David & Caroline Dorkings

@ The Queens Hotel, Portsmouth, Southsea

What an amazing day spent with Caroline & David to celebrate and document their special day.  Due to COVID their special day had been reschedule on a few occasions and the day had finally come where they could tie the knot.  They chose to do this at John Pounds Church, Portsmouth and then on to The Queens Hotel in Southsea surrounded by their closest family and friends.

To start the day, I headed to The Queens to meet Caroline and her daughter/bridesmaid Ellie. Caroline got her dress from Creatiques in Southsea and her hair was to be done by Hannah from Hannah Hair UK.

Here are a few images from the morning preparations.

David and his team of young gents were getting ready at their family home not too far from the hotel, so there was just enough time to head over to them to take a few images of their preparation.

I’ve personally known David for years as we went to school together and it was an absolute honour for me when they asked me to document their special day.

Here are a few images from the grooms preparation.

Quick short journey back to the girls and it was at this point Caroline and Ellie were on to the make up stage of their preparation.  Ellie would be doing her mums make up and it was such a lovely thing to witness as daughter helped he mum become the beautiful bride before us.

Check out these images of Carolines final preparation and the donning of her beautiful dress…

Quick few images of David and his two sons as they made their way towards the church.  It is moments like this that will last a life time!

As a wedding photographer who has spent the last three years in an out of the wedding scene and almost loosing the love for the job, it’s wedding like this and the ones over the past year that make me realise how much I love my job.  I know I’ve not exactly been the most active over social media, but I think its fair to say that I am back and what a pleasure it is to capture a day like the day David & Caroline celebrated!

Before I share with you more images from their special day, I just want to say a brief thank you to all the friends and family of the lovely couple.  You guys were amazing and I loved all the banter and smiles on the day!  But the big thanks goes to our lovely couple.  You guys look absolute stunning together and I wish you all the happiness for your future and the amazing family you have brought together.

Right, the moment you have been waiting for, here are some of my favourites of David & Caroline…




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