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With the wedding season coming to a end, it was time for Tom & Tara to tie the knot and become the new Mr & Mrs Bell. Tara had made contact with me after seeing some of my previous work at one of our lovely couples from last year. They started the planning for their big day earlier in the year and it seems to have come around so quickly. They had chosen to get married at St Edmunds Church on The Avenue in Southampton and then onto The Balmer Lawn Hotel & Spa for their reception and to party the night away. The Balmer Lawn Hotel & Spa is a stunning retreat set in the beautiful New Forest and boasts traditional architecture with a 21st century twist. Highly recommended if you are looking for the perfect little get away or even planning your big day.

So I started the morning with Tara at their family home in the heart of Southampton, where she planned to have her Hair & Make Up done with her bridesmaid Erin and not forgetting lovely little Imogen, who is a recent addition to the Bell household. Hair & Make Up was by the lovely Sally Ann from Christchurch Bridal Hair & Make Up and I think you will all agree what a stunning job she done. Here are some images I captured of our blushing bride as she prepared to become the new Mrs Bell…

I think its only appropriate that we take a quick look at what Tom had been unto. I met the guys at the Church for a quick shoot before he was to await his bride at the end of the aisle. Here are a few images I captured of Tom moments before his bride walked the aisle…

Back to Tara who by this point was starting to think about her final preparation and the beautiful dress. Tara had got her dress from Oxfam and it was just beautiful! With clean crisp lines and sparkling detail it was the perfect dress for todays bride. With all of my weddings, it was a calm chilled morning and this is the point when all hell starts to break loose and we start to really get a feel for the time and what is on the horizon. Yes it was time for Tara to become the new Mrs Bell…

I would just like to take this moment to say a huge thank you to both Tara & Tom for letting me document their special day. It truly was a breathtaking day and you guys along with Imogen just make the perfect couple and family. Here’s to many years of happiness and to all the little adventures you have planned for the future.

I just want to say a huge thank you to all the support that I receive from previous couples, friends, family and wedding guests over the years. Without you guys my business wouldn’t be what it is and I wouldn’t be working with the couples I do. A simple SHARE on Facebook or Instagram really does make the difference and I appreciate it so much. BUT before you go, there are loads more images for your viewing pleasure below and also feel free to leave a comment in the comments section at the end. Its always great to get some feedback.

One last thing… If you are currently planning your big day and looking for a wedding photographer, give me a shout, lets chat weddings!

Lots of love



WEDDING VENUE - Balmer Lawn Hotel & Spa

DRESS - Oxfam

HAIR & MAKE UP - Sally Ann - Christchurch Bridal Hair & Make Up

FLOWERS - Jane Bidwell Flowers

SUITS - Moss Bros

CARS - Abbey Cars

CAKE - Treat Me Sweet

MAGICIAN - Jamie Docherty

CASINO - Absolute Fun Casino




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