Nick Desprs Photography

Friday, March 29, 2013

Aiga & Steve

March is an unusual time to have a wedding, but this year has been very active.  Aiga & Steve's wedding finished off a busy month for me.  Yes it was cold and wet, however everyone had an absolutely wonderful day.

Aiga was helped to get ready by her sister and daughter Brenda.

All the preparations took place at The Venue.  Steve arrived and we all got on a coach for the journey to the Greffe, very convenient.

On our return to The Venue for the reception it was dry enough to do some family group pictures outside and for a walk in the gardens.
Inside spirits were high as we had a very informal reception.

Throughout the afternoon and evening Dave Bradshaw sang and played the guitar, perfect for this event.  The first dance took place quietly without any announcement, who said Steve was too shy to dance?

There was no holding back the children, the balloons were subjected to some entertaining treatment.

Decorations had been made with care, the cake was beautiful with some highly skilful chocolate work.

The pace for the remainder of the day increased considerably, with everyone having a really great time.  This was a small and intimate wedding, packed full of fun.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Diane & Richard

March is one of my busiest months for weddings this year, my latest one was for Diane & Richard. This was a very informal, country themed event. All the decorations had been made by the families themselves, clearly with a huge amount of time and effort.

The first scene I saw in the morning was Diane's dad finishing off the bouquets and a great job he had done too.
 Diane was so happy and relaxed.

Phoebe was probably the most elusive flower girl I have encountered!

 The groomsmen finally found each other in the right pub on the Bridge and enjoyed a drink prior to the ceremony at St. Sampsons Church.  Hands off dad's Guinness Sam!

The ceremony was delightful, Rev. Baskerville ensured everyone had a good laugh.

Afterwards we had a long drive from one end of Guernsey to the other, from St. Sampson's via a brief stop at Rousse, to the Imperial Hotel for the reception.
At the reception we were treated to wonderful details of flowers, ribbons, baskets and loads of ormer shells.  Luckily the wedding didn't coincide with an ormering tide, otherwise I suspect some people may well have been missing over low water!
The cake can only be described as a labour of love, such fine detailing must have taken many hours of intricate work.

After a fine meal, Diane broke with tradition and opened up the speeches herself.

Lots of dancing, good conversation and laughter filled out the rest of the day.  Certainly an event with the personal stamp Diane & Richard had hoped for.