Today I was lucky enough to share the day with Ali and Andy Marshall, here is a sneak of their awesome day
Monthly Archives: September 2010
Well, what to say about Jenna and Keiths wedding? possibly one of the most anticipated weddings of all time? Jenna’s excitement levels were at all time high in the run up to this wedding. It was the second of my double header….2 awesome weddings in 2 days.
The day started with a very wet drive down to Seiont Manor in Caernarfon, North Wales. About 1 mile away from the venue the weather started looking up, the rain eased and we were left with a bright, but blustery morning. The weather only improved as the day moved along.
When we (I had Simon with me at this wedding) arrived at Jenna’s room, preparations were already moving along nicely. I did think Jenna would be really nervous and excited at the same time, surprisingly, she was very calm. Whilst everyone was getting ready, I snuck away with Jenna’s shoes. I knew I had to be very careful as these were very special wedding shoes, in fact the were just special shoes….Jimmy Choos. I’ve been told that this is a BIIIIG deal!!! Jenna was very brave in allowing me to balance them on her balcony.
once finished with the shoes and other prep details, some of the girls were ready to have their photo taken, and first up was the princess for the day, Jenna and Keiths daughter….what a princess she made. Their son popped in to show mum how grown up and handsome he looked in his suit, so I whisked him away for a quick shoot.
Bridesmaid Sarah was ready for her picture, it was still pretty windy at this point so she had to be careful of how much her dress wanted to blow about, how cool is thateat your heart out Marilyn!!
Next it was Keith and bestman Karl’s turn for photos, Keith was pretty nervous, and it took a little bit of liquid courage to calm his nerves. He quickly realised that having his photo taken by me, isn’t that bad after all.
I do like weddings when the ceremony and reception are happening at the same place, or within 5 minutes of each other, really allows more time for photos…..and I think it benefits.
The wedding was wonderful, and the fact that the venue has it’s own pool means that it allowed us to get something different, and quirky which is what Jenna and Keith wanted from their photographs.
I hope you guys love your photos, and I’ll catch you soon.
This was the first of my massive double header weekend. I had my friend Rob tagging along on this one, as he has his very own wedding to photograph coming up in a couple of weeks. He had a good wedding to come along on, Carl and Debbie are way cool.
Recently they had a life changing moment, when their son needed an operation, and right before their wedding. Thankfully he came through the operation and is bouncing around on his way to an awesome recovery, thanks to the great people at Alder Hey Hospital. This made Carl and Debbie really think about the important things in life. Health, Love, Happiness, it also made them thankful for each other, this made their wedding really special……Carl also made a great gesture, in the name of his wedding, he gave a great donation to Alder Hey – Good One Carl!!!
Back to the wedding day, we started the day with the girls whilst they got ready, now this can be pretty hectic, with lots going on and Rob got a bit of a surprise with how crazy the girls can be on the morning of a wedding. The weather was teasing us all day, rain, cloudy, sunshine, rain again, it just couldn’t decide on what to do. It decided eventually on just being kind to us, as the girls were getting ready, it rained, getting outside and into the cars it was dry, driving to the church – rain, getting into the church – dry….so we were actually pretty lucky, the rain even held off for the formal shots.
I had a really big first for this wedding – the bride was early, 15 minutes early – even beating a couple of the guests. Usually you know if the bride is meant to arrive at 1, you have until about 10 past with the groom, but we had to rush Carl into the church as we saw the bridesmaids pull up outside the church.
The ceremony was held in St Mary’s Church in Hale Village a beautiful part of Cheshire pretty local to my home, sweet!!! we had time for a few photos outside the church, and I even had Carl using my backup 40d (as he is a bit of a photographer himself – albeit a Nikon man, I have to point out, that he did admit to liking the 40d too)
After the ceremony it was off to The Everglades Park Hotel for formals and some couple shots, meal and the speeches. The speeches were really touching, Carl had asked his son to be his best man, I think he thought he would be safer, but he had him cringing in his seat as Danny recalled a tale from their first holiday abroad together. A wonderful time was had by all at the wedding.