Wedding at The Compleat Angler – Alex & Steph, A Sneak Peek

A couple of weeks ago I photographed the wedding of Alex & Steph at The Compleat Angler in Marlow. Now, over the years I’ve done a fair few weddings there but it did look lovely in the low September sunlight with the river flowing past.ASC-ML-LORD3666-260Both Alex & Steph got ready at The Compleat Angler so, as always, Kiti & I went our separate ways – Kiti with the groom & I with the bridal party to capture them both getting their glad rags on.ASC-KS-IMG_0044-4ASC-ML-LORD2502-48After getting ready Alex & his Best Man made the short journey from the hotel in a bright red MG to the church at Bisham.ASC-KS-IMG_0124-14

ASC-ML-LORD2559-62It was then time for me to hot foot it to the church ready to get some shots of Steph, her Dad & the bridesmaids arriving & making their way into the church.ASC-ML-LORD2645-84 ASC-ML-LORD2668-87

After a lovely service Alex & Steph made their way out of the church to be greeted by a flurry of bubbles.ASC-KS-IMG_0446-65 ASC-ML-LORD2806-124

We did some shots with their friends & family before they departed in style to make their way back to The Compleat Angler. I dashed back & ran back to the bridge so I could get a shot of them on the iconic bridge!ASC-ML-LORD3053-175 ASC-ML-LORD3071-178It was now time for the group shot of everyone at the wedding testing my physical fitness as in my time I have climbed a church tower & hung out of many a window to capture the shot. At The Compleat Angler, with weather permitting, I gather the guests on the lawn by the river & make a quick dash around & up onto the bridge to get the shot from a vantage point.ASC-ML-LORD3254-201The river & bridge always seems to play an important part in a Compleat Angler wedding. I try to do some stylish bride & groom shots as they walk across the bridge. This is when I employ the skills of the Best Man or bridesmaids, Ushers & my assistant to stop traffic. The guys at Alex & Steph’s wedding did a sterling job & everyone smiled & waved as they drove past!

ASC-ML-LORD3116-183 ASC-ML-LORD3167-190Alex & Steph also fitted a boat trip into their day & I got some great photos of them onboard as they sailed away into the sunshine! This is a lovely part of a wedding at The Compleat Angler giving the happy couple time to reflect on their special day.ASC-ML-LORD3520-239After they returned to a flurry of confetti it was time for guests to make their way to the wedding breakfast. Alex & Steph’s Toastmaster did a fabulous job throughout the day & announced them into the room. Toastmasters can be a great addition to your wedding helping with all the details of your day & keeping things on time!ASC-ML-LORD3731-271After some great speeches it was time for Alex & Steph to cut the cake & hit the dancefloor for their first dance as husband & wife.ASC-ML-LORD3998-363It was then time for everyone to hit the dancefloor & we left them all dancing the night away!

ASC-ML-LORD4043-373 ASC-ML-LORD4056-376 ASC-ML-LORD4071-379 ASC-ML-LORD4078-380 ASC-ML-LORD4084-381Wishing you both every happiness. Hope you enjoy your sneak peek!


























 

 

Laura & Pete – A Wedding at The Compleat Angler, Marlow – A Sneak Peek

Recently Kiti & I found ourselves back on the banks of the river Thames at The Compleat Angler in Marlow. We were there for the wedding of Pete & Laura.291-LPR-ML-LORD8480-205Firstly I dropped Kiti off at The Crowne Plaza where she met with Pete & his best man before making the short hop onto The Compleat Angler.024-LPR-KS-IMG_5846-3Meanwhile I was with Laura & her bridesmaid in the Sandingham suite at The Compleat Angler. I love this part of the day capturing some shots of the bride & bridesmaid preparing for the big day.044-LPR-ML-LORD7575-36045-LPR-ML-LORD7579-37059-LPR-ML-LORD7613-44Of course getting ready at the hotel meant that Laura only had a short walk on her Dad’s arm to the main hotel building to meet her groom in front of their friends & family.080-LPR-ML-LORD7706-60081-LPR-ML-LORD7715-61085-LPR-ML-LORD7729-64After a lovely service we made our way outside & whilst guests mingled with a glass of champagne we took some group shots. I do keep these to a minimum as group shots can take a little while and I would hate to be known as the photographer who kept everyone waiting about, causing their champagne to loose its fizz!142-LPR-ML-LORD7866-104 150-LPR-ML-LORD7952-113 151-LPR-KS-IMG_6061-39It was now time for everyone to board a wonderful traditional Victorian steam boat the SL Streatley for a trip on the Thames.165-LPR-ML-LORD7980-118

186-LPR-KS-IMG_6178-63 215-LPR-ML-LORD8092-143 216-LPR-ML-LORD8102-144It was a lovely trip & everyone really enjoyed their time on the boat – photographer & assistant included! Once we were back on dry land Kiti & I took the Bride & Groom away to do some shots of the two of them together. This included, of course, stopping traffic & getting some obligatory shots on the bridge!266-LPR-ML-LORD8300-183 284-LPR-ML-LORD8420-200 316-LPR-ML-LORD8601-225We now let the Bride & Groom get back to their guests & they made their entrance into their wedding reception to a round of applause.341-LPR-ML-LORD8672-243 370-LPR-ML-LORD8730-264 375-LPR-ML-LORD8741-268 394-LPR-ML-LORD8776-283 434-LPR-ML-LORD8849-312 409-LPR-KS-IMG_6792-129 410-LPR-KS-IMG_6793-130After some great speeches & a delicious meal it was time for cutting the cake & Laura & Pete’s first dance. 461-LPR-ML-LORD8961-332 467-LPR-ML-LORD8980-336 471-LPR-ML-LORD8995-340As everyone joined them on the dance floor there was one particular groovy dancer! 480-LPR-ML-LORD9033-347 479-LPR-ML-LORD9030-346

As always Kiti & I left them tearing up the dance floor. We hope you enjoy your sneak peek Laura & Pete. Congratulations & wishing you both every happiness!

 

Mark & Aurelija – A Sneak Peek

I recently photographed the wedding of Mark & Aurelija in Marlow. This really was another international wedding, Mark is from New Zealand & Aurelija is from Lithuania

68-MAP-DL-DLOW4541-32They had their service at the beautiful riverside church in Bisham and I took the opportunity to their group shots with picturesque river winding its way behind them.

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After a few photos of Mark & Aurelija using the architecture & textures of the church. The happy couple then took a boat trip along the river Thames to The Compleat Angler in Marlow for their reception.

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The weather was a little mixed but was fine enough for them to have their drinks reception on the lawn next to the river & I got a great group photo of the whole wedding party from the bridge.

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I then stopped traffic in Marlow again for my favourite photo opportunity at weddings at The Compleat Angler & got some great shots of the two of them & some lovely portraits of Aurelija on the bridge.

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I hope you enjoy your sneaky peek, wishing you every happiness!