Sarah + Paul’s Perfect Wedding

There was no detail overlooked, no final touch forgotten in this perfect wedding day celebrating two lovely people. From getting ready in a yacht to ending the day sailing off on an even bigger yacht to a 90s band, this wedding hit all the emotions–romantic notes, quaint village church wedding, tearful yet hilarious speeches, to letting loose on the dance floor–and central to it all was their unabashed love for each other. Here’s to Sarah and Paul.

Wedding Details:

Church – St Andrew’s Church, Hamble (www.standrewshamble.org)
Reception Boat – Princess Caroline (www.princesscaroline.net)
Bride’s dress – Ellie’s Boutique
Bridesmaids – JJs House (www.jjshouse.com)
Hair / Make up – Katie Louise Hood (www.hairandmakeupbykatielouise.co.uk)
Flowers – Blue Bijou (https://www.facebook.com/Blue-Bijou-Hamble-441971455908751/)
Cake – cheese cake provided by Princess Caroline (www.princesscaroline.net)
Jazz band – Acoustic Jass (www.acousticjass.co.uk/)
Rock band – On Demand (www.ondemand.band)
Singer during dinner – Katy Kelly (www.katy-kelly.com)

New Memorial Plaque at St. Andrew’s Churchyard

This afternoon, a crowd of 200 people gathered for the blessing of the new memorial wall installed by the Mercury Old Boys Association.  I had the opportunity to photograph this event on such a beautiful day! It began with the sound of drums played by the St. Andrew’s Pipe Band leading a march from Hamble Gardens to St. Andrew’s Church in Hamble. The service was lead by Father Graham Whiting and the blessing of the plaque was given by Father Peter Dodson. It ended with a solemn sound of the bugle.

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SNEAK PEEK: Heather + Terry’s 50th Wedding Anniversary

It was a beautiful autumn afternoon at St. Andrew’s Church filled with close family and friends to celebrate Heather and Terry’s Golden Wedding Anniversary. Nothing could sum up the beauty of true love than seeing a couple who made a decision fifty years ago to love one another, to commit to one another through better or worse, richer or poorer, sickness and health, and still be happily married! What a miracle that God has bestowed upon them!

It has been an honour getting to know Heather and Terry and I am encouraged daily by their faith, their continuous generosity, and of course, their love.

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