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Year 6 Leavers Party | Pimperne

Year 6 Leavers Party | Pimperne

Leaving primary – the end of an era

I remember leaving primary school, I found it SO traumatic! I really loved my primary and the teachers and I felt so safe there, the BIG school felt so huge and scary, not to mention full of giants!  So when I was asked to photograph one of the local primary school’s leaver’s party I jumped at it.  These kids have been together in the same class for 7 years and were about to embark on an amazing adventure into pastures new at the “big” Blandford School.  

So I was sooooooo happy to join their party and take a few pics for their memory boxes!  Annoyingly it was raining so they couldn’t make the most of the field but luckily a kareoke machine was on hand to keep everyone entertained. That and checking how much they’d grown against the height chart! 

If you’d like a party covered in a non-obtrusive way then let me know! 

Rhinefield House Hotel Wedding | New Forest

Rhinefield House Hotel Wedding | New Forest

SUNNY MAY WEDDING AT RHINEFIELD HOUSE IN THE NEW FOREST – CLAIRE & DUNK

Claire and Dunk got married at the grand Rhinefield House, in the New Forest, this May. It was a stunning outdoor wedding, with glorious sunshine and the best entrance to the wedding breakfast I’ve ever seen.

Bridal Prep

Claire got ready at home with her bridesmaids, and some family, and there was such an exciting vibe.  All the girls were beautifully made up by Helen from Made Up and got ready together with Claire. She wore a Maggie Sottero Dress, and looked absolutely incredible. The group then hopped into a posh minibus to get to the ceremony. Claire’s Dad surprised her with a super flash car to drive them so they could arrive in style.

Groom Prep

  

Dunk got ready at Rhinefield House and was lucky enough to get early access to the Bridal Suite so the lads could get ready in comfort! He wore a Moss Bros suit and looked v sophis.  The boys then relaxed with a beer to greet the guests in the bar before the girls arrived.

The ceremony

The ceremony took place in the venue grounds at the Doric Temple. The ceremony area was outdoors, which was perfect for the surroundings, because it was a beautiful sunny day. The ceremony began with a beautiful reading, and finished with the couple dancing back down the aisle together. It was a gorgeous ceremony, full of so much love and lots of cheer.

After the ceremony, we took some time out for photos, which is such a great time for the newly married couple to have some time to let it sink in. Then we did some family photos, which was really chilled out. I got some lovely couples photos around the grounds and in the forest – the redwood trees are the perfect backdrop! The weather was all sunshine and blue skies, which was a welcome relief after the previous week’s weather!

The reception

For the reception, the couple had set up lawn games in the garden and a magician to provide some entertainment and everyone really enjoyed it. Everyone was then called in for dinner, and it was the best entrance I have ever seen. Claire and Dunk walked in to Sweet Caroline playing and the whole room were singing and swaying along, which was absolutely ace! It was such a great idea. They had speeches after the meal, which were brilliant – very amusing and had the whole room roaring.

The evening

After the meal was finished, everyone got straight on the dancefloor, and the party got started. The hilarious Johni from Real Event DJs kept everyone entertained all evening. This lot know how to party!

I loved this New Forest wedding so much. If you’re getting married and looking for a fun wedding photographer, get in touch. Here are the photos!

Lulworth Cove Engagement Session | James & Lisa

Lulworth Cove Engagement Session | James & Lisa

Who fancies looking at some pics of a completely gorgeous couple at a completely beautiful place?  Oh you do!  You’re in luck… today’s blog is that of James and Lisa’s engagement session at Lulworth Cove in Dorset.  We had loads of fun wandering through hoards of people seeking out quiet spots but by the end of it they were pros and didn’t even notice the passers by! 

They’re getting married at the gorgeous Lainston House later this year and I just can’t wait, I know the day is going to be full of fun and giggles – my favourite sorta day.  

You can check out the photos from their gorgeous wedding here and in the meantime, enjoy these Lulworth Cove engagement session photos.

 

The best of 2018

The best of 2018

2018 was such an epic year for me!  So many amazing people and weddings, and for them to put their trust in me meant so much – especially as I was pregnant for most of the year! There are too many favourites so I’ve made a little slideshow – grab yourself a cuppa and enjoy!

Garden wedding at Dean’s Court in Wimborne | Jack & Rachel

Garden wedding at Dean’s Court in Wimborne | Jack & Rachel

When Jack and Rachel first got in touch with me about their garden wedding in Wimborne, I was so excited – they were planning a laid back outdoor wedding with a woodland ceremony, lawn games and even a saxophonist. Jack and Rachel seemed like the most fun people and I couldn’t wait to shoot their wedding!

Getting ready

I began the morning at the cottage in Deans Court grounds, where the bride and her friends were getting ready together, and it was really chilled, because everyone was in a good mood and excited about the day ahead. Jack wore a Moss Bros suit and Rachel wore a beautiful lace Whistles dress and (INCREDIBLE) shoes and they looked so gorgeous.

The ceremony

The wedding took place in the woodland in Dean’s Court grounds with the River Allen and a beautiful flower wall by Kintala Flowers as a backdrop, and was a quirky woodland ceremony. They had personal vows they wrote themselves, which everyone enjoyed and one of their good friends was the officiant. After the ceremony the couple danced back down the aisle together, and then the party began.

The afternoon

The wedding reception took place round by the marquee, which was adorned with flowers, eucalyptus and a selection of cakes. It was stunning.

It was a beautifully sunny day, which was what the couple had hoped for. While the guests enjoyed GnTs, we wandered around the venue doing fun and creative portraits.

My favourite photo from our couples session is this hilarious one of the moment Rachel’s garter decided it was time to take centre stage.

During the reception they had live music from a saxophonist, which gave the afternoon a really chilled vibe. Before the meal they had some very funny speeches, followed by a slap up meal, and I was incredibly grateful to be given a delicious beetroot risotto and it was absolutely delicious.

Then the party got started and everyone migrated to the bar. They had some friends manning the DJ booth and while evening guests arrived, there was marshmallow toasting over a firepit, some hilarious japes involving a rowing boat (I was convinced someone was going in) and jaegerbombs – even mum took part!

The couple

Jack and Rachel were deliriously happy on their wedding day and long may it continue – here’s their gorgeous Dean’s Court garden wedding!

The photos are amazing, we love them and can’t stop looking through them.  Brings back such amazing memories and you really captured the energy and emotions of the day – lots of laughter which is exactly how I remember it!!  We will be recommending you for sure to anyone we know who gets hitched or needs a photographer. 

Jack & Rachel