Alex and Paul were married in front of their family and friends at Langar Church, followed by a garden party in Car Colston on a warm summers day.
I love a good local wedding, one where I could have walked to each location!
Alex was getting ready in a small village local to me, Car Colston with her family and Bridesmaids. Alex only wanted a few images of the morning fun, but I rocked up a little early than planned as I knew it would be a fun morning!
Alex and Paul had lots of garden games to keep their wedding guests entertained, splat the rat, football and the best of all crazy golf – but before Alex got her dress on it was time to face off against Dad!
Alex and her sister Chloe run the Bridal Suite a family-owned Bridal Dress shop in Woodthorpe in Nottingham, a running joke all day was telling Alex not to spill anything on the dress as it would be back on the rack in the shop in the morning….
Everyone was super excited to see the wedding dress, I imagine that Alex had been looking at 100’s of dresses that came through the shop trying to decide on her own wedding dress, Mum was first to pop her head through the door to have a look following by Dad; love these two images.
Alex had booked a beautiful wedding car to take her to the Church with her Dad, I love capturing the Bride arriving at the wedding, the nerves the excitement, the realisation that this is it, this next picture is a special one as it captures the look between Alex and her brother.
With everyone in their place it was time for Alex and her Dad to start their walk down the aisle together, the walk for the Dad is always a special one and this picture captures the happiness on the face of Alex’s Dad!
I love church weddings, I love the drama, I love the history of the Churches and the passion that the person conducting the ceremony always has for weddings. Sometimes Churches are stuck in their ways when it comes to allowing a photographer or videographer access to do their thing, but thankfully Ben who conducted the ceremony was more than happy for me to have good access around the church, which allowed me to capture the ceremony for Alex and Paul.
The ceremony was wonderfully done by Ben, it really was and I look forward to photographing at his Church again as it was a real pleasure.
I love it when we get a chance to have confetti throwing, most Churches do not allow it on their grounds, but for Alex and Paul, the Church made an exception and with plenty of confetti to go around – the newly wed’s were covered and I think Alex’s Dad enjoyed getting Paul with a good handful of confetti.
The wedding speeches are such a big part of many weddings, the time where Dad gets to embarrass his Daughter, when the stories from the stag do are told and a time to raise a toast to the family and friends no longer with us.
First up was Alex’s Dad who wanted to get his speech out the way before the food so he could then relax and enjoy the rest of the day, then it was Paul who filled everyone in on the story of how he and Alex came a couple and then it was the best men who told some great stories from the stag do and the missing donkey..
The first dance or the first shuffle I call it, is normally when the happy couple awkwardly shuffle around each other just waiting for the first dance song to end so they can have a proper boogie; Alex and Paul decided that they wanted to have their family and friends on the dance floor for most of their first dance, which made for some lovely images of the parents dancing at the same time.
Well where do we start! Andy, you were amazing from start to finish! We honestly can’t thank you enough for everything you did, it was such a fantastic day and you made it feel so relaxed, you were there taking photos but you were never in our faces. Our photos are absolutely amazing!! You have literally captured everything and even the atmosphere! They are incredible!!! The photo film is just perfect too! We had so many laughs watching it… and we’ve watched it so many times already! The way you shoot, I must say, is so different to other photographers. Some are so set in their ways of traditional formal photos but it was noted by many guests how much running around you did to make sure you got the shot and it has honestly shown in the photos too! It’s a lot for one person to capture but you so did it!!! A huge thank you to you again! Alex & Paul
Such a special wedding photofilm, I love creating and capturing these for my couples, mixing the sounds of the day, the music and the images into a single film is such a unique way to relive the wedding day, over and over again.
To see more about my wedding photofilms, head over to this blog post > https://saywellhq.co.uk/blog/wedding-photofilms