It’s always fun to do something a little different to my normal weddings, and my greek wedding with 260 guests last week definitely qualifies!
Andrea and Luke’s wedding followed many of the greek traditions and it made for some really fun photographs. These included a fiddler playing for both the bride and groom in the morning for them to get ready with, and key family members circling them in red ribbon.
The ceremony was brilliant for photography (even though I understood nothing that was said!). There was a priest with what looked like a solid gold bible. It was also very interactive, with many people there coming up to join the bride and groom to do things such as change their rings around, write messages of good luck on a long ribbon attached to them and congratulate them at the end. It did mean that they walked out last through an empty church though!
I really wish I had kept an order of service so I understood the meaning of everything I saw a bit more, but I was so wrapped up in the photography I didn’t think about it on the day. It would have made this blog easier to write anyway!
In the UK, a common concern for many brides is often the weather – its completely unpredictable! They may think they want bright sunshine, but often when it comes along its actually quite hard to deal with.
Luckily, for Chris and Jenny they had picked a great venue to deal with a really hot day. Oakley Court in Windsor is right on the River Thames, so there was a nice breeze to cool everyone down. There was also plenty of shaded areas for their guest to sit and relax. This is also another great reason to not add too many extra group photos to our small suggested shot list – it meant that Jenny and Chris had plenty of time to relax, get a drink and enjoy their wedding day.
Here are a few photos of everyone enjoying the sunshine!
We have been really excited about our latest wedding as it was hosted solely on a farm in Cambridge – definitely not one of our usual venues!
The farm is owned by the Bride’s Aunt so incredibly personal to the couple and is usually open to the public as a campsite. The venue was a brilliant setting to this wedding. After the Bride and Groom had an ‘official’ register the day before they were able to have a bit more fun with their actual Ceremony.
This included the bride arriving on the back of a tractor driven by her brother, the ceremony lead by a university friend, and many other elements that made their day incredibly personal and momentous! We also had great fun with the photos by taking Kath, Luke and the wedding party all around the farm for some brillant shots.
Although this was a very informal wedding the attention to detail was perfect and the day went without a hitch. So relaxed were the bride and groom, they allowed us to put them into a wild field to take fantastic flower photos. In the evening the bride and groom put their complete trust in us again and posed amongst tractors and vehicles to get some stunning sunset photos.