• welcome

    to the wedding photography blog of Kathryn Andrews, a Hampshire based wedding photographer. If you're a prospective client, please take your time to view the wedding photography and engagement shoot sections. If you're new here, feel free to read some of my personal posts to get to know me better. If you're just here to share the ride, welcome! Your support is appreciated.

Wexford Wedding Photography: Amber Springs Hotel Part 3

After their wedding ceremony at the Amber Spings Hotel, Jenny and Matt made their way to Ballymoney Beach for a mini photoshoot with their bridesmaids and groomsmen. Ballymoney Beach is somewhere Jenny has visited often and likes to walk her dog their – more recently with Matt. Whilst locals and holidaymakers built sandcastles and swam in the sea, this fun group made quite an entrance in their wedding attire but it was all in good spirits and many beach goers came over to offer their congratulations. The wedding party had great fun at the beach and it will certainly be a part of the day they remember.

Amber Springs Hotel Wedding Wexford

I captured this image of the girls admiring Jenny’s rings while they waited for a car to take them to the beach.

Wedding Party Ballymoney Beach Wexford

Wedding Party Ballymoney Beach Wexford

Wedding Party Ballymoney Beach Wexford

Wedding Party Ballymoney Beach Wexford

Wedding Party Ballymoney Beach Wexford

Bride and Groom Ballymoney Beach Wexford

Bride and Groom Ballymoney Beach Wexford

Bride Ballymoney Beach Wexford

Bride Ballymoney Beach Wexford

Wedding Party Ballymoney Beach Wexford

After photos on the beach, the guys and girls made their way back to the Amber Springs Hotel for dinner and dancing…. where they danced until 4am.

Amber Springs Hotel Wexford

Amber Springs Hotel Wedding Wexford

There were over 200 guests at this wedding but the organisation of the food and the speed at which it was served is the best I have seen to date. Well done Amber Springs!

Amber Springs Hotel Wedding Wexford

Amber Springs Hotel Wedding Wexford

This truly was a wonderful wedding to photograph and I’m so pleased I was able to document it for you. Wishing you both a lifetime of happiness together xx

Images of bridal prep from this wedding.

Images of the wedding ceremony.

Wexford Wedding Photography: Amber Springs Hotel Part 2

You can see how stylishly beautiful Jenny and Matt’s wedding was from the images of the bridal prep in part 1. The wedding ceremony was an outdoor affair at the Amber Springs Hotel in County Wexford, Ireland. Guests from England, Ireland and New Zealand filled the seats which sat before a set of stone steps, leading to a bandstand adorned with roses and fairy lights where Jenny and Matt would become husband and wife.

Outdoor Wedding Ceremony Amber Springs Hotel Wexford

Amber Springs Hotel Wedding Wexford

Amber Springs Hotel Wedding Wexford

Amber Springs Hotel Wedding Wexford

Amber Springs Hotel Wedding Wexford

Amber Springs Hotel Wedding Wexford

Jenny looked sensational as she walked arm in arm with her proud father and grandfather down the aisle to Christina Peri’s ‘A Thousand Years’. This is the song Keith and I chose for our first dance so it was quite emotional hearing it being played as Jenny made her way towards Matt.

Amber Springs Hotel Wedding Wexford

Amber Springs Hotel Wedding Wexford

Amber Springs Hotel Wedding Wexford

Amber Springs Hotel Wedding Wexford

Amber Springs Hotel Outdoor Wedding Ceremony Wexford

Amber Springs Hotel Outdoor Wedding Ceremony Wexford

Amber Springs Hotel Outdoor Wedding Ceremony Wexford

Amber Springs Hotel Outdoor Wedding Ceremony Wexford

Amber Springs Hotel Outdoor Wedding Ceremony Wexford

Amber Springs Hotel Outdoor Wedding Ceremony Wexford

Amber Springs Hotel Outdoor Wedding Ceremony Wexford

Amber Springs Hotel Outdoor Wedding Ceremony Wexford

Amber Springs Hotel Outdoor Wedding Ceremony Wexford

Amber Springs Hotel Wedding Wexford

Amber Springs Hotel Wedding Wexford

Amber Springs Hotel Wedding Wexford

Amber Springs Hotel Wedding Wexford

Amber Springs Hotel Wedding Wexford

I’m sure you’ll agree, this was a beautiful wedding ceremony with a gorgeous wedding party. Whilst guests mingled at the drinks reception, we made our way to Ballymoney Beach with Jenny, Matt and their bridesmaids and groomsmen for a mini photoshoot – you can see a selection of the photos in part 3.

Wexford Wedding Photography: Amber Springs Hotel Part 1

This summer I had the privilege of photographing some wonderful weddings which were all amazing in their own unique ways. One that I’ve been saving to share with you during these cold winter months is the fabulous wedding of Jenny and Matt who were married at the Amber Springs Hotel in County Wexford, Ireland back in August. Although I shared a few photos on my Facebook page back in the summer, this is the first time I have shared them on my blog… and I’m sharing quite a few so the wedding will be split into three blog posts.

Ballymoney Beach Wedding

You may recall Jenny and Matt from the photos I shared of their engagement shoot at Testwood Lakes. The engagement shoot was very much on Matt’s home turf while the beautiful wedding took place in Jenny’s homeland. Being part Irish myself and having spent many many holidays on the West Coast, it was a dream to be asked to photograph an Irish wedding. While Jenny’s styling was exquisite, the whole day was also very relaxed; there were no rules from the registrar and we even took time out during the day to visit Ballymoney Beach for a mini photoshoot with the main wedding party.

Champagne Lace Wedding Dress

Champagne Lace Wedding Dress

Bridal Jewellery

For anyone who’s been following my blog for a while, you’ll know I love to photograph the details at weddings and I was in heaven photographing these. The hallway outside Jenny’s hotel room had a large window in the ceiling which flooded the area with soft, natural light which was perfect for photographing these pieces.

Wedding Rings Hampshire Wedding Photographer

Pink Bridal Bouquet

Wedding Flowers Wexford Ireland

The wedding flowers were simply gorgeous.

Wedding Button Holes Wexford Ireland

Bridal Make-Up Wexford Ireland

Jenny’s flawless bridal make-up was the work of the talented Michelle Montgomery.

Bridal Make-Up Wexford Ireland

Bridesmaids Wexford Ireland

Groomsmen Amber Springs Hotel Wexford

Groomsmen Amber Springs Hotel Wexford

Groomsmen Amber Springs Hotel Wexford

Wexford Wedding Photography Amber Springs Hotel

I absolutely love these shots of the bridesmaids helping Jenny into her wedding dress.

Wexford Wedding Photography Amber Springs Hotel

Wexford Wedding Photography Amber Springs Hotel

Wexford Wedding Photography Amber Springs Hotel

Wexford Wedding Photography Amber Springs Hotel

Wexford Wedding Photography Amber Springs Hotel

I hope you enjoyed looking at these images as much as I enjoyed taking them. You can view the wedding ceremony here and the trip to the beach here.

Careys Manor Wedding Brockenhurst: Lisa & Chris

Lisa initially contacted me after a couple of her work colleagues (also brides of mine) recommended me to her. Lisa was full of excitement when we first spoke on the phone and on the few occasions that I’ve met her she has been absolutely delightful. Lisa really is one of the most sincere, genuine, loveliest people you could hope to meet. Originally from New Jersey, USA, Lisa moved to England to study at university. It was then that she met and fell in love with Chris. You can read more about their romance by heading over to the blog post featuring their engagement shoot which took place at Studland Beach in Dorset.

Careys Manor Wedding Photography Brockenhurst Hampshire

Lisa and Chris were married on a boiling hot day at the end of August at the beautiful Carey’s Manor in Brockenhurst. The award winning Carey’s Manor Hotel is a stunning manor house set in the heart of the New Forest National Park with plush rooms and a sen spa sanctuary. Lisa and Chris welcomed guests from England, Spain and America as they declared their love for each other in an outdoor ceremony within the walled gardens of Carey’s Manor. The setting was simply beautiful – as was Lisa.

Careys Manor Wedding Photography Brockenhurst Hampshire

Careys Manor Wedding Photography Brockenhurst Hampshire

Careys Manor Wedding Photography Brockenhurst Hampshire

Careys Manor Wedding Photography Brockenhurst Hampshire

Careys Manor Wedding Photography Brockenhurst Hampshire

Careys Manor Wedding Photography Brockenhurst Hampshire

Careys Manor Wedding Photography Brockenhurst Hampshire

Careys Manor Wedding Photography Brockenhurst Hampshire

Careys Manor Wedding Photography Brockenhurst Hampshire

Careys Manor Wedding Photography Brockenhurst Hampshire

Careys Manor Wedding Photography Brockenhurst Hampshire

Careys Manor Wedding Photography Brockenhurst Hampshire

Careys Manor Wedding Photography Brockenhurst Hampshire

Careys Manor Wedding Photography Brockenhurst Hampshire

Careys Manor Wedding Photography Brockenhurst Hampshire

Careys Manor Wedding Photography Brockenhurst Hampshire

Careys Manor Wedding Photography Brockenhurst Hampshire

Careys Manor Wedding Photography Brockenhurst Hampshire

Careys Manor Wedding Photography Brockenhurst Hampshire

Careys Manor Wedding Photography Brockenhurst Hampshire

Careys Manor Wedding Photography Brockenhurst Hampshire

Careys Manor Wedding Photography Brockenhurst Hampshire

Careys Manor Wedding Photography Brockenhurst Hampshire

Careys Manor Wedding Photography Brockenhurst Hampshire

Careys Manor Wedding Photography Brockenhurst Hampshire

Careys Manor Wedding Photography Brockenhurst Hampshire

Careys Manor Wedding Photography Brockenhurst Hampshire

Careys Manor Outdoor Wedding Ceremony Brockenhurst New Forest

Careys Manor Outdoor Wedding Ceremony Brockenhurst New Forest

Careys Manor Outdoor Wedding Ceremony Brockenhurst New Forest

Careys Manor Outdoor Wedding Ceremony Brockenhurst New Forest

Careys Manor Outdoor Wedding Ceremony Brockenhurst New Forest

Careys Manor Outdoor Wedding Ceremony Brockenhurst New Forest

Careys Manor Outdoor Wedding Ceremony Brockenhurst New Forest

Careys Manor Outdoor Wedding Ceremony Brockenhurst New Forest

Careys Manor Outdoor Wedding Ceremony Brockenhurst New Forest

Careys Manor Wedding Brockenhurst New Forest

Careys Manor Wedding Brockenhurst New Forest

Careys Manor Wedding Brockenhurst New Forest

Careys Manor Wedding Brockenhurst New Forest

Wedding Cake

Father Daughter Dance Careys Manor Brockenhurst

Father Daughter Dance Careys Manor Brockenhurst

First Dance Careys Manor Brockenhurst Hampshire

First Dance Careys Manor Brockenhurst Hampshire

East Horton Golf Club Wedding: Sally & Lewis

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.

East Horton Golf Club Wedding Hampshire Wedding Photographer

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.

Engagement Ring Hampshire Wedding Photographer

Wedding Shoes Hampshire Wedding Photographer

Father of the Bride Hampshire Wedding Photographer

Bridal Bouquet Hampshire Wedding Photographer

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.

St Matthew

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.

Unplugged Wedding Sign Hampshire Wedding Photographer

St.Matthew

St. Matthew

St. Matthew

St. Matthew

St.Matthew

St. Matthew

St. Matthew

St. Matthew

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.

Wedding Car East Horton Golf Club Hampshire Wedding Photographer

Wedding Car East Horton Golf Club Hampshire Wedding Photographer

Bride and Groom Golf Buggy

Bride and Groom Golf Buggy

East Horton Golf Club Wedding

East Horton Golf Club Wedding

East Horton Golf Club Wedding

East Horton Golf Club Wedding

East Horton Golf Club Wedding

East Horton Golf Club Wedding

Wedding Cake Hampshire Wedding Photographer

Flower Girl Hair Style

East Horton Golf Club Wedding First Dance

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.