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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.


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:


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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