Nick Desprs Photography

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Sarah & Mark

After a quick visit to the hairdresser to capture the start of the day for the bride's side of the preparations, it was down to the beach as someone thought it would be a good idea for a swim.  A surprising number of the men invited to the wedding turned out, I was assured the water was lovely!

 Not sure if this was a bit of practice for the dancing later in the day...

Sarah and her bridesmaids had a nice quiet time having their make up done at home.

The ceremony was at St. Paul's Church.

Probably inspired by the Olympics, Harry took a mere 2 seconds to sprint down the aisle!

During the ceremony we were treated to a duet from the fathers of the groom and bride, one on the piano, one singing.  This was very well received.

After the church service we visited the common and then the Bella Luce Hotel for the reception.

Speeches were great, the best man had dragged up a few amusing images of Mark in his earlier years.

Finally we moved inside the hotel for the dancing to complete a wonderful day.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Lianne & Craig

What a lovely day we had for this delightful young couple.  Their wedding had a certain style, which wasn't unexpected after I had worked with them for their engagement book.

Lianne got ready at The Venue where the reception was to be held later.  Sun streaming through the windows and little free space added a few challenges to the photography, but I still have to come up with great results whatever the conditions.

Craig appeared calm and jovial as he chatted to his brother and best man.  The ceremony at St. Peter's Church was pleasant and sensitive, taken by Reverend Strike.

Quiet weather was just right for people to mingle out in the garden at the reception before we went inside for the meal and speeches.  These were eloquent and amusing, good fun to listen to.

Afterwards there was time for a stroll around the gardens for some pictures before the evening entertainment commenced with a Michael Bublé style singer, perfect for this couple.  Their closeness and enjoyment was quite evident.

I'll finish off this preview with a picture of the last dance, something I had previsualised but just had to wait for the right moment for all the elements to come together.  One of my favourite pictures for a while.