Sopley Mill, near Christchurch, is a fabulous and architecturally striking venue for any wedding, it's character and charm are impossible to ignore and it creates the ultimate space for everyone to enjoy the day.
It was fortunate then that Samantha & Chris came to me to take their photos at this glorious place, they made a great choice and it didn't disappoint. They truly are a caring couple, entirely committed to one another and, having been together for 12 years, deserving of such a perfect day. From the venue to the sunset, they were blessed.
I'd like to reference the kindness and outgoing nature of their guests also, open and amiable they made me feel so welcome - it was a pleasure to talk to them between snaps.
They delighted in a relaxed wedding breakfast prepared by Red Cherry of Christchurch, brilliant caterers who (from what i could see) got the food just right with Samantha & Chris's guidance. Afternoon Tea is becoming a very popular and appropriate alternative to the 'sit down' meal you might often have at a wedding, it certainly encourages people to relax.
Lastly, i feel its worth mentioning just how in Love Samantha & Chris are. Their apparent peace with one another is beautiful to behold and entirely heart warming. I hope every person i meet on this little journey through life, is as fortuitous as they are to find their soul mate, their lobster (Friends reference, sorry).
Best wishes to all who were there that day, you made it a cracker!!
Images copyright Darren Lovell Photography 2015
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