Friday, 9 July 2010

Ross and Bex, St Mary's and The Bowdon Rooms. Wedding Photostory

Okay, I have a glass of red wine in hand and I've just watched the season finale of Desperate Housewives so I'm happy emotional and I think this is the perfect state to write Ross and Bex's wedding photostory. I've struggled to keep the number of pictures down so bare with me.

To view all the photos from the day, and buy, click here.

I arrived at Cat's mum's house where the ladies were all getting ready, to be greeted with everyone in rollers.

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And pink bubbly...

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I went outside to take this next view looking into the amazing conservatory!

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Burnt orange was the colour of the day, look at this amazing bouquet.

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I just love this next picture of Cat wearing an apron to prevent any lunch getting on her bridesmaids dress!

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When all the ladies were ready I took a lot of formals in the garden but I'm just going to share with you this one because there is just something lovely about pictures of Bex with her sister Tania

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So then 5 mins drive away from the girls everyone was in the pub across the road from the church. I only really wanted a photo of the men in wedding dress but I got all of them instead ;)

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It works though, with the church in the background and pints in hand! Next up my favourite from, finally, getting the men together.

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And I really like this as they make their way over to the church.

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When the bridesmaids arrived I made them all stop for a portrait.

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Then the arrival of the bride followed by the ceremony.

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Dad hands her over!

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The whole church was full. And what a stunning church it is.

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You can see how much they love each other in this next photo.

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I already shared this next photo in my preview however I have since tweaked it with a HDR effect to make it look even more stunning.

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This congregation loves a good sing!

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During the signing a small group really got the chance to show their love of singing. They performed Seasons of Love from Rent (the show SMAOS are doing next FYI blog followers) and Rhythm of Life.

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And as they walked out, what I believe was a surprise to Bex, random members, just from where they were standing, sang All You Need Is Love

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And then the bells rang.

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Outside now and I love this shot.

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None of my best confetti shots seem to have any confetti in them which is a bit of a shame!

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We took lots and lots of group shots in record time, just how I like it! However 1 in every 3 Ross had his eyes shut, grr! The sea of people shot didn't change so please check back to my preview or flickr to see that.

So onto the best bit, photo wise, and my time to get some portraits in.

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Cute little sequence right? And I know you've seen the next one but this is THE image, the one I wanted to get for them, this is my best work as I see it. I want to put of copy of it on my wall, no matter theirs!

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And there's more from my portrait time...

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This next photo is a 'Bex Face', required when Bex starts doing staged smiles to bring out a genuine one. The following image is the result!

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The next picture we achieved on the recce however they are now in their wedding outfits and I gave it the HDR treatment. Another wall image don't you think?

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I stole this look from my favourite image from Mike and Pam's wedding. It's my last shot from the portraits sequence.

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Next up, a nice bit of cheesy ;) cake cutting!

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The speeches were great, there's a lot of pictures but this one is the biggest laugh!

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I may have been outside when the first dance started, ahem, however this doesn't mean I didn't get some lovely shots of the evening's entertainment and dancing...

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Finally, before I put my camera down, some friends performed a Blues Brothers section. Ross is part of a group called Rat Pack Revival and I have photographed them many times. It was that part of my photography brain that I switched on to get this last selection of images.

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I hope you agree that these are my best selection of images yet. I really put pressure on myself for this wedding because Ross and Bex are both pretty amazing people generally, and too me personally, so these photos are my way of saying everything that needs to be said.

That's as gushy as I get on here.

Have good weekend those who've managed to read to this point :)

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