There was much secrecy surrounding Valentina and Thom’s wedding day at Rhinefield House. Non of the guests knew where the wedding reception was going to be or any details regarding the unique aspects of the theme. The marriage was held in Thom’s home village Winterborne Kingston in the quaint village church.
It was quite and international affair, Valentina is Russian and her close family and friends flew over for the New Forest wedding celebration. Friends also travelled down from London, where the couple now live and work. A classic red London bus was the quirky and fun wedding transport, quite a unique sight to see Valentina in her traditional Russian wedding dress stepping out of the London bus.
Some fantastic details of the Rhinefield House wedding include a mad hatters tea party, harpist, lots of balloons and the wedding breakfast in the quintessentially British and rather epic Grand Hall, which is a replica of London’s Westminster Hall. The evening wedding entertainment included a barn dance and fireworks in the wonderful Rhinefield House gardens.
A BIG congratulations to MR&MRS Ibbitson!
Rhinefield House wedding in the New Forest
Rhinefeld House wedding photography by wedding photojournalist Paul Underhill.