inspiration and have created the most beautiful family with little Eden by your side and not forgetting little Hendricks. I just know there are so many more years of happiness and fun times to come and may you both just cherish each other forever.

I would also just like to say a huge thank you to all of Sarah & Paul’s friends and family. We had such a great day with everyone and you guys made our day so much easier. If anyone is currently planning their special day, give me a shout and lets chat weddings! But before everyone goes, there are loads more images below for your viewing pleasure. Feel free to leave some feedback or a message for our lovely couple below as well. Enjoy!

Lots of love





Chris & Kerry

xxx

WEDDING CEREMONY - The Emirates Spinnaker Tower

WEDDING RECEPTION - The Queens Hotel, Portsmouth

DRESS - Creatiques - Bridal Boutiques

FLOWERS - Forget Me Nots

MAKE UP - Georgia Chambers Make Up Studio

SUITS - JC Brides

WEDDING CAR - Hitch-a-lift

 

 

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What a lovely day spent with Leon & Kalee to celebrate their wedding. The lovely couple had been recommended me as their wedding photographer by a good friend. They had planned for their special day to be held at The Marriott Hotel in Portsmouth and the day was going to be rather special. With the weather during the build up week not looking great, we were all a little on edge thinking it was going to be a wash out. But the weather gods were on our side and the sun spent nearly the whole day shinning!

I started the morning with Kalee and the girls for their hair and make up and the atmosphere was buzzing with smiles and the girls were all in greats spirits. Here are some images I created of all the little details and of the lovely ladies having their make up and hair being done, just a bit of a WARNING though, their is some major cuteness going on by the lovely little Jade their new addition, so please proceed with caution…

Lucky for me, Leon was also getting ready in the hotel and was only a few floors above us.Absolutely love it when everything is in the same venue as not only does it save me some travel but it also makes the day run a lot smoother for the couple as their is less travel for them.

So I headed up to meet up with Leon and was greeted by a rabble of men, crammed into a double room, but luckily they were all on form and everything was already planned down to a T. Here are some images I created of Leon in his preparation stage before he headed off to meet up with his guests….

I always love this part of the day during the wedding preparation because its when all the nerves really start to come out and everything really starts to come together. Here are a few images I created of our lovely bride before she made her final steps down the aisle to her future husband…

I would just like to take this time to say a huge thank you to both Leon & Kalee for choosing me to be a part of their special day. It really was a honour to see you both tie the knot and become the new Mr & Mrs Agius. Here’s to many years of happiness together and huge congratulations on the new addition to the family. I think everyone will agree you guys looked perfect on your day and I just can not wait to show you the rest of your images

I would also like to say a huge thank you to all of your guests on the day. You guys really did make my day enjoyable and incredibly easy with you all looking so handsome/gorgeous! If any of you are in the process of planning your special day or have recently been proposed too…. Not mentioning any names…. Liz! ;) give me a shout and lets get planning! All jokes aside, it was a absolute pleasure to meet you all and watch this space to see the rest of the lovely couples images. In the mean time, here are some more of my favourites from the big day…

Lots of love

Chris

xxx

CEREMONY & RECEPTION VENUE - The Marriott Hotel

SUITS - Ted Baker Tailor Me

DRESS - Wed2Be - Southampton

FLOWERS - I Do

HAIR & MAKE UP- Georgina Chambers Make Up Studio

 

 

Together, Forever, Believe & Achieve

I just thought I would share some images from the wedding of David & Manny which took place on Saturday at Emirates Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth. It was such a lovely day and the sun was beaming in the sky. Gunwharf Quays is the home of The Spinnaker Tower and it is the perfect location to hold a wedding. Especially for David & Manny as Manny’s family were coming over especially for the wedding.

Just to give you a little taster of what we got up to on the day, I’ve put together a selection of my favourite images and I think you will agree, the gents look great!

I would just like to say a huge thank you to both David & Manny for letting me be a part of your special day. We had a great laugh on the day and it was so nice to spend it with your friends and family. I just like to say a huge congratulations to you both and its clear from spending time with you, that the love you have for each other will be everlasting. Here’s to many years of happiness together and may your love grow and grow.

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I first met Katie & Harry back in March 2018 and boy the time has flied by. We first met at The Queens Hotel for their engagement shoot and this is where they choose to hold their wedding reception. It was also where Katie planned to do her preparation before heading off to The Square Tower in Old Portsmouth for the ceremony.

I started the day with the girls in the newly refurbished suite at The Queens Hotel, which I must say is just perfect for the perfect wedding morning full of preparation and fun filled antics. Katie was surrounded by her favourite people and her 4 bridesmaids. Hair was being done by Kerry Till - Kerry Till Hairdressing & Tina Lyons Tina’s Mobile Hair Dressing and Make Up by Kim Kingston from The Beauty Shed. These ladies are some of the finest in the business and I would highly recommend them all if you are currently planning your special day.

Anyway thats enough of me babbling on! Here are some images I captured in the morning of the girls getting ready…

Harry was having a nice chilled morning and was planning on getting to The Square Tower a little early for me to capture some nice images of him and his best man Keith. Here’s a few of the gents looking rather dapper…

Meanwhile back at the Hotel the girls were in their final stages of preparation and it was nearly time for Katie to be getting into her dress. Her dress was from Wed 2 Be - Southampton and was just absolutely stunning. Here are some images I captured of the girls and their final steps before heading off to The Square Tower…. Oh plus a few from The Square Tower too….

I would just like to take this moment to say a huge thank you to both Katie & Harry. I really did have a great day capturing your wedding and I think you’ll agree it really was special. Here’s to many years of happiness and may your love grow stronger for each other every day.

I would just like to say a huge thank you to all of their guests, both friends and family. We all had a great laugh on the day and it was a absolute pleasure to share it with you all. Before you go though, here are loads of images for your viewing pleasure and if you are in the process of planning your special day, give me a shout.

Lots of love

Chris

xxx

CEREMONY VENUE - The Square Tower

RECEPTION VENUE - The Queens Hotel

SUITS - Astares Menswear

DRESS - Wed 2 Be - Southampton

DRESS DESIGNER - Annie Sorrano

FLOWERS - Pams Artistic Florist

MAKE UP- Kim Kingston - The Beauty Shed

HAIR- Kerry Till - Kerry Till Hairdressing & Tina Lyons Tina’s Mobile Hair Dressing

 

 

Together, Forever, Believe & Achieve