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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Nikita & Aldonio

This wedding took place on what was probably the hottest, sunniest day this August.  The groomsmen had a great fried breakfast, with champagne, at Pembroke.  This was followed by a quick swim, apparently a well needed hangover cure!

Aldo didn't seem quite so keen to jump in as others.

The bride and bridesmaids got ready at mum's house.  It was a bit hot to be getting into dresses too early.

The twins looked very smart, but little Josh was a bit more reluctant to get into his outfit.

St. Martin's Church was conveniently only round the corner.

This picture says so much!

Then they were sped off to Petit Bot, this was a busy place given the gorgeous weather.  Balloons were released in memory of Aldo's father.

The reception took place at La Trelade Hotel.  The dining room was beautifully decorated.

The speeches were very emotional.

The children were kept amused by a magician, some played more sedately than others!

Soon it was time for the dancing, there certainly was some energetic activity.

We managed to slip out for a few pictures outside, then it was time for the final dance.  What a fantastic day it was.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Jackie & Ben

This blog has taken me a bit longer to post than expected so apologies if you have been waiting for a quick look at the images. 

Jackie and Ben had a great day for their wedding, they even managed to combine the christening of their daughter with the wedding.  This was a first for me, I have covered weddings and christenings as separate events, but never both together before.  As Ben said, they have never done things the normal way!

It was a busy morning, but everyone was ready on time to get to the church.

I really enjoy little moments like this, one has to be quick to observe and capture them though!

The groomsmen had a quick drink at the Cornerstone, then a bit of a brush down for Ben before the trip to St. Stephen's Church.

It was rather a hot day, cloudy, but still hot especially for those fully suited up.

I went for a bit of a creative interpretation as Jackie was escorted up the aisle.  St. Stephen's always looks spectacular, it is the largest church in the Channel Islands.

After the service we had time for a few pictures, we also stopped off at Saint's Harbour on the way to the Bella Luce Hotel for the reception.

I love clouds like this, they make for a dramatic monochrome image, trouble is this normally means impending rain!

There wasn't much opportunity for drinks in the garden as those lovely clouds soon gave us extremely heavy rain until dusk.  But never mind, everyone retreated to the well decorated marquee and the speeches followed prior to the meal.

Mr. Happy seemed to have the right idea with a ready pint!

As night approached the first dance took place, the marquee was beautifully lit up inside and out.

Everyone seemed to have a great deal of fun.

We finished off with a few pictures at night to complete a memorable day.