Weddings at New Place in Hampshire are lovely at any time of year and Dan & Becky's wedding was no exception. Being only a few weeks before Christmas, their wedding had a Christmas theme, thus the vibrant red colour of the bridesmaid's dresses.
New Place keep the driveway clear of cars for their weddings which was a perfect opportunity to create a heart-shaped group shot with their wedding cars in the background.
The clear driveway came in useful again later in the evening when the groom wanted a picture of himself with his groomsmen all looking at the pocket watches he'd given them as presents.
Music has been a huge part of Becky's life so it was natural to try and include her piano during Bridal Prep. We placed her gorgeous footless red and white polka dot shoes as if they were playing the pedals of her piano...
...and her pretty lace garter on the keyboard.
Becky's gorgeous shoes fitted in beautifully with the Christmas decorations....
...and her wedding flowers were as wonderfully Christmassy.
Becky and Dan had their ceremony at Hamble church where there was a prayer cushion with a beautifully worded tapestry, perfect for a wedding rings shot.
Dan and Becky arrived at New Place in style with their two white Rolls Royce cars.
Their drivers were very obliging in positioning the cars so we could shoot the lovely couple in front of their venue with their cars...
...and from the distinctive New Place front gates.
There were some wonderfully intimate moments between Becky and Dan...
...confetti in front of the immediately recognisable New Place front porch.
Just before going in for their meal, there was a lovely sky against which we could shoot some portraits in the last light of their wedding day.
Their cake toppers were fabulous, little reindeers full of character and one wore the same military cap as the groom.
For Dan & Becky's First Dance, Becky changed into her "dance wedding dress" and the two them performed an amazing jive which really energised the evening.
Dan & Becky's wedding was great fun, full of beautiful moments, wonderful details and at a fabulous venue.
by Steve Dunster