Nick Desprs Photography

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Michelle & Andrew

This was a wedding close to home, both to the couple and for us.  Michelle & Andrew live a little walk away from St. Saviours Church, as we do too.  With the reception at the Farmhouse Hotel, we didn't have to travel far all day.

The rough June weather dried up, leaving us with blue skies and, at least to start with, moderate to fresh winds.

Michelle got ready with her bridesmaids, doing their own make-up.

The best lacing up I have probably seen, but then Katie did sell the dress and so should know!

Andrew got ready at the Farmhouse, enjoying a glass of champagne.

It was a nice coincidence that the wedding took place during the Church Flower Festival.  There were lots of stunning displays throughout the church.

Grooms don't come more relaxed than this, Andrew's twin brothers helped to keep him laughing.  The Bel Canto Choir treated us to their beautiful singing during the service, setting a lovely mood.

When we left the church, the wind suddenly whipped up to what felt like gale force.  It was hang on to your hats time and forget about keeping the hair in place.

We did some group shots in Michelle & Andrew's garden, where it was marginally more sheltered.  Then a short drive to the Farmhouse.

More amazing flowers and decorations were at the reception.

Speeches were rather expressive, Andrew's brothers certainly went to a lot of effort to bring up some funny stories.

Then as night fell the dancing began, followed by the cake cutting.  However the cake did have a wobbly moment!

The wind did abate a bit in the evening, but then it rained a touch instead.

The day finished off with everyone having a good laugh and much dance floor fun.  A fantastic day for all, especially for those who had travelled from so far away to take part in this wedding.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Penny & Matt

Penny & Matt's wedding was an eagerly anticipated day, a lot of preparation had gone into this and their excitment was quite evident from a long time beforehand.  Somehow this wedding even managed to squeeze into a window of sunshine in this so far exceptionally wet June.

There was quite a crowd at the hairdressers, the veil was fitted and looked quite special.

I enjoyed juxtaposing a reflection of the wedding dress against a framed little girl's dress.  Pretty shoes too!

Penny looked so pretty and bubbly, with plenty of time on hand they could enjoy a chat and relax in the garden.

With the groomsmen getting ready at the other side of the island it was good to rely on my assistant Karen to cover their preparations before they headed to St. Saviours Church.

Reading from the pulpit ticked off one of Matt's dad's ambitions!

Just where did this beautiful sunshine come from?  Perfect for a little stop for pictures on our way to the marquee and reception.

Great attention had been paid to all sorts of details at the reception, and what an unusual and effective cake.

Drinks outside in the sun went down perfectly before the meal.  Somehow we managed to fit everyone into a picture round the pool.  Thank you Mo for helping to organise people throughout the day.

We were also treated to a rare diffraction ring around the sun.

Speeches preceded the food, set against the beautifully decorated marquee.

What a first dance!  A melody of different tunes and Penny and Matt gave a pretty dramatic show to an appreciative audience.

City Limits provided the music after, they played a long and continuous set and the dance floor was heaving throughout to their great music.

It was inevitable the pool got some attention later that night...

It was also good to make use of the stunning gardens for a bit of photography, followed by more dancing until the coaches arrived.  A fitting event for a wonderful couple.