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WEDDING BLOGS

Introducing such a lovely couple, Bob & Denise, the new Mr & Mrs McConnachie. Bob & Denise first got in contact which seems years ago and we’ve been chatting about their wedding in detail ever since. They had planned for their special day to be held at The Royal Beach Hotel in Portsmouth, on the bank holiday weekend at the end of August. This is a very popular weekend to get married as it definitely one of the best for weather during the English summer. Boy did it not fail to deliver!

We had met up with Bob & Denise on several occasions, including at The Royal Beach Hotel wedding fair earlier in the year. It was such a pleasure to share their journey to becoming the new Mr & Mrs McConnachie and the excitement these guys were showing was infectious! We were to start the day with Denise, in the bridal suite at the hotel, where she had planned for her preparation to begin. Denise was surrounded by her favourite people and the atmosphere was electric with happiness and smiles all round. Here are some images we created of Denise and her preparation…

Bob was planning to arrive at around 11.30 with his best man Tim, who had made the long journey over from the states to be by his side as he took his final steps. Bob and Tim served alongside each other and shared a special friendship over the years that would only come to grow even stronger as Tim was by Bob’s side as he married the women of his dreams.

Bob couldn’t resist showing Tim his favourite restaurant in Portsmouth, The Bodrum Restaurant on Albert Road as Bob & Denise had shared many beautiful evenings there together over the years. This is what I love about weddings, the women are running around like crazy having their hair, make-up etc done whilst the men are chilling with nothing to worry about. :) We still need to take a trip to the Bodrum Bob!

Here are some images we created of Bob and his preparation at the hotel…

It wasn’t long before we headed back to Denise as she was making her final touches to her make-up and hair. Denise had chosen to have her make-up done by the amazing Georgina Chambers, who as you can see from the images is one of the best in the business.  Denise's hair was to be done by Karen Clarke who was just a master when it came to styling Denise’s hair. Denise wanted to go for a 1950’s/60’s hair up look which complemented her dress and the finished look was just amazing.

Here are some images we captured of Denise as the final touches were applied and she took those final steps to becoming the new Mrs McConnachie…

Ami and I would just like to take a few moments to say a huge thank you to both Bob & Denise for choosing us to be such a big part of their special day. The day was truly stunning from the word go and it was such a pleasure to be surrounded by so many amazing people. You are both such lovely people but together you are even more amazing and you complete each other.  Your love and respect for each other really does inspire Ami and I to be the best we can be for each other, so for that we can only thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

Also a huge thank you to Bob & Denise’s family and friends. You guys made us feel so welcome and made our jobs ever so much easier. Here’s to the lovely couple and years of happiness together, may your love for each other grow ever stronger every day.

But guys, don’t go yet as there are loads more images for you to see below! If you are currently planning your special day, then please don’t hesitate to get in contact as we would love to capture yours too.

Lots of love

Chris & Ami

XXX

Together, Forever, Believe & Achieve

 

VENUE - The Royal Beach Hotel

HAIR - Karen Clarke

MAKE UP - Georgina Chambers

FLOWERS - Marilyns Florist & Gift Shop

Today was going to be special and we knew this from the offset.  Let me introduce the new Mr & Mrs Caldwell, Lydia & Ross. It’s always extra special when a couple book us through a recommendation and have seen our work first hand due to us photographing Ross’ dad’s wedding a few years back.

The lovely couple had planned for their special day to be held at Southdowns Manor near Petersfield. With beautiful views of South Downs National Park this venue is truly stunning and the perfect venue to tie the knot and celebrate such a special occasion.

We were to start the morning with Lydia and her team of bridesmaids, Ellie & Holly along with her flower girls Freya & Mia. The morning was to begin in the honeymoon suite at the venue and trust me when I say, its the perfect setting for photographing the build up of a wedding. With natural light falling perfectly through the big bay windows, its a wedding photographers dream. Here are some images we captured of the girls in the morning whilst they started their journey towards the big event…

Ross was planning to arrive at the venue for around 11 o’clock as their ceremony was scheduled for 1 o’clock on the terrace. All fingers were crossed for the weather to stay on side and it didn’t disappoint. Ross was arriving with his team of best men & ushers and it was time to meet up with them for some banter and to capture Ross’ preparation. Here are some images we captured of Ross & the lads…

Lydia was getting ready down the corridor from Ross and by this point was starting to think about getting into her dress. It was time to start being a little bossy with the girl’s whom were still chilling in the PJ’s, having their hair done by Annette Bradford and being pampered by their make up artist Charlotte Louise. I really would recommend Annette & Charlotte if you are looking for hair & make up for your special day. As you can see from the images, they are top of their game and amazing at what they do.

The nerves were running high and the excitement was infectious. Everything was coming together nicely and it was time for the donning of the dress. Here are some images we captured of Lydia as she made her final steps towards becoming the new Mrs Caldwell and what an absolute stunning bride she was. Breath taking comes to mind….

Lydia & Ross we would just like to say a huge thank you for choosing Ami & I to be your photographers for your special day. There are so many talented photographers to choose from and it really is a honour to be yours. You guys were very easy to photograph and amazing to work with on such a special day. Here’s to many years of happiness and we hope the love you guys have for each other grows every day.

But guys don’t go yet! There are plenty of images below for your viewing pleasure. If you are currently looking for a photographer to capture your special day, please don’t hesitate to get in contact as we would love to be a part of it.

Lots of love

Chris & Ami

xxx

”Together, Forever, Believe & Achieve"

HAIR - Annette Bradford @ Elegance Bridal Coiffure

MAKE UP - Charlotte Louise MUA

VENUE - Southdowns Manor

VIDEOGRAPHY - A Day In The Life Videography

DRESS - Proposals

FLOWERS - Tara’s Florist

Finally the day was upon us, it was time for Danny & Jade to tie the knot and become the new Mr & Mrs Petzing. The date seemed like a long time coming but the wait was well worth it. This was going to be extra special as Danny & I went to school together and I knew that the day was going to be full of familiar faces and a great laugh.

They had chosen to have their ceremony at The Portsmouth Cathedral which is a amazing landmark in Portsmouth’s history and gives a special day that extra wow factor. We had met with the couple on a few occasions at wedding fairs and also at their family home, which Jade had Danny working on every little detail as it all had to be perfect for the photography. When we arrived at the house in the morning, it was like a show room and perfect to capture the morning unfold. We started the day with Jade and her bridesmaids, there was everything from laughs, banter and nerves and it was a pleasure to be apart of. Here are a few images we captured in the morning as the preparation unfolded…

Danny planned to meet his rabble of merry men down Gunwharf Quays for the “lads” breakfast. I knew this was going to be a boisterous affair and they didn’t disappoint. A few terms come to mind when I think of the morning antics, Geezers, Lads, Cushty and a few other words I can’t really post on a blog. But yeah you are thinking along the right lines… ha.

Here are a few images we captured of the gents whilst they wined and dined in the sun, as you can see it was a very chilled morning…

Back to the girls we go and by this point in the day it was time for me to start shouting some orders. As you can imagine, one man in amongst a lot of ladies shouting orders, is pure suicide, so I’ve really got to choose my timing right. Only kidding the girls were great and completely running to schedule……..

Here are some images we captured of Jade as she took her final steps and the donning of the dress. With final details being applied by the lovely Georgia Leworthy on Jade’s makeup, everything was coming together nicely…

I love weddings at The Portsmouth Cathedral as they really do have that grand feeling about them. It must be such a special feeling of the bride as she walks down the long aisle and takes in everything around her. As she takes them final steps towards her husband to be and all those many months of planning final all come together and this is the moment she’s been waiting for, to become the new Mrs Petzing.  After the ceremony they headed to Moneyfield Sport & Social Club to party into the early hours.

Ami and I would just like to take this moment to say a huge thank you to Danny & Jade for choosing us to be such a huge part of their special day. You have such an amazing family and friend group and you guys sure know how to party.

Don’t leave quite yet thou as there are plenty more wow factor images below for the lovely couple for your viewing pleasure. Here’s to many years of happiness to come and to the new Mr & Mrs Petzing.

Lots of love

Chris & Ami

xxx

P.S If you are currently in the process of planning your special day, please don’t hesitate to get in contact if you are looking for a wedding photographer. We would love to be a part of your special day too.

"Together, Forever, Believe & Achieve"

HAIR - Emma Gratton

MAKE UP - Georgia Leworthy

DRESS - Brides of Southampton

SUITS - JC Brides

CAKE - Laurie Way

We first met Gemma & Kevin at a wedding fair which seems quite a while ago, but time flies so quickly and their day had finally arrived. After numerous meetings with them at Belle Isle in Chichester we had really grown to know them as individuals and as a couple. Both Ami and I were so excited about their day as we knew it was going to be something special and all the little details were finally coming together and it was time to tie the knot.

The guys had planned their special day to be held at The Crowne Plaza, Felbridge Hotel which was set close to where they live, near Horsham. It was a early start for all, as most people were travelling up from Portsmouth and we were to start photographing Gemma early, whilst she had her hair and make-up done by the very talented Sarah Elizabeth Abbott, along with her bridesmaids. Here are a few images from the mornings preparation and all the little details that Gemma & Kevin had been planning over the year…

It was only a short journey down the corridor to Kevin who was getting ready with his brother/best man Ryan. It was a very calmed chilled affair with Kevin so we just planned to capture a few images whilst he got into his wedding suit. Here are a few images we captured of the gents, getting ready and then looking dapper…

Straight back to Gemma and her bridesmaids who by this point were in their dresses and it was nearly time for Gemma to get into hers. It was very obvious that Gemma was marrying the man of her dreams and the nerves were starting to build. Holding back the tears on several occasions, with presents being opened and smiles all around, the time was upon us. Here are some images we created in the final moments before Gemma took the walk towards her husband to be…

Ami & I would just like to say a huge thank you to both Gemma & Kevin, the new Mr & Mrs Baxter. We had such a great day photographing you both and you truly are such a beautiful couple together. It was lovely to spend time with your friends and family, your day was filled with smiles, laughs and love. Here’s to many years of happiness and may your love for each other just keep growing.

Before you all go thou, there are plenty more images below for you to take a look at. If you are currently planning your big day and are in the process of looking for a professional wedding photographer, drop us a line, we’d love to chat about your big day.

Come and check out our FACEBOOK page to see what we’ve been unto over the wedding season.  

Also a big shout out to our friends at Videography Services UK who filmed the day.  It was a pleasure working with you both and we would highly recommend these guys if anyone is looking for a wedding videography team.  We can't wait to see Gemma & Kevin's wedding film.   

Lots of love

Chris & Ami

xxx

"Together, Forever, Believe & Achieve"

 

Flowers - Butterflies & Bows 

Make-Up & Hair - Sarah Elizabeth Abbott

Videography - Videography Services UK