Nick Desprs Photography

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Lisa & Ben

Just a few days before the winter solstice we were treated to weather that could almost have passed for a summer's day.  This beautiful, calm and sunny day was perfect for Lisa & Ben's wedding.

Lisa got ready at The Farmhouse, where the reception was to be held later on.
 A midday ceremony meant there was little time in the morning for everyone to get ready, but once all the preparation was finished we just had time for some stunning portraits of Lisa.

Ben cut a very relaxed figure as he got ready with his groomsmen, and again when he greeted guests at St. Martin's Church.

The bride's brother, James, proudly escorted Lisa into the church.  I love the low angled light during the winter months, as it adds some lovely atmosphere to these pictures.

The low light streaming through the windows was tricky to expose for at times, but it added a nice touch to the scene. Indeed, the whole ceremony was a beautiful occasion.

After the ceremony, we stopped off on the coast for a few pictures. As we approached, I noticed some nice light that we were just in time to take advantage of, as the sun dropped just moments later to leave the area in shadow.

As normal my wife, Karen, helped taking pictures on the wedding day.  We were also joined by Rosemary, our eldest daughter, on this occasion too.  Rosemary has got a total of 8 images in this blog, including the one below.  Anyone want to guess which others are hers?
 The Farmhouse was beautifully decorated for this winter wedding, with the multitude of lights coming into their own as it got darker.
 The intricate rings were worth a bit of effort to make a special picture of.

After the first dance, Element 6 played a couple of sets which were well received by everyone dancing, with the rest of the evening music provided by Jason of Q-Sky.  Between them they kept the dance floor busy and lively all night long.

 Enjoy your honeymoon Lisa & Ben, I hope you can check this preview from such a long way away!

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Jo & Matt - a fairy tale wedding

Jo & Matt's wedding was without a doubt one of the sweetest and beautiful weddings we have covered.

The wedding dress was very impressive and Jo couldn't wait to wear it.

Everyone got ready in good time.  Jo and her dad, Steve, had a few moments together before their car arrived.

 The wedding took place at Delisles Methodist Church.
 When I arrived at the church the weather could only be described as very wet, very windy and very gloomy!  But the weather really doesn't matter for a wedding, as this event most definitely proved.

 There wasn't much room for Jo and her dad to walk up the aisle side by side!
 Sian Street conducted a very touching ceremony.

 The couple were genuinely delighted when they had a quick look at the dining room at The Peninsula Hotel.

 There was a Disney theme throughout.
 We had taken an engagement picture for Jo & Matt which was used for guests to sign at the reception. The lovely image, which showed the couple's closeness beautifully, was very well received.

 Speeches didn't follow a conventional pattern.  The bride's father gave his speech, then we had a video interview where the groom chatted with Peter, Jo's stepfather.

 This was certainly one of the most emotional speeches we have witnessed at a wedding, such a heartfelt occasion.

 What stunning wedding rings.
 The emotional moments continued with Jo & Matt's first dance.
 A surprise dance was suddenly sprung upon the onlookers, this rendition of Thriller was performed very slickly.  There must have been a lot of practice involved, but it was well worthwhile.

Hope you all enjoy this preview while I work on editing the rest of the pictures, my eyes are quite moist  working on this touching wedding.