Danielle & Pete – St Cross Hospital Wedding Photographer
The St Cross Hospital in Winchester is one of the most beautiful Churches you can get married in! My all time favourite traditional venue.
I began my day with Danielle and her family at the couple’s home address in Southampton. Danielle booked the wonderful Sarah Abbott for her hair and make up. Sarah is the most lovely lady and she always does such a beautiful job for her brides. Danielle went for a natural look with a soft updo which complemented the pretty makeup perfectly. If you’re looking for a hair and makeup artist please do check out Sarah’s website here: http://sarahelizabethabbott.com/
The weather was fine, sunny and very warm on this beautiful day in July. It couldn’t have been more perfect! As guests arrived at St Cross Hospital the sun was beaming down at it’s strongest. Pete looked so smart in his dark grey suit with matching waistcoat and blue tie. He was very excited and couldn’t wait to see his beautiful bride! Danielle had the cutest little flower girls and sweet little page boy waiting for her outside the church. They were a little camera shy to begain with but soon treated me to lots of cute little poses!
The ceremony commenced and a wonderful atmosphere filled the church as hymns were sung. I took my place at the front to get a lovely perspective on the couple. It was a beautiful ceremony, full of smiles and laughter.
As we left the church I took confetti photos and guests made their way to the reception. Danielle, Pete and I stayed in the grounds of St Cross Hospital to capture some stunning couple shots. The colours in the gardens were fantastic!
The reception was held at the Itchen Abbas and Avington Village Hall. The decorations inside were fantastic! Lots of beautiful natural flowers in jars and homemade touches. These two had really thought about it and made it personal. They also had a Bake Off so that guests could bring homemade cakes and puddings! The choices were endless and looked so scrummy!
As the weather was so great it meant guests could enjoy the gardens at the hall. I had time to capture group photos here while everyone had drinks and canapes. During this time their wedding breakfast was being cooked up. They had the most lovely Paella and it smelt amazing!
Speeches began a little later and were very moving. There were tears and laughter too – a brilliant all round mix of emotions. Danielle and Pete did a joint speech – so special.
As the Disco kicked off towards the end of the night I had time to capture a very beautiful first dance along with some party shots.
Thank you both for having me. Your wedding was so brilliant – the perfect day <3