Amy and Jon’s Wedding at the Elmers Court Hotel in the New Forest
Amy and Jon chose the Elmers Court Hotel near Lymington in the New Forest to share their wedding celebrations with friends and family.
About a week before their wedding winter storms were being forecast, we were hoping that the day would be bright and dry as Amy and Jon really wanted to have some photos outside but mother nature had different ideas!
As we drove across the forest to reach the hotel the wind was getting stronger and the rain was ever more threatening.
The guests started to arrive and so did the rain. As we finished a few photos with Jon and his Best Man we heard the Amy had arrived with her Bridesmaid and Dad at the front of the hotel.
Amy’s parents had hired a snow machine as a surprise for the couple and as they pulled up the driveway the snow machine created a sprinkling of snow on the ground. Just as a little more snow was going to be created the storm took down a power line and electricity to the hotel was cut leaving everything in darkness.
The guests by now were in the ceremony room with Jon awaiting the arrival of the Bride. It looked as though the power would be out for a while and that the ceremony would be in near darkness! We have a powerful studio light which can be operated by a battery which we offered so at least you could see the Bride and Groom and with some candles from the hotel the ceremony went ahead.
The humanist ceremony was very personal and described Amy and Jon’s life’s path and journey to this point. A reading by Amy’s brother and promises made by the couple to each other was concluded with signing the certificate before the celebrations began.
The weather really had turned by now and with the power still off a welcome drink was served. We had found a little area at the back of the hotel which was covered for some Bride and Groom photos and the family photos were taken inside by the Christmas tree.
We wish Amy and Jon all the very best for their future together. We are busy preparing their images from the day so while we are doing this we hope you enjoy these few images.
The following link will take you to our client area. The images below are already there if you wish to view and purchase any of them. All of the photos from the day will be available to view there as well as soon as we have finished editing and Amy and Jon have had first look. You will need the password provided in order to access the galleries.
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