Images were captured by Carrie of Devonshire Photographic, along with her assistant James.
Based in Bagshot, Surrey Carrie, and James cover weddings across the South East, but do travel, having been known to go as far as Cyprus.
“I am so lucky that I do a job that I love! Being part of a couple’s wedding day is not only a huge responsibility but a huge honour and something myself and assistant James thoroughly enjoy!”
She says of the couple and their day…
“I had previously met the couple, as my husband is a friend of Phil’s.”
“Very soon after their engagement we started talking photos and I was honoured when they asked me to shoot their wedding even before they had a venue and a date.”
“It was a wonderful day which started with me meeting the girls at The Elevtham.”
“There was a lovely relaxed atmosphere when I arrived with lots of smiling and laughing.”
“Assistant James headed off to meet Phil and the boys and got some great shots of the boys before the ceremony.”
“After a beautiful ceremony we headed off to the Elvetham.”
“It was such a lovely day which a great couple and lovely guests. James did an amazing job of capturing the couple’s firework display for me while I joined the party.”
I hand over to beautiful Bride Lindi…
How did you meet?
“I worked with Phil’s brother, who along with Phil and his cricket mates were out in town one Saturday night while I was out celebrating my best friend’s birthday.”
“We decided to join the boys for a drink and myself and Phil ended up twirling on the dancefloor, although I wouldn’t let him buy me a drink (independent woman!).”
“He texted me at 2am the next morning about meeting up for a drink, we went on a date and the rest is history..”
When did you get engaged?
“We got engaged on 25th December 2013.”
Tell us about your wedding planning journey
“It was a fun 14 months of planning, we had a good idea of colours and themes we wanted so chose our bridesmaids, groomsmen and then got down to finding the perfect venue!”
“Phil plays cricket so wedding had to be between October and April so as to avoid the cricket season when he and the rest of his team would be busy on a Saturday!”
“The Elvetham was the second venue we looked at and we fell in love with it immediately!”
“We booked St Peter’s church round the corner from where we live in Frimley and then it was fun buying the little personal bits, ordering the stationary and choosing bridesmaid dresses and suits.”
“I booked our Photorapher, Carrie long before anything else was finalised as we love her work and would have happily worked round dates she could accommodate us!”
“I had a brilliant spreadsheet so kept track of all the spend, what had to be done and what we’d ticked off already.”
“All in all we were ready well ahead of time and so enjoyed the weeks leading up to it, finalising all the last minute bits and pieces like the gifts and personal touches.”
When did you get married?
“We were married on Saturday, 11th April 2015.”
What was the best bit of your day?
“It’s a bit of a cliché but we loved every minute of it!”
“But if we had to choose a few highlights then they would be the mass singing along to our first dance and the fireworks in the evening!”
What advice would you give to other couples getting married?
“Don’t compromise on what you want and be organised, have a spreadsheet!”
Thank you so much to Carrie for sharing this beautiful Hampshire Wedding.
Love the turquoise and cream palette running through the elegant styling of the day.
The Brides Enzoani dress is stunning and the fireworks to end an amazing celebration of love are quite spectacular.
Venue – Elvetham Hotel
Photography – Devonshire Photographic
Suits were – Stafford Tailoring – Cameron Ross grey silk morning suits
Bridesmaids dresses – Farnborough Bridal Centre
Stationery – Bride & Groom Direct (invites & order of service, menus and table plan from the Elvetham)
Wooden place hearts – ‘Boos Mini Moos‘
Cakes & Flowers – Jeni’s Cakes & Flowers
Wedding Car – Classic & Vintage
Band – via Warble Entertainment
Chair Covers – Chair Covers of Hampshire
Make Up – Sarah Pearce
Hair – Lora Fenn