I met Zoe and Dan a year before their wedding when I photographed the wedding of Zoe’s brother, Nathan.
I got a glimpse of what a fun couple they are that day and when they got engaged this year and asked me to capture their wedding day, I was thrilled.
Despite living just outside London (around the corner from me, actually!), they decided to get married in Dorset, where Dan grew up.
They found their perfect venue in Sopley Mill, a newly renovated mill, which offers plenty of indoor and outdoor space for exclusive use.
This was the first wedding I shot at the venue and I loved the change of scenery and being a Sopley Mill wedding photographer for the day.
Bridal preparations in New Forest
Zoe, her family and bridesmaids got ready at a beautiful hotel in New Forest. Surrounded by nature, it offered such a beautiful backdrop.
Zoe wore a stunning Pronovias dress, which she paired with Carvela shoes and a full-length veil. She opted for a lush wild bouquet of foliage and white blooms.
Zoe’s dad owns vintage cars and offers wedding transport but seeing that he was the father of the bride that day, he relinquished the role to his colleagues this time. Of course, he still organised beautiful vintage cars to take everyone over to Sopley Mill.
A relaxed wedding day in Sopley Mill
The entire wedding day had a very relaxed feel to it. Sopley Mill wedding venue offers plenty of outdoor space and with the sun shining all afternoon the guests were able to enjoy outdoor games and drinks outside.
Zoe and Dan hired a band to play during the drinks reception. They also had a pizza van serve late evening food outdoors.
I absolutely loved being a wedding photographer for Zoe and Dan’s wedding in Dorset. I have had a number of weddings and sessions in the South West this year and I hope to return both to Dorset and to Sopley Mill again soon.
Wedding Photography Sopley Mill
Venue: Sopley Mill
Bride’s Dress: Pronovias from Bridal Rouge Gallery
Bride’s Shoes: Carvela
Groom’s Suit: Next
Bridesmaids Dresses: Asos
Flowers: Arcade Flowers
Make up: Made Up Brides
Hair: FLC Hair and Make up
Photography: Maja Tsolo
Name placements: The Handmade Sign Company
Wedding cars: Superwed Cars
Catering: Red Cherry Catering
Pizza van: Pizza with Love
Band: The Tommy Aces