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Orange and Cream for a rainy day- a preview of Heather and Phil’s wedding at Ringwood hall Hotel.


This has to be one of the sunniest, brightest and most colourful weddings I’ve ever covered.

It would not be an exaggeration to say it rained for the vast majority of Heather and Phil’s big day, but I’m not sure anyone noticed. Because the couple never stopped smiling, and the bridesmaids looked utterly adorable in an incredible shade of orange. Talk about sunshine on a rainy day….






It also happens to be one of the most emotional weddings I’ve ever attended. Heather’s brother is serving in Afghanistan, and was unable to be home in time for his sisters wedding. I cannot imagine how all the family must have felt, not having him back in time for such a momentous event. He was missed on every level.

It was, without doubt the most moving moment of the day when he sent a web cam message to his family during the speeches. Standing aside an RAF helicopter he sent words of love across the miles to his family and wife, who are missing him dreadfully. I can honestly say you could have heard a pin drop in that room, as the guests sat in tears listening to him. So incredibly moving.

But in their very unique way, they decided he would be present- all be it, as a cardboard cut out ! And that cut out even made it into family photos!

Isn’t that just a brilliant idea !

And after all that emotion, the rain clouds parted for a while and my lovely couple donned wellies and braved the damp skies for a couple of portrait shots…



So a perfect day, despite the British summer weather at its best!

I’ve so many more beautiful images to share, but of course first of all the happy couple must see them first. So more very soon.

In the meantime my love and congratulations to Heather and Phil. I can honestly say I don’t think I’ve cried or laughed as much at any other wedding. May your days together always be as honest and heartfelt.


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I”m a wedding and lifestyle photographer, based in Yorkshire and Hampshire and available across the UK and worldwide. My style is fashion influenced, movie inspired, editorial and romantic. I’m available for weddings, boudoir, bumps, babies and family shoots across the UK and can be booked for your destination wedding too. I especially love anything glamorous.