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Sopley Mill Wedding – Steve and Carly Get Married

My first ever wedding at the stunning Sopley Mill, near Christchurch.

Today it was the turn of the ever so lovely Steve and Carly. It started off as normal meeting a nervous but excited bunch of ladies who had the fizz already flowing upon my arrival. I stayed with the ladies all morning and sent my good friend and fellow photographer James to meet up with the men. We both had great mornings and new already what a special wedding it would be complimented by a gorgeous day.

I left ahead of Carly to meet Steve and James at the mill who were already and eager to go, I was shortly followed by the gorgeous bride and we got the ceremony underway.

What I love about Sopley Mill is that it is its own, No one else around huge grounds and a stunning backdrop of countryside to fill with gorgeous wedding photos,

The day was perfect and after some laughs in the speeches the band started up and it was party time!

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 for the password ask the bride or groom? or do they ask you??)

Family or friend from this day? click here to see more, http://www.matthardyphotography.co.uk/client-area/

Thinking of getting married and looking for a photographer? If you like my style of my work then  I would love to hear from you!

Drop me an email at –  Contact@matthardyphotography.co.uk

Massive thanks to at James for being an awesome 2nd photographer!

 

Wedding At The East Close Hotel, Mr & Mrs Turner

What a gorgeous sunny day for a wedding in the heart of the new forest, at the stunning East Close Hotel Hampshire. TodayIt’s the turn of Rob and Hannah to tie the knot!

I have known Hannah for some time, she is a former florist and that is how we originally met. You can imagine how chuffed I was when she asked me to photograph her special day.

The day started as normal, I was greeted with the sound of various bottles of fizz being opened and lots of laughter and girly giggles. I got under way with the bridal prep photos before the horse and carriage arrived to pickup the beautiful bride. At this point I left the ladies to do the finishing touches as I headed off to meet rob at the hotel/BAR ;).

He was a tad nervous but looking forward to marrying Hannah, who didn’t take long to arrive and the ceremony got under way.

After the ceremony we made use of the stunning country grounds for some lovely portraits of the happy couple, shortly followed by speeches and the first dance.

It was a truly lovely day seeing someone that I have know for sometime get married!

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 for the password ask the bride or groom? or do they ask you??)

Family or friend from this day? click here to see more, http://www.matthardyphotography.co.uk/client-area/

Thinking of getting married and looking for a photographer? If you like my style of my work then  I would love to hear from you!

Drop me an email at –  Contact@matthardyphotography.co.uk

 

 

Jack & Jessica’s Pre Wedding Shoot

A sunny evening in the heart of the gorgeous new forest lyes a lovely wedding venue called the East Close Hotel. Its perfect as it has lovely large private grounds and stunning interior for Jack and Jessica’s special day on Sunday 2nd August 2015. We were Joined by the 2 lovely children who joined in with the photos. Im very much looking forward to Sundays wedding and will be assisted by my awesome buddy and fellow photographer James.

Pre wedding shoots are included in all my packages and it is a great way to get comfortable in-front of the camera before your wedding. We also have a good look round your chosen wedding venue followed by a drink and some brief paperwork.

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

Rob and Hannah’s Pre Wedding Shoot At The East Close Hotel

Sunday 21st of June I caught up with the lovely and very funny Rob and Hannah, We met at there gorgeous wedding venue the East Close Hotel Christchurch.

After a few drinks chit chat and paper work we headed ouf for a walk round the stunning grounds and to take some photos so they feel comfotable on the big day.

I have known Hannah and Rob for a while now as they booked me last year, a fun and lovely couple with exciting plans for the big day! I cannot wait to shoot their wedding as its going to be a lot of fun and a gorgeous day/

Pre wedding shoots are included in all my packages and it is a great way to get comfortable in-front of the camera before your wedding. We also have a good look round your chosen wedding venue followed by a drink and some brief paperwork.

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

Mr And Mrs Shaw Get Married At Christchurch Harbour Hotel

A stunning Sunday for a beautiful wedding in Dorset. Its finally the big day for Alison and Martin and their woodland themed wedding at the Christchurch Harbour Hotel.

The day started meeting the bride who was having a few finishing touches on her hair and makeup,  It was then of to meet Martin (who wasn’t at the bar). Shortly after a few groom portraits it was time for the ceremony.

After the the I do’s we headed outside to enjoy the gorgeous weather and for some stunning portraits, whilst the guests where entertained by a magician and had the chance to handle some birds of prey.

It really is true time fly’s whens your having fun I love my job so much the day was just fantastic, before I knew it they were heading for the first dance which was rather entertaining due to a routine the happy couple had learned.

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 for the password ask the bride or groom? or do they ask you??)

Family or friend from this day? click here to see more, http://www.matthardyphotography.co.uk/client-area/

Thinking of getting married and looking for a photographer? If you like my style of my work then  I would love to hear from you!

Drop me an email at –  Contact@matthardyphotography.co.uk

Alison & Martin Pre Wedding Shoot

Scary how time flys, It seems not long ago that myself Alison and Martin all sat down to discuss their special day and woodland themed wedding at the beautiful Christchurch Harbour Hotel.

Such a lovely and happy couple and less then 2 weeks till the big day I can certainly say I’m excited!!

Here is a few from our pre wedding shoot that was shortly followed by tea and scones HEAVEN! thank you Alison and Martin for that ;)!

All my pre wedding shoots are included in my wedding packages for more info please click below

http://www.matthardyphotography.co.uk/prices/weddings

And to book your wedding please email me at – Contact@matthardyphotography.co.uk

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

Matt.

 

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.

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

Rob & Fran Get Married

At the last minute I was called upon by a fellow photographer and friend Emma as she had been let down by her assistant.  There were only 48 hours until the special day so I brushed of my red cape and came to the rescue (haha).

I love second shooting and working with other professional photographers.  Both the church and reception location were new to me but upon arrival I knew it was going to be a super awesome wedding.

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