A Wedding at Winchester Cathedral and Lainston House

wedding car outside lainston house

 A lovely Springtime wedding set in the heart of Hampshire.

Andrea and Tom held their wedding ceremony in the grand setting of Winchester Cathedral followed by a wedding reception at the beautiful Lainston House hotel. Andrea, with her bridesmaids and Mother, spent the morning preparing at Lainston House whilst Tom and the boys were enjoying a lunch in Winchester, just a short walk from the cathedral.

During the ceremony there was  really amusing reading from the groom’s regimental Padre and his sister, Emma, impressively sang solo.

The newlyweds then left the cathedral through a guard of honour made up of military swords and oars which reflected both Tom’s career and his leisure time!

The couple then drove themselves to the reception in the groom’s father’s pride and joy; a 1960s Austin Healey Mark III. It looked quite at home parked outside Lainston House (above).

The bride’s gorgeous dress was designed by Suzanne Neville and her stunning bridal flowers came from The Blooming Workshop

military groom and best man

Last minute adjustments for Tom and his best man


bride and mother at Lainston House

The bride prepares with the help of her Mother


groom and best man in the streets of winchester

Tom and his best man head to the cathedral.


groom in Winchester Cathedral

The groom waits expectantly…


bride arrives at winchester cathedral for her wedding ceremony

Andrea arrives at Winchester Cathedral for the wedding ceremony


winchester cathedral wedding ceremony

A stunning view of the ceremony in Winchester Cathedral


bride and groom during wedding ceremony at winchester cathedral


newlyweds leave the ceremony at winchester cathedral

Andrea & Tom come down the aisle at Winchester Cathedral


bride and groom in the doorway of Winchester Cathedral

The bride and groom in the doorway of Winchester Cathedral


guard of honour winchester cathedral

A guard of honour awaits outside Winchester Cathedral


champagne glasses at lainston house


beautiful wedding bouquet

Andrea’s beautiful bouquet


bride and groom posing at Lainston House

A photograph of the bride and groom in the ruins at Lainston House


wedding guests at lainston house

Two of the wedding guests on the lawn at Lainston House


bride poses at lainston house wedding

Andrea looking beautiful in her Suzanne Neville dress


wedding hats hanging up in marquee

The ladies hats elegantly in the marquee


lainston house wedding first dance

The bride and groom’s first dance


bride and groom kiss on the dance floor at lainston house

A kiss on the dance floor


Spring Wedding at Nonsuch Mansion

bride seated in the Rose Room at Nonsuch Mansion

The bride seated in the Rose Room at Nonsuch Mansion

We had a wonderful spring day for the wedding of Debs and Pete at Nonsuch Mansion. Debs and her bridesmaids spent the morning in the Nonsuch bridal suite getting ready for the day ahead before heading off to Christ Church in Sutton for her wedding ceremony.

Purple was the theme for the day and this was reflected in the flowers created by Michelle Rust and the impressive cake which was made by a friend of the bride.

Who knows if it was nerves or just a bug, but come the day of the wedding, the groom had lost his voice and, although he managed to produce the words “I do!”, his speech was read for him by his bride.

The newlyweds are currently honeymooning in Borneo.

bride prepares at Nonsuch Mansion

Getting ready in the Bridal Suite

bride's father watches her get ready at Nonsuch Mansion

The bride’s father watches on at Nonsuch Mansion

Bridesmaid through the door

Bridesmaid through the door in the Bridal Suite

Purple wedding flowers

Purple wedding flowers

bride on stairs at Nonsuch Mansion

Our bride heads down the stairs at Nonsuch Mansion

bride in the back of the wedding car

Debs in the wedding car as the sun streams in

The Orchid room at Nonsuch Mansion

Putting the finishing touches to the Orchid Room at Nonsuch Mansion

Sweets at a wedding place setting

Personalised M&Ms for every guest!

wedding breakfast menu

The wedding breakfast menu

slow roasted pork belly

Slow roasted pork belly for the wedding breakfast

the bride and groom during speeches at Nonsuch Mansion

The groom looks on nervously as his bride makes his speech for him!

wedding cake

The wedding cake made by Debs’ friend

Wedding Flowers at Fulham Palace

florist creates wedding bouquet at fulham palace

Tove from Mary Jane Vaughan works on a wedding bouquet

I have photographed wedding flowers at Fulham Palace on many occasions for many different weddings and when the guys at Mary Jane Vaughan asked me if I would photograph some of their latest wedding ideas for their new cards I eagerly accepted.

We photographed a mixture of bouquets and table designs using the gorgeous natural light inside Fulham Palace.

I will post some of the images here in due course but for the time being above is a photograph I took of Tove from MJV preparing one of the bouquets.