Leanne And Jonti’s St Joseph’s Church And Oakley Hall Wedding

Basingstoke Wedding Photography, Hampshire Wedding Photography, Oakley Hall Wedding Photography

The COVID pandemic had plenty of setbacks for the wedding industry. Couples had to postpone, reschedule and some even cancelled their weddings altogether. The way weddings happened also completely changed. But in the middle of all that chaos was a silver lining for some couples who, by luck or just perfect timing, got a special treat on their wedding day, like Leanne and Jonti, whose wedding day got them featured on a news channel! But more on this later. These two are amazing, and we had the most amazing day photographing their wedding. It was a really special occasion for us, and we are so glad that we got to be a part of it. 

Leanne And Jonti’s Wedding Day

Coming back to our couple being featured on a news channel. The day before we were due to photograph Leanne and Jonti’s wedding, I received an email from a journalist looking for a wedding supplier that was shooting a wedding on 21st June 2021 – the day that the COVID restrictions came into change and couples no longer had to restrict their guest list to under 30. Thankfully, we were booked to photograph their wedding, and I was asked if our couple would be happy if a film crew joined us for a little filming for the news! The couple said yes, and the news coverage added a fun and different element to the day. 

Getting ready at the little cottage at Oakley, complete with Channel 5 News being there and interviewing the bride and a few wedding suppliers, was so much fun. You don’t see a news crew filming your couple’s wedding every day, so we were just as excited as our couple! The ceremony was beautiful and bonus points for the groom, who shed a little tear when he saw his bride walk down the aisle! That’s a moment that we will never get tired of photographing – no matter how many weddings we photograph. 

It was wet when we left the church, but not torrential, so we were able to do a confetti line! It created some of our favourite images from the day. We left the church and went to the hotel. At this stage, it was raining heavily, and we had to do all the group photographs inside. Thankfully, the venue had a beautiful reception area with stairs, which was awesome for group photos! There were lots of happy tears and big, hearty laughs during the toasts. It was really heartwarming to feel all that love in the air. Later, we explored the grounds, laughed with the bridal party and took full advantage of the wooden swing! That’s when Leanne and Jonti’s inner child came out, and we loved photographing our couple in that element. 

A Luxurious Wedding Photography Experience With Summers Photography

Leanne and Jonti, you two are great sports! Thank you so much for having us as your wedding photographers. It was a privilege to photograph your big day, and we had so much fun with you and all your guests. We wish you a very happy marriage and look forward to photographing your future milestones too! 

If you or someone you know is also looking for a wedding photographer, you can contact us right away! And if you’d like to know more about our photography style, you could check this out. To see more of our work, you can take a look at our other blogs and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest

Featured Basingstoke Vendors

  1. Venue: Oakley Hall
  2. Wedding Planner: Jo
  3. Makeup: Elena Pears
  4. Cake: Alex’s Cake Creations
  5. Toastmaster: Timothy Lee
  6. Videographer – Norman
  7. Venues: St Joseph’s Church and Oakley Hall, Basingstoke
  8. Shooter Love: Stephanie and Steve (husband and wife team), Summers Photography

About me

I’m Steph!

You also get Steve as your photographer on your wedding day. We are husband and wife, a duo, a twosome! We also like music and coffee a bit too much. Hello toddler parent life! We want to work with couples that “get” photography and see the importance it has in imortalising your wedding day. If that’s you friend, then send a message. We shoot limited weddings per year so we give the best service to you.


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