Hello Blushing Bride Wedding Photography fans, it’s blog time…..
It’s been a busy week here at Blushing Bride Wedding Photography with my first of three ‘February’ 2014’ weddings but I thought I’d take some time out and remind us all of a warmer time!
So, let’s go back to September 2013, which was, as the weather man likes to put it, a mixed day of sunshine & showers! The morning was especially wet, which was such a shame as the Bride’s parents had spent months getting their garden immaculate for photos! However nothing was going to dampen the spirits of the wedding party. It was very busy at mum & dad’s house with Bride, Bride’s parents & Brother, 6 x adult Bridesmaids & 2 x Flower Girls, including the B&G’s daughter, getting ready. Stephanie had it well planned though, and organised for all the girls to get ready first and go downstairs, allowing her quality time with mummy to get into her wedding dress. I was the only one allowed in, which gave me a great opportunity to capture some very special mum & daughter images. Once everyone was ready, I was also able to capture some great ‘attitude’ images of the girls, including the little ones! I then headed off for Archbishop’s Palace.
On arriving at Archbishop’s Palace the weather was still a little iffy (!). The Groomsmen & guests were chauffeured, in style, in a double-decker Red London Bus – brilliant. Arriving shortly after were the Bridesmaids followed by the Bride and the sunshine – yeeha!
Stephanie & Russell’s wedding Ceremony was witnessed by their family & friends….
Following the Ceremony, the sun was still shinning which gave us the chance to do the usual family formals before their guests were whisked away, again in the Red London Bus, for the couple’s Wedding Reception. This was the perfect time for me to capture a gorgeous Bride & Groom portrait session, what I call ‘Quality time with Photographer’ in the lovely Herb Garden adjacent to Archbishop’s Palace.
I love the shot of Stephanie laughing by the car….. I’d asked her to give me her best ‘snob’ look for a ‘Driving Miss Daisy’ sort of shot. The Groom laughed and, I quote, said “she won’t have a problem with that!” Priceless comment & great reaction photo! Thanks Russell xx
On leaving Archbishop’s Palace, we all made our way to Lordswood Leisure Centre for the couple’s wedding reception. The Bridesmaids had carried their umbrellas around all day & thankfully never needed them – perfect excuse for a photo opportunity on the dance floor! After the traditional first dance with Russell, Stephanie asked her dad for a dance and was delighted to be joined on the dance floor by her daughter – bless. Happy Ever After you two xx