The morning of the 21st August began with the sun shining brightly and a storm that had been blowing strongly the day before a distant memory. The new forest is a beautiful area of the country with lush greens, clean air and abundant wildlife. The wedding venue of Elmers Court in Lymington was absolutely stunning, amazing architecture especially the chimneys!. I spent the morning with Jess and her bridesmaids at the hotel as they all got ready doing hair and make-up preparations. Excitement was very high and the girls were in high spirits with lots of stories and laughter. My daughter was the flower girl and responsible for walking with the wedding rings on a pillow (proud daddy moment overload!). The ceremony was held outside in perfect sunshine and Elmers Court looked absolutely amazing as a backdrop. Refreshments and even an ice cream bike were held on the lawn for all the family and friends after Jess and Josh were married. The weather quickly turned and the bright sunshine was replaced by dark clouds and light rain as everyone retreated into the hotel ready for the sit down meal. The speeches were very emotional especially from the father of the bride, Paul who spoke of family members who had sadly recently passed away unable to witness the days events.
Everybody partied into the night and Jess and Josh were the perfect couple with all their family and friends together in selfie stick perfection.
The date of 21st August 2016 had been etched in my diary for well over 2 years and was in fact the first wedding booking I took as the pro photographer. I was obviously very excited and honoured to be trusted to undertake the photography. A year or so later I received an email with all the pictures that they hoped I would capture, it made me chuckle because the first one said 'Jess & Josh'. Hopefully I managed to get a least one of you two haha. I hope that the photographs are to the high standard that you were hoping and make you smile for many years.
Location - Macdonald Elmers Court Hotel & Resort
Dress - Amanda K Bridal
Suits - Moss Bros
Flowers - Bouquets for you, Caroline Penders
Music - Ryan Martin
Cake - Honeybird Bakery, Catherine Newman
Photo Booth - The Pixel Machine
Decorations - Claire Coombes
Photography - Chris Symonds
Sunday 21st August 2016
Mr & Mrs Clayton
Mr & Mrs Clayton
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"A very talented photographer that will make everyone feel at ease at your wedding. Chris took beautifully natural photos of our wedding and captured all of our special moments throughout our day. Couldn't of wished for a more relaxed talented photographer! Would definitely recommend!" - Mr & Mrs Clayton