Wedding! Matt and Yvonne in Beaulieu, Hampshire

November 30th, 2009

Finally, the laptop is back and I can get on with my life (actually, I had more of a "life" without my laptop, lets just call this reality!)
I'm so sorry for all the guests who have been patiently waiting for these pictures.

You'll remember Matt and Yvonnes pictures from a few weeks back, that was a pretty long journey for us. We drove down one more time for their wedding a few weekends back.
The weather was pretty questionable to say the least. We had gale force winds, thunder and lightning and horses strewn across the road!

But i'm doing my best not to be a walking cliché here when I say "the bad weather was no match for the smiles on everybodys faces!" (sorry)

I met up with Yvonne in the morning whilst she was having her make up done by Melissa, I then met up with the rest of the guests at the Beaufort Arms.
Goodness me! It was like the annual "past, present and future bride, groom and guest at a josephyarrow.com wedding" there!

It was weird to know or recognise so many people just from my weddings that I've shot. It made me feel so proud inside! (thanks D&C)
The pub was gorgeous inside with allot of low autumn sun peeking through the storm clouds coming through the windows. Loads of noise, excitement and general merryment! Lovely stuff!

The guests (not I) walked to Beaulieu Abbey, an incredible building that once acted as a dining room for the monks there. It was a little bit like your dining room at home, but a bit bigger.
It was a very relaxed and personal ceremony with friends giving readings, singing and performing songs for Matt and Yvonne.
The guests moved over to the Abbey Domus where the party started.

Enjoy the pictures!
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I love me a real chuckle!
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And here's the man of the hour, looking slightly windswept, but ever-so-awesome.
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L>R Best man, as well past guest on www.josephyarrow.com and future groom; Chris.
Groom; Matt.
Best man; Chester. What a great name and a lovely guy!
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It was great to see Craig again
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I really love this series of four pictures here, especially the first one of the car.
It's my job here to tell a story, and I think that I've done what I needed to do.

Eagerness:
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Freedom:
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Suspense:
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And excitement:
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Playing it cool! Smooth
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Ah, not so smooth now!
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This Gentleman's voice was so soft yet powerful and filled the whole Abbey.
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Remember Victoria?
The weather was all over the place!
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There was a gap in the weather long enough for a few shots in the beautiful grounds.
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Great looking couple aren't they? Even when they are battling with the wind!
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Just in case!
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An incredible room, mostly lit by candles.
At one point, the open log fire at the back of the room started really smoking and the visibility was actually pretty terrible!
Smoke poisoning put nobody off though and the party carried on like nothing happened!
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Such a cool wedding cake! I love all the details on it!
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I love taking pictures of people using their cameras. I don't know why, perhaps it's because I enjoy looking at how other people capture their own memories. (and the poses they get into!)
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Our Deb!
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Yvonne's Mother is Polish and also gave a speech. At the end, she said that it wouldn't be a real wedding without this drink. Then almost the whole room broke out into this Polish song whilst knocking this back, which just topped it all off! I loved it!
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I think Yvonne looks amazing here!
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The Abbey by night
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And a very cool choreographed first dance! Loved it!
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The live music was provided by one of the best bands I've worked along with.
They're called Grouper and played loads of Pop-Rock stuff, from Razorlight to Snow Patrol
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And that's about it!
What a wedding, I really enjoyed this one!
It was very tiring, but looking back at these images, I'm thrilled with what I did!

Matt and Yvonne, thank you so much for asking me to be your photographer, I felt so honored to be included and treated so well by yourselves and your amazing guests!
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  1. pete December 3rd, 2009 at 6:27 pm

    Top drawer work again. Delightful images.

  2. craig December 4th, 2009 at 11:05 pm

    great pics Joseph ! Lex and I just had massive ping pong game ( i lost ) plus loads of beer and seen these and the ones on face book . have a good crimbo fella great effort . craig\

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