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Lesley & Andrew | The Big Day | August 2009

Being part of Lesley and Andrew’s wedding was a very special experience, for Chris and I as well as all the guests who had come from across the world to celebrate it with them.  From the beautiful and moving church service – with special music and readings by their loved ones – to the relaxed and joyous reception at picturesque Ringwood Hall, it really felt like a day full of blessings for a devoted couple.  

This first selection of images takes us from the bride’s preparations at Lesley’s parents’ home, to the church at Wingerworth.  All Saints is a very unusual and beautiful church, with an intriguing combination of architecture dating back from the Norman period all the way up to the 1960s.  We’ve included a black and white photograph of the service to show the elegant simplicity of the church, but for a colour version of this very colourful church please take a look at the sneak preview that we posted a couple of weeks ago.

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After the guests had enjoyed their meal, we were excited to see that some beautiful evening light had developed, so we took Lesley and Andrew out for a walk around the grounds at Ringwood for their first photographs as a married couple.  It was a true delight to be able capture some of the special bond between them in these delicate and intimate images:

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And finally – a few more portraits and some pretty details.  The top left black and white image is one of my personal all-time favourites of Chris’s work, for its timeless and magical feel: 

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