I really don’t know where the time is going but the summer has flown by so fast and this year’s weddings are well under way. Back in July I had the honour of photographing the beautiful wedding of Sally and Lewis at East Horton Golf Club in Hampshire. Golf clubs seem to have been a popular choice this year and most of the weddings have been fairly local in Hampshire which made a nice change this year. As much as I like to travel it’s also nice to photograph local wedding venues and we have some beautiful venues to choose from here in the south – East Horton Golf Club is no exception. The grounds are stunning, especially the log cabin near the lake. Sally was very keen to have photographs taken here and the moment I saw it I could see why.
You’ll remember Sally and Lewis from earlier in the year when I featured their Calshot Beach engagement shoot on the blog. Understandably Sally was very excited about her upcoming wedding which was to be held on their tenth anniversary… but it’s not just the past ten years that have meant something to Sally and Lewis, they’ve known each other since play school. That’s a whole life time of togetherness definitely worth celebrating.
The wedding day started off with the bridal party getting ready in Sally and Lewis’ home – it was a hive of excitement and busyness with all the bridesmaids, the flower girls and Sally having their hair and make-up done.
Sally and Lewis were married at St. Matthew’s Church in Otterbourne, Hampshire. St. Matthew’s Church is a beautiful building to get married in and the building along with the grounds provides a wonderful backdrop for photographs.
Sally and Lewis had put a lot of thought, time and effort into their wedding and the ceremony itself was a significant moment in their lives in which they wanted those close to them to be fully part of and witnesses to. They liked the idea of an unplugged wedding where their guests wouldn’t have a camera or phone in front of their faces throughout the ceremony and after researching a few options, came up with the sign below – a polite way to notify their guests of their wishes. I think this is a brilliant idea.
After the wedding ceremony, Sally and Lewis spent time in the grounds of the church having some group photos taken before being chauffeur driven to East Horton Golf Cub for their wedding reception.
I hope you enjoyed this small selection of images from Sally and Lewis’ wedding. If you are planning an East Horton Golf Club wedding and are looking for a photographer, please get in touch for an informal chat. If you are getting married at St. Matthew’s Church in Otterbourne, you may also be interested to see the blog post about Zorena and Ben who also got married there.