Old Vicarage Wedding Venue in New Forest With Amy and Dan

We have been looking forward to Amy and Dan’s Old Vicarage wedding for a while now. Their choice of fine country house is set in 10 acres of beautiful Botanical Gardens & Woodlands with a bespoke wedding marquee. A gorgeous New Forest wedding venue.

Christchurch Harbour Hotel Bridal Preparation Photographs

We began the day at Christchurch Harbour Hotel where Amy, her bridesmaid and mother were getting ready. They were both in high spirits but very relaxed. The wet weather outside did not dampen their high spirits. Under the watchful eye Amy’s mother the make up artist and hairdresser worked their magic.

Bride and wedding MUA in four poster bedroom at Christchurch Harbour Hotel
Mother of bride happily shows off wedding hairstyle on wedding morning at Christchurch Harbour Hotel
Black and white portrait photograph of bride laughing during wedding preparations
Bride has wedding hair styled at Christchurch Harbour Hotel with movement
View of Mudeford Quay with rain on wedding morning at Christchurch Harbour Hotel
Bridesmaid has wedding make-up styled whilst bride has wedding hair styled in hotel room
Bride looks in Mirror at Christchurch harbour Hotel wedding preparations photograph
Mother of the bride floral dress with red jacket with bride styling wedding make up

Maria from Simply Flower bounced into the room, excited as ever about her latest floral creations. Amy had chosen beautiful summer wild flower bouquets with blues and pink punctuated by the yellows of sunflowers.

Amy’s bridesmaid wore a gorgeous navy blue bridesmaids dress and her mother a navy floral number with red jacket and black and red fascinator. Amy’s stunning white lace detailed trumpet wedding dress was taken from its hanger and Amy’s mother laced her into it. All three ladies looked absolutely stunning and were now ready to depart for the Old Vicarage wedding.

White trumpet wedding dress with lace detailing hangs on white door on wedding morning
Documentary wedding photograph of bride and mother of bride lacing bride into dress
Bride with back tattoo is laced into white wedding dress by mother of brides hands
Calm bride portrait photograph as she is laced into wedding dress on wedding morning
Beautiful brunette bride and bridesmaid look at each other during wedding preparations
Bride in white trumpet wedding dress looks in full length mirror with white four poster bed
Sentimental gold leaf broach with pearl is pinned to hessian of wedding bouquet
Mother of bride in red jacket and red flower and black feather wedding fascinator

Old Vicarage Wedding Groom Preparation Photographs

I met Dan and his best man Nick at the Old Vicarage wedding venue on the edge of the New Forest. Both seem very relaxed and they added some final touches to the wedding marquee. The guys from Simply Flower were busy raising the numerous lanterns that lined the ceiling of the marquee. After completing the (vital task) of putting the place names out the gents headed back to the room to get ready.

Wedding table number character made from twisted wire
White wedding marquee in the woods with love lights at The Old Vicarage wedding
Summer flowers table plan at The Old Vicarage wedding marquee in New Forest

Both groom and best man wore grey checked trousers with matching waistcoats and navy blue ties. Matt accessorized with a set of stags head cuff links and an inscribed silver pocket watch. The Orangery was decorated with ivy running along the old beams and bunches of flowers attached to chairs down the aisle. Dan and Nick had a few moments to enjoy a pre-wedding drink while they welcomed guests now arriving.

Documentary photo of groom and best man preparations in prince of Wales check suit
The Old Vicarage Wedding ceremony set up in The Orangery with sunflowers and ivy
Bronze stag head and grass rabbits at The Old Vicarage wedding ceremony
Groom and best man in grey check waistcoats and blue ties at The Old Vicarage
Wedding guest in Salmon shirt and dark get suit laughs at Old Vicarage wedding ceremony
Groom and best man in grey check suits await bride at Old Vicarage orangery wedding venue

Old Vicarage Wedding Ceremony Photographs

With guests in place Dan was starting to show a few nerves now and took his place at the front.  Amy was escorted down the aisle by her father. The civil ceremony took place with sunbeams occasionally busting through the sky lights. They made their promises to each other, exchanged rings and became husband and wife. The newly weds and guests enjoyed a drinks reception outside complete with lawn games.

Bride with summer flowers bouquet walks down aisle at The Old Vicarage Wedding
Groom's first look at bride walking down aisle at The Old Vicarage Wedding ceremony
The Orangery wedding ceremony at The Old Vicarage Wedding venue in New Forest
Father of the bride in blue suit laughs during The Old Vicarage Wedding ceremony
Bride smiles at groom during The Old Vicarage wedding ceremony in New Forest
Laughter at The Old Vicarage orangery Wedding ceremony venue in New Forest
Wedding ceremony under ivy with stags head at The Old Vicarage orangery wedding venue
Best man pretends he has lost the wedding rings at The Old Vicarage Wedding ceremony
Close up photograph of first kiss at The Old Vicarage Wedding ceremony in New Forest
First Kiss under bronze stags head at The Old Vicarage Wedding ceremony
Wedding guest in grey window check suit and blue tie at The Old Vicarage wedding
Bride and groom sign marriage register on wooden table at The Old Vicarage Wedding
Bride and groom walk down the aisle at The Old Vicarage Orangery wedding ceremony
The Old Vicarage country house Wedding venue with Italian coffee motor trike

Metal love sign in fireplace at The Old Vicarage Wedding venue bar
Wedding guest in glasses at The Old Vicarage Wedding drinks reception
Child wedding guest is pushed on tree swing at The Old Vicarage Wedding venue

We took advantage of the break in the weather to take the new Mr and Mrs for a walk around the lush if (slightly damp) gardens . After a number of group photographs everyone made their way into the marquee for wedding breakfast. Before the nervous groomsmen knew it, it was time for speeches.  Amy’s brother read out some heart felt words prepared by her father. Dan’s speech had the guests in laughter and tears followed the best man.

Child wedding guest in matching shirts at The Old Vicarage Wedding group photographs
Bride and groom play giant kerplunk in The Old Vicarage Wedding venue gardens
Bride and groom in white distressed picture frame at The Old Vicarage Wedding venue
Bride and groom kiss in gardens at The Old Vicarage Wedding venue in New Forest
Bride and groom in green woodland gardens at The Old Vicarage Wedding venue
Bride and groom walk through gardens at The Old Vicarage Wedding venue in New Forest
Child wedding guest shows adult how to play croquet at The Old Vicarage Wedding lawn games
Huge metal wedding light up letters at The Old Vicarage Wedding D & A
Guests point at floral table plan The Old Vicarage Wedding venue in New Forest
Fabric rose detail on wedding favour jam jars with home made chocolates and name sign
Wedding guest uses wooden log cards box at The Old Vicarage marquee Wedding
Chupa Chups lolly pops on sweet table at The Old Vicarage Wedding marquee
Chandelier and coloured Chinese lanterns in marquee roof at The Old Vicarage Wedding
Bride and groom clapped into wedding marquee at The Old Vicarage Wedding venue
Groom is applauded for going to the toilet at The Old Vicarage Wedding marquee
Bride's brother reads Father of the Bride's wedding speech at The Old Vicarage marquee
Grooms wedding speech in white marquee at The Old Vicarage Wedding venue in New Forest
Wedding guest in blue jacket listens intently to speeches at The Old Vicarage Wedding
Wedding guest toasts speeches at The Old Vicarage marquee wedding
Blonde wedding guest enjoys lolly pop during wedding speeches at The Old Vicarage Wedding
Wedding guests watch son receive wedding gift at The Old Vicarage Wedding
Best man in Prince of Wales check waistcoat and blue tie in wedding marquee
Embarrassed wedding guest holds his head in his hands at The Old Vicarage Wedding
Black and white wedding speeches photograph at The Old Vicarage marquee wedding

Old Vicarage Wedding Speeches And Evening Entertainment

After the speeches and another break in the weather some of the guests ventured outside and used some of the lawn games.

Wedding guest in blue dress laughing at The Old Vicarage marquee Wedding
Elderly wedding guest portrait photograph with amazing moustache drinks red wine
Bridesmaid in navy blue laughs at best man in the rain at The Old Vicarage Wedding
Wedding guests laughing in wedding marquee at The Old Vicarage Wedding venue
Child wedding guest with flowers in hair raids sweet table at The Old Vicarage Wedding
Wedding guests with baby family portrait at The Old Vicarage Wedding venue in New Forest
Gentleman wedding guests look at mobile phone in The Old Vicarage Wedding marquee
Mother of bride in red and black fascinator talks to child at The Old Vicarage Wedding
Wedding guests share jokes in marquee at The Old Vicarage Wedding venue
Wedding guest enjoying giant Kerplunk garden game at The Old Vicarage Wedding

The Bright side band were quick to set up and sound check before welcoming Amy & Dan for their first dance as husband and wife. They danced in front of the huge LOVE letters that lit up the dance floor watched by their family and friends. They were promptly joined them under the disco lights to the alternating sets with Russ from Quantum Disco.

First dance in wedding photograph in marquee at The Old Vicarage Wedding
Black and white wedding photography of first dance at The Old Vicarage Wedding
Bride embraces groom on wedding marquee dance floor at The Old Vicarage Wedding

Wedding guest in light blue retro floral dress dancing at The Old Vicarage Wedding
Wedding guest dances with bride against love letters at The Old Vicarage Wedding venue
The Brightside wedding band playing at The Old Vicarage marquee Wedding
Laughing bride dances with wedding guest in marquee at The Old Vicarage Wedding
Child wedding guest dancing in coloured disco lights at The Old Vicarage Wedding
Groom's Mother in black and white leaf pattern dress dances at The Old Vicarage Wedding
Young blonde wedding guests enjoys dancing at The Old Vicarage Wedding evening

A pause in the dancing gave an opportunity to cut the wedding cake. This amazing naked Victoria sponge had been sitting in the corner of the marquee with various cupcakes supplied by Cakes by Sadie.

We left the happy couple dancing the night away with their guests to the sound of the wedding band.

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