Hampden House Great Missenden – Graeme & Amanda’s Wedding

Second shooting for Kate Hopewell-Smith at Graeme & Amanda’s Wedding – 22nd April 2013

I was thrilled to be second shooting again for Kate Hopewell-Smith at Graeme and Amanda’s wedding.  It was a sunny April morning and I headed over to Graeme’s mum’s house where I met up with Kate.  We photographed the boys getting ready and Graeme opened a little gift Amanda had left for him.  The boys were having lots of giggles in the garden and enjoying a glass of champagne.  We then both headed over to Amanda’s parents home near Wendover, Bucks.  On arrival Amanda was excitedly getting ready with her beautiful bridesmaids and her parents.   Amanda had a lovely eye for detail and had chosen a stunning dress, shoes and accessories along with beautifully coloured flowers for all the bouquets.  Kate and I went about taking all the detail shots while Amanda was getting her hair and make-up finished before she was helped into her dress by her lovely mum.  She looked amazing – the white dress looked stunning next to the Bridesmaids.  A gorgeous vintage car arrived and we headed over to the Church for the service.

Graeme, the best man and all the ushers were rallying all the guests into the church as I arrived and once inside Graeme looked a little nervous but his Best Man and ushers kept him laughing.  Amanda entered the church to a choir singing and the emotion of the day was seen on many faces including the Bridesmaids who were very overwhelmed.

After the service Kate took all the group shots in the grounds of the beautiful old church and then we all headed off to the reception at the gorgeous Hampden House in Great Missenden, Bucks.  It is a quintessentially English country house estate situated in the heart of the beautiful Chiltern Hills.   A harpist played as the guests arrived and drinks were served on the lawn.  The reception room was absolutely stunning with every attention given to detail and colour scheme – it all looked so stylish.

Kate and I took the couple off on their own for a few romantic shots in the grounds of this beautiful Manor before the guests sat down to enjoy the wedding breakfast.  The speeches followed and they were very emotional and heart felt.  Afterwards the guests mingled and enjoyed the fun Photo Booth, a sweetie table was set up and the disco started.  Graeme and Amanda finished their wonderful day with a lovely first dance.  It was a very beautiful wedding and a joy to have been a part of.  Kate is a wonderful and talented photographer – to see more of the wedding head over to Kate’s blog http://blog.katehopewellsmith.com

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