Kim and Sam’s New Forest hotel wedding at Rhinefield House Hotel in Hampshire promised to be a wonderful day. Having met most recently in a secluded nook of a country inn we were in on the planning. We had talked in hushed tones about their exciting plans for their big day. These included a subtle beer theme, a wedding magician and a surprise singing waiter. Two rugby fans planned all this for the day of England’s victory over the All Blacks in the rugby world cup.

Documentary Bridal Preparation Photos

We found the bridal party at the Spot in the Woods boutique Bed & Breakfast in the heart of the New Forest. Arriving at the stroke of half time in the World Cup rugby match between England and the All Blacks. Kim was in a state of stoic calm, as the girls whizzed about the place collecting and delivering. In truth, they were much more interested in the sporting goings-on than the wedding prep! They enjoyed Berocca and other bubbly type drinks during hair and make-up styling. The gorgeous white flower bouquets arrive from With Love Florists, - a visual and olfactory treat. Kim’s parents were on hand to lend moral support and check on the rugby score. Outside the grey clouds had amassed, darkened the skies. The day-long downpour began.

Bridesmaids in matching silk dressing gowns sit in bed and enjoy a glass of bucks fizz on wedding morning
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Black and white documentary photograph of the bride having hair styled during wedding morning preparations
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Jimmy Choo pointy toe court pumps as wedding shoes detail photograph by one thousand words wedding photography
Bride in white dress and veil face reflected in mirror on wedding morning by one thousand words documentary wedding photography
England rugby world cup watched on TV on wedding morning during bridal preparations
Mother of the bride has her hair styled on wedding morning during bridal preparation photographs
Classic white lace detailed wedding dress hangs between curtains in window on wedding morning
Close Up Detail Photograph Of Wedding Dress Intricate Lace Patterns
Happy mother of the bride wearing pink wedding hat has her photograph taken on mobile phone
White rose wedding flower bouquet with green foliage with white wedding dress bride in background
Bridal party celebrating England Rugby victory watched on TV during wedding morning preparation photographs
Documentary wedding photograph of mother of the bride wearing pink hat and grey dress and jacket on wedding morning
Bride looks in full length mirror as mother in pink hat helps lace her into wedding dress during bridal preparation
Bride with hands on hips laced into white wedding dress by mother on wedding morning
Documentary bridal preparation photograph of father of the bride seeing his daughter in her wedding dress for the first time
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Black and white documentary wedding photograph of thoughtful bridesmaid taken during bridal morning preparations
Bridesmaid in purple dress checks her reflection in mirror in front of bed and breakfast window during bridal preparations
Sombre looking bride reflected in full-length mirror during bridal preparations documentary photograph
Black Bentley wedding car winged B badge with white ribbons in the rain

Rhinefield House Hotel Hotel Wedding Photographs

As the heavy rain hammered down outside wedding guests gathered in the bar at Rhinefield House. Autumn was in the air at this New Forest hotel wedding venue. The huge trees outside were turning browns, reds and oranges. The interior decorations included pumpkins and fruits of the season. In the bar, there was much talk of England’s rugby victory.

The great hall had was now ready Sam and his best man met with the registrars. Once the buttonholes had been put in place it was time to invite guests to gather in the great hall to await the arrival of the bride. The bridesmaids arrived first and waited patiently. Kim then arrived in a black Bentley from RK Prestige Motors with her father.

Groomsman does up burgundy tie in gold gilded mirror on wedding morning groom preparation photographs
Grooms white rose buttonhole flower on blue tweed suit hanging on coat hanger by one thousand words wedding photography
Documentary wedding photography of groom adjusting best man's floral buttonhole before the wedding ceremony
Groom and best man meet registrars before New Forest hotel wedding ceremony by one thousand words wedding photography
Groom and mother of the bride in pink hat framed in dark wooden mirror with autumnal pumpkin decorations photograph
Best man in blue tweed suit opens hip flask at New Forest hotel wedding venue Rhinefield house hotel
Groom nervously checks his wooden watch before wedding ceremony in oak panelled room
Smiling grandma watches groomsmen before New Forest hotel wedding ceremony photographs by one thousand words photography
The bride arrives in rain under umbrella at New Forest Hotel wedding venue Rhinefield House hotel by one thousand words photography
Smiling groom wears three-piece blue check tweed wedding suit before wedding ceremony at Rhinefield House Hotel venue
Groomsmen in blue three piece suits and purple ties sit on chairs waiting for wedding ceremony at Rhinefield House
Bridesmaids in purple dresses gather in dark wood doorway before wedding ceremony at Rhinefield House Hotel

New Forest Hotel Ceremony Photographs In The Great Hall

We love creating wedding photographs at Rhinefield House. The grandeur and detail make it an evocative New Forest hotel wedding venue. The grand hall is an amazing location for a wedding ceremony. Sam, now looking a little more nervous (and warm in his three-piece tweed suit) stood front and centre. His best man was by his side below the large grand hall window watched by friends and family.

Following her bridesmaids, Kim came down the aisle. She arrived alongside her husband to be. With a lump in his throat, her father gave away her hand to Sam and took his seat. After two heartfelt readings, the happy couple made their promises to each other. With the exchange of the rings complete, they were pronounced husband and wife. They had their first kiss to rapturous applause. Kim and Sam walked down the aisle as husband and wife to a standing ovation (even louder than that the girls gave the England team earlier)!

Bride and groom first look at each other at New Forest hotel wedding ceremony documentary wedding photograph
Documentary photography of female guest in blue dress delivering wedding reading against oak panelling by one thousand words
Bride looks at groom during Rhinefield House hotel marriage ceremony photograph
Father of the bride gives his daughter away at a New Forest hotel wedding ceremony at Rhinefield House hotel
Civil ceremony at New Forest hotel wedding in the Great Hall at Rhinefield House
Bride and groom reflection during New Forest hotel wedding ceremony at Rhinefield Hotel by one thousand words photography
Bride reads wedding vows to groom and laughs at ceremony during New Forest hotel wedding
Bridesmaid in purple dress delivers wedding ceremony reading to bride and groom against dark oak paneled wall
Bride and groom first kiss at New Forest hotel wedding with clapping guests at Rhinefield House

Rhinefield House Drinks Reception

Next, a drinks reception took place in the dimly lit bar as the rain lashed against the windows. Gifts gathered on a table next to the beer-themed table plan by Zoe Barker Design and messages placed into a beer barrel guest book. Tasty canapes circulated the room, while wedding magician Dominic Reyes was on hand to entertain. After some indoor group photos, we set off around the hotel to capture images of the newlyweds.

Happy groom with champagne glass watches wedding magician entertain guests at drinks reception photograph by one thousand words
Wedding magician shows coin trick to wedding guests during drinks reception photographs
Laughing bride reacts to a magic trick at wedding drinks reception at Hampshire hotel wedding drinks reception
Bridesmaid in purple dress and partner in blue suit are photographed waiting in doorway with natural blue light
Newlywed bride and groom kissing on wooden panelled hotel staircase at Rhinefield House hotel in New Forest
Bride on dark wooden panel staircase at New Forest Hotel wedding photograph by one thousand words wedding photography
Bride and groom in the bridal suite at Rhinefield House New Forest hotel wedding venue by one thousand words wedding photography
Wedding photograph of newlywed bride and groom in Rhinefield House hotel's golden detailed Alhambra room
Silhouetted bride and groom in Alhambra Room At Rhinefield House New Forest hotel wedding venue by one thousand words
Documentary photograph of bridesmaids in purple dresses sitting with guests during drinks reception
Wedding guest wearing red tie enjoys a beer at drinks reception in New Forest by one thousand words wedding photography
Blonde female wedding guest wearing red dress photograph during drinks reception

Wedding Breakfast And Speeches At New Forest Hotel Wedding

Once the Great hall had been arranged with the beer-themed table names the wedding party gathered at the entrance. They received guests and guided them to their seats. Afterwards, the newlyweds were welcomed in with rapturous applause. This New Forest hotel wedding was next treated to a delicious 8-course meal with a surprise during the service for everyone.

Custom bride and groom name wedding beer mat coasters on tables for wedding breakfast detail photograph
Beer tap wedding table name centerpiece at Rhinefield house wedding venue detail decoration photograph
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Laser cut wooden wedding cake topper with wedding date and bride and groom's surname cake decoration photograph
Happy wedding guest talks to bride and groom in wedding greeting line documentary portrait photograph
Happy wedding guest stands in large fireplace at Rhinefield House Hotel
Wedding Receiving Line At Rhinefield House Hotel With Bride And Groom Hugging Guests Entering Wedding Breakfast
Lonely wedding guest pulls a sad face at an empty table at Rhinefield House hotel wedding breakfast photographs
Wedding guests animated talking at Rhinefield House Hotel wedding breakfast photographs by one thousand words wedding photography
New Forest hotel wedding breakfast table of guests raising drinks toasts photographed from above

Tom, a member of the waiting staff surprised everyone with a reveal that he was, in fact, Lewis Hutton, singing waiter. We enjoyed some sing-along classics and questionable dancing. The climax was a conga procession winding its way around the many rooms of this New Forest hotel wedding venue. After the finale of his performance, everyone returned to their seats. Kim’s father kicked off the speeches with tales of his daughter growing up and her poor grasp of geography. He finished with a gift of a framed map. Next up was Kim’s maid of honour followed by Sam himself. The speeches and laughter were brought to a close by Sam’s best man Tom.

Dancing and clapping wedding guests entertained by singing waiter during wedding evening in New Forest
Wedding guests dance with singing waiter at New Forest hotel wedding photographs by one thousand words documentary photography
Surprise singing waiter entertains guests standing on chair with microphone after wedding breakfast
Bride and wedding guests join in with singing waiter during performance at wedding at Rhinefield House Hotel
Groom wearing blue check tweed waistcoat sings along to singing waiters performance with arms in the air
Bride, bridesmaids and guests join with singing waiters performance with hands in the air
Wedding guests form conga line led by singing waiter at Rhinefield House Hotel wedding venue in New Forest
Black and white photograph of singing waiter during wedding entertainment performance with swirling napkins
Kissing bride and groom are applauded by wedding guests during singing waiters performance at Rhinefield House hotel
Best man delivers speech at Rhinefield house New Forest hotel wedding venue by one thousand words wedding photography
Portrait photograph of father of the bride in blue waistcoat delivering wedding speech using microphone
Embarrassed bride holds her head in her hands during wedding speeches at New Forest Hotel wedding
Bridesmaid smiles during wedding speeches in oak paneled room at Rhinefiled House Hotel in the New Forest
Father of the bride makes wedding speech in wooden panelled grand hall with ornate candle lighting
Happy smiling bride in white wedding dress hows off custom made framed map gift during wedding speeches
Maid of honour in purple dress makes wedding speech against wood panelling whilst holding glass of wine
Documentary wedding photograph of groom in blue waistcoat laughing during wedding speeches at Rhinefield House Hotel
Happy groom reads wedding speech from paper notes as bride watches guests reactions from top table
Emotional bride rubs tears away from her eyes during wedding breakfast documentary photographs by one thousand words photography
Grooms makes funny wedding speech in wooden panelled room at New Forest hotel wedding venue Rhinefield House
Happy wedding guest smiles during wedding breakfast speeches at Rhinefield House Hotel in New Forest
Happy bride smiling during Rhinefield House New Forest Hotel wedding speeches by one thousand words photography
Best man in blue waistcoat reads wedding speech from mobile phone using microphone photograph by one thousand words
Glasses raised by guests at Rhinefield House wedding speeches toasts photograph by one thousand words wedding photography

Evening Entertainment Photographs

The newlyweds then cut the gorgeous wedding cake from Couture Cake Designs before the smell of brewed coffee filled the air. A light curtain backdrop was set up in the snug with fancy dress and props for guests to use as a photo booth. Next, Lewis Hutton continued his performance in the bar area. Classic tunes and sing along anthems got everyone going. The busy dance floor parted for the father-daughter dance. It was then the turn of the newlyweds with their first dance and shortly all to joined under the disco lights.

Wedding guests singing under disco lights on dance floor at Rhinefield House wedding venue in New Forest Hampshire
Groom's parents dancing among guests to wedding disco in New Forest hotel bar
Father and daughter dance watched by wedding guests at Rhinefield House hotel by one thousand words wedding photography
Bride smiles during father and daughter wedding dance back lit on dance floor by one thousand words wedding photography
Bride and groom first dance lasers on Rhinefield House wooden dance floor photograph by one thousand words photography
Groomsmen in blue tweed suits with bridesmaid and guest dancing in a line at New Forest wedding
Bride and groom singing and dancing in among guests on dance floor
Female wedding guest in floral dress dances with hands on hips under disco lights on dance floor

Meanwhile, in the great hall, indoor croquet had been set up and once they remembered the rules guests competed as seriously as they could! Back in the bar Lewis/ waiter/ singer had now turned into a DJ. Many a shape was thrown - the macarena came on and we took that as our queue to leave the New Forest hotel wedding crowds dancing the night away.

Wedding guests pucker up for kiss in doorway by one thousand words documentary wedding photographers at Rhinefield House
Singing wedding guest in blue dress dancing with drinks in hand on dance floor with disco lights in New Forest
Wedding guests dancing shapes at Rhinefield House Hotel wooden dance floor documentary wedding photo by one thousand words
Bride and female wedding guests dancing to the Macarena on dance floor at Rinefield House hotel wedding venue in New Forest
New Forest hotel wedding Rhinefield House wedding venue photographed at night with stars and bride and groom in doorway

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