Sophia and Julian after many postponements finally got married at the end of December 2020, surrounded by their close family and friends in a small village Church, the guys finally said I do!
VALE OF BELVOIR WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY
LET’S TALK RESTRICTIONS
I feel the need for every wedding post to let you know what sort of restrictions were in place at the time of the wedding, this helps people to understand why something might be missing from the series of images at the bottom of this micro wedding blog post.
Sophia and Julan were originally planning to get married on the 22nd of August 2020, but with the pandemic and the fear of further restrictions, the guys moved to NYE 2020.
When we entered the second nationally lockdown in November and with the announcement that restrictions were going to be lifted for family gatherings over Christmas, Sophia and Julian moved the wedding to the 27th of December which allowed them to have a very small family gathering.
A week or so before Christmas the Government announced that the restrictions for Christmas would now only allow for family gatherings on Christmas day only, putting pay to the plans of a small family gathering after the wedding on the 27th.
But the guys were rock steady in their resolve that the 27th was their wedding date!
MILLIE THE LABRADOR
I normally start my blog wedding photography blog posts with the Bride and her Bridesmaids getting ready, but this time I’m going to start with Millie the family dog, who kept everyone entertained on the morning of Sophia and Julian’s wedding, she kept bringing people toys to play with, kept coming for a fuss and would pop her head around various doorways to see what was going on!
Millie would be in plenty of pictures on the wedding day, that’s for sure!
BRIDE AND THE WEDDING DRESS
Putting on the wedding dress is a special thing for any Bride, getting help from her besties doing up the back of the dress, but there is always at every wedding something that goes a little wrong.
Sophias Bridesmaids were tasked with doing up a very long section of the dress and it was decided that one would start from the top and work down, the other would work from the bottom of the dress and work up, simple.
By the time they got to the middle, however, there was one button and no loop left…
WAITING TO SEE DAD
This picture I love, it shows Sophia in her wedding dress at the top of the stairs waiting for Dad, waiting for him to get himself set to see her in the wedding dress for the first time.
This little wedding photo carousel shows the few moments that happened after the image above was taken, shows Dad getting himself set, Sophia coming down the stairs and Dad’s reaction (the penguin Dad is holding is the dogs!)
BRIDE ARRIVING FOR THE WEDDING
With the wedding ceremony set for a 3 pm start and it was nice that we still had some natural light which was great for some of the waiting guests who got a chance to see Sophia in her dress, most of these were friends who were not allowed into the Church due to the 15 people restriction.
THE WEDDING CEREMONY
The ceremony was a lovely one with the Vicar allowing me plenty of freedom to move quietly around behind him, this allowed me to get slightly different angles of Sophia and Julan reading their vows to each other and the exchange of the rings.
THE RELUCTANT RING BEARER
Bless Millie, she was the ring bearer, but once she was comfy sitting down, she didn’t really want to move!
In the end, she did and delivered the rings and looked happy to have been part of the wedding ceremony – told you earlier that there was plenty of images of Millie!
WALKING BACK DOWN THE AISLE
THE CONFETTI RUN
With the ceremony starting at 3 pm (well 3.15 as Sophia kept with the tradition of being late) it was very dark and cold by the time the newlyweds left the Church and with a lot of people waiting outside with confetti, the newly-weds got absolutely covered!
ROUND TWO IN 2021
Like a lot of couples getting married in 2020, the wedding wasn’t what was originally planned and for some couples that has meant postponing their wedding into 2021.
For Sophia and Julian, the important thing for them was to get married, to be able to say they are husband and wife and to start their new life chapter and the new year as husband and wife.
I’m looking forward to capturing the wedding celebration in July 2021!
SOME KIND WORDS FROM SOPHIA & JULIAN
Andy is an awesome wedding photographer. His documentary style is unobtrusive yet produces great, natural results. He’s the most responsive person we’ve ever dealt with and incredibly flexible. It’s clear he takes a great deal of pride in what he does. We were delighted with our wedding ceremony photos and look forward to having him photograph our wedding reception when we can finally host this.Sophia & Julian
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Destination: Vale of Belvoir Wedding Photography | Wedding Venue: St Helena’s Church Thoroton| Wedding Setting: Church Wedding