Being a Hampshire Wedding Photographer, it is sometimes hard to work within both counties. Driving from Hedge End through West Sussex to the Tithe Barn was worrying as it was quite far, but there were no problems at all. The girls got ready extra early to make sure we got photos before I left..The boys arrived in style, as did the bride, with Premier Cars of Bournemouth (it was a bit nippy) so make sure you have a covered car as the bride did arrive frozen! Although Laura did come from Hedge End, which is around a 30-40 minute drive. I always say that perhaps 20 minutes is the most you want to be in the bridal car as the bride is usually nervous and any longer could put her over the edge!
The boys were in kilts and Daniel was in full Marine uniform, which added some grandeur to the ceremony. Everyone cried throughout the service and drinks were served outside with large, scrummy canapes by Wright Catering who are a staple at the Tithe Barns. Wright Catering always work hard and I recommend them highly.
YOUR STORYDaniel and I met in college when were 16 years old but never knew each other properly. We just used to see each other around until one college party when we met and had a cheeky kiss. Then when I saw Daniel at college the next day he was too shy to say hello! Apparently he had a crush on me but never had the confidence to ask me out. So whenever I saw him he would go all red and not speak. We then went our separate ways until we were 23 and his friend asked me out.
Before saying yes I decided to have a nose on facebook and then saw he was friends with Daniel who had deleted me!!! So I added him and then a few days later I had a message from him asking me out. So that was it I didn’t meet the other lad and Daniel and I have been together ever since. It was obviously meant to be! You could say our relationship process was quite quick because after 9 months of being together we then bought a house and then came the engagement then our lovely dog Reggie.
Then came the wedding planning! We went and looked at a few places and Tithe barn was the last. Daniel though it was going to be too far away but as soon as we got there I knew it was the one. It was the most beautiful venue we had seen and everyone there is so helpful and friendly. We have been ever so lucky with all the kind people we have got to meet along the way.
YOUR SUPPLIERSWe cannot fault any of our suppliers for our wedding day. Everyone was absolutely fantastic. Laurel designs was amazing with creating our beautiful stationery. The food from Wright Choice was amazing. Cant even begin to say how amazing the flowers were by Someflower. Then theres Ali Gaudion who did our photos. We got them back the other day and they are amazing too. We picked Ali because she gets all the photos you don’t expect to have taken and they are always the best ones and she did exactly that. There was a lot of happy tears when looking at them all. We also used D & t Videos for our wedding video. They are the nicest people we have ever met and we cannot wait to see the video in a couple of weeks.
WHERE DID YOU GO ON YOUR HONEYMOON?We went to El Dorado Royale Castitas for our honeymoon in Rivera Maya. It was absolutely beautiful there and we would recommend it to anyone for a honeymoon. They couldn’t do enough for us when we were there! We had our own infinity pool in our bedroom as well as the one downstairs which was used just for our section. So it was always nice and quiet and there wasn’t one day where we couldn’t get a sun bed. Every staff member there was really friendly and they would say always hello as you walked past.
Because we are quite young to be lucky enough to go on a honeymoon like that we were worried we were going to be treated a bit different but we weren’t at all. We got surprise champagne in our room a few days throughout and they made it a great experience for a honeymoon. We both had a couples massage when we were there and that was fantastic too. Couldn’t fault the hotel or Mexico. We would love to go back! http://www.eldoradosparesorts.com/hotels-and-resorts/el-dorado-casitas-royale.html