A Very English Village Wedding in Hampshire

As usual during a busy year of photography, fresh content on my blog is a little thin on the ground, so this lovely village wedding from late spring has been waiting in the wings for far too long.

Although the bride & groom both live now in London, it was back to the village that the bride grew up in for the wedding. For the groom the day started in traditional style at the village pub and then a short walk to the church to wait for the bride. The bride was getting ready at her parents house ( who couldn’t have been more British if they tried! That was the fathers sword used to cut the cake) and then a short walk to the church, cheered along the way by the villagers who had come out to watch. Following a church service ( In which photography was banned unfortunately) it was a walk down the lane to the village green for a champagne reception followed by the wedding breakfast. All the guests were turned out in their finery, making it reminiscent of ladies day at Ascot. A harpist provided the perfect backdrop..

Anyway enough of my words, here is what the bride had to say:

” We wanted a relaxed, country wedding where everyone had lots of fun. Flowers were very important so we had lots in the Church and the marquee in pale pinks and greens with plenty of scent. The flowers were the centre piece but were complemented by navy blue and silver where appropriate. Vintage tea sets and cake stands helped bring the English country wedding theme to life and were particularly popular with the American guests! There was plenty to drink, great food and a fantastic band with lots of dancing! An absolutely perfect day. ”

Here are a few of the many beautiful moments from the day: