A Hampshire Countryside Wedding With A Marquee, English And Bulgarian Traditions, And A Biplane Display
I really do love my job, especially when I get to photograph weddings like this. What an amazing day, I hardly know where to start.
Debbie and I headed down to a village outside Winchester on what was a super sunny and breezy Saturday. The day before had been a typical English Summer fail, with dark clouds and heavy rain. So everyone was delighted and relieved when the weather behaved itself, not least the bride’s parents who were busy making final preparations at their home for the marquee wedding reception.
It was a day full of traditions. A typically English white wedding; the little village church, the throwing of confetti, touching and hilarious speeches, the cutting of a (beautiful) cake, and of course the first dance. However it was also flavoured with Bulgarian wedding traditions, such as the bride and groom breaking of bread, and a Bulgarian dance. All great fun to capture.
I was also told there would be a surprise, and to have my camera ready. Then just as we completed the group shots, a biplane flew over the reception. It did a couple of impressive loop de loop’s, Quite the spectacle given the clears blue skies. A really special moment (and the pilot was the father of one of the bridesmaids!).
Other highlights were being able to take the bride and groom into an adjacent corn file for some dreamy portraits, complete with floaty windblown veil, and later some further ‘golden hour’ portraits. Oh the sunset…..
It really was a fabulous day and Debbie and I had a brilliant time. Thank you O & A for allowing me to share these photographs. I hope you all enjoy them. J x
Assistant – Debbie Gagliano Withers.