Nick Desprs Photography

Friday, August 28, 2015

Barney & Imogen at The Royal Yacht, Jersey

Barney & Imogen had planned a very special event.  All guests travelled to Jersey for the wedding.
They both got ready in adjacent suites at The Royal Yacht Hotel, all very convenient for us to cover.

 On the balcony next door, the groomsmen were keen to show off their outfits!

 Just time for a quick practice!

 Imogen's granddad proudly walked her up the aisle.

 The hotel was not the original venue planned for the ceremony, this last minute change was ably handled by Judith from The Royal Yacht and it all worked out brilliantly.

After family group pictures outside the hotel, it was time to throw the bouquet.  This landed precisely at the flower girl's feet!

 I am sure the real reason we went elsewhere for some pictures, was so Barney could take Tom's lovely M3 for a spin!

 Back at The Royal Yacht, some fast work had taken place.  The Celestial Hall, where the ceremony had been held, was now set out in spectacular fashion for the wedding reception.

 Granddad led the speeches, the double act with the two best men also went down rather well.

 Before the dancing commenced we visited the pool, a good opportunity for some different pictures.  It was rather hot working there though.
 Once the dancing was underway, the floor was packed and remained so for the next few hours.  A very enthusiastic crowd taking full advantage of a brilliant performance by the band.  Sorry, can't remember the band's name, so if someone could please remind me I will give them a plug here, they fully deserve it.

 A spectacular event, quite fitting for this couple.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Kiara & Anton

Another memorable wedding with many beautiful moments throughout the day.  The wedding was held at St. Peter's Church and the reception was held at The Venue.

Kiara got ready at her parents' home and looked stunning.

 The groomsmen got suited up very early and had fun practising blowing bubbles, these were to be used instead of confetti after the ceremony.
The oars were an appropriate symbol linking best man and groom in this picture.
 Kiara and her father arrived at St. Peter's Church by horse and carriage,  Rev. Tracy Charmley  conducted a really touching ceremony.
 Your time has come...

 One of my favourite images for a long time.  It illustrates everything I love about documentary wedding photography, the joyous and playful expressions in particular.  The bubbles worked out really well, the light winds helped make this possible.
 The couple had a relaxing carriage ride around the lanes near the church before heading to The Venue for the reception.

 The room looked lovely, with a very original table plan.  Names were inside bowls of seawater dressed with seaweed, creating a realistic marine environment.
 Again the closeness of the people at this wedding was well illustrated by the best man's speech.  Seb and Anton had known each other for a very long time.

 A great sequence of Kiara ably performing the submariner's tradition of downing a glass of rum and catching the dolphin badge in her teeth.  This drew a lot of applause and appreciation.
Something doesn't look quite right in this picture!

  The fun continued for the rest of the day and night.  Wild but still good natured would aptly describe the scene.  Q-Sky provided the music and lights and kept the dance floor packed.
 An extra guest smuggled into the reception joined in too.
 A quite amazing day.