Shannon & Ash’s Wedding | New Place Hotel, Shirrell Heath, Southampton
I had the pleasure of capturing Shannon and Ash’s Wedding at New Place Hotel, Shirrell Heath. This beautiful couple booked me via Lloyd Richard Photography and I am so glad they did. When I arrived with my assistant for the day, Alex, we were met by Shannon and her bridal party in the ‘Brutus’ room. We arrived during the chaos that always seems to be surrounding bridal preparation.
When Shannon was ready, in her dress with hair and make-up complete it was time for the ‘Father’s first look’. This is always a very special moment during the day when I get to capture raw emotion and this was no exception.
The guests all congregated in the bar area where they enjoyed a drink or two before the ceremony. The groomsmen were all on hand to welcome guests and ensure Ash held his nerve. He seemed very relaxed in fact and it was a lovely opportunity to watch him interact with the days guests.
The ceremony was setup in the dinning room of the hotel. This is a really nice space which is light, airy and decorated beautifully. This area is licensed to hold up to 90 guests and there wasn’t a spare seat in the room.
After a emotional ceremony and the knot tied, we were able to go out onto the patio area for canopies and a glass of fizz. With the sun high in the sky, it was a glorious summer day for everyone to enjoy the grounds of this elegant venue. Ash even had time to kick a football around with some of his younger guests. For the group shots, we used the front courtyard of the main building.
Shannon and Ash then went for a stroll around the grounds allowing us to capture some intimate moments between them. With such a romantic setting and pristinely up-kept gardens it was easy to capture some amazing footage.
The three course wedding breakfast was served in the fabulous Arden Suite. An amazing space for a wedding with a white ceiling and wall draping and a twinkle from the fairy lights. After the meal we heard speeches from the father of the bride, the groom and the best man. The best man played a film which he had created featuring all of the guests with personal messages to the bride and groom.
The room was then transformed for the evening by All Parties and Events. A dance floor was laid down, the DJ setup and the wedding cake moved ready for the cutting of the cake. Once the cake was cut Shannon and Ash went onto perform their first dance. Another time where emotions run high and everyone looking on with camera phones recording this special moment. Everyone then joined the couple with dancing and celebrating continuing on into the night.
Here is the film I created for them, capturing the day and providing them with a cherished memory they can watch over and over again to remember the day.
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