Christchurch Wedding – Joss & Steph’s Wedding At The Kings Hotel

Joss and Steph booked me well over a year ago and I was delighted they had done so. We have been friends since the early school days and I was over the moon to heae that they were getting married. Saturday 3rd of September and it was the big day. I headed over to Swanage and met with the lads. Rachel my second shooter was already with the girls. After a good catchup we set of for the Kings Hotel in Christchurch. The weather was set for overcast with some possible showers so fingers were well and truly crossed.

We arrived in Christchurch and it was pretty much go time. The bride was already on here way  over. They had decided to get married in the gorgeous little pavilion opposite the hotel surrounded by trees its a lovely place to tie the knott. Steph arrived and this was Joss was stood eagerly waiting to see his gorgeous bride arrive.

No hymns, however a lovely sing along of Jack Johnson’s better together’ started a gorgeous ceremony. It wasn’t long before the I do’s and of course that first kiss as Mr and Mrs Cook, there was also a high five at the alter which the friends and family’s loved!

After the ceremoeny we headed straigh outside and made the most of the dry weather for the group shots and portraits in the local area. I am forever checking my weather app and watch to see how we were doing for time and of course bad weather. We finished up and headed back inside for celebrations and speeches just as the heavens opened and it tipped it down.

Thank you to all who attended and made it an incredible wedding,


Huge thank you to Rachel for 2nd shooting with me on the day,

Below are a small selection of my photos from the day,

If you are a friend or family of the bride and groom then you can view all the images here, (please just ask the bride or groom for the password).

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  1. Doug Derrick
    Doug Derrick says:

    Hi Matt,
    We just wanted to say that we have now seen the wonderful photos you and Rachael took. You have captured Steph and Joss’s wedding perfectly. The slide show is great and brought back the excitement all over again !
    We know they have already told you how thrilled they are with your work and we wanted to say how you added so much to the day and our memories by doing such a great job.
    Steph and Joss are blessed with some very talented friends and we’ll be pleased to recommend you whenever we can .
    Best regards,
    Donna and Doug (Steph’s parents)


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