I absolutely loved Jen & Rogie’s wedding. They booked fairly last minute after I’d had a cancellation and I’m so pleased it came together and I was able to capture their day. We just had so much fun together- Rogie is one of those people, you can just tell he’s a bit of a legend and Jen is so warm; you can just tell from being around them that they just want to have a good time with friends which felt like their main wish for the day. This special feeling combined with the stunning location of Hatch House near Tisbury, Wiltshire (where I’m lucky enough to be a recommended photographer) just made it utterly enjoyable in every way.
Jen & Rogie held an intimate legal wedding ceremony the winter before their wedding to ensure that Jen’s poorly Dad could be with them for their wedding and planned a big wedding reception for the Summer. Sadly Jen’s Dad did pass away before the wedding but boy, he sent the sun to shine on them! It was one of those blisteringly hot summer days when you can’t quite believe that you’re in the UK. As they’d already had a legal ceremony they didn’t have any rules, guidelines or requirements to stick to and so they held their ceremony outdoors on the top lawn at Hatch House with their wedding breakfast in a marquee erected within the walled garden. As it was so hot all the sides were taken down to spectacular effect as the marquee was surrounded by the beautiful garden flowers and stunning stone walls which made a gorgeous feature as you can see and if I were getting married at Hatch I’d do the same! The beautiful views and vistas from the house of the surrounding countryside and the warm tactile texture of the stone of the house added to the beauty of the backdrop. It was a photographers dream. As the setting itself was so beautiful they kept the décor fairly low key with jars of colourful wild arrangements by the super talented florist Jenni Bloom, who I’d highly recommend- just look at Jen’s bouquet! All the flowers were UK grown too which added a special touch.
Jen got ready in the beautiful surroundings of the Grosvenor Arms in nearby historic Shaftesbury (home of the famed Hovis Hill) and wore a stunning dress by Monsoon with comfy cork sandals from Dune teamed with more gorgeous flowers in her hair from Jenni Bloom. She looked elegant and relaxed all day. But my favourite bit of the day, was the speeches. I always love them but when Rogie announced he’d secretly been learning guitar for months on his lunch breaks at work just so he could serenade Jen, well you can imagine the reaction! Everyone was blown away, in tears, and crying with laughter at his version of the lyrics of an Ed Sheeran number. As I say, legend! But there was no Ed Sheeran for the first dance, they opted to kick of the party- and quite the party it was with a trance number which got everyone going.
Thanks so much for having me guys, it was the most fun.