I’d previously met Sian having photographed her sisters winter wedding at Matara back in November 2010. Clearly time flies, and this time around it was Nick & Sian’s turn to take the limelight. I say this, but the reality was very different. Neither Sian or Nick are attention seeking types, but like it or not, a wedding day can definitely make you feel on show. Keeping the photography low key was therefore a requirement I’m quite familiar with. Not many of my clients are showy types who love to be in front of the camera, so my style of documentary wedding photography suits well when needing to blend into the day.
Ater a swift pint in the pub (the groom not me) the day rolled straight through with no real issues. Albeit there was an unexpected downpour that I hand’t anticipated half way through the drinks reception. With limited outdoor space, I was quite surprised what’s possible in terms of photos whilst keeping the bride on the only dry spot of ground around. Each wedding has it’s challenges, and this was mine for the day :-)
“Has anyone got the rings?”
“Yep, here they are, totally safe in my hands, in the pub, whilst drinking alcohol”
There’s only one way to write a Best Mans speech, and it shouldn’t involve the internet and cliché one liners.
Take your 2 year old child to the pub, drink two pints of beer and use two scraps of paper – simple.
“Done it, would you like to check it?”
“Yeah, that’s funny, you’ll have ’em in tears, good work”.
“You open the Champagne”
“No, You open the Champagne”
“But I’m frightened”
“Okay, I’ll take it outside and do it”
Something borrowed, and something blue.
Final freshen up before the all important ‘drying of the flowers’ which can only mean one thing, the ceremony looms.
“Pull his arms up super high and I’ll get a photo”
“I’ll bet she’s not more than a minute late” :-)
Did the best man have one too many pints in the pub, or was this a funny moment?
Bryonie (Sian’s sister) was a bridesmaid, and it was her wedding I’d photographed 3 years ago at Matara. Back then her little boy was just a baby, how time flies.
Now is the looking down to avoid tripping on your dress, or shyness?
Sian kept the handkerchief from grandma close to hand for the whole ceremony.
During the wedding ceremony a beautiful piece was played on the piano for all the guests to enjoy. A moment of reflection – very nice.
Is that the face of a faked “doh I’ve lost the rings”?
It suddenly got a little darker inside……as it was pouring with rain outside, but soon followed by this fabulous double rainbow.
With very damp ground, Sian hugged the only dry spot outside for a few couple portraits after the heavy shower.
“What do I do with my hands?”
…..stick ’em in your pockets.
My spot drew quite a crowd – okay, maybe only a few.
If you’re getting married and looking for wedding photography in a documentary style please contact me for a chat, I’d love to hear from you.