Watch how a university bloomed romance turned into a fully fledged marriage as we bring you Mark Seymour Photography‘s wedding work of Sophia and Tom. Held at The Four Seasons, Hampshire, it is one of the most beautiful wedding venues in Hampshire offering a wealth of options for ceremonies and receptions.
It all began with an ice lolly treat that Tom bought for Sophia. Their relationship continued to develop and in July 2014 Tom had planned a very romantic proposal, a picnic on Boxhill. Although his elaborate plans were scuppered when they arrived to a closed entrance, they stopped for some impromptu hot chocolate. Then, both went home to her parents and sat in the garden, chilling out for the night. Out of the blue, a shooting star blazed its trail across the night sky. Undeterred by prior events, our romantic hero, Tom fell to his knee and produced a diamond ring! Of course, Sophia’s answer was yes. Tom and Sophia have started their own family and have the very gorgeous 19-month-old Alfie, who of course took the very important role as page boy on their wedding day.
White roses greeted us in the morning, and Sophia came into picture with her aid, Anna Durston, helping her with her makeup in one of the hotel’s suites.
Tom and Sophia were married at their local church, All Saints, in Odiham, which is a Grade l listed building. Tom waited for his bride with his best man Chris by his side and his five ushers; Jonathan, Simon, Christian, Will and Isaac. Sophia kept up the traditions with arriving at the church twenty minutes late in a vintage white Rolls Royce to be greeted by her maid of honor Rebecca and bridesmaids Natasha, Letitia, Amy, Lauren and Ellie.
A lovely service was conducted by the jolly Reverend Lynn Power. As she was waiting outside the church with the groom and best man, she happily tucked into a lollypop – which ironically is a significant and symbolic object for this couple!
The hymns were led by the church choir including ‘Give me joy in my heart’, ‘Amazing Grace’, and ‘Make me a channel of your peace’. The couple then joined their guests back at The Four Seasons, Hampshire, a restored historic Georgian manor house set in a 500-acre English country estate. Wedding coordinator, Emma Westacott had ensured every detail was attended to so that Tom and Sophia could relax and enjoy their special day. Guests were seen wearing all sorts of fascinators, giving off an aristocrat European feeling to the entire wedding.
Andy at Wildabout provided the beautiful flowers. Sophia’s bouquet was a gorgeous mix of white roses and calla lilies, with the traditional wedding flower stephanotis studded with tiny crystals. The bridesmaids wore a simple headdress of deep pink roses which complimented their elegant dusky rose dresses.
For the reception, the main table had a magnificent display of twisted willow decorated with pink flowers and hanging candles and then smaller vases with roses and other flowers in pinks and white. The guests’ tables were also beautifully decorated with stunning vases of white and pink flowers and rose petals were carefully scattered amongst the white and silver place settings and crystal glasses. Even a detailed shot of the favours with wooden hearts tied to them was taken.
The guests enjoyed a delicious four-course meal including a selection of local Hampshire cheeses. Meanwhile, the three tier cake was topped with an elegant statue of a bride and groom. With clever use of lens and blurred backgrounds, it looked spectacular in their wedding photographs.
As everyone began to settle into fuller stomachs, Tom and Sophia started the evening off with their first dance ‘Build a House’ by the Cinematic orchestra. Not long after, they were joined by their guests to dance the evening away on a sparkle dance floor to the musical talents of The Revue Band. Shots of them beautifully embracing and revelling in each other’s arms were taken as well.
Thanks again to Tom and Sophia for this amazing wedding in The Four Seasons. Starry grounds and beautiful sceneries aside, let us wish them the best in their journey ahead!