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WEDDING BLOGS

The time has flown past since I first met up with Carly & Rob many moons ago to discuss their wedding photography in detail. I absolutely love this couple as they have such a great sense of humour and I just couldn’t wait to photograph their big day. I just knew it was going to be a day too remember and the day was on our doorstep.

They had planned for their ceremony to be held on HMS Warrior and for their reception to be held at The Square Tower, Old Portsmouth. I started the day with Carly and her bridesmaids at Number Four Boutique Hotel , which is a stunning venue in the heart of Southsea. When I arrived, the party was in full swing. Here are a few images I captured of Carly, her bridesmaids, their preparation and all the little details…

Carly & Rob planned for their ceremony to be held early so we were on a strict schedule and had a lot to get done. With Rob already at the Warrior awaiting his bride, it was time for the girls to think about the dress. She had a good solid team by her side with her maid of honour Amie and two bridesmaids Helena & Holly. Let the mayhem commence! It was like the family scene in Home Alone when they are getting ready to leave on holiday!! Ahhhhh…..

Don’t worry thou, everything came together nicely and it was all hands on deck and I think you will agree, our bride looks stunning. Here are some images I captured….

I had a little bit of time before Carly arrived in the Dockyard, so it was Rob’s turn to get in front of the camera with his two best men, Harry and dad Allan. We made use of the stunning backdrop of the HMS Warrior and its also a great opportunity for Rob to take his mind off his nerves. Here are some images I captured of Rob and his merry men…

I would just like to say a huge thank you to both Carly & Rob for choosing me to be such a huge part of their special day. Its been such a fun journey with you both and I think everyone will agree, you make a beautiful couple together. Here’s to many years of happiness and all the little adventures you have planned for your future.

I would also like to say a huge thank you to everyone involved in making this day so special for the new Mr & Mrs Hurlow. I had such a great laugh with all of the guests, both friends and family, you guys made my job so easy and I cannot thank you enough. If any of you are planning your big day and currently looking for a wedding photographer, give me a shout if you like what you see. I would love to be a part of your special day too.

Before you go though, please feel free to leave a message below or some feedback about the images and don’t worry there’s plenty more below for your viewing pleasure.

Lots of love





Chris

xxx

CEREMONY VENUE - HMS Warrior

RECEPTION VENUE - The Square Tower, Old Portsmouth

FLORIST - Marilyn’s Florist

DRESS SHOP - Wed 2 Be, Southampton

MAKE UP - Charlotte Louise MUA

HAIR - Missy’s Bridal Hair & Make Up

CAKE - Sweet Creations

CARS - Craneswater Cars

 

 

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What a absolutely stunning day spent with Amy & Kate as they tied the knot in style. I first met Amy & Kate only a few months ago as they got in contact with me to photograph and document their special day. They had planned for the day to be held with the theme of a traditional village hall fete and this is why Rotate Village Hall was on the top of their list for venues. With a old school VW Camper as their mode of transport, bouncy castle on site, bunting decorating the hall, it was time for them to unite their love for each other.

I started the morning with Kate at her family home in Liss, where she grew up as a child. It was a very peaceful morning with a little chill in the air but the weather recently had taken a turn so we were all a little unsure with what to expect. But it seemed the weather gods were on our side and it was going to be just perfect for our lovely couple. Kate had chosen to go for a stunning vintage style dress with beautiful detailing throughout. Here are a few images I captured of Kate in the morning and her preparation…

It was just a short journey down the road to meet up with Amy and their bridesmaid Laura. The amazing Nicky from Vanilla Blush Make Up had the important job of both of our brides make up & hair today and as you can see from the images what a amazing job she did.

Amy’s morning was a little more hectic with Laura adding the final touches to her speech and the girls working their way through the “wedding” Spotify play list. Amy had chosen to go for something a little more traditional when it comes to her dress, but upon seeing it I knew they were going to compliment each other so much. Here are some images I captured of Amy getting ready and all the little details…

The ceremony was held at The Portsmouth Registry Office and before our brides made their way down the aisle, they wanted to do what they called “The Reveal”. This really was a beautiful way for them to first see each other and here are a few images I captured of them….

So I would just like to say a huge thank you to both Amy & Kate for letting me be a huge part of their special day. It was just a honour to share it with you and to meet all of your amazing family & friends. You guys really do know how to party and here’s to many more years of happiness together.

I would also like to say a huge thank you to all of your family & friends for making my day so easy and so much fun. Its always nice as a wedding photographer to feel so welcome and to see so many happy faces. But before you go, here are loads more images of their special day and for your viewing pleasure.



If you are currently planning your special day and looking for a wedding photographer, please feel free to give me shout, if you like my style of photography of course. Also feel free to leave a comment below, as its always nice to get a little feedback.

Lots of love


Chris

xxx

CEREMONY VENUE - The Portsmouth Registry Office

RECEPTION VENUE - Rotate Village Hall

FLORIST - Janet White

DRESS SHOP - Wed 2 Be, Southampton

HAIR & MAKE UP - Vanilla Blush Make Up

BAND - Legends

CAKE - Kate’s Mum

 

 

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So it was time to head up North for the stunning wedding of two good friends, Ryan & Sam. I first met Ryan when I worked in America on a summer camp as their official photographer and we have been great friends ever since. One year he met the girl of his dreams and fast forward a few years and its now time for the happiest day of their lives.

They had planned to have their preparation at the Mercure Bankfield Hotel in Bingley and then for the main event of the ceremony and wedding reception to be held at East Riddleston Hall which is a stunning venue set in the grounds and home of a 17th century cloth maker. They had chosen to hold their wedding in the barn on the grounds and trust me when I say, it was absolutely breath taking.

I started the day with Sam and her team of bridesmaids at the hotel which included her sister Sarah, Ryan’s sister Sophie and two of Sam’s her best friends Amy & Zowie. But also let’s not forget little Molly who was absolutely obsessed with the camera and such a great little character. Sam was having her hair done by Hannah from Enchanted Hair and then onto her make up by Charlotte from Beauty in Bloom & Jessica Bass Make Up. Below are some images we created of Sam and her preparation to become the new Mrs McGee…

It was only a short journey through the hotel to meet up with Ryan, who by this point in the day was starting his preparation and getting into his suit. We had a great little catch up and it was great to see some familiar faces from over sea’s in his friend Harry who had travelled over from the US. His main job was to help Ryan and to calm the nerves. Here are some images I capture of Ryan as he became the handsome groom you see before you…

Staright back to the lovely ladies in room 102. Whom by this point had the dress in their sights and it was nearly time for Sam to take her final steps as a fiancé, to become the new Mrs McGee. As you can see, Sam went for something that she knew would take Ryan’s breath away in the form of her colourful beautiful dress and boy did it look amazing. Here are some images I captured before we all headed off to East Riddleston Hall

I would just like to say a huge thank you to the new Mr & Mrs McGee for letting me be such a big part of their day and entrusting me with documenting all the wonders you had installed for your guests. It truly was a stunning day! Here’s to many years of happiness together and to all the many adventures you have lined up in the years to come.

I would also like to say a huge thank you to all of their friends and family for making my day such fun and so easy to capture. I really did have a great time and you guys sure no how to party! If any of you are currently planning your special day, please give me a shout if you like what you see. No where is to far for me to travel and it would be a absolute honour to be a part of your day too.

BUT Before you go, there are loads more images below of our lovely couple. Please feel free to leave a message below or a little feedback on the images.

Lots of love

Chris

xxx

FLORIST - Stems Designs

WEDDING VENUE - East Riddleston Hall

DRESS SHOP - Confetti & Lace of Leeds

HAIR - Enchanted Hair By Hannah

MAKE UP - Charlotte & Jess from Beauty In Bloom

SUITS - Next

VW CAMPER - Liberty Campers

 

 

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What a amazing day spent with Lauren & Liam to celebrate their special day and to document them becoming the new Mr & Mrs Peach-Todd. I had met with Lauren & Liam on several occasion before their big day to discuss everything in detail and to get a plan of attack in place. They were planning to hold different parts of their day in several different locations, so it was crucial we had a good plan as to how best document it.

They had decided to hold their ceremony at The Explosion Museum, Gosport, which is a really stunning location with loads of little hide aways to capture some stunning images of the lovely couple. After the ceremony it was onto Moneyfields in Copnor, Portsmouth to really get the party started. To start the day thou I headed to Gunwharf Quays where Lauren had the penthouse for her preparation. She was surrounded by her favourite people and had nine bridesmaids in total. Lauren was having her hair & make-up done by the stlylist Geoorgia Chambers Hair & Make Up Studio and everything was on schedule and going to plan. Here are some images I captured of Lauren with her preparation and all the little details she had been planning over the year….

I captured a few images of Liam as he arrived at The Explosion Museum with his best man Karl. Its always nice to meet the gents in the morning and to help settle the nerves before the groom takes his final steps to marry his beautiful bride. We headed around the grounds of the museum to capture some images of the two of them and here are a few of what we created…

Back at the penthouse, it was now time for Lauren to start thinking about getting into her dress. The large front room had picturess views of the Portsmouth Skyline which made the perfect backdrop with loads of space and natural light for Lauren to get into her dress. With a stunning mermaid style dress from Brides of Southampton ready and waiting, it was time to become the beautiful bride you see before you in the following images…

This is the bit in my blog where I would like to say a huge thank you to both Lauren & Liam for letting me be such a huge part of their special day and in-trusting the job of documenting it to me. I had such a great day with you both and you truly are a inspirational couple and have created such a beautiful little family. Here’s to many years of happiness together and to loads of beautiful memories to come.

I would just like to say a huge thank you to all of their friends and family for making my job so easy on their special day and also for all the fun and laughs we had. You guys are just great and I think you’ll agree the lovely couple look amazing in their images.

If you are currently in the process of planning your special day and like what you see, please don’t hesitate to get in contact with me as I would love to be a part of your day too.

Before you go thou, here are plenty more images of the lovely couple and please feel free to leave a message below

Lots of love

Chris

xxx

 

WEDDING VENUE - The Explosion Museum, Gosport

DRESS SHOP - Brides of Southampton

MAKE UP & HAIR - Georgia Chambers Make Up Studio

SUITS - Debenhams

VW CAMPER - VW T2 Wedding Cars

WEDDING CAR - American Wedding Cars


 

Together, Forever, Believe & Achieve