Posts Tagged ‘Marquee’

Awesome couples ride horses to their weddings

April 21st, 2014

You know a wedding will be awesome when the couple tell you they will be riding on horseback across fields to their wedding reception. From the moment Abi and Malcolm told me about their day I knew that they were going to have an incredible wedding. The bride’s parents lived in Calbourne and their reception […]

 

You know a wedding will be awesome when the couple tell you they will be riding on horseback across fields to their wedding reception.

From the moment Abi and Malcolm told me about their day I knew that they were going to have an incredible wedding. The bride’s parents lived in Calbourne and their reception was to be held in a marquee set up in the field behind their house, so the nearby All Saint’s church was a natural choice for the couple. Not only did this mean that guests were able to walk from the church to their rustic wedding reception but Abi was able to arrive at the church on horseback with her father before riding away afterwards with Malcolm as husband and wife!

The bride wore a green wedding dress whilst the groom wore a regency suit with tails and after their church ceremony the couple managed to make a quick detour on horseback sneaking off for a ride on their favourite trail before rejoining guests at their reception. This also allowed me to meet the couple half-way through their ride giving us the perfect opportunity to take some creative wedding photos of the couple riding their horses in full wedding-attire across the fields!

The traditional marquee was decorated beautifully in a rustic style by the creative couple and their wedding breakfast was a homemade ploughman’s lunch which the all the family helped to make. There were many DIY touches to their day as all their friends and family played their part; from relatives who made Abi’s gorgeous green wedding dress and crafted their awesome wedding cake, to talented friends who provided live music in the evening as their entertainment.

To end of the day as the sun began to set, the happy couple took centre stage with their first dance as man and wife to a beautiful acoustic number as guests danced around them and partied the night away enjoying the most wonderful wedding reception.

Enjoy the photos!

guests gather outside all saints church calbourne

dashing groom talking to guests

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father of the bride laughing portrait

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confetti throwing alll saints church calbourne iow

horses and guests outside all saints church calbourne

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bride and groom riding horses to wedding reception

bride and groom riding on horseback across fields isle of wight

bride in green wedding dress portrait in forest

couple arrive at wedding reception on horses isle of wight

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rustic wedding ploughmans isle of wight

rustic wedding speeches marquee iow

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creative picture frame wedding photo

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acoustic first dance wedding

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Yarmouth St James’ Church and Royal Solent Yacht Club sneak peek

May 25th, 2013

Yarmouth is a picturesque yachting town on the Isle of Wight, perfect for a wedding, and last November as the winter sun beamed down it couldn’t have looked more wonderful for Emily and Jonathan’s Yarmouth wedding. Emily and her bridesmaids got ready at a house right beside the river Yar before the bridal party made […]

 

Yarmouth is a picturesque yachting town on the Isle of Wight, perfect for a wedding, and last November as the winter sun beamed down it couldn’t have looked more wonderful for Emily and Jonathan’s Yarmouth wedding.

Emily and her bridesmaids got ready at a house right beside the river Yar before the bridal party made the short walk to the ceremony at St James’ church in the town. 200 guests managed to squeeze themselves in to the pretty church and after the ceremony concluded, the congregation made the short walk through the sunny streets of Yarmouth to the Royal Solent Yacht Club (RSYC) whilst the couple were driven in a stunning wedding car. The driver wore a rather unique outfit as you’ll see in the photos!

Once at the RSYC the guests enjoyed drinks, live music and panoramic views of the Solent whilst the bride and groom braved the cold outside for some portraits on the pier. A short while later we rejoined the party in the marquee attached to the yacht club building which was filled with long banquet tables and had been elegantly dressed by the bridal party using wildflowers and candles for a beautifully romantic feel.

The couple bought with them to the Island a band to end the evening that they actually discovered one weekend busking in London which was a great addition. As you’ll see from the photos they really got the party going with a lively set of music to get guests dancing!

Yarmouth wedding bridal party by the river Yar

Map portrait of bride Yarmouth Isle of Wight

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Wedding car Yarmouth IOW

Yarmouth Royal Solent Yacht Club wedding marquee

Yarmouth pier wedding photo Isle of Wight

First dance RSYC Yarmouth Isle of Wight

Yacht club wedding dance photo Isle of Wight

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Outdoor weddings in gardens with marquees, tents or yurts

January 6th, 2013

Are you planning an outdoor garden wedding? Or maybe you’re holding your wedding reception in a marquee, tent or a beautiful yurt? As you’ve probably seen from reading my about page I LOVE garden weddings. There’s something really special about outdoor weddings. Maybe it’s my music festival photography background that draws me to them but there’s nothing […]

 

Are you planning an outdoor garden wedding? Or maybe you’re holding your wedding reception in a marquee, tent or a beautiful yurt? As you’ve probably seen from reading my about page I LOVE garden weddings.

There’s something really special about outdoor weddings. Maybe it’s my music festival photography background that draws me to them but there’s nothing better in my mind than being outside, having a beautiful garden for a backdrop and capturing the most important day of a couples lives.

And there are so many opportunities for spontaneous, off the cuff moments at an outdoor wedding. The fun, the sunshine, the laughter; it all just adds to it and seeing a marquee in the distance all set up for a party well in to the small hours is just the icing on the cake for me!

If this sounds like your kind of wedding, or maybe I’ve just described your day – get in touch as I would love to hear all about it!

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P.S. I’ve got my dancing shoes ready*.

*I’m actually a rubbish dancer.