Hello If you’re reading this it’s likely that you’re looking for a wedding photographer for your big day at Lainston House ( great choice in venue by the way ).. needless to say I’m so glad you found me, if you have the time why not stay and take a look around at some of my work, you can visit my portfolio HERE, or even see some real weddings HERE I’m pretty confident you can find many reasons to choose us to photograph your wedding day at Lainston House.
My name is David, I am an award winning destination wedding photographer who loves the fun, atmosphere and the all round celebration of weddings, I offer a unique contemporary approach photographing a wedding, I often appeal to the non-traditionalist, stylish yet contemporary couple. Based in Newcastle upon Tyne ,England, I capture weddings all across the UK, and around Europe and the World .
I’m so very passionate about what I do, I find inspiration all around me and love to use any available light to by advantage and use additional light for the more creative image. I have had the pleasure of photographing at the Lainston House on a few occasions, the style and elegance lends itself to stylish wedding photography.
I take pleasure in playing an integral role in two people joining in marriage but I’m a firm believer in the fact that a wedding is so much more than exchanging words and work to capture every emotion felt and each special moment, translating the true joy of the day through beautiful photography .
Where ever you are in the world, I’d love to be part of it.. I look forward to hear from you.
Lainston House is a 17th-century country house hotel near Sparsholt, Hampshire in the south of England. It is operated by the Exclusive Hotels chain. It is a Grade II* listed building.
Lainston House is notable for several reasons in its history. Commissioned by Charles II to build a palace at Winchester, renowned English architect Sir Christopher Wren may have started work on the site in 1683 by building on the grounds of an earlier medieval dwelling. It became known as the home of Charles and his mistress Louise de Keroualle before he died in 1685.
In August 1744 Elizabeth Chudleigh and Augustus Hervey were secretly married in Lainston House’s private chapel, causing a society scandal. Maintaining privacy about the ceremony lest their employment be endangered, their union did not last and Elizabeth went on to marry Evelyn Pierrepont, 2nd Duke of Kingston-upon-Hull. The validity of the ceremony held at Lainston House’s chapel became the focal point of bigamy charges and legal proceedings against Elizabeth which pursued her until her death in 1788.
Lainston House’s tree-lined grounds also contain the longest line of limes in England (9/10ths of a mile), some of which were planted in 1716. The trees were planted in the grounds after the influence of gardener and diarist Sir John Evelyn.
Lainston House and its parkland was sold off from private ownership in the 1980s, and currently operates as a luxury 5 star hotel.
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