Nick Desprs Photography

Friday, May 25, 2012

Emily & Geoff

This was such a casual and relaxed wedding, right from the bride's preparations until the end of the event after midnight.

Emily was one of the calmest brides I have witnessed getting ready, with the minimum of fuss with a couple of friends.


This wedding also allowed me to photograph at one of my favourite churches, the 14th century St. Apolline's Chapel.   A charming venue that suited this wedding perfectly.  Geoff met Emily outside the chapel and they entered together for the ceremony.

It was surprising how many people did fit inside, complete with a choir of four.

After leaving we made our way to The Venue for the reception, via a quick stop at Fermain for some pictures.

The informality continued with the speeches, the star of the show was Finley reading a poem.

 A stunning cake and  rings were photographed while people had their meal.

 The young lads kept their energy throughout the day.

Emily and Geoff had a beautiful first dance before being joined for some fun by everyone else.

A picture that tells a story through showing only part of the scene...

We also had a chance to have a play at night to see what photographs we could come up with, an opportunity I always enjoy.  This was one of the resulting images.

Bright pulsing lights from the DJ can give some problems with getting consistent exposures, but they can also give opportunities.

Some more dancing saw out the wedding day with a finish after midnight.  This completed a truly beautiful day.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Sara & Patrick

With so many people coming to Guernsey for this wedding from Ireland it was always going to be a lively and amiable day.

We started at the hairdressers, my first chance to see the great new decor at Envy.

The boys seemed to have a lot to do to get ready, last minute showers and ironing being the priority.

Sara was ready in plenty of time, so we could take a few portraits.  Her brother arrived to go to the church with her and give her away.


The bride was perfectly on time, but a few circuits were necessary as we were left waiting for a couple of late guests.

Patrick stared resolutely ahead as Sara walked up the aisle.


Following the lovely service we stopped off at Petit Bot for a few pictures, an area with fond memories for the couple.


The Farmhouse Hotel was the venue for the reception.  There was plenty of time to mingle with guests and enjoy a glass of champagne.

I had to slip in a picture of Colin Falla, who provided some beautiful music for the reception.  Amusingly this was about the 5th time I had covered an event where Colin was playing within a fortnight!

While most enjoyed a chat and a drink, others engaged in less relaxing pursuits...

Speeches were thoroughly entertaining, with some obviously difficult to listen to moments for some!

We took advantage of some evening sunlight. It's surprising what pictures can be taken in the car park!

There's always someone keen to show off their skills.

The first dance was a lovely moment, then it was time for others to join in.

What a lovely day, characterised by such a friendly ambiance that the Irish so specialise in.