Yesterday I spent the afternoon with Libby & Richard at their Rhinefield House winter wedding. This was an intimate wedding with 40 guests based entirely at probably my favourite wedding venue in Hampshire. The day started with a short walk around the grounds to see how icy/snowy the rear lawns and paths were in preparation for any images taken outside and I was greeted with an icy ornamental lake and fountains. There was still a little snow from the fall a week previous but most of the paths and grass was clear. Fortunately it was a sunny day and warmer than the preceding week. As I walked around I took some establishing and detail images of the house and festive interior.
With that done I met up with Libby, her mum and daughter and make-up artist Helen Spenser and we moved to the bridal suite for Libby’s getting ready shots, after which I met up with Richard and his groomsmen for some portraits outside at the front of the house.
A beautiful ceremony followed and after a short while enjoying drinks in the Kings Room with their guests Libby and Richard came outside with me for some formal family portraits and groups which they had requested and then a short walk around some of the stunning locations in the gardens for some more relaxed and contemporary photographs of just the two of them. Typically at this time of year the light dropped quickly and we returned to the Kings Room for a warm up and some more documentary images of the guests enjoying the mulled wine and each others company and the last of the formal groups which were done inside.
It only remained for me to capture the beautiful Great Hall laid out for dinner, and the details of the cake, and favours and decorations before I left Libby & Richard, their family and guests to the wedding breakfast.
Here are some of the images from the day.