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The wedding of Liz and Carl at Rhinefield House Hotel on Friday April 1st 2011
This wedding was at my favourite venue in the New Forest, Rhinefield House – wedding photography is a pleasure at this venue and once again it didn’t disappoint with a dry day improving throughout and with wonderful light in the great hall. Our last wedding of the year was at Rhinefield House as well, and I was really looking forward to my first of the year.
We were working with two of our favourite wedding suppliers as well, Lynda Robson from Exclusively Weddings a stunning florist, and Helen Spenser my absolute favourite make-up artist who makes bridal getting ready a pleasure with her relaxed approach and love of natural light.
I met up with Liz in the Walker Suite as she was preparing, and with Helen just beginning her work. It was a busy room, and I worked quickly and discreetly to capture some lovely moments as well of details of the dress, shoes and flowers. I left shortly after Liz had completed her make-up to allow her to relax before getting into her dress and went and found the groom, Carl and his bestman and ushers.
The service was really lovely and Carl was visibly moved when her saw Liz coming down the aisle.
After some time in the Kings Room for drinks and congratulatory hugs we moved outside and quickly covered the family and formals groups before taking a walk with just Liz and Carl around the grounds to capture some relaxed moments of just the two of them before heading in to the Great Hall again to see the cake and the room layout.
I left them during dinner and returned for the speeches which culminated in a fantastic poem from bestman Alan about Carl’s stag night – the first time I have heard a rhyming speech from a bestman!
The first dance followed shortly afterwards, and after capturing that and some of the dancing I bade my farewells and left them to enjoy the evening.
Real Wedding story courtesy of Meonshore Studios, blog
Photography: Mike French at Meonshore Studios
Special thanks to the happy couple - Liz and Carl.