The girls headed off to start their hair and makeup, whilst Lee and I did some test shots in the room where the ceremony was to be.Then it was back to the girls’ room to take some “getting ready shots” …
along with the dresses, flowers and all those little touches that make every wedding individual!
We left the girls to it for a while and went off to get Matt’s shots – with his family, greeting guests, rings and with groom’s men enjoying themselves!
Back to see how the girls are getting on. The ceremony is now looming near, and there is just about enough time to take shots of the girls in their dresses before it is time to go. This is the time when the butterflies are really taking hold …
The bride having a quiet moment en route to the ceremony …
The ceremony room at The Marwell Hotel is really light, with a balcony at one end – a perfect vantage point to get a birds eye view of the bride and groom during the ceremony. At the last possible minute I ran up the spiral staircase to take my place on the balcony, whilst Lee stood at the back of the room to capture a different view of the proceedings.
Ceremony and signings over, it was outside into the bright sunshine for the happy couple to greet their guests and enjoy a very welcome drink!
Time to get out our list so we can capture the special shots of the bride and groom with their friends and family.
We wander off with the newlyweds for a short while to take some informal pictures of them enjoying their first chance be alone together since becoming “Mr and Mrs”.
Lindsey’s gonna need a new number plate now she’s no longer a “Miss”!
4pm and time for the speeches, often done before the meal nowadays, and always bringing a mixture of emotions…
… followed by a delicious hog roast, which we’d been kindly invited to share.
Traditional cutting the cake and mingling with guests.
As is usual for most weddings, the room is then vacated ready to set up for the evening party. We took this opportunity to take some informal shots, plus lots of photos outside with members of the family who had travelled a fair few miles to be there … from Australia! By this time of the day any earlier nerves and tensions have ebbed away!
Whilst everyone has been outside, the disco has been set up in readiness for the evening guests arrival and party, together with a photobooth which have become really popular at wedding parties and events nowadays and this one did not disappoint – hilarious! The candy floss stand was a brilliant and unusual touch too.
The evening party got underway – time for the First Dance. It was great to be able to make use of the balcony again – every venue should have one!!
Congratulations, Lindsey and Matt!