Our first ever New Years Eve wedding was yesterday at the All Saints Church in Botley and then the reception at the lovely Rhinefield House Hotel in Brockenhurst, New Forest. On a cold but otherwise dry day I started at the church to capture the guests arriving. I had plenty of time to re-familiarise myself with the church which I hadn’t been to for a couple of years before Scott and his groomsmen arrived and they were ushered into the church before Rosie arrived.
A lovely service took place in a church still festooned with Christmas flowers and decorations and I managed with the video team from Hampshire Wedding Videos to get some good angles of the ceremony and signing.
After a few photographs in-front of the church, and the confetti we all made our way down to Rhinefield House in the New Forest for the reception. The guests were greeted by resident toastmaster Michael Judd up the red carpet and into the drinks reception and once Rosie and Scott had made it up the driveway in their stunning wedding car and with a drink in their hands we quickly made our way to the rear of the house for the last of the winter light and a short formal photographs session before we needed to return inside for the receiving line and the wedding breakfast.
With dinner complete the speeches took place completed by Rosie who also wished Scott a happy birthday and presented him with a cake and his birthday present, and I wrapped up some of the family groups in one of the rooms having lost the light on this winters day some time ago. It was straight into the evening reception with the first dance, and whilst that was taking place casino tables from Viva Las Vegas and a chocolate fountain were setup in the great hall.
Here are some of the images from the day… for the guests at the wedding the full online gallery will be available here from the 16th January.