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    Unforgettable stories told by Jon Roach LBIPP (photographer) and Becky (album designer). We specialise in wedding and portrait photography in Hampshire, Dorset and Wiltshire including Bournemouth, Southampton, and Salisbury. This is where we post our news, special offers, and highlights. For portfolios and pricing, head over to our website. To get in touch, use the email link at the top of this page or the contact link on our website. Enjoy looking around

New Forest Wedding Portraits – First Look!

Here’s a first look at some of our photos from Jo and Henry’s New Forest wedding photography.   Jo and Henry had a beautiful outdoor ceremony, one of the first to be held at the gorgeous Cago Cottage.  More of the venue to follow, but we thought you’d enjoy a preview of some of their gorgeous portraits that we shot around the Rhinefield Ornamental Drive.  Shooting happy gorgeous couples in beautiful locations – it’s why we love New Forest wedding photography! Congratulations you two!

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Hampshire Wedding Venue Milton Barns

Hampshire Wedding Venue Milton Barns is one of the friendliest wedding venues in Hampshire.  It’s a very special place  to hold your wedding breakfast and evening reception.  Its warmth, character and charm will create a special atmosphere, adding to the uniqueness of your wedding day.

Milton Barns wedding venue view from outside

Milton Barns is on the edge of the town of New Milton, which is close to the New Forest and also the Hampshire and Dorset coast with sites such as Christchurch, Highcliffe and Lymington.

Hampshire wedding venue Milton Barns

Outside Hampshire wedding venue Milton Barns

Here are a few of our photos of the outside – as you can see it’s a modest and charming venue from the outside.  One particular feature of the outside is the large field “in back” which would be a great place to relax with your friends and family on a warm summer’s evening.  There’s also a children’s play park which might help you save on bouncy castle hire!  Also, there is plenty of parking for your guests which means there’s one less thing for them to worry about – they can just relax and enjoy themselves!

Milton Barns hampshire wedding venue view from outside

Inside Hampshire wedding venue Milton Barns

Here are some of our shots of the inside, set up for a recent open day.  Milton Barns can cater for up to 150 guests, up to 110 for a sit-down meal.  As well as the barn interior shown here there’s also a large conservatory (through the balloon arch to the left) which has plenty more of this light, airy space for your guests.

Hampshire wedding venue Milton Barns interior

We love this airy crisp barn interior!

Hampshire wedding venue Milton Barns interior

Here’s Milton Barns from the roadside – pop in and pay them a visit!

View of Milton Barns from the road


Milton Barns hampshire wedding venue view from outside

So if you’re looking for a friendly place to hold your wedding reception, within easy reach of the New Forest and a short distance from Southampton and Bournemouth, drop in on Hampshire wedding venue Milton Barns!  (And once you’ve booked your venue and you have a date, don’t forget to book your Milton Barns wedding photographer – we get snapped up quickly!)

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July 1, 2013 - 12:46 am

Bartlett Pair Photography - Really nice venue!

Unusual Hampshire Wedding Venue – The Old Vicarage, Hinton

A new and unusual Hampshire wedding venue opened recently.  It’s right on the border with Dorset, in Hinton on the edge of our home town of Christchurch.  It’s the Old Vicarage and it looks like a beautiful and different place if you are getting married in Hampshire!  Recently Laura and the team held an open day, so we popped along to check it out.  Here are a few photos for you to enjoy – click on a picture to see a bigger version!

Wedding car outside The Old Vicarage, near Christchurch.

This is the main entrance to the Old Vicarage.  Outside were some gorgeous wedding cars drawn up – the big board in the background shows you all the cars you could choose from for your wedding transport!

Wedding ceremony room at The Old Vicarage near Christchurch. Styling by The Floral Design Company.

Here’s the ceremony room at the Old Vicarage; it’s called the Orangery and it seats 75 guests and up to 90 with a few standing!  Room dressing was by The Floral Design Company.

Wedding ceremony room at The Old Vicarage near Christchurch. Styling by The Floral Design Company.

Here’s another view of the ceremony room at unusual Hampshire wedding venue The Old Vicarage, at Hinton near Christchurch. It’s very light and airy!

Wedding ceremony room styling at the The Old Vicarage, by the The Floral Design Company.

Details of the ceremony room dressed for a wedding at the Old Vicarage, Hinton.

Unusual Hampshire wedding venue The Old Vicarage, near Christchurch

I just had to get a shot of the pine tree with all its dressing!


SIgnpost at unusual Hampshire wedding venue The Old Vicarage, near Christchurch

Toilets.  Check.   Marquee.  Check.  Bar.  Check.  All the right signs in place for your Old Vicarage wedding in Hinton!


Wedding marquee in the splendid gardens of The Old Vicarage, near Christchurch

There’s a great restaurant at The Old Vicarage but for a larger party you’d do well to have your reception right in the beautiful gardens, with views through the windows of a marquee like this one!

We hope you enjoyed this sneak peek at the Old Vicarage!  If you’d like FourT4 Photography to be your wedding photographer at the Old Vicarage, or anywhere else for that matter, please get in touch!  Just hit the big “Get In Touch” button over there on the right.

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June 6, 2013 - 12:54 am

Matt the Brisbane Photographer - That looks amazing! I would love to get married in a vintage/castle-type setting!

June 6, 2013 - 7:24 pm

Jon Roach - Thanks Matt, we have plenty! Just scour our blog for “castle”!

July 1, 2013 - 12:47 am

Bartlett Pair Photography - Love the interior here!

Bournemouth Beach Hut Wedding

Could a Bournemouth beach hut wedding be for you?  A little while ago Britain’s first Beach Wedding venue opened just down the coast from us in Bournemouth.  We popped along to their open day to find out what’s new and we couldn’t resist sharing our photos with you – we love this venue!  Click on any of the pictures for a bigger photo!

Beach Hut Wedding Bournemouth - signposts on the beach

Welcome to Beach Weddings Bournemouth. Unique in England and Wales, and unlike the Caribbean, your friends and family can all be there too!

Bournemouth Beach Hut Wedding - the view back to the Pier

The view from the Beach Weddings Bournemouth Wedding Hut back to Bournemouth Pier.  It’s only a short walk from Bournemouth town centre, so it’s easy to get to!

Bournemouth Beach Hut Wedding - dressed for a ceremony

Inside the Beach Weddings Bournemouth marquee.  Through the door is the Wedding Hut where the ceremony’s held.  It’s a fully licenced venue.  It’s attached to a huge marquee for your guests, with a complete window wall for a beautiful sea view.

Bournemouth Beach Hut Wedding - inside the marquee

Inside the marquee at Beach Weddings Bournemouth styled by Coastal Creatives and Arcade Flowers – Ringwood.  At the far end’s the Wedding Hut and there’s a hessian floor throughout so you won’t sink into the sand!  (It stops the guests building sandcastles during the ceremony, too.)

Bournemouth Beach Hut Wedding - seating

Guest seating for your Bournemouth Beach Wedding ceremony – gorgeous come rain or shine.

Bournemouth Beach Hut Wedding - floral decoration

One of the free standing decorations from Arcade Flowers – Ringwood in the Beach Weddings Bournemouth marquee.

Bournemouth Beach Hut Wedding - inside the main marquee

Styling by Coastal Creatives and Arcade Flowers – Ringwood for Beach Weddings Bournemouth.  Isn’t it beautiful?

Bournemouth Beach Hut Wedding - starfish decoration

Styling by Coastal Creatives and Arcade Flowers – Ringwood for Beach Weddings Bournemouth.  Jon says he loves it, but can he have an octopus, please?

Bournemouth Beach Hut Wedding - styling

Inside the Beach Weddings Bournemouth Wedding Hut with all sorts of little details on a theme of, well, love, and… beaches. Gorgeous.

Bournemouth Beach Hut Wedding - licence

Didn’t believe us when we said that the Beach Weddings Bournemouth Wedding Hut was a fully licenced venue? Proof!

Bournemouth Beach Hut Wedding - top table sea views

And here’s the view you can enjoy from the top table during your wedding breakfast.

Bournemouth Beach Hut Wedding - top table view

Did we say how nice the views would be from your Beach Weddings Bournemouth reception out over the sea?

Bournemouth Beach Hut Wedding - yacht table decoration

Terrific table styling for Beach Weddings Bournemouth by the very clever Coastal Creatives.

Bournemouth Beach Hut Wedding - themed cakes

Need a cake to match the theme? No problem, which one would you prefer?

Bournemouth Beach Hut Wedding - 2nd marquee

Each Beach Weddings Bournemouth event includes a second marquee with beach bar and chill-out sofas for your guests.

Bournemouth Beach Hut Wedding - ice cream cart

It wouldn’t be a Beach Wedding without ice cream! (D’you think they’d take our order for lime milk shakes?)

Gorgeous table centrepieces from Arcade Flowers - Ringwood for Beach Weddings Bournemouth. I prefer the tall one, you can see past it to your guests!

Gorgeous table centrepieces from Arcade Flowers – Ringwood for Beach Weddings Bournemouth. I prefer the tall one, you can see past it to your guests!

So there you have it – a unique and stunning venue for your wedding, in a gorgeous part of the country, and we’d love to shoot it for you!  If you’d like us to quote for some gorgeous photography to capture your Bournemouth beach hut wedding, please get in touch (just click on Get in Touch!).


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Wedding Photography Bournemouth – Quick Peek

Some more Bournemouth wedding photography for you!  It was a great honour to be Sarah and Louie’s wedding photographer and we had a brilliant day from start to finish.  The ceremony and reception were at the Hallmark Hotel, and we popped down to Durley Chine for some beach photos and despite the weather not playing along we made the most of it!

wedding photography Bournemouth in the beach huts at Durley Chine








More wedding photography Bournemouth to follow soon!

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May 27, 2013 - 9:55 pm

Stephen K. Shefrin Photography - Can’t wait to see it.