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Hampshire Wedding and Christening | Lucy and Andy

Hampshire Wedding and Christening | Lucy and Andy

So we started April off with a gorgeous Hampshire wedding and christening combo! Lucy and Andy planned to get married in St Mary’s Church in Bramshott, closely followed by the christening of their daughter, Francesca. This was all topped off by their reception at The Spread Eagle Hotel, in Midhurst. Here’s a preview of highlights to keep you going until the edits are completed…

As with any April event, the weather can be tempestuous, with rain often in the forecast, but thankfully for all, the threatened rain stayed away all day! What a relief!!

My day started at the church, with my arrival timed with Andy, as he arrived in a minibus with his best man, and some of his friends and family. Everyone was dressed to the nines!! The church was beautifully adorned with the  most wonderful floral displays too.

Hampshire Wedding

Hampshire Wedding

While Andy and his guests got themselves settled, Lucy’s arrival was imminent. She arrived accompanied by her their daughter and her parents. Dressed in the most stunning, lace detailed gown… their daughter even had a complementary lace detailed dress ready for her dual role as flower girl and baptisee (is that even a word!!). With a few precious moments outside to go over final plans and arrangements with the vicar, it was suddenly all systems go in the church while the groom and congregation waited for the grand arrival of the bride.

Hampshire wedding

With the organist cued up, the procession started. Led by the vicar, Lucy, accompanied down the aisle by her father, was preceded by Francesca. All eyes on them, this really is such a beautiful moment to witness. The energy changes in the room, charged with anticipation, joy and the fluttering of butterflies all round.

The service was conducted with love and humour, the readings provided by Andy’s daughters while everyone looked on with such joy in their eyes. The church, with its vaulted ceilings and grand pillars was majestic to be within.

Hampshire wedding

Hampshire wedding

Hampshire wedding

The wedding ceremony was followed by Francesca’s baptism. Surrounded by her godparents and watched from the pews by an attentive spaniel, it was a lovely addition to this day of celebration. Francesca’s calm reaction to seeing droplets of holy water falling from her head was far beyond anything I could expect from my own children when they were that age! She dabbed it off with a towel with the best expression!

Hampshire wedding

Hampshire wedding

Hampshire wedding

As the ceremonies drew to a close for this Hampshire wedding and christening, Lucy and Andy led the way as the brand new newlyweds out of the church, to then be surrounded by a cloud of soft pink rose petals by their guests. I love the look of glee on Lucy’s fathers face as he pelts the happy couple!!

Hampshire Wedding

Hampshire wedding

Before the guests jumped back on the minibus to head to the reception, we took a few moments for some group photos, and a photo with Francesca’s new godparents. As well as friends, her uncle and one of Andy’s daughters have been assigned this wonderful responsibility.

After the guests had taken their seats on the bus, we took a few more moments to capture Lucy and Andy on their own in the church grounds before we all returned to The Spread Eagle.

Hampshire wedding

Hampshire wedding photographer

Hampshire photographer

Hampshire wedding

The Spread Eagle Hotel is perfectly located for a Hampshire Wedding, nestled close to both Surrey and West Sussex too, it is a very accessible venue (with a great spa too, as I’ve had the pleasure of frequenting!!)

The reception room was the Jacobean Hall, with high ceilings, exposed beams and tapestries, paintings and weapons adorning the walls. The table was laid out as one, so everyone could eat, talk and sit together. Dogs were also allowed meaning Lucy and Andy’s furbaby could also join in! Check out his little tux/bowtie bib, soooo cute!!

Hampshire wedding

With a live acoustic guitarist providing some gentle songs, the guests busied themselves with the bar, catching up and getting relaxed ready for the wedding breakfast. A treat for me was seeing Andy open his print from their pre-wedding shoot, which Francesca also accompanied us on… the print they chose was one of her which he proudly displayed in the hall.

The cake display looked delicious, and it made me chuckle to see Francesca guarding it from her Uncle while he playfully pretended to pinch a cupcake!

Hampshire wedding

Hampshire wedding

Hampshire wedding

Hampshire wedding

Once everyone had sat down ready for the wedding breakfast, it was my time to depart. I’d had a lovely time capturing this moment in Lucy and Andy’s lives and I hope the rest of their celebrations were as brilliant as the part of the day I attended.

This sneak peek of highlights, I hope, will capture some of that love and celebration. I look forward to delivering the full gallery set soon, and I can’t wait to see what Lucy and Andy choose for their album!

Many thanks,

xX Fiona Xx

Hampshire Wedding and Christening