Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Mottisfont Abbey Wedding Photography - Amy and James

Still catching up on my weddings for last year - will get all of them done soon - promise!

When I first heard about the opportunity to photograph Amy and James' wedding at Mottisfont Abbey, I was so excited, it's such a beautiful location.  All I had to hope for was the weather - and it was absolutely perfect. The sun was shining, it was warm and hardly any wind at all. It was shaping up to be a good day.

I started the morning at St Andrews Church in Mottisfont. It's a very old church dating back to the 12th century and it's one of the few churches that is Grade I listed - it's beautiful.

The flowers that Amy and James had chosen for their wedding - were just amazing, look at the size of this arrangement!

Just look at that sky!

James and the boys arrived in plenty of time so I could capture the last minute adjustments to buttonholes and be there for the guests arriving.

Introducing James and Mabel.  Mabel is Amy and James' dog and they wanted her to very much be a part of their day. I think she had a great day!

Mabel even got her her own special flower dog collar!

Amy arrived in a very cool Rolls.

As she stepped out of the car I realised how stunning she looked. Her dress was breathtaking.



Then after the ceremony we headed across the road to Mottisfont Abbey - a national trust property, set in stunning grounds alongside the River Test. I was told this was the last wedding they were doing here, which if true, is very sad as it was absolutely gorgeous for a wedding reception.

They had a marquee out the back - so much room!

Whilst the guests were parking their cars and starting on the drinks, Amy, James and I went for a stroll around the grounds. We started in the walled gardens.

 The colours of the blooms were fab. And that sun!

Mottisfont has everything - even beautiful tree lined avenues!



I love this one - Mabel's obviously very proud of her Mum and Dad!

In to dinner!

Speeches were before dinner, which is great for calming any nerves!

Alex was quite nervous before his speech - but he was great - very funny too!

James' mum, Joan's reaction here is priceless - don't you think?!

Mabel's even on the cake with them! Brilliant!

At that point I left them to their evening meal and celebrations. Thank you to Amy and James for making it a fabulous day - I hope you had an amazing honeymoon in Tanzania and have a very happy marriage.


  1. Aww. Love the wedding doggie collar idea. So cute! Everyone looks like they're having such a relaxed day and happy to have you around to snap them up :)

  2. Such a gorgeously colourful wedding, fills me full of optimism on the tail end of a murky Winter. Mabel makes for such a delightful Pooch of Honour too.

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