Nick Desprs Photography

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Shanti & Tim

Shanti & Tim had such a sweet and relaxed wedding, with the ceremony at St. Stephen's Church and the reception held in the grounds of Sausmarez Manor.

 There was a great bond between the bride and her bridesmaids.
 Baby Rollo was absolutely delightful throughout the day.

 The groomsmen enjoyed a lunch at The Boathouse before making their way to the church.

 Shanti travelled to the church in a stunning car.

Shanti's son, Alfie, walked her down the aisle- a moment I'm sure he was very proud of.
 This was my first wedding at St. Stephen's Church since its refurbishment, and also my first there with Father Moore.  The interior of the church was certainly in pristine condition and made for a lovely backdrop for the touching ceremony.

Sausmarez Manor had a lively, garden party atmosphere for the guests to enjoy, along with plenty of sunshine.

 The marquee that had been set up looked amazing. The interior was decorated with vibrant flowers and the outside of the marquee looked just as beautiful.

 The quiet warm weather was ideal, as the speeches unusually took place outside the Manor.

 The speeches were entertaining, with the best woman's speech being particularly memorable. The lobster theme was certainly unique, with hilarious attention to detail as Tim ended up with a lobster claw to wear!

 The setting of the reception made a beautiful scene as night fell.
 Inside the marquee it seemed like no one wanted the day to end, with some frantic barn dancing finishing off what was a very special day for Shanti and Tim.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Renée & Nick

Renée & Nick had a wonderful day for their wedding.  Sunny and warm, but not too hot like the last few days!

Hair and make-up were done at home which made for a relaxing start.

 Renée looked quite amazing.
 My daughter Rosemary took these images below while I was photographing some portraits of the bride.
 Dad's expression says it all.
 Meanwhile, Nick and his groomsmen had time for a quick drink at the Deerhound before the short walk to the Forest Church.

 The ring did go on, eventually!

 A brisk breeze made it tricky to take pictures with Renée's hair and veil needing a bit of attention.  But the scenery was beautiful.

 Then we made our way to La Grande Mare for the reception.  Everyone enjoyed the nice weather out on the lawn prior to moving indoors.

 The dining room was laid out to great effect.
 I was really pleased with what I managed to come up with when I photographed the rings.  Nick had designed his own ring and a friend and guest at the wedding had made the rings (from Rocks, Le Pollet). This was a lovely personal touch for the couple.
 Speeches took the traditional slot after the meal and were good entertainment.

 Dancing was split between the normal dance floor with Q-Sky as DJs, and a couple of friends singing and playing guitars in the conservatory.
 We sneaked off for a few pictures in the evening, getting some beautiful images as night fell.  One example is below.

 There was some lively dancing, which was a fun end to a great day for Renée and Nick.