Typically it seems for August weddings it started raining during bridal preparations at Becky & Ian’s house but this didn’t affect the mood as Becky, her bridesmaids and lovely flower girls got themselves ready. I left and headed up to St Boniface where an earlier wedding was just clearing the grounds, and having popped in to speak with the church officials I spotted Ian and his groomsmen walking up the road.
Arrivals were conducted in light drizzle, and then the sun came out blowing away the black clouds and exposing a bright blue sky ready for Becky’s arrival. The ceremony was an emotional one, a theme for this wedding, and the happy couple exited the church into a stunning summers afternoon. Family groups were conducted in the small patch of open shade afforded by the sole tree and then we all headed off to the Winchester Guildhall for a large group shot on the main steps whilst I briefly held up Winchester traffic by shooting across the high street !
The main room in Winchester Guildhall, Bapsy Hall, is impressive and looked stunning after it’s recent refurbishment as did the rest of this lovely building. The room was movie themed, with purple accents and I spent while photographing it whilst Becky and Ian prepared for their receiving line.
After dinner a set of emotional speeches ensued, followed by the cutting of the cake and I them managed to get a few moments with Becky & Ian alone to shoot some more relaxed portraits of them in the local grounds before the evening reception started, and some relaxed groups of their friends in another of the stunning halls. Becky & Ian surprised everyone with a Grease themed first dance before we got into the expected barn dancing and a planned shot of them happy couple in the middle of their dancing guests.
Here are some of the images from this lovely day.