New Forest wedding

The New Forest wedding of Sarah and Joe

I first met Sarah and Joe in 2013 when I visited their home to talk about wedding photography. It wasn’t long until the unique nature of their wedding day became apparent – steam engines and a funfair! Now, don’t get me wrong – all weddings are unique. It’s just that some are, well, different to normal. As steam enthusiasts, they were determined to have steam engines as part of their special day. So come on, you have to admit that’s unusual – don’t you?

We got together in the Spring of 2014 for their engagement shoot – such a great way to get used to being photographed. The shoot was done in their woodland and, in a taste of things to come, involved a vintage tractor!

Hampshire engagement photography
Hampshire engagement photography shoot
Hampshire engagement photographer
Engagement shoot on tractor

Steam engines and a funfair!

Driving through the New Forest on the morning of their wedding I was getting really excited. After all, there can’t be many photographers who’ve had steam engines at a wedding!

The house was busy when I arrived for the Bridal prep. Hair and make-up for the ladies, with just the odd glass of something bubbly to calm the nerves! Lots of laughter and lots of fun. Oh, and a few tears as well. This is what the preparations for the wedding should be like!

Tears from Mum during the Bridal prep
Flowergirl before the New Forest wedding
Bridal hair being adjusted during the wedding preparations
Bride admiring her wedding hair
Flowergirl using iphone during Bridal prep

Steam wagon arriving at the Church with the Groom
Groom's buttonhole at a New Forest wedding

Bridal party arrives in a steam bus
Bridesmaids on board a steam-bus
Steam bus driver and engineer

Wedding at St. Marys Church Copythorne
Bride and Groom on board a steam bus
Steam bus wedding transport
Steam engine at a New Forest wedding
New Forest steam engines
New Forest funfair wedding
Steam engineers at a New Forest wedding
Groom inspecting his steam engine wedding cake
Steam engine and engineer
Showman's engine at New Forest wedding
New Forest wedding portrait

New Forest wedding First Dance
Guests at a New Forest steam engine wedding
Decades of experience between these two steam engine experts
Steam engines at night - New Forest wedding

New Forest wedding photography

If you’re considering getting married in the New Forest (or anywhere else in the South of England) please get in touch for a no-obligation chat about your plans.

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