Laura & Craig – Bartley Lodge Hotel

Aww I loved this wedding and I loved this couple, we had so much fun and did-not-stop-laughing. Laura being one of three triplets made this a family event like no other, with emotions running high throughout.

With a stunning timeless architecture and beautiful, flawless gardens, this is the allure of a stunning manor house wedding, where dreams come true and memories are born. As a photographer, I have had the privilege of capturing one such incredible wedding, a celebration that epitomized fun, grace, and all things beautiful.

Nestled amidst the breathtaking landscapes of The New Forest in Hampshire, this manor house venue seemed straight out of a fairytale. Its elegant façade exuded unparalleled grandeur, as if welcoming each guest into a realm of refined luxury.

And then, there was the couple. A pair so radiant, it was impossible not to be captivated by their infectious joy and unabashed love. Their wedding day was a fusion of whimsy and elegance, seamlessly blending their nerdy passions with timeless romance. It was a true reflection of their personalities, a celebration where a bit of Marvel mingled with Jane Austen, and superheroes danced with princesses.

As the day unfolded, it became apparent that this wedding was not just about two people joining hands. It was about embracing quirks and individuality, celebrating love in its purest and most unapologetic form. The heartfelt vows exchanged, filled with laughter and tears, resonated with everyone present. But as a plot twist, the bride and groom held a secret from each other… Craig said his promises first, and ended his vows by saying, “this is the way…” which was then echoed by the room behind them! This photographer captured Laura’s reaction as she has conspired behind the Craig’s back for the guests to say the exact same thing after her vows! The perfect Star Wars fairytale!

As the photographer, I was privileged to capture each fleeting moment, freezing them in time for eternity. It was a true privilege to witness the love and laughter that enveloped Bartley Lodge Hotel, to encapsulate the essence of this extraordinary wedding. Through my lens, I aimed to preserve not just the beauty, but also the spirit of the day – a spirit characterized by joy, individuality, and fun.

And we can’t beat the moment I live for! I present to you…EMO Hour! All your favourite emo songs played none stop for one hour! From Panic at the Disco to My Chemical Romance, us emo kids could not be stopped and the actual kids couldn’t keep up! You can bet your fingerless gloves, I was not leaving that dance floor.

So, the next time you find yourself amidst the allure of a manor house wedding, surrounded by beautiful landscapes and effervescent laughter, remember that the role of a photographer goes beyond capturing simple moments. It is about preserving the spirit of joy, the essence of love, and the unique journey of two emo souls intertwining.

I invite you to explore my photographs and dive into the world of fun weddings, nerdy weddings, and the breathtaking beauty of manor house venues. This is the magic of a Hampshire wedding photography, this is the captivating allure of the New Forest, and this is the indelible legacy of a beautiful wedding that defied all expectations.

Venue: Bartley Lodge Hotel
The hosting team at Bartley Lodge Hotel is commended for their exceptional service and welcoming attitude towards their guests. This magnificent venue, which is part of The New Forest Collection, offers an ideal setting for events of any scale. The staff’s professionalism and attentiveness enhance the overall experience, ensuring a successful and memorable occasion. Additionally, the picturesque surroundings of The New Forest provide a unique backdrop, adding to the venue’s charm. Furthermore, the hotel’s expertise in accommodating dietary requirements should be embraced. By offering diverse and inclusive menu options, organizers can ensure that all attendees are catered for, enhancing the overall satisfaction of their event.