Bartley Lodge, New Forest wedding – Tara & Rob

We were recommended to Tara and Rob for their wedding at Bartley Lodge Hotel by Kate & Ed whose wedding we had shot in September last year. It’s always fantastic to be recommended as it means we’re making people happy and that’s what it’s all about.

We arrived at Tara’s parent’s house in the morning to find Mum, on the drive, in her robe, fixing the decorations on the car. When we went inside there was all the excitement of the girls getting ready, having hair and make-up done while Dad looked online for cravat tying instructions. Once ready Tara looked incredible in her dress and swept down the stairs for Dad to escort her to the car.

We set off ahead and after some sat nav issues and a huge amount of flapping (New Forest = no signal), we got to the Church to meet Rob and the groomsmen. It was a beautiful ceremony, the priest being a long friend of the family and having known Tara since she was a little girl. After the ceremony there was time for some confetti and group shots outside the church and then off to the reception at Bartley Lodge.

Bartley Lodge hotel is a beautiful little country hotel tucked away in the New Forest. We must have passed it many times but never turned up the drive until now. The weather held off for us to get portraits in the gardens followed by the speeches including, unusually, a Bride’s speech. After the tears and laughter the party started and they rocked into the night.

Now that Tara & Rob are back from an envy inducing honeymoon in the Dominican Republic we met them and made Tara “cry from beginning to end” as they came round to view their images and relive the day.

If you are having a New Forest wedding, at Bartley Lodge or anywhere else and love what we do then please get in touch. We would love to be invited to your wedding.

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Black and white image of bride coming down stairs
Vicar in the church
Black and white image of bridal party waiting in church foyer
Brides entrance to church with her father
Close up of bride and groom
Bride and groom lighting candles in church
Black and white close up of candles
Bride and groom exiting the church
Black and white image of bride showing groom sixpence on her shoe by wedding car
Black and white image of bride hugging guest
Bride doing a speech
Bridesmaid crying during brides speech
Bride and groom kissing outside in gardens
Black and white image of bride and groom in gardens
young girl running with dog on lead
Bridesmaids outside
Bride enjoying a laugh with guests
Bride and grooms first dance
Bride dancing with her father
Bride dancing with her niece

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