Sam and DJ booked me through a work colleague some time back. Having never shot a Sopley Lake wedding before, when I met them for a venue visit a few months prior to the big day... well, overwhelmed is an understatement. This venue was magical, with endless creative possibilities.
When I arrived at the venue to meet the girls I bumped into the Groom first, who had been driving round the new forest dealing with a broken-down car!
The girls however were very relaxed, chilling out in the beautiful country pub. When second shooter Dan arrived with the boys, things were not so relaxed as someone had dropped their key’s through the decking of one of the cabins. The ‘bearded gods’ soon recovered the keys and did a few shots before heading over to the ceremony.
Now I won’t lie, most bride and grooms dread rain on their wedding day and honestly there really is nothing you can do about it apart from be prepared. For this outdoor wedding there were plenty of umbrellas dotted about in case of emergency. Midway through the ceremony the rain started to trickle down, which if I’m honest, only enhanced the beauty and atmosphere of the day.
With the noisy geese offering us their apologies by doing a fly over through one of the readings, the rain easing off as the couple exchanged rings and the most beautiful vow’s I have ever heard it was a ceremony to top all ceremonies.
But after is when the real fun started, with sunflower fields and lakes to play in (and yes the guests really did jump in) to the couple shoot being photobombed by guests on a pedalo, the entire day was an open creative book.
Thank you DJ and Sam for allowing us to document your wonderful day, it is one we will never forget! <3
Venue - Sopley Lake, RSVP New Forest https://rsvpnewforest.wordpress.com.
Dress - Proposals Chichester https://proposals.co.uk/
Hair - Tracy Brideshair https://brideshair.co.uk/
Makeup - Lucy Bernier Bernier Beauty http://www.lucybernier.com/
Suits - Moss Bros
Bridesmaids Dresses - Little Mistress
Caterer - Sorrels Caterers http://www.sorrelscaterers.co.uk/
Marquee - Castle Marquees http://www.castle-marquees.com/
Band - The Mixtape
"We're absolutely thrilled we chose Katie to help capture our special day. From the first meet when Katie was really warm, welcoming and informative to post-wedding patiently working with us to pick our favourite photos, Katie has been a fantastic professional. She kept us informed and supported us with all of our queries in the lead up to our day. Having a creative but natural photographer was really important to us and Katie really matched this. Along with a support photographer, she helped us feel really relaxed on the day, and actively encouraged lots of our fun and spontaneous shots - even challenging a phobia to get the best picture!
Katie perfectly captured the fun, relaxed atmosphere of our day and looking through her beautifully edited images means we can relive the happiest day, helping hugely in preventing wedding blues!
Thank you so much, Mr & Mrs King"