Rachel & Matt’s Wedding at The Bell Inn, New Forest

We were delighted to start our New Year by joining Rachel & Matt for their wedding at The Bell Inn near Lyndhurst, Hampshire.

Close family and friends had travelled far to celebrate their day with Rachel & Matt with plenty hopping across the pond from Boston, US to join in the fun (and make a good effort in wiping Ringwood Brewery out of Forty-niner Ale).

The ceremony took place at 3pm, so after a leisurely time getting ready in the rooms upstairs (the wedding party had exclusive use of the entire place) we had to keep things super speedy after the ceremony to have any chance of photos outside (and so the Bride and Groom could make it back in time for their surprise choir during the drinks reception). Luckily, we’d already had a chance to scout out a little spot nearby a short walk away and did a little prep ahead to make it look a bit more sparkly.

With the night drawing in early the pub was a great place to batten down the hatches, light the candles and have a cosy night in with good grub and dancing.

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Jenny and Duncan’s Civil Ceremony at Swanage Town Hall

Jenny and Duncan celebrated their marriage with a Humanist wedding on the cliff-top in Studland, overlooking the sea and an audience of guests and paddle boarders. Being utter spoil sports, the pernickety laws in this country don’t allow couples to get married anywhere that isn’t an approved, permanent and immovable structure.

Jenny and Duncan got around this by doing the legal bit with Registrars the day before, at Swanage Town Hall.

We were there to photograph the short ceremony in the company of Jenny and Duncan’s close family and friends.

We’ll be posting their big day at Studland Bay House soon…

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