Wedding Photography at the Elvetham Hotel | Kelly and Tim

When the weather turns a bit gloomy this time of year photographing weddings can be a bit dicey. You’re pretty much expecting less than optimum weather in winter and planning accordingly. I knew ahead of time that whatever the day might throw at us it was going to be a memorable wedding celebration. Kelly and Tim are a great couple, I’ve known Kelly for a quite a few years now and was so pleased when I heard she’d found her soulmate and decided to marry him :)

The Elvetham Hotel  is a terrific venue for weddings, situated not far from Hartley Wintney in Hampshire. It’s known for it’s beautiful grounds and cosy, welcoming rooms. It’s a lovely place to photograph a wedding, the staff are low key and professional and I knew everything would go well.

Amazingly the weather was kind that day, not really cold and no rain :) I was so pleased for the couple, we were able to photograph outside, the kids were able to burn off some energy running around outside and it was nice to have some variety with the photography.

Kelly and Tim had a very short break after the wedding before moving off to Switzerland. I do hope these photographs bring back the atmosphere of their lovely wedding day back home in England for many years to come.

At home with the groom and the boys…

football socksGroom helps with pageboys tieBride's father gets ready for the weddingGroom's father helps with pageboys tie.Groom puts on his cufflinksGroom puts on his tie in the mirror.Now he puts his jacket on.Best man sorts the grooms tie.Portrait of the groom, best man, fathers and pageboy.

The Elvetham Hotel is one of those venues that is wonderful all year round for weddings. The sun is low in the sky at this time of year.

Exterior photograph of the Elvetham HotelIt’s warm and cosy inside the hotel.Interior detail shots inside the Elvetham Hotel

The Oak Room – all set up for the wedding ceremony.

The Oak Room at the Elvetham Hotel

Let’s all take a moment to enjoy Kelly’s beautiful wedding dress :)

Wedding dress hanging up in the hotel room.Close up of the back of the wedding dress.

The bride and the girls getting ready.

Bride getting make up applied.Bride getting her hair sprayed.Bride looks at herself in the mirrorBridesmaid having her hair done.Bridesmaids playing piggybackBride and friendsBride and the girlsBride hugs bridesmaidBridesmaids dresses hanging up.

Kelly holds back a few tears as she reads a card from Tim.

Kelly the bride reads a card from the groom.Brides friend drys brides eyes.Bride puts on ear rings in the mirrorClose up photograph of brides earringsBest man and his buttonhole

The kids rehearse their lines for the wedding ceremony readings.

Pageboy and bridesmaid rehearse their readingsReadings rehearsal

Always time for a couple of wedding day selfies.

Bridesmaid under a table taking selfies

Tim and the lads, a quick portrait outside the hotel.

Groom, best men and usher portrait Today’s handsome groom.

Tim the groom at the Elvetham Hotel

Getting the registrar briefing just before it all starts.

Groom being briefed by the registrar in the Oak Room

Upstairs, Kelly gets the same treatment.

Bride being interviewed by registrar

Wedding official talks to bride Portrait photograph of bridesmaids and pageboyGroom and friends just before the ceremonyBride and her father descend the stairs at the Elvetham HotelBridesmaids coming down the stairsBride, father and bridesmaids on their way to the Oak RoomWedding registrar introduces the groom

The wedding ceremon starts.

Little bridesmaid scatters petalsPageboy and bridesmaid photographBridemaid arrives at wedding ceremonyBride and father arrive at the wedding ceremonyBrides father kisses brideBrides father shakes grooms handBride smiles at groomPageboy gives reading during the civil ceremonyBride and groom hold hands during the wedding ceremony.Groom struggling to put wedding ring on the bride.Bride puts wedding ring on the groom.Little bridesmaid does the wedding ceremony reading.Bridesmaid watches the wedding ceremony Photograph of the bride and groom kissing...still kissing...Followed by hugging.and laughing togetherWedding couple signing the wedding register in the Oak RoomWedding guest gives the couple a thumbs upRegistrar hand over the marriage certificateWedding couple walking down the aisleBride and groom leave the wedding ceremonyBride and groom in the grounds of the Elvetham HotelWedding couple walking in the grounds of the hotelWedding reception drinks in the gardens of the Elvetham HotelReception drinks at the hotelSmall girl at the wedding receptionBridesmaids wait for the wedding meal to beginBig group shot at the wedding receptionThe bride and groom take a romantic stroll in the gardens of The ElvethamThe wedding couple kiss at sunset at their winter weddingThe bride and groom have a few minutes together in the topiary garden at The ElvethamA closer view of the wedding coupleA close up shot of the wedding roomsThe bride and groom head back to the wedding receptionThe wedding couple chat with friends with a bridesmaid looking onThe wedding couple walking and chatting with guestsKelly the bride hugs her friendKelly the bride with her two best friends.A small boy conceals himself behind a sofa to play on his phone.Wedding guests chatting at the reception

The Conservatory looks wonderful, even in winter, all set out for the wedding meal.

The conservatory at the elvetham hotel ready for the wedding breakfastCloseup photo of the best mans speechThe bride chatting with guests during the receiving lineThe receiving lineThe bride and groom are announced in to the wedding mealThe groom and bride watch their guests take their seats for the wedding mealThe brides father begins his speechThe brides father tells his favourite jokeThe father of the bride toasts the coupleThe groom begins his speechTim the groom toasts the bridesmaidsThe best man makes a pointThe groom makes another toastSmall bridesmaid laughing at the grooms speechThe best man starts his speechContinuing his weddig speech with some quite good jokesAnd some slightly dodgy onesThe groom laughs. somewhat nervously.Embarrassing the groom with large, mounted photographs of him as a childMore embarrassing photographsThe second best man says a few wordsA close up photograph from the sweet cartMore sugary delights from the wedding sweety cartTwo small comatose wedding guestsThe bride and groom begin their sparkler walkMore sparkly perambulationThe groom and best man share a jokeAn older relative chats during the evening wedding receptionA tea drinking wedding guest peers.Two wedding guest chatWedding guests take a selfieA young guest is illuminated, concentrating on her phoneThe bride and groom and their first dance on a sparkly dance floorThe groom waves to the childrenOne happy groom holds his brideClose up shot of grooms hands on brides waistSmall guests join the wedding couple on the dance floorGuitarist singing and playingBride and groom enjoy the chocolate fountainDance floor shenanigansPageboy on the dance floorBridesmaid dancing to the band at the wedding receptionwedding guest dancingA wedding guest throws some shapes on the dance floorDusk shot - exterior of The Elvetham Hotel, Hartley Wintney

Here’s a photofilm of the day, including some footage from the ceremony –  a slightly different way of remembering the big day. More information about wedding photofilms here.

 Thanks for looking at some of my favourite Elvetham Hotel wedding photographs.
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  • Richard RobertsonNovember 17, 2016 - 7:32 pm

    Wonderful video and superb selection of photos SimonReplyCancel

    • SimonNovember 22, 2016 - 3:06 pm

      Kind of you to comment Richard – many thanks.ReplyCancel

  • ChrissyNovember 17, 2016 - 8:57 pm

    Just beautiful ReplyCancel

    • SimonNovember 22, 2016 - 3:06 pm

      Thank you Chrissy!ReplyCancel

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