Nick Desprs Photography

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Anna & Alex - Trinity Church and The Old Government House Hotel

The sun was just up and the shadows were long when Alex and his groomsmen began a round of golf.  It was an early start for me too, but well worth it to get some great pictures of this friendly group of guys.

 The weather was surprisingly warm, but with a stiff wind.  It was the wind that was blamed for a few wayward shots, but then maybe Alex had something else on his mind!

 After the golf I made my way to Anna's parents house, my wife Karen took over photographing the groomsmen.  They had another walk down into Town to The Britannia for a drink before the ceremony.

 I have to own up, my daughter Rosemary took took this very clever picture of Anna's beautiful dress.
Their preparations went well, but time was always going to be a bit short for me to get to the church.

 Seb and Zac were probably the most excited and best behaved page boys that I have come across.

  Alex grabbed a quick glance towards his approaching bride as she was escorted up the aisle by her father, Barry.

 Rev. John Honour conducted a wonderful ceremony, with some very humorous touches!
As the couple exited the church, we were treated to a piper.  This added to the atmosphere as everyone gathered outside the church.
 Then we all made our way to Candie Gardens for a drinks reception.  This was a lovely location for everyone to gather in the warm autumn weather.

 Candie Gardens looked stunning with a good deal of flowers and colour even at this time of the year, the gardeners need to be congratulated for their work.

 There was plenty of time for people to chat and mingle with a glass of champagne, this wedding really was very relaxed and had an air of informality.  After walking down to the Old Government House Hotel, people went straight to their seats in the splendidly decorated dining room.  Speeches were before the meal.

 The bouquet toss made for an amusing sequence of pictures.  Sorry, no room on this blog to see them all!

 After the first dance, Stoked provided the music for the night.  They are always an energetic band that enthuse people to fill the dance floor.

 I enjoy pictures like this that set the scene.
 This was a long day, but rewarding to cover for such a great group of people.

Friday, September 16, 2016

Cath & Jo - St. Martin's Church & Castle Cornet

Cath & Jo's wedding was a particularly busy day, they got married at St. Martin's Church, with the reception held at Castle Cornet.

 Tim, Cath's father, practised his speech in the garden on the lovely morning.

 There wasn't too much time once the bride and bridesmaids arrived from the hairdressers, but all got ready in good time.

While I photographed the bride's preparations with my daughter Rosemary, my wife Karen was photographing the groomsmen.  Jo seemed quite relaxed, cheerfully greeting guests as they arrived at the church.
Cath had a very special chauffeur, Roger's beautiful Rolls Royce provided an extra element of elegance to her arrival at the church.  The bridesmaids arrived in a couple of Land Rovers, both meticulously cleaned as if they had just left the showroom.
 The couple's transport for after the ceremony was already waiting parked nearby, a bit of a contrast, a loud and brightly coloured TVR!

As  Reverend Kerle asked everyone to stand, Cath was proudly escorted up the aisle by her father.

It was an emotional moment.

 Rev. Kerle can always be relied upon to give a touching and humorous ceremony.

 There was a surprise awaiting the couple as they left the church, a guard of honour provided by the rowing club!  A special treat for Cath.  I knew with the rowing club involved in the wedding it was going to be a lively party that evening!

 After a few family group pictures and lots of hugs and handshakes all around we left to go to Castle Cornet for the reception.

 The Castle has got to be one of the most spectacular locations for a wedding.
 The reception itself was held in the Hatton gallery, speeches took place before the meal.  The decor was perfect, with little jars of honey from the family hives on all the tables too!

 The guests were treated to some great evening entertainment.  We had to quickly fit in some pictures on the way to the Amherst Room.  Now most weddings may have a band or a DJ, but we had 2 bands and a DJ!  Plus the groom himself played in both bands, Jo and Cath really are a very talented couple!

 It was hot and loud!  Gay Army and Thee Jenerators pumped out some awesome music to a very appreciative audience.  I was certainly impressed and enjoyed the show and taking photographs of the high energy performances.

 Then it was back to the Hatton Gallery for the cake cutting and first dance.  DJ Andre kept the dance floor heaving in this atmospheric setting.

 A special day for a special couple.