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I absolutely love photographing in the New Forest as there are so many beautiful venues and the backdrop is just stunning. Todays wedding was to be held at The Bell Inn, in Brook and our lovely couple, Laura & Rob had planned the perfect day for them to enjoy with their family and friends. The sun was high in the sky and the weather was absolutely perfect from the offset.

I started the morning bright and early with Laura and her team of bridesmaids in the manor suite at the hotel. First up, the make up, todays make up artist was a good friend and somebody who I would highly recommend if you are currently planning your special day. Its always nice to work with familiar faces and Kim from The Beauty Shed and I have worked many weddings in the past.

Here are a few images I captured of the girls, the build up, the preparation and of course the lovely bride to be…

Rob and his merry men were getting ready in the hotel as well, so it was only a short trip up the stairs to see what they were up too. By this point in the day it was time for the men to start their final preparation and to get the cravats tied, shoes laced, pocket squares looking sharp and cufflinks in place. Rob had chosen three best men to be by his side throughout the day and the big job was the honour of Luke, Adrian and David.

I always have a great laugh with the gents in the morning as there’s always a little tension in the air within their group to get all the little details perfected. Todays wedding was no different with the best men taking lead and helping Rob to refine every detail about his outfit and the running of the day.

Here are some images I captured of Rob during his preparation…

During the morning I was asked which part of the day was my favourite and my answer was “In a few hours” I.e. this next segment, the brides final preparation and donning of the dress. Its that point in the day where everything becomes very really and the excitement battles the nerves. It is always without fail thou, the excitement wins every time. Today was no exception and there were smiles all round and a buzz in the air.

Here are a few images I captured of Laura, her bridesmaids Emily, Rachael and Emma and of course not forgetting her gorgeous little flower girl Maya-Rose…

I just wanted to take a moment to say a huge thank you to both Laura & Rob for letting me document their special day. We really did have a great laugh on the day and it was just amazing to see you both tie the knot. Here’s to many year of happiness together and to all the many adventures you have planned in the future.

I would also like to say a huge thank you to all of their lovely family and friends that made my job that little bit more fun. If any of you are currently in the process of planning your special day or even know any friends that are. Please don’t hesitate to get in contact or recommend me to others. It really does mean the world to me and helps so much.

Before you all go thou, there are plenty more images for your viewing pleasure below and also a little comments section at the end if you wanted to leave any feedback. Enjoy…

Lots of love

Chris

xxx

WEDDING VENUE - The Bell Inn

DRESS - Proposals, Chichester

MAKE UP - Kim Kingston @ The Beauty Shed

HAIR -Sam Miles

FLOWERS - Fiori By Lynne

SUITS - Astares Menswear

CAKE - Crafts & Cakes By Caroline

 

 

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