I got to know Laura when we worked together at Ordnance Survey. I was impressed then by her poise and quiet efficiency. After I left, I didn’t expect to come across her again. But out of the blue, Sarah, a mutual friend, asked if I’d be interested in photographing Laura’s wedding to James. I was delighted to get involved in their special day.
Involving friends and family from across Europe, Laura and James’s wedding took place at the Church of the Immaculate Conception in Portswood, Southampton, where they are active members of the congregation. Father Anthony Gatt conducted a joyful service that was full of meaning for both of them. This was followed by a reception in the beautiful surroundings of the Bartley Lodge Hotel, on the edge of the New Forest.
After cool and wet weather during the weeks beforehand, Laura and James were lucky to get married on a day that was mild and dry. The sun even came out later in the afternoon, capping a perfect celebration.
Bridal preparation photos taken by Sarah Stead
Wedding cake – The Pastry Corner