James and Sarahs Stunning Country Wedding

Sunday 5th October 2014 was one of the biggest challenges as a photographer.  Two of my best friends were tying the knot.  You will have seen James a lot on my site as he is a close friend and also runs ‘Jimmy Bean’ which I have photographed frequently as his business grows.  The pressure was higher than normal for me as I a best man as well as the photographer.  I was taking multitasking to a new level!

The day started early with a rather excited bride (Sarah, also a very close friend) was jumping on my bed as if it it was christmas day yelling “I’m getting married today!”  So, with a fresh coffee, the day began with bridal prep, hair and makeup and of course CHAMPAGNE.  I know how long it normally takes one girl to get ready, but when there are several together combined add the word ‘wedding’, it seems like a lifetime!

After Sarah had put her dress on with the finishing touches complete, might I say she looked beautiful, I departed to meet my good friend James.  I was greeted with yet more champagne and a very settled groom.  We added the finishing touches to our outfits together with some truly stunning button holes that James’ mother had created  (Diane you truly did a wonderful job so well done!)   I then shot the last few groom photos before we departed to the church for the main event.

A beautiful ceremony, and a very happy Mr and Mrs Freeman left the church.  We celebrated with a wonderful confetti throw and made our way to ‘The Clock Barn’.  From here we carried on the celebrations of a beautiful day and I’m so proud of not only being the photographer but also to be invited as a guest.

I’ll finish from here and let you see the rest of fun and celebrations in photos!

My beautiful realxed weddings start from as a little as £750 with lots of extras to add on.

For more info please Email contact@matthardyphotography.co.uk



Ollie And Kerry’s Beautiful Woodland Wedding

Another stunning wedding in the beautiful New Forest, and my first wedding at Rhinefield House Hotel.  This is a truly stunning wedding venue set in the heart of the New Forest.

Ollie and Kerry approached me after seeing some of my other wedding work on social media sites, so we got together and talked about their special day.  I was so happy they booked after discussing what they had planned, it was going to be extra special!

The big day came around quickly and a beautiful October day greeted us for the wedding.  I met Ollie in the bar, he promised me it was his first of the day :). Ollie looked awesome in a top hat, victorian style suit, cane and monocle.  We did the usual groom and best men shots, as well as a few others, before the ceremony commenced.

After another beautiful ceremony in the Great Hall, we celebrated outside with confetti, drinks and some orchestral music.  I took Ollie and Kerry off for a short period to get some lovely new “couple time”, and to capture some beautiful portraits together.  The grounds of Rhinefield House are just WOW,  making the perfect location for wedding photography.

The afternoon passed quickly and before we knew it the evening entertainment arrived which was incredible.  A strong man, who got the guests in the mood before the first dance and party.

Congratulations Mr and Mrs Dubois!

My beautiful relaxed weddings start from as a little as £750 with lots of extras to add on.

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Corporate Shoot With A1 and Alan Shearer

Another fantastic opportunity and the chance work with another of Englands football legends.

This time Alan Shearer, Working alongside A1sportingmemorabilia we traveled north to hold a private signing event,

I work very close with A1sportingmemorabilia and I have fantastic opportunity to photograph who they work with.

Alan Signed lots of various sporting memorabilia including England and Newcastle shirts.

To view the the products that Alan signed please click here,