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WEDDING BLOGS

What a absolute beautiful day to celebrate a wedding at Southdowns Manor. Today was the day when Charlotte & Luke tied the knot in front of their family and friends and the weather gods were on their side.

It wasn’t long since Charlotte & Luke had booked me to photograph their special day and earlier in the year we had a tester shoot down Old Portsmouth with their favourite little man, Albi.

But to set the scene for you, it was a beautiful sunny Sunday May bank holiday weekend in the heart of South Downs National Park, there’s a slight breeze in the air and a wedding on the horizon. I started the morning with Charlotte and her team of bridesmaids Kasey, Jade, Sophie and Scarlett. Here are some images I captured of the girls and their preparation….

Luke was planning to get ready away from the mayhem, at their family home and then make his way to the venue with his best man who also happened to be his Grandpa, Reggie. They all arrived in good spirits but it was apparent that his cravat tying skills had alluded him and come to think of it, everyone at the venue, including myself!

After finally getting the cravat tied, button hole in place, it was time for a little photo shoot of the groom. Here are a few images we captured of Luke as he made the finishing touches…

So back up to the ladies and by this point they were adding their own finishing touches. But time was catching up with us and it was time for us all to step up a gear.

One thing I do really love about Southdowns Manor, is their attention to detail and especially the facilities and bespoke service they offer to their couples in the build up to their ceremony. Charlotte did the majority of her preparation in the “Changing Room” which is a photographers dream as it has loads of mirrors and all beautifully in keeping with the decor of the venue. For those of you that know my style of photography, know I love a mirror and especially during the bridal prep!

It was time thou for Charlotte to get into her beautiful dress which was from one of my favourite wedding dress supplier in Portsmouth, Creatiques on Albert Road, Southsea. Ladies if you are planning a special day and looking for a bespoke wedding dress service, the guys at Creatiques are the guys to go too.

Here are some images I captured of Charlotte as she took those final steps as Miss Penfold to become the new Mrs Corbishley…

I would just like to say a huge thank you to both Charlotte & Luke for letting me document their special day. Although it was one of the hottest days of the year and I made the stupid mistake of wearing black, it was also one of the most beautiful days of the year as I got to spend it with such a great couple and the love they share with their friends and family. Here’s to many years of happiness together as a couple but mainly as a complete family with little Albi by their side.

A big thank you to all your friends and family as well for the great laugh we had throughout the day and the relaxed way I was able to approach the day. I’ve always been very lucky in my photography career with having such great wedding guests and may this hopefully continue… (smiley face!)

Before I go though, here are some more beautiful images of our lovely couple. Also, one last thing… If you are currently in the process of planning your special day, or even know someone who’s planning theirs… if you like what you see, please feel free to recommend me. It makes the world of difference to us as self employed folk.

Lots of love

Chris

xxx

WEDDING VENUE - Southdowns Manor

DRESS - Creatiques

HAIR - Bexs Appeal Hair & Beauty

FLOWERS - Blossoms

MAKE UP ARTIST - Ashley Charlotte Odey

CAKE - Amazing Grace’s Bakes

 

 

Together, Forever, Believe & Achieve

As with most of our wedding couples, Kate & Zach came to us through a recommendation and their day was finally upon us. It seemed only yesterday that we first met up with the lovely couple to discuss their special day and what they had planned, but before you know it, the day was on our door step and it was time to celebrate.

Kate & Zach had planned for their day to be held at Norton Park Hotel which is a absolutely stunning venue nestled in Sutton Scotty near Winchester. It boasts the stunning backdrop for the perfect wedding day and has everything from a beautiful Manor House to a breath taking 17th Century Tythe Barn within its grounds. Our lovely couple had planned to use every part of which this gorgeous venue has to offer.

We started the morning at Kate’s parents home in Hedge End before heading off to the venue to apply the finishing touches. First up, the details and the hair….

It was only a short journey to the venue, where Kate had planned to do her own Make-Up and enjoy some time with her bridesmaids Alex & Rosie and her bridesman Jack. It was a very calm affair to start with and this is always the case with the girls in the morning, but it is very much the calm before the storm in all cases and the nerves were on the horizon.

Here are some images we captured of Kate in her final stages before it was time to think about the dress….

We were on schedule and took some time away from the girls to head over to meet the gents, who by this point were arriving at the venue and making their way to the bar. Zach and his best men Josh & Adam were looking sharp and raring to go. Here are some images we captured of the gents before they took their positions at the end of the aisle to await the arrival of Zach’s bride to be…..

Quick trip back to the girls and it was time to attack the dress. Kate had chosen to go for a stunningly simplistic lace dress with beautiful detailing throughout. The dress was by a designer called Rembo Styling and boy did she look absolutely breathtaking and I think you’ll agree the images show this off to a tee. Here are some images we captured of Kate as she took her final steps to becoming the new Dr Simpson….

I’d just like to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you to both Kate & Zach for choosing me to capture their special day and I really do hope I’ve done you proud with the images we’ve created. It was great fun working with you on the day and you guys are just amazing as a couple. Here’s to may years of happiness together and all the fun adventures you have planned as the new Mr & Dr Simpson.





Big thank you to your friends and family as well for all of your help and support on the day. You really made my job easy and what fun we all had. If you are currently planning your special day and like our style of work, please don’t hesitate to get in contact. I’d love to capture your special day and to capture some memories to cherish forever.

Before you all go thou, below are some more images from their special day. I like to call this section the portrait shoot.

Lots of love

Chris

xxx

WEDDING VENUE - Norton Park Hotel

DRESS FROM - Secret Dress House, Reigate

DRESS BY - Rembo Styling

HAIR - Leanne @ Restyle Hair & Beauty

FLOWERS - Little Lillies

SUITS - Moss Bros

 

 

Together, Forever, Believe & Achieve

On Saturday I spent the evening photographing the wedding of the new Mr & Mrs Youngman, Jenny & Craig. They planned their special day to be held at Macdonald Botley Park Hotel and Spa, in Southampton and what a amazing day it turned out to be. The weather was just beautiful, summer was finally on the doorstep.

I would just like to say a huge thank you to both Jenny & Craig for letting me a be part of their special day and capturing some stunning images of the two of you. We all had a great laugh with your friends and family and I hope you enjoy the images whilst you are away on honeymoon in the sun.

Quick message to everyone who reads my blogs…If you or a friend are currently planning your special day, please don’t hesitate to get in contact. I would love to be a part of your special day too and capture some images you’ll treasure forever.

Lots of love

Chris

xxx

Together, Forever, Believe & Achieve

So I first met Andrea & Mark at The Royal Beach Hotel wedding fair which seems so long ago but the time flies and before you know it, the day is upon us. The lovely couple had decided to hold the full day at The Royal Beach Hotel and it really is the perfect venue for the perfect day.

It was clear from the word go that there was no bridezilla at this wedding, but more like a groomzilla! Mark really had his claws into this project and it was a pleasure to be a part of such a finely organised event. It was definitely a team effort thou and the venue looked stunning. We started the day with the girls in the bridal suite at the hotel with Andrea as she started her preparation to becoming the new Mrs Hutchings. Here are a few images I captured of the lovely bride to be in the morning…

One of my favourite wedding days is when the preparation, ceremony and reception is all in one place as it saves my skinny legs the ache of all that walking! So I head a few floors down to meet up with Mark and his team of men, who by this point were starting to get into their suits and apply the finishing touches to their hair and in Mark’s case, beautiful trimmed beard. We had a great laugh and here are some of the images we created…

Back up in the elevator and into the mayhem I go…. By this point everything was starting to become real for Andrea and it was nearly time to get into her beautiful dress, which was from Creatiques in Southsea, which we would highly recommend for not only a fantastic bespoke service but also some of the most stunning dresses in the South Coast.

The time was running away from us and after a few little hints that it was time to get into the dress, the girls finally gave in and it was that moment when a girl finally lives what she’s been dreaming of since a little girl. Andrea took her final steps and made the finishing touches to become the beautiful bride you see before you. Here are some images we captured of Andrea and those beautiful moments…

I just like to say a huge thank you to both Andrea & Mark for letting me be such a huge part of their special day and I really hope I’ve done you proud with the images we have made. I know the weather wasn’t on our side but that didn’t stop us and I think you will all agree the lovely couple look stunning. Here’s to many more years of happiness!

I would also like to say a huge thank you to their friends and family for making my day so easy and being such a great laugh throughout. If you are currently planning your special day and looking for a wedding photographer, please don’t hesitate to get in contact, as I’d love to capture your special moments too.

There’s still more to see thou, so don’t go anywhere just yet…

Lots of love

Chris

xxx

MAKE UP - Rachel from True Colours

HAIR - Leah Burton from Cesare Hair Salon

WEDDING VENUE - The Royal Beach Hotel

DRESS - Creatiques

CAKE - Carla Choudry

FLOWERS - Penelope Petals

SUITS - Charles Gale Formal Hire

SHOES - Irregular Choice

 

 

Together, Forever, Believe & Achieve