After successfully re-arranging their wedding date it was an absolute pleasure to be joining Sophie and her family at Sophie’s family home for the bridal preparations and capturing details of the dress. Sophie and Luke had said they didn’t want too much of the bridal prep covering so I concentrated on capturing some of the details of the final touches and the dress hung in the garden since it was such a bright sunny day. After the bridal prep, it was time to head over to meet Luke and his groomsmen at Ringwood Hall Hotel where we were treated to some lovely winter light in the garden to capture some nice relaxed images of them all together before the main event.
As the guests arrived at Ringwood Hall they were treated to some delightful music with Lauren Hinds there as the violinist to welcome guests into the wedding ceremony room, Lauren stayed with us through to the wedding breakfast as well and was such a lovely addition to the day. It was lovely to be back here again at Ringwood Hall seeing a proud father walk his daughter down the aisle as Sophie arrived to exchange vows and marry Luke. After the ceremony, Luke and Sophie dashed off for 10 minutes on their own in their beautiful wedding car while enjoying a little glass of fizz. As soon as they returned we took the opportunity to use the last bit of winter light to capture the line-up portraits that they wanted and then also to capture some nice relaxed couples portraits of the two of them on their own in the grounds of Ringwood Hall.
The wedding breakfast was kicked off with 3 brilliant speeches from the top table and certainly set the scene with some lovely memories shared and some funny stories to get people in the mood for a great afternoon ahead. I managed to find some time after the wedding breakfast to capture a few images of Sophie and Luke in the gardens at Ringwood Hall where they have some lovely outdoor lighting which just seems to give such a nice warm and romantic ambience, as well as using some creative flash to get them something a bit different. It’s always worth finding 10 minutes where possible to do these portraits as they add such a different dynamic to the full set of images and they really don’t take long to do either.
Then before we knew it the evening guests were arriving and it was time for the lovely John (Master of ceremonies at Ringwood Hall) to gather guests into the room to watch Luke and Sophie cut their cake before heading into their first dance as husband and wife. It was lovely as well to see Sophie do a father and daughter dance with her dad afterwards and then have everyone join in the fun on the dancefloor to the fantastic band that had been booked.
Anyway enough from me, have a watch of their photo highlights video below or you can always scroll through the images underneath. Enjoy.
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