It was a beautiful April morning, and I arrived bright and early to Sandford Springs Golf Club to start shooting Rachel & Karl's wedding day. Rachel was getting ready in the Bridal Suite, so after grabbing a few outdoor photographs, I started capturing bridal preparations. I also popped over to the Clockhouse and Clubhouse for some decor photographs. The wedding had a beach theme and it was fantastic! Decor was completed by Events For U.
The Bridal Suite at Sandford Springs is a large double-room and there is a beautiful window for portraits. As you can see I took full advantage of this window for the flower photographs too! The amazing flowers were created by Karen Parish at Bracken & Bramble. Makeup was being done by Bethany Knox Beauty and hair by Charlotte Vickery. We had a lovely reveal in store for Rachel's father too, as Mum opened the doors and Rachel stepped into the room in her beautiful dress, which was from A Bride 2 Bee in Southampton. The gorgeous yellow bridesmaids dresses were from Asos.
I headed over to the Clockhouse, whilst Rachel got ready for the short golf buggy ride. The Clockhouse is a lovely little building with a light, airy feel and fantastic wooden beams. Makes for a fresh but rustic feel to the occasion. The chairs were adorned with yellow sashes and a beautiful flower arrangement was on the ceremony table. Karl waited patiently with his best man for Rachel's arrival. Their little boy held a plaque which read "Daddy, Here Comes Mummy" as he ran down the aisle to his daddy. The men wore suits from Suits Direct (Swindon).
The ceremony was just lovely. The couple read their own vows as they became husband a wife. After the ceremony we took some confetti shots outside the Clockhouse and then myself and the couple headed off on golf buggies for their portraits. The weather was amazing!! We had blue skies with some fluffy white clouds, gorgeous sunlight and warmth. Perfect! Group shots then followed and afterwards, the couple were called in for the wedding breakfast.
After some pretty fabulous (and also hilarious) speeches, Robin (the wedding coordinator) offered to take us back out onto the golf course for some more photographs as the sun set. Thank you, Robin! Upon our return to the Clubhouse, a double decker Stagecoach turned up with some guests, as organised by the father of the bride. The evening reception started, the cake was cut (provided by a friend of the bride's mother) and the first dance took place. The DJ tonight was from NGB Discos and the bride changed into her white (with flashes of yellow) Converse. Comfort level to the max! Then the newlyweds danced whilst one of the bridesmaids sang, and following this was the father and daughter dance and then a huge group hug.
Mr & Mrs Benzeval - I had an amazing time capturing your big day. Thank you for having me!