Libbie and Zach got married in July on a day which was lodged between two of the wettest days of the entire year. Fortunately their wedding day was hot and sunny and absolutely perfect for their ceremony at The Old House Hotel in Wickham and the marquee reception at Libbie’s parents home nearby.
The feeling of the entire day was relaxed and from the moment I arrived with the girls to find Libbie calmly doing her Bridesmaids make-up it was apparent that this was going to be a lovely wedding to photograph! The bridesmaids all looked gorgeous in pink dresses with floral headbands. Libby wore a stunning floaty dress by Caroline Castigliano and complimentary accessories from Jenny Packham. Her vibrant bouquet by Jenni Bloom picked up all the lovely summery colours.
The conservatory at The Old House is a brilliant ceremony room with natural light surrounding the couple – a photographers dream! Libby and Zach exchanged their rings and vows and I don’t think either of them stopped smiling for a moment. After the ceremony and drinks in the garden we went for a short walk for some photos by Libbie’s childhood home before heading off on the short drive to the reception, which was held at Libbie’s parents house and gardens.
Drinks were flowing and everyone enjoyed making the most of the sunshine, sitting on the hay bales and decorating the mugs that Libbie and Zach had provided. This was such a great idea and something I have never seen before. The marquee was rustically dressed with flowers in jam jars on trestle tables and Kilner jars of cocktails. Something I loved about this wedding was that there were no name places and guests sat where they wanted to enjoy the most magnificent barbecue prepared by The Barbecue and Banqueting Chef. I was fortunate enough to be invited to eat with the guests and I can honestly say the food was amazing! Desert was the most incredible naked chocolate wedding cake with berries made by Tara at the Sugar Plum Bakery. Not only did it look amazing but I can also vouch that it tasted just as good (this was not a low calorie wedding!)
After dinner, the speeches were hilarious with Vodka shots and some dastardly sabotage of the Best Man’s speech, Libbie and Zach lit a candle which they had bought on their first ever holiday together, which they said at the time they would light on their wedding day. The late afternoon bought some stunning light ideal for the couple portraits.
This was such a fantastic wedding to be a part of, I had the best day with lovely people! If you are looking for a Hampshire wedding photographer, please do get in touch!