Saturday, I had the absolute pleasure I being part of Rodney and Allan’s big day. I originally was contacted by Natalie Davies, a client who’s wedding I had documented a couple of years ago. She advised me that her Uncle was soon to be married to his partner and they would like to book me for the day. I was extremely happy, not just for the upcoming opportunity but as always that a past client had thought of me for the job 😊
Rodney was part of the wedding party on Natalie’s wedding day so he knew how I worked but I met with Allan for the first time at a consultation we scheduled in at their wedding venue. It was great to run through their ideas!
So, the day arrived and I was to document the entire day from start to finish. It was an early one as I had to begin at 9am but I was super excited to create memorable shots for them. I was immediately welcomed by the receptionist who shown me to the room which a selection of family was getting their hair and make-up done. I moved around the venue documenting the build-up before finally heading upstairs to meet and greet the boys as they chilled out with a glass of fizz.
I also captured the smaller detailed shots including their custom-made suits, shoes, wedding rings and button holes. I thoroughly enjoy those type of photos as they make up a big part of the day. Time passed and it was soon time to head downstairs to photograph guests arriving and then take my place for the ceremony.
Rodney and Allan made their way down the very beautiful staircase hand-in-hand and prepared themselves to enter the room with family and friends looking on with smiles and admiration. The ceremony was lovely and when the exchange of rings was complete it was time for the official signing of the register. I got my photos of course before getting myself set for the newlyweds to walk back up the aisle as Husband and Husband.
With ‘storm Brian’ looming I felt it necessary to get on with the formal group photographs starting with a shot of everyone outside on the courtyard. This was a great photo which included everyone from the day, this was followed by two larger group photos before I advised the couple that we should get the more intimate shots of them together just in case we lose the moment. Afterwards we headed inside as it was getting a little chilly and completed the remainder of the groups in a room which was vacant.
The time had come for the wedding coordinator to invite all family and friends into the reception room to take their seats for the wedding breakfast. Speeches were after this which gave me time to go through what I had captured to date.
Glasses were filled with fizz and the time came for the speeches to commence. Natalie started proceedings with a great speech which was soon followed by Rodney and then finally Allan who read out a selection of wedding cards they had received earlier in the day. Natalie was given a stunning array of fresh flowers for her efforts which included the planning and logistics of such a well thought out day.
Rodney and Allan finished off with the last couple of photos of just them before retiring into the Lounge and Bar areas. A Photobooth was on hand to entertain guests whilst the DJ also prepared his kit for a very musical evening. With the cake cut it only meant one last thing to do before they can completely chill out and that was their first dance as a married couple.
Both me and the DJ were set and with guests surrounding the dance floor it was time for them both to be announced into the room. They shared a loving moment before family and friends joined them for the beginning of a very lively evening.
I headed off but not before wishing them all the very best for the future and to say what a wonderful day I had documenting their wedding day. I hope they had a memorable one and I can’t wait to send them their photographs.
For the time being however I hope they love their sneak peek shots 😊