~ Montagu Arms Hotel New Forest Wedding Photography by Darren Matthews Hampshire Photographer ~

The Montagu Arms Hotel at Beaulieu in the heart of the New Forest is another great venue we are pleased to include in our portfolio as Hampshire & New Forest Wedding Photographers. We love the intimacy this location offers to all couples looking for a venue dedicated to their wedding day events & turning their 4 star hotel into your exclusive country house “home from home” wedding venue for everyone invited to celebrate the day, enjoy the opulent rooms & elegantly romantic gardens.

We captured Pamela & Andrew’s wedding day events on a wonderful summers day towards the end of June, starting with Pamela & her bridesmaids getting ready just a few miles away & then meeting up with Andrew & his best man at Monty’s Inn next to (& part of) the Montagu Arms Hotel.

Our objective is to follow, capture & tell the real wedding day story just as it happens, with a natural, non-intrusive, photo-journalistic approach with wedding guests arriving, meeting & greeting, Pamela’s very stylish arrival in her father’s bright red E-Type Jaguar, capturing Andrew the groom just as he is, informal & relaxed laughing & joking with all the guests.

Pamela & Andrew wedding ceremony was held in the elegant Oakwood Room with it’s perfect natural lighting for photography followed by reception drinks and canapés in the hotel gardens. Having plenty of time to meet & greet all of their guests together we were then able to spend 15 mins or so with the group photos they had requested during our pre-wedding meeting 6 weeks before, an entire group photo plus some very stylish confetti throwing shots too. All taken with a sense of fun to ensure everyone enjoys the experience & wanting to be part of the photography.

The Montagu Arms offers some fantastic & very stylish locations for the Bride & Groom Only photography too & another reason why we love this venue so much. From inside the hotel with it’s oak panelled walls & staircase, the terraced gardens plus we had a E-type Jaguar parked at the hotel entrance – we couldn’t have had a more stunning classic setting for their wedding photography.

3 very good speeches were given before the wedding breakfast, but we were still there throughout the meal to capture the bride & groom, plus other members of the wedding party getting up in between courses to laugh & chat with all their family & friends around the other tables situated in The Terrace Restaurant.

The early evening was time for everyone to relax in the Magnolia Lounge, see the evening guests starting to arrive & a great time for any other group photo requests. Requests are so much fun at every wedding as most guests have had a glass of wine or 2 by this stage, as you can tell by the stag night guys photo in this gallery.

We completed the day with Pamela & Andrew’s First Dance followed by everyone hitting the dance floor to throw some shapes & kicking off the start to the evening entertainment. A truely amazing wedding day, a fantastic Bride & Groom and a stunning wedding venue!

If your wedding is at Montagu Arms Hotel in the New Forest then contact me for a copy of our wedding photography brochure by email at darren@sdmimages.co.uk or via the contact page at www.sdmimages.co.uk

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