A Four Seasons Wedding and an Ian Stuart Gown


We recently introduced you to a fabulous Wedding Documentary Photographer, Neale James and today we have pleasure in featuring one of his Beautilicious40 Brides in our REAL WEDDINGS. 

Eleanor looks stunning in an Ian Stuart wedding gown walking down the aisle for a beautiful  outdoor ceremony in the grounds of the Four Season Hotel in Hampshire.  Neale James has such a flare for capturing your special moments and you can read more about him in his Beautilicious40 Bride feature.



Wedding date: 16th May 2012

Venue: Four Seasons Hotel Hampshire 

Photographer: Neale James







Why did you choose the Four Seasons Hotel, Hampshire?

 “My early career in junior hotel management saw me organising and running upwards of 100 weddings in UK hotels, and now that I have my own hotel consulting business I work mainly in 5 star hotels globally. Combined with an acute attention to detail, my hotel experience meant that it would be nigh on impossible for me to find a venue which would fill me with the confidence I would need to be able to actually relax and enjoy my own big day, without jumping up to take charge!!  
The Four Seasons brand is recognised within the hotel industry as having the very highest quality standards, attention to those all important details and truly superb service. So, as we are lucky enough to have the beautiful Four Seasons Hotel Hampshire just a few miles from our Hampshire home, the venue really chose itself! Aside from the brand reputation, the hotel is stunning, the grounds and walled garden delightful, the food sublime, the professionalism of the staff second to none and the ambiance just perfect for a wedding celebration. Highly recommended!!”


Have you any words of wisdom?

“When you look back on your special day, you’ll be amazed how quickly it flew by, and how little time you managed to spend with your guests!  Being able to cherish and relive the memories once the big day is over (and see all those magical moments you may have missed!) through photographs is worth every penny you can squeeze from your budget. We almost didn’t have a video…. it was a last minute decision, and we now know it would have been our biggest regret!











Neale James also provides a unique photofilm option which has recordings of vows and speeches from your special day accompanying a selection of images. You can view Eleanor & Mikes Wedding photofilm here



No 1 recommendation – Neale, of course!!!!   Neale James Photography 
Wedding Dress – Designer Ian Stuart / Style Costa Rica 
Florist: Emma Lappin Flowers 
Musicians / Band / DJ: Michael Buble Tribute artist -  Kriz K 
Reception entertainer: Caricaturist - Sensible Pencil 
Stationery design and print: Shirley at DumDumDeeDum  
Video: Martin at The Camera Chap   

We featured Ian Stuart Wedding Gowns on Beautilicious40 Bride in 2012 – read here 

If you would like to share your wedding story with our readers please submit details via – Tell Us Your Wedding Story 

“All our features are aimed towards our readers being Brides Over 40. (40 plus brides). Rather than calling these fabulous ladies mature Brides we call them ‘Beautilicious Brides’ who are marrying later in life, whether it be a first or second time wedding or even a celebration ceremony for renewing vows”                                                

 (Janet – Creative Director at Beautilicious40 Bride)

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