Welcome to Jonathan and Shelly's wedding day two and welcome to Styal Lodge!
This was to be the traditionally English part of the weekend however the combination or fusion of styles made this day still unique and beautiful. So I hope you enjoy these photographs.
Shelly got ready at the venue as there is a beautiful room to do so.
I love this next image.
The ceremony was performed in the middle of the room. Hard for a photographer but very involving for this important moment.
Jonathan was nervous before, but not after!
I love this image too.
A big improvement on the weather of the previous day- cocktails outside.
Love this too, Jonathan's Dad, Peter, is an amazing man.
And then I extracted the newly weds to take the photos they were so excited to have!
To get to the beauty spot you have to take a golf buggy!
And the hidden gem of Styal Lodge...
These pictures resulted in Shelly's dress getting a bit muddy- worth it though!
And then back to the drinks reception for group shots. Here is the bridal party showing the lovely mix of cultures.
And these are the boys that Jonathan sings with every so often! Can't remember which came up with this "brilliant" photo idea.
This is more like a brilliant photo idea. Everyone doing The Bolt, me standing on a scarily high ladder!
And just before we went in to eat the sun hit a better angle. Very important job as photographer to watch the skies. The plan was to try to come back out for sunset shots but that is often impossible. But these images are perfect.
OK onto our Malaysian feast!
Dessert was so nice!
Great speeches moments.
And of course everything did over run and we missed sunset but I still took the photo gap I was given!
Jonathan and Shelly really like the images with available light although there really wasn't much here!
And this shot would be the complete opposite of working with available light!
And then of course the boys performed.
More available light showing the atmosphere.
And finally the Blue Brothers shook their tail feather!
I tried my best to get my image choices down. Enough to tell the story!
I know a lot of people were waiting to see these images so I hope you were pleased and if you know Jonathan and Shelly they have another 500+ images I took you can see from the weekend.
Wednesday, 26 September 2012
Tuesday, 25 September 2012
OK time to blog!
Jonathan and Shelly have seen their pictures, actually they've already picked 100 to go in an album design! So between knowing the ones they love, and that I love, I'm going to share firstly just day one with you.
The first day of Jonathan and Shelly's wedding weekend was the Muslim feast. They were already accepted as married in the Muslim faith but this is always followed by a celebration of this kind.
I got there early because we planned to do photographs before everyone arrived.
This is the venue.
So Jonathan and Shelly came to this beautiful venue early to take some pictures because there wouldn't be chance later. The event was to be over by 5pm.
I love laughing pictures!
They love this next picture because it shows off the venue.
Then onto the grassy area where we were supposed to do the group shots too but that wasn't going to happen with what the weather did later!
Then Jonathan and Shelly hid at a friends house before the people started to arrive.
The grand entrance was done in a Bentley and then because the weather was still clear we grabbed a quick group shot!
Shelly really found it hard to do anything in her outfit. I love this next picture bringing humour to the struggle!
On to the feast and there's no alcohol allowed...
...Only good food!
Speeches and we were all told to hug or text our parents.
Then group shots which involved me standing in the rain with an umbrella being held over me (!) and everyone else staying in the dry on the steps! Here's the men having fun and a child getting wet!
After a large amount of group pictures most people left and we headed back in for the tea and cake we had missed!
I hope you like those but day two is many steps up on this. Somehow soon I will try and get my choices down to a sensible number to share the story of that day with you.
Oh and one week until I leave for Oz- yay!