Jolie & Simon’s Wedding at Winchester Guildhall & Shawford Parish Hall

We couldn’t have asked for a more cosy, festive and energetic wedding to end our year than Jolie and Simon’s. They got married just a couple of days before Christmas in Winchester with a ceremony at Winchester Guildhall and a Ceilidh wedding reception at Shawford Parish Hall.

The weather was ridiculous – stormy, rainy, windy and dark. But none of that mattered. Jolie and Simon had worked so hard to make their wedding day so inviting and colourful. Where better place to be than under the fairy lights, eating pies and dancing with friends and family?

One particular favourite part of the day for us was when the entire wedding party was transported from the ceremony to the village hall in a Routemaster. Christmas tunes blasted from the back of the bus as it made its merry way through the streets of Winchester. Everyone was huddled together in a steamy-windowed bus. It was a perfect winter wedding.

This was our first Ceilidh and it was brilliant. There were absolutely no awkward shuffling dances. Everyone took part and gave it their all. The routines seemed really complicated when the Caller was talking through the steps but somehow, after a minute or so, everything clicked.… Read Full Post

Jolie and Simon’s Wedding Prep Shoot in Winchester

Last weekend we met up with Jolie and Simon to talk about their wedding – our last of the year. Without going into too much detail and spoiling the surprises for their guests, they’re going to be getting married in the centre of Winchester at the Guildhall. Afterwards, there’s going to be a cosy, Christmas shindig in a village nearby at Shawford Parish Hall.

We did our recce on one of the busiest weekends of the year as hordes of people were doing the Christmas shopping. We accidentally ending up walking around a Craft Fair as the room they’ll be getting married in was packed full of Christmas stalls. It was a bit mad. On the upside we had our first Mince Pie of the year – result! Then we dodged the crowds as best as we could for their prep shoot.

We can’t think of a better way to end our year and are looking forward to Jolie and Simon’s Festive Wedding.

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