A wedding by a lake in Sopley
What a wonderful day for a wedding at the most awesome Sopley farm lake http://www.dantanners.co.uk/sopley-lake.htm
Just outside Christchurch, this little gem of a venue made the perfect backdrop to Krista & Ahmed's fab day.
The day started for Krista at The Kings Arms http://www.thekings-christchurch.co.uk/weddings
where she spent the morning with her bridesmaids chilling out with the room shutters open, and hanging off the balcony posing for photos whilst people below waved and wished the bride to be their best wishes.
Ahmed's day started at The Lamb Inn http://www.lambwinkton.co.uk/
where he donned his RAF uniform including his ceremonial sword (which looked awesome) and posed for a few photos of which Dave took charge putting everyone at ease.
The ceremony was carried out at Holdenhurst Church, http://www.1kpl.com/holdenhurst/st-johns-church.htm A really quiet little church tucked away in the medieval village complete with a really friendly vicar. The heart-warming ceremony went without a hitch and by 2.30 the couple were married.
This was followed by a few shots around the church then off to Sopley farm.
Dave & I have photographed some beautiful venues this year and this one is high on our list. Personally for us, our favourite venues are fields marquees, lakes and seclusion and this has it all. we love the great outdoors.
The marquee overlooks the most beautiful lake with a backdrop of trees which straight away had Dave and I thinking, we must utilise every bit of this place to Krista & Ahmed's advantage.
So to true Seb & Dave style we grabbed a canoe and headed out into the blue yonder to bag a long shot from the water. this in turn led to us shooting a group shot from the island which was great fun, we both managed to stay dry but we did loose an oar for a few minutes.
Then back to shore to document the rest of the day.
The traditional wedding breakfast was replaced by a London bus serving Mexican food (Amazing) http://www.thebigenchilada.co.uk/
The speeches went without a hitch and the first dance brought us to the end of our day.
It was a real pleasure to photograph Krista and Ahmed's wedding day and we look forward to processing their images.
Meanwhile here's a few shots from the day