Clock Barn Wedding Photographs with Sarah and Andrew
After meeting Sarah and Andrew at their New Forest Engagement photo shoot. We have been chomping at the bit to create their rustic, countryside Clock barn wedding photographs.
Documentary Bridal Preparation Photographs
I arrived early on the wedding morning at Sarah’s family home in the Braishfield countryside. We found a group of beautiful ladies merrily busy with their preparations for the day ahead.
Sarah’s makeup artist was set up in the garden conservatory. This allowed most of the morning wedding photographs to be taken in gorgeous soft natural light. Inside the house I found the wonderful pink pastel bridesmaids dresses hanging, arranged above all of the girls shoes, tagged with personalised labels.
It was then that I was treated to my first look at the wedding flowers. Over the years I have seen some pretty spectacular arrangements, in comparison these were mind-blowing. It wasn’t quite so surprising when I learnt that Hillier Nurseries’ Andrew McIndoe had beautifully arranged them for today’s Clock Barn wedding. What an amazing gift!
As the girls swapped presents, laughed and joked they had makeup applied and hair styled. The wedding transport arrived. My mouth was watering as I checked out the classic VW camper vans from Solent Bug and Bus. Sarah and Andrew had chosen these to be a part of their Clock Barn wedding photographs.
Sarah’s bridesmaid’s looked stunning and as they helped Sarah into her dress. She took my breath away- simply gorgeous.
The tiny flower girls arrived just in time to help the girls with their final touches. Now formally attired after a morning of running about he place. With tears in his eyes Sarah’s father got to see her in her dress for the first time.
Clock Barn Wedding Groom Preparation Photographs
Meanwhile Andrew and his groomsmen were busy with their own preparations at The Old Vine Hotel in Winchester.
Hair was styled, styled again and 3 piece deep blue suits adorned. Outside in the cool daylight they looked extremely sharp.
A quick trip to All Saints Church in Braishfield and pastel pink button holes were applied. Handmade orders of service were diligently handed out by their page-boy. Andrew, his best man and guests took their places in amongst the beautiful sprays of pastel flowers adorning the church.
We could see that the “bright socks for the men and big hats for the ladies” rule was being taken very seriously by the guests. It seemed that there was also an “everybody laughing and joking” rule that applied for the entire day.
Hampshire Church Wedding Ceremony Photographs
The sound of air-cooled engines in the distance announced the girl’s arrival. After her bridesmaids and flower girls Sarah and her father walked up the aisle with even more tears of joy in their eyes.
The welcoming, loving service included readings from family and friends. A full choir with organist and a vicar with a tube of UHU! From the moment that their eyes met in the church I don’t think I have ever seen a bigger smile on the face of a bride than on Sarah.
The happy couple left the church to what can only be described as a cloud of confetti. Before we took a few group photographs Sarah’s mother presented her with a heart-warming present. Instead of the typical plastic ‘good luck’ horse shoe Sarah’s mum had cleaned up, painted and ribboned a real horse shoe. It used to belong to Sarah’s favourite pet pony. Again there were tears of joy on the horizon!
Clock Barn Wedding Reception Photographs
There were the three classic VW vans used as wedding transport to The Clock Barn. Sarah and Andrew also had the foresight to hire two large green and yellow classic buses for their guests.
A hat string hung with pegs for guests to place their finest head wear. A white bicycle held the wedding cards basket. A huge table plan held a passport sized photographs of each of the guests. Some much more embarrassing than others!
Inside the reception and main room the many ancient beams led the eye downwards to more flowers than the eye could see. The skills that won 66 Chelsea gold medals had been put to work to enhance the beauty of these Clock Barn Wedding photographs.
So much thought and planning had gone into Sarah and Andrews’s big day. We witnessed (much to the delight of children and adults alike) a bubble machine, croquet, cricket and giant badminton. I have to admit it is the first time I have seen everyone on the cricket pitch play with a pint in hand. Nothing is quite as obscure as watching two ladies in giant hats with giant racquets hitting a giant shuttle cock about the place.
Clock Barn Wedding Breakfast Photographs
A nursery was organised for the smaller guests. Next Sarah and Andrew were greeted into their wedding breakfast with a standing ovation.
Once well fed on the tasty treats of Galloping Gourmet the guests were treated to some truly tear jerking and side-splitting speeches. Andrew’s best man presented a video of embarrassing photographs from the past. He included a marryoke video of friends and family singing along.
Clock Barn Wedding Evening Reception Photographs
Outside the Willie Austin Band had set up. They were surrounded by guests as Sarah and Andrew took to the dance floor for their first dance. With such a talented band playing it wasn’t long before everyone had joined. Guests threw shapes to a variety of rock and roll classics.
Yet another loving touch to the day saw Sarah have a dance with her father. Again to be joined by a room filling crowd. In the background we could hear the clinks of cheers coming from the bar area. The sweet table was heavily ‘investigated’. Instead of a signing book a ‘signing table’ stood for guests to write a message upon.
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