The Pig Hotel Wedding

Sophie & Lewis - 17th December 2011

St. John the Baptist Church, Boldre, New Forest, Hampshire
The Pig Hotel, Brockenhurst, New Forest, Hampshire

Lewis, a captain in the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards, has been bravely fighting the Taliban in Afghanistan and only got back to Britain a couple of weeks before the big day. We got to see his troop in action as he was the 'star' of Channel 4's "Fighting on the Frontline - Wagons of War". We watched it ourselves and were quite humbled. He's incredibly brave.

So whilst birdwatcher Lewis was driving his Warthog around the desert ticking off birds he'd spotted in his notebook, poor Sophie was having to organise the wedding herself but what a fantastic job she did.

Sophie and Lewis are one of a number of couples this year who decided to forego group shots and portraits altogether preferring to just get on and enjoy the day with no interruption whatsoever.

Although the day was bright and sunny, it was too cold to spend any time outside. The lovely toasty fires at The Pig were calling so after the Guard of Honour outside the church we all headed back for drinks and crackling!

Lewis mentioned that he wasn't going to say much during the speeches ... however, his was the longest groom's speech we've ever heard! In fact almost two hours had passed by the time best man David got to finish his.

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"Lewis and I are now back from Paris where we had an amazing time. We would like to thank you both for managing to get our photos live before Christmas - we watched the slideshow on Christmas Eve with a bottle of champagne overlooking the Eiffel Tower and it was just perfect. We can not even begin to describe how much we loved them - I think we are now on our 12th time of watching them and love them more each time! They are exactly the style we wanted and they really capture the happiness of the day. Thank you so much. We have forwarded the link to our parents who wanted us to pass on their thanks and best wishes ... We hope you both had a wonderful Christmas and look forward to speaking to you soon. Thank you again."

Sophie & Lewis, Devon

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Sophie & Lewis's wedding photos at Pig Hotel.

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Wedding photography at Pig Hotel by Debra & Paul.