Christchurch Wedding Photographer | The Old Vicarage

Holly & Luke’s wedding was beautiful! It was a warm summer’s day in August near Christchurch. The sun was shining and everyone was filled with joy and happiness.

I met Luke and his groomsmen in Christchurch for some candid getting ready photos. We all had a great laugh as they did their ties up and exchanged wedding presents.

I then travelled to Holly’s to capture herself and bridesmaids getting ready for the big day! I photographed hair and makeup preparation and some detailed wedding dress photographs in the beautiful naturally lit conservatory.

The Ceremony and Reception took place at The Old Vicarage Hotel in Christchurch. A beautiful country house and grounds and the option for an inside or outside ceremony. It was such a lovely day, naturally Holly & Luke had the wedding outside surrounded by beautiful flowers and fresh air. I loved the amount of effort that went into all the little details – “Best Day Ever!” confetti bags, flowers in glass jars, hand-lettered calligraphy wedding seating plan by Holly herself and the stunning bouquets.

The best part of the ceremony was capturing Holly’s reaction to Luke’s ring finger. He had ‘H’ tattooed on his finger the day before. The Old Vicarage Wedding Ceremony was followed by drinks and a few group photographs, keeping it fun and natural.

The grounds are large and offered lots of photographic opportunities which I took full advantage of. We took a tour around the gardens, giving Holly & Luke few minutes to themselves and time for myself to capture some natural and candidly posed creative wedding photographs. During sunset we strolled through the woods, which I was told, use to be a pathway straight to the railway station straight from the old vicarage. The golden lighting was beautiful and allowed me to capture the following photographs…

Later in the evening, we had fantastic and amusing speeches by Luke, his brother and Holly’s father. For the evening’s entertainment, a DJ introduced the first dance, shortly followed by music from Tweed in Bourbon a Modern Folk & Americana Band. They had everyone on their feet and dancing late into the night. Holly and Luke Wedding at the Old Vicarage in Christchurch was such a pleasure to capture and document in my natural and unobtrusive style.

Wishing Holly & Luke a very happy marriage and lives together. Xx

Holly & Luke’s testimonial

What can I say? Jacob is hugely talented – we were so happy with our wedding day photographs, they were absolutely incredible. You were so great on the day, everyone said how fab you were. Jacob, thank you so much for capturing every special moment of our day so wonderfully. It’s so hard to choose our favourites, I think they all are! We can’t wait to get our little box of goodies from you. Thanks again, Holly & Luke