I was let loose on Lucy and Rich Wedding on 30th April 2017. I was booked as team two photographers and video highlights as well so busy day full of creating great visuals to capture the story.
I have had the pleasure of photographing at the Mill many times now and every time it is different so many ways to style and personalise this venue. The venue had the most stunning views Across the Avon River & Water Meadows and has a wonderful charm to venue and loads of great places for photographs overtime I come I seem to find another little secret place to photograph.
What a amazing day I had with the most amazing styling and finishing touches really made the day perfect. Lucy spent so much time and effort into planning every little bit of her day and despite the rain the glittery wellingtons really came into there own on the day. Lucy was determined to have pictures outside and I was watching the weather for the perfect escapes all day for them which really paid off and they had a whole load of lovely pictures outside. So no need to worry about the rain there are always opportunities available.
Well here are a few images from the day as a sneak peek the rest are top secret for Lucy and Rich and family to enjoy.
I had the pleasure of photographing Clare and Andy wedding at Southend barns this was a wedding venue I fell in love with when I was looking for my own wedding however due to the number of guests I wanted I had to go else where so when Clare and Andy told me this was where they had chosen I could not wait to be there wedding photographer. So who would of thought no April showers this year and the most amazing weather this day. Clare had thought of everything so many lovely details and bits around the venue which really put there personal stamp on the day. I simply can not wait to design a wedding album for these two.
Here is a little sneak peek of photographs from the day.
Southend Farms Wophams Lane Donnington Chichester PO20 7PS
We live and breathe weddings here at Southend Barns and will always go that extra mile to ensure you have the perfect day. From pre-wedding planning and viewings to preparations on the day, which can mean hoovering the lawn, removing puddles and providing little extras such as marshmallows to toast on the fire pit, flowers for the bathrooms, umbrellas, blankets and goodies for the bridal suite – no detail is too small!
Our Dairy Barn is fully licensed for civil ceremonies and partnerships. With its exposed beams and muted color scheme, the barn can be kept simple and stunning or styled to suit your theme. The barn can seat up to 90 guests on our sweet chestnut benches and has a beautiful sweeping aisle and plenty of natural lighting to create the perfect setting for a romantic wedding ceremony.
Our local registry office is based on Orchard Street in the nearby city of Chichester. As registrars operate separately to venues, it is important that you reserve your registrar prior to confirming your booking with us. The registry office can be contacted on 01243 642122.
wooden beams provides a beautiful setting for evening receptions.
The space is completely flexible, allowing you to choose from many different layouts for your wedding breakfast. The maximum capacity for a sit-down meal is approximately 140 guests, which can be achieved with a variation of different table sizes and styles.
We are very proud to work with our award-winning in-house caterers. Field & Fork work closely with each couple to devise their dream wedding breakfast created from only the best quality ingredients. Our combined passion for perfection means you can rely on us to deliver an unforgettable wedding reception.
At Southend Barns we love that no two wedding is ever the same and we enjoy hearing all about the plans for your big day. Whether you have dreams of a romantic, rustic wedding complete with hay bales and lanterns or an elegant soiree with a champagne reception, we are here to help.
We understand that having a clear idea of the space available is a big part of planning for a wedding, therefore we welcome our brides and grooms to book in and visit Southend Barns as much as they desire. We always want to be sure we can give you our undivided attention, answer any questions and understand how we can help to make your special day perfect, so just send us an email or give us a call and we will look forward to helping you make your dream a reality.
As your wedding approaches, we like to book in one further meeting with you, just to ensure that your mind is completely put to rest in the run up to your big day. This meeting is the perfect opportunity for you to hand over all the little details you have in mind, so you can relax and focus on yourselves during the final days.
Wedding Dress Help from Exquisite Bridal Couture of Winchester, Stephanie Allin Couture,Kimberley Garrod Photography.
A very snowy dark evening at Hotel duVin in Winchester. Exquisite Bridal Couture of Winchester created a event with Stephanie Allin on Friday 10th February. The evening was a delightful occasion meeting one of the wedding dress designers in person who work closely with Exquisite team. Stephanie’s latest collection was on show at the event with many more amazing creations available at the shop. A style presentation from Stephanie and the Exquisite team was a great and informative night helping brides who are on the hunt for there wedding dress.
I say hunt as I was one of those brides who really struggled to find the right dress. As you can imagine being a photographer and surround by amazing dresses every weekend really made hunting for my wedding dress a hunt rather than a pleasure. I almost had to many ideas and such a eye for what dresses looked like on and off of camera it was a nightmare. I must of tried on over 100 dresses I would hate to go back and count the number that I did try on. Also I went to about 10 different shops all with different styles of dresses and designers. I think I had a idea in my head of what I wanted my dress to be like and went out looking for it turns out it did not exist. I was looking for a dress that simply was not there. So my advice would be have a few loose ideas and always try on the wild card dress and enjoy the experience pick a few shops you like the look of and know there stuff on fashion and dresses and you will find the right dress for your big day.
Natalie mentioned ” it’s important to live in the moment when trying of dresses at you will know when you have the right dress it is a feeling” she is so right also Natalie mentioned that taking pictures of yourself in the dress in the shop when trying on bridal dresses will simply not be helpful to you as you will go home and look at the picture and be critical and put yourself off, as who looks at a picture of themselves and says wow I look hot? So true. We always find faults in pictures and especially when looking at yourself in a wedding dress, it is better to go back and try it on than look at a picture. So keep this in mind when your bridal shopping after all your hair and make-up is not done your in a shop environment not at your wedding venue. So try to not over think and enjoy being a bride and trying dresses on. Below are a few insights to the new collection by Stephanie and few tips on how to shop for your wedding dress.
The style event with Stephanie Allin Couture was a exclusive event to help brides to be with styling and dress ideas a wonderful evening with brides to be and great fun celebrating British design and talking top styling tips for the wedding season ahead in 2017 / 2018.
On show at the event was a selection of Harriet Wilde shoes of which are available from Exquisite Bridal Couture. Harriet business was established in 2008, the wedding shoe brand Harriet Wilde is synonymous with unique design, luxurious embellishments, comfort and a high level of craftsmanship. In testimony to her passion and commitment to the product, shoe designer Ruth Shaw named the independent brand after her great grandmother – and this personal approach runs through the business. The Harriet Wilde ethos is to offer stylish designer bridal shoes and accessories, made to the highest quality in Europe, while ensuring brides are offered impeccable and personal customer service as part of the all-important wedding experience. The brand offers services to clients worldwide including a luxurious ready to wear bridal shoe collection, personal customisation, bespoke shoe atelier, coordinating hair accessories and handbags. These shoes are a must have they really add a personal style to your wedding look and plus I love photographing these such beautiful wedding shoe.
Stephanie Allin Couture
Stephanie Allin is a world renowned bridal and evening wear designer who started her company over 20 years ago and now has over 40 stockists worldwide as well as 2 shops of her own. Based in the picturesque seaside village of Mumbles where Stephanie has her original boutique, workrooms and home. Stephanie then took on the best challenge of her life – opening her own central London boutique. Stephanie now splits her time between London, Mumbles and visiting her various stockists for Designer Days. Although she is constantly on the go, Stephanie is most happy when meeting her lovely brides and believes she has the best job in the world!
Stephanie Allin’s collections are a modern girl’s adventure in to a magical world.
Stephanie Allin is one of Britain’s best known bridal fashion designers and a trend-setter in bridal fashion, Stephanie is always innovative and not afraid to experiment with shapes, styles and colours. Stephanie’s handmade collections give the brand a unique flexibility. Stephanie spends a great deal of time with her brides and this gives her a deep understanding of what a modern girl is looking for. A Stephanie Allin gown encapsulates all the years of experience, dedication to excellence in the choice of fabric, figure enhancing corsetry and impeccable fit.
Stephanie leads the way in fashionable wedding dresses and keeps up-to-date with trends and forecasts to incorporate them into our designs: “Our bride follows fashion but is not its slave”.
“I consider myself extremely lucky that not only do I get to work with my brides directly, but I also get to oversee every part of their dress being made. There is nothing more satisfying than helping a bride find their dream dress, then seeing it come to life, fitting it to perfection and watching them glowing with happiness ahead of their big day!”
Buying a Designer Dress
Stephanie’s collections are created as unique original fashion designs with Stephanie developing new ideas every year.
We are very privileged to have fabric and lace exclusive to Stephanie Allin, some of which is made especially for us. We source all of our lace from France and Italy and for that reason, they often require a long lead time which is why occasionally orders need to be placed well ahead of your wedding date.
Stephanie’s skills as the designer include the ability to create an original design interpreted and designed by Stephanie to incorporate your specific style.
At Stephanie Allin Couture, we design and manufacture everything ourselves and therefore have the added advantage of overseeing each and every brides order. The benefits of this mean we take in to consideration every brides measurements and create a dress based on these meaning everything is made to proportion.
Designer products have become highly desirable and therefore create a desire to copy, plagiarise and flout copyright in competitors and companies which put profit before integrity, please be aware of counterfeit dresses.
The Best of 2016 Wedding Season Collection is here for Hampshire based Wedding photographer Kimberley Nicolle. Where do I even start an amazing year full of lots of love and colour. Thank you to all my lovely Brides and Grooms, Brides and Brides and Groom and Grooms. It has been so much fun capturing your special day and the images are out of this world in 2016. Sadly not been able to put all the images in from the year otherwise it would be a very very very long film. I can not begin to thank you all enough for having me apart of your wedding day. I wish we could do it all over again. Here are a few of the highlights from the year. Can not wait for the many years to come where hopefully I will still have my camera in my hands capturing your loved and cherished moments.
I guess I should let you all in on what 2017 has in store well we have a fantastic diary so far with over 30 wedding booked in so far this year. We are starting to offer highlight films this year which is very exciting time for us. We have been working on the concept for the last 3 years filming and learning and composing videos and we are now ready to go live with this service for all new couples of 2017. We also have two new Canon cameras which are joining the team and look forward to even higher quality cameras to capture your day if this is even possible. Happy 2017 x
Beaulieu Hotel Wedding Photographer Kimberley Garrod photographing for Lara and Marc big wedding day.
What a amazing day blessed with the most amazing weather for February a little over cast a little sunshine followed by the most amazing sunset could not believe it how lucky these two were with there day. I am always hopeful my couples will get the most amazing weather but this day really did take my breathe away.
TIP: Its important to think about the weather in England as you never know what kind of weather you will have so be prepared with umbrella jackets and wellington boots if you plan to get married in the New Forest this will allow you to photograph outside in comfort also you may wish to have a extra pair of hand for your dress so a bridesmaid can always come in handy but extra pair of foot wear for them rather than hills is always a good top tip for Forest weddings. Also be flexible as you may have to change your ideas about your photography on the day but your photographer will guide you on the day to ensure you get the best possible outcome.
This venue is so lovely the location is great for photographs and you really are in the middle of the New Forest with amazing views. I have now photographed at this venue on four separate occasions and the venue really allows for you to put your personal stamp on it. Every wedding I have photographed here has been completely different. The staff are very friendly and helpful they really looked after me being very pregnant at the time of photographing this wedding.
This couple had some surprises for quests by having a singing waiter at dinner which I did not know about and felt a little bad as I asked him to get me a glass of water in the afternoon. Well he was standing in the bar! Hopefully he will let me off? It was so much fun and quests had great time having singing waiter dancing around the room and everyone singing along really fun thing to do.
The day was full of lots little details that were personal to Lara and Marc which really added a lovely feel to the day and personalised the wedding breakfast room. These two are so much in love and have the most lovely story it was a pleasure to be there photographer and be apart of there big day.
Here are just few images celebrating there day to give you a flavour of this amazing wedding day in New Forest.
Photography Coverage Details
This wedding was 9hours coverage with one photographer.
“Providing the perfect backdrop to your wedding, the Beaulieu Hotel delivers historical charm and the beauty of the New Forest all wrapped up in one alluring package. Our friendly and experienced team can plan, organise and ensure the smooth running of your celebrations to guarantee a truly memorable wedding day.Providing the perfect backdrop to your wedding, the Beaulieu Hotel delivers historical charm and the beauty of the New Forest all wrapped up in one alluring package. Our friendly and experienced team can plan, organise and ensure the smooth running of your celebrations to guarantee a truly memorable wedding day.”
Thank you to everyone who has supported my business over the last year. As we go into another exciting year of weddings I wanted to celebrate all my lovely clients who got married in 2015. I had the pleasure of photographing over 40 weddings. A fab year full of lots of love and laughter and fabulous love stories. I had the pleasure for the first year of photographing 1 wedding in Europe and also a wedding on the amazing Isles of Scillys and Jersey. So weddings this year have really been mixed up with different locations and many new wedding venues which I have not photographed at before.
Also on a personal note 2015 I had the pleasure of celebrating being married for a year and had the great news of expecting a new addition to the family not a puppy sadly!!! but a little baby boy on route who will make a appearance in March 2016. I am looking forward to the year ahead and photographing some amazing weddings in 2016 which I am so looking forward to. I ended 2015 on a high with having achieved third year in a row Best Wedding Photographer London and South East Regional Finalist also had the pleasure of winning Merit Award from the Master of Photographers for most Aspiring Member with a great bridal photograph. I am looking forward to what 2016 will have in store.
So if your looking for a photographer for 2016 or indeed 2017 which is now hotting up then feel free to get in touch and see if your date is free. (*If you mention this blog post at time booking then I will include a little extra gift to your package for all new clients.)
So I will leave you with a little showcase of 2015 weddings Congratulations to all my lovely couples of 2015.
For more information please feel free to contact me directly where I will be happy to help and put together a quote that suits you and your ideas and big day.
Wedding Photographer of the Year 2016 Regional Finalist. Wow what a title thank you to all my clients who have voted for me for this award it is so great to have your support and really great to have your feedback.
These awards are like no other as they are voted for by you the Brides and Grooms of the UK.
The awards consist of 25 categories across 7 geographical regions of England and those who are involved are the very best of the best wedding suppliers in England. The awards closed on 23rd October 2015 and clients have been voting for there favourite wedding suppliers of which if successful will be shortlisted as Regional finalist for there speciality. The Best Wedding Photographer London and South East was judged this year by Damian Bailey, Ross Harvey and MV Photography Collective.
I am very proud to announce Kimberley Garrod Photography has been shorted listed as Best Wedding Photographer of the Year in London and South East region. We celebrated in style at Morden House in London in November along with bump and very stretchy black dress. A lovely evening surrounded by the very best wedding suppliers in the area. Also a huge thank you to the lovely Amy Richards for doing my make-up for the night really lovely treat.
We did not come away with bring regional winner overall but very proud to be a regional shortlisted for this award for Best Wedding Photographer of the Year in London and South East Region 2016.
A huge thank you to all my lovely clients who voted for me this year and for all the lovely feedback. It is a real pleasure to be apart of capturing so many lovely couples wedding days this year.
Kimberley Garrod Photography is now covering Asian Wedding Photography in Hampshire and surrounding areas. My photography style is colourful, fun, natural, stylish and creative offering a bespoke service and fully designed one off album design to suit you and your style and all within a turn around of 4-8weeks for photographs and 4-8weeks for the album. I had the pleasure of photographing a full Asian wedding this summer at Tithe Barn and here are a few of the photographs to show what can be achieved on the day. Please keep in mind each client has different brief and ideas so this is just a cross section of the day as a sneak peek for you as there were over 800photographs taken that the client received. Please call me to check availability and to discuss your wedding photography. The day started at 8am to 11pm so 15hours photography coverage on the day I really do not mind the coverage length it all depends on what style of photographs you would like to achieve and the time plan for the day. The coverage can cover the whole story of the day from getting ready to service and group pictures, couple pictures, afternoon change, dancing, evening photographs its up to you. Times will vary on each wedding depending on when start and finish so all packages are bespoke and created around coverage length and location and album so lots of choice for your wedding photography package. For more information or to arrange a meeting please feel free to get in touch Mobile – 07949 690 609 or Office 01489 797550. My studio is based in Southampton Hampshire so you can book in a appointment to meet with me or if you wish I am happy to meet you at your wedding venue of choice. I have a selection of sample albums and photographs from recent weddings which you will be able to see and look and and discuss your photography ideas in more detail. Look forward to hearing from you. New Asian Wedding Photographer Southampton Hampshire call now for more details.
Farbridge Wedding Photographer Kimberley Garrod I covered a wedding her in September 2015. A very special wedding as it was a friends wedding I had the pleasure of photographing. I have never photographed at this venue before and has a great time being looked after at this venue as a supplier and as a quest.
What can a say apart from a huge congratulations to this lovely pair Kim and Phil on getting married. A pleasure to be there photographer on the day and capture there love story unfold. They had a lovely collection of special touches on there day not to mention the last minute wedding fudge favour problems apart from that smooth running. There is always one thing that will not go quite to plan on your wedding day so be prepared to let things go if they can not be sorted in time and deal with it afterwards do not let little details spoil your day. So Kim got ready at her parents house and then was collected in style with bridesmaids and dad and delivered to the venue on time and looking wow indeed. This barn venue has the most lovely ceremony room where phil waited nervously and the bridal getting ready room is simply stunning area to chill out with your groom and get away from it all for little bit. They had the most wonderful service surrounded by close family and friends. The weather was on there side lucky pair and had drinks reception outside courtyard area with the most beautiful string music in the background. They went on to enjoy there day with lovely meal, speeches, first dance and dancing the night away.
Here are there 36 sneak peek snaps x
Farbridge is set in the rural landscape of the Sussex downs, within easy access of London, Brighton and Southampton, the beautifully restored barns are designed specifically for wedding receptions and licensed for civil ceremonies.With facilities for between 60 – 150 guests you create your perfect occasion to suit your style for a memorable and romantic wedding day. The modern facilities, combined with 7 contemporary bedrooms and a stunning Bridal Suite, make Farbridge a flexible and ideal venue to entertain your family and friends, perfect for weddings whatever the season.
For more information go to http://www.farbridge.org.uk
Jersey wedding photographer Kimberley Garrod based in Southampton Hampshire. However it extremely easy to fly over to the Island whenever you need me from Southampton Airport I normally travel over two days before your wedding to ensure safe travel to the Island ahead of time before the wedding this will allow me to scout the venues and come up with some great ideas for you and also to meet you the day before the wedding if you wish to run though any last minute details or possible for me to come to pre-plans the night before the wedding.
I had the pleasure of photographing Katherine and Justin wedding in Jersey in June and I had the most magical weekend celebrating there wedding and recording the big day for all to remember and cherish for years to come. Here are a few images below showing you a little taster of there day as normal 36shots only a roll of film worth peek enjoy x
Please feel free to get in touch where I would be more than happy to quote your Island wedding for you.Look forward to hearing from you I also cover Guernsey, Alderney and Isles of Scillys.
Samares Manor wedding venue Jersey http://www.samaresmanor.com
Flowers by lovely Clara a must use fab florist and really flexible to create and put your dream wedding flowers together beautiful work lovely person. http://wildethyme.com
Kimberley Garrod Photography is a Professional Photography Service that carry Public Liability and Professional Indemnity Insurance. Terms and Conditions apply with all Kimberley Garrod Photography Services.