Last month I had the pleasure of photographing the wedding of Jasmine and Duncan - following a little get together in September, where we got some cracking test photos featuring them as a family with their son, Albie, and their dog. It was a wonderful day with such a relaxed and welcoming feel - family and guests were all on form and helped make their day really special.
Starting at their family home with Jasmine and the girls getting prepared, Louise (my partner in crime) and I, began to capture the mornings events. With glasses of the bubbly stuff and nothing but excitement the girls seemed relaxed and ready for the day ahead - hair and makeup was well underway and even Albie seemed happy stress-free!
With the timing of the day being slightly different to what I'd been involved in before, we left the ladies to finish getting ready and headed off to the pub and meet the guys and then guests who were ariving. Duncan was already on his first pint when we arrived and so getting the guys together was easy, once they had drinks in hand they were happy to join us in the beer garden and start welcoming the guests. Shortly after we all headed to the church for the ceremony.
The wedding was beautiful, a wonderful church and a really nice ceremony lead to the bride and groom enjoying themselves a little more than most brides and grooms I have seen up there - the only downside from our point of view was the limited access we were given to photograph inside the church. Before the ceremony I'd spoken to the Reverend about the areas we could use to photograph the wedding, sadly she declared that the one photographer at the front could only shoot from the side - so I was unable to capture Jasmine walking up the aisle, but I thought given the limitations we did well!
Following the wedding we headed out to complete the group shots before moving on to the venue - a wonderful converted barn literally in the middle of nowhere! Getting some time alone with Jasmine and Duncan meant we could get the couple shots and then let them go greet their guests and enjoy the meal and evening. Speeches were brilliant and the evening's entertainment was brilliant - the band invited me to use the stage when they were playing to get some more unusual shots and even managed to arrange a group shot for me to grab near the end!
A massive congratulations again to Jasmine and Duncan - I wish them all the best for their future lives together as husband and wife.