Nick Desprs Photography

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Flere & Carl

I had photographed Flere & Carl for their engagement book seemingly a long time ago and was looking forward to their wedding.

There was a packed house with Flere getting ready at mum's, the mood was calm and relaxed.

Katie, who supplied the dress, was on hand to lace it up quickly and neatly.

There wasn't far to go to the Vale Church, where Carl appeared to cut a lonely figure, but his groomsmen were not far behind.

Mum proudly walked Flere up the aisle.  Dad unfortunately was too ill to attend and we visited him in hospital after the ceremony.

After the ceremony, we took advantage of the lovely autumn weather for a few pictures on the way to the Farmhouse Hotel for the reception, via the hospital to say Hi to dad.

Speeches tugged at the emotions and were also hilarious at times.  Maybe some of what the bestman said wasn't too appropriate, as people were about to be served their meal!
There was time for a couple of pictures outside before the first dance.

Now I had some inkling about how the evening would go from the bestman's speech, true to expectations the rest of the evening became rather wild.  Numerous "Carl sandwiches" were performed and a few of those pictures are best left for the password protected gallery!  A great end to a fabulous day.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Sophie & Will

An early ceremony and nine bridesmaids meant a prompt start at the hairdressers, La Belge.  But there were no worries as everyone was dealt with efficiently and we were soon at La Grande Mare where Sophie was getting ready.

 Of course during this busy time the groomsmen had other priorities!

 The ceremony was at Vale Church, with Rev. Northover who always ensures all have a good laugh.

 There wasn't much room for Will with such a spectacular dress!
 After some group pictures and confetti, the procession down the hill looked impressive.
 The 1961 S1 Bentley that Sophie and Will used for the day is probably the most beautiful car I have seen, quite appropriate for this occasion.
 Speeches were throughout the meal with some emotional and amusing moments.

 Just before the dancing began, we found time to sneak out for some pictures, just catching the full moon as it appeared briefly between the clouds.  Well worth the effort.

 Some danced sedately, some with great vigour, there was even some choreography evident.
 To finish off, Will took the microphone and sang, a man of many talents.