Nick Desprs Photography

Friday, July 27, 2012

Alex & Geoff

Alex and Geoff's wedding was held over two very full days.  So many of the guests had travelled great distances to attend and it was good that the weather allowed them to see Guernsey at its best.

Alex's preparations with her family were followed by a carriage ride to Sausmarez Manor for the ceremony.

Geoff was very relaxed and people were having a good time waiting for the ceremony to start.

As the bride arrived she had a quiet moment with her father before proceeding downstairs where everyone had assembled.

A little time for themselves after the ceremony before emerging out to cheers, confetti and a traditional cake.

The Manor gardens were the perfect place for such a sunny afternoon. 

An evening meal was arranged for the Cobo Bay Hotel and on the way we stopped briefly for some pictures on the coast.

Always on the look out for unusual angles and picture opportunities, this shadow picture took a while before I was able to capture what I had envisaged.

Day 2 was all based at the Bon Port Hotel, the preparation for the girls included some dance practice as well as the normal hair and make up.

Geoff could have a drink on the patio before he got ready and the guests started to arrive.

With a backdrop like this we could only be at the Bon Port, overlooking some of Guernsey's amazing south coast.

The Denis Burns Band played music for the afternoon and even got everyone to have an impromtu dance!

Then it was into the beautifully decorated marquee for the meal and various speeches.  These were great entertainment and came complete with translators.

As night fell we all moved into the hotel for the first dance.

After the first dance things really took off, in fact they got rather wild!

An incredible couple of days, I am sure Alex and Geoff needed their honeymoon to relax.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Sinead & Jonathan

After the extraordinary wet weather recently and a particularly rainy wedding the weekend before, it was quite a change to have such nice weather for Sinead and Jonathan's special day.

After the hairdressers we photographed Sinead getting ready at the Farmhouse where the reception was due to be held later.

Naturally Sinead looked stunning.

Dad thought so too...

It was quite a busy morning for everyone. The groomsmen were having a good time as they got ready before making their way to the Castel Church.

Not quite sure what was in the hip flask, but it must have been pretty powerful!

Space was tight outside the church with the cars by the door.  But this gave me the chance for an interesting shot of the bride before they left for the reception.  With a little stop for some pictures on the way to the Farmhouse.

After a few family pictures we were treated to some humourous speeches.

The dining room was beautifully decorated, with lots of lovely details, especially the wish tree.

There was plenty of time after the meal for everyone to enjoy the evening sun out in the garden or terrace.

Soon it was time for the first dance, an emotional moment before things became a lot more lively for the rest of the night.

The bridesmaids took a quick dip and the groomsmen were a bit less adventurous as they enjoyed their cigars.

Back to more dancing to the music of City Limits, a great finish to a wonderful day.