Contemporary wedding photography by wedding photographer Hampshire: Old Alresford House, DIY wedding details and marquee…
On one of the hottest days this summer just gone, I had the privilege to photograph the very first ever wedding to be held at the newly restored Old Alresford House in Hampshire. It’s now been featured on BOHO bride last week– so I have here created the full blog chapter of it. Old Alresford House really is a lovely mansion for a wedding – it’s filled up with rooms dressed in super cute wall paper for the bridal party to stay the night in, and for getting ready in the morning – different wall paper for each room. The ground floor houses the ballroom, which conveniently works as both a ceremony room and a reception room. This floor also offers a few other quirky rooms, fab from a photographer’s perspective – and fab for those rainy days! Luckily for Caaren and Jason, their wedding day was filled with gorgeous sun shine and their guests could hang out in the chill out marquee, have drinks by the LA style swimming pool or stroll around on the grounds, next door to animals and lovely nature.
And one more thing about the actual mansion… It has some pretty neat history to it… involving British naval heroes, and a little garden created in accordance with old, preserved sketches! Read more about that on Old Alresford house’s home page. (It had to be mentioned – I personally have a weak spot for places with interesting history to it…)
While my colleague Milda met with Jason at their house in the morning, I started the morning with photographing Caaren, who was full of energy and smiles – you could not believe that she had hardly slept the night before….
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I love all the little details about Caaren and Jason’s wedding. Caaren got the whole family involved in creating the atmosphere of their chill out marquee: her and the girls decorated all the candy jars themselves a few days before the day, and together with her closest friends, she hung photographs from her and Jason’s lives, using really cute clothing pegs. Then they filled up the marquee with lots of cosy furniture and keep sakes and created a little children’s play area…
Hands down, the funniest best man speech this wedding season…
Hair and Makeup: Julie West
Wedding planner: Marie at Isabella weddings
Wedding venue: Old Alresford House
Videographer: Shortfilm company
Flowers: Ena’s florists
Cakes: Patisserie Valerie