A Wedding Venue That Ticks All The Boxes
It is rare to find a wedding venue that ticks so many boxes in such a perfect space. Imagine finding an outdoor wedding venue that incorporates the English country ideal: think hay bales; a gleaming white marquee; tree swings and party games on green grass, where children and adults alike can play – combined with a secret passageway leading down to the brilliant blue waters of the Solent in Hayling Island. Sound too good to be true?
The good news is: I am not just teasing you. It does exist! Here is a wedding story from Tournerbury Estate.
A Beautiful Wedding Photography Setting
Before setting off with our cameras packed in the boot, and sandwiches and flask in the back, I told Julian this was going to be a super fun wedding for us to photograph together. The bride and groom, Kelly and Chris, exude fun and laughter, and their happiness is simply infectious. I had already met them for a family shoot earlier in the year, and again for their pre-wedding/engagement shoot, and so I knew just how hard they had worked to design a wedding that would involve all their friends and family.
Fun, happy and emotional it was too!
Outdoor Decking For Exchanging Your Vows
I love natural light so I am always excited to hear when a couple have been bold enough to pick an outdoor wedding setting to say their vows. The owners of Tournerbury have built a stunning covered decking on their grounds to allow couples to experience their marriage ceremony in a truly natural outdoor setting, come rain or shine. Fortunately for Kelly and Chris, the weather was glorious on their late September wedding date!
Woodland and Seaside All In One Wedding Venue
This is a real hidden gem of a wedding venue. You may have to write more extensive directions on your wedding invitations – you access the private woodlands via a farm – but when all is revealed, after driving down the private lane, you will fill as though you have invited your guests to a little bit of hidden wedding paradise!
Creating an atmosphere that is both romantic and full of family fun!
I loved how Kelly and Chris’s wedding catered for all the generations and the venue provides the space for this so well. There were lots of entertainment opportunities for the little ones to enjoy and adults to enjoy: face painting; magicians for the children during the speeches and a cartoonist for the adults whilst sipping champagne and sampling canapes from Vanilla Catering.
From Twilight Speeches to Starry Dancing and Firepit Romance
The sun set in perfect time to the beautifully written speeches. A fire pit just outside the marquee and a live band comprised of excellent musicians meant the guests were merrily led into the evening party atmosphere.
This really was a special wedding to photograph. Kelly and Chris kindly invited us to stay and party, or even to join for the following day’s festivities : a hog roast ! It was tempting but it was time to hit the hay! Party on, we said, and then drove down the dark woodland path back to our boys in Southsea, leaving the lively wedding festival goers to continue their celebrations in this rather special little hideaway!
Where to Find Us?
We are taking bookings for 2019 and even 2020 already. Please do not hesitate to contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org or take a look at this link below to learn about what we can offer for your wedding photography needs.