Kiti & I breathed a sigh of relief as we made our way to Sam & Charles’ wedding in beautiful sunshine after what seemed like 24 hours of rain the day before.
I photographed Sam’s sister Georgie’s wedding last year & for those of you that keep an eye on my facebook page will have seen the shots of Sam catching Georgie’s bouquet that I reposted last week. Sam was one of Georgie’s bridesmaids last year & Georgie was one of Sam’s lovely bridesmaids. It is always lovely to be recommended by couples to their friends & families & even better when the new couple have seen me at work!
Kiti started the day with Charles, his best man, ushers & family at Charles & Sam’s home before boarding an original routemaster bus to make the journey to the church. They picked up a few guests along the way & made a pit stop at the pub!
Meanwhile I was with Sam at her family home getting ready with her bridesmaids & family. Sam’s family are great fun & the preparations even included her dad swinging from a rather high rope swing! Not many fathers would risk life & limb on their daughters wedding day & I must admit my heart was in my mouth!
By now the bus had made its way to the church & it was time for Sam to get to the church to see her groom!
It was a lovely service & Sam’s Dad certainly seemed pleased to get his final daughter of three married!
After the service & a flurry of confetti Kiti & I went back to Sam’s parents house for some shots of the two of them together. Charles decided against having a go on the rope swing!
Not wanting to miss out on the party we made our way back to the wedding reception which was located in Sam & Charles’ beautiful garden. The entered through a lovely floral arch & a tunnel of their friends & family.
Whilst their friends & families mingled in the sunshine to the sounds of a steel band we did the more formal….& not so formal group shots.
Which included this intrepid photographer risking life & limb to climb a ladder to capture the entire wedding party!
Now it was time for the wedding breakfast & speeches, which involved lots of fun & laughter & childhood videos.
After the speeches Sam took to the stage to throw her bouquet this time caught by Charles’ sister & Sam surprised her groom with a song accompanied by her bridesmaids.
It was now time for everyone to hit the dancefloor & we left them dancing the night away!
Wishing you every happiness Sam & Charles. Hope you enjoy your sneak peek – lots more to come!