Julieanne and Andrew got married in one of the prettiest venues in Hampshire – The Mill at Gordleton. A tucked away little gem near Lymington where we’d very happily go back off duty for an afternoon.
Their wedding was a midweek celebration with close family and friends and we joined them just before the start of the ceremony until their speeches before their wedding breakfast.
The weather was joyous and great fun was had by all exploring the beautiful gardens and enjoying their outdoor ceremony and sun-filled drinks reception.
Here are a few photos from the afternoon…
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We pulled up in the car park of the Mill at Gordleton in the New Forest to be greeted by the sight of vibrant ribbons and paper lanterns swaying in the breeze.
The gardens at this Lymington-based restaurant and hotel are spellbinding anyway, with quirky sculptures, a river flowing through and lots of little nooks and crannies to get lost in, but these added an even more magical party feel.
We had a good view of the grounds below during the bridal preps and could spy on Leigh and all the guests arriving as they walked over the bridge into the hotel. Whilst I was kept busy snapping up Helen’s hair and make-up everyone settled down for the outdoor ceremony on the terrace.
The dress was one of the prettiest we’ve seen. Expertly hand-crafted by Cocoa Couture Wedding Dress Designers in Cheltenham. Helen told me she was able to mix and match different elements from the dresses hanging in the shops to get the design that was just right for her.
The late-afternoon wedding was small and intimate and took place right next to the river, underneath the permanent striped canopy. There’s always something really magical about an outdoors ceremony but because of the strict rules on locations there are very few venues that manage to offer this without having a more closed-in permanent structure.… Read Full Post