Most of my blog articles recently have been general wedding advice from a bloke’s perspective.
Although I have quite enjoying sharing my experiences I am happy to be blogging a real wedding again.
So, here is the story of Amie and Joe’s St Leonard’s Church and Niagara Club, Sheffield wedding as told by me, their wedding photographer.
If you’re interested in reading any of my articles, including Boys Don’t Cry: A bloke’s guide to getting emotional on the wedding day and the hugely popular Bridal Prep – What the morning of the wedding is all about have a look on my blog page.
Bridal prep is a beautiful part of the wedding day. More often than not though, the emotions and serenity are often lost during the last 20 minutes before the car is due to leave.
Today there was none of that panic.
Amie and her entire party were all made up, dressed and ready to go with about an hour to spare.
This may sound over the top, I have to say it definitely works for me. I would always prefer to be ready and waiting rather than rushing.
What this meant is that Amie was able to spend the time reflecting with her family and close friends before going off to get married.
It also gave Paul the videographer (weddingtodvd.co.uk) a chance to record a few messages from the party which will no doubt be a beautiful memory on their wedding video.
St Leonard’s Church
Eventually though we had to leave.
The beautiful white Jag, courtesy of Nostell Chauffeur Co. was typically prompt, arriving 20 minutes early as bridal cars are prone to do. Even she was amazed to find that the bridal party was sat ready and waiting for her.
All this extra time gave me some leaway which is always nice.
Typically I am rushing to get to the church before the bride.
Today though I was able to get my photos of Amie and her Dad getting into the car and then make my way to St Leonards, get parked and still spend a little time with Joe and his groomsmen before Amie arrived.
St Leonards is a lovely church by the way.
From a photographers perspective it is ideal because of all the space around the edges which allowed me to move freely without interfering with the service.
A friendly vicar helps too. I was given free reign to wander the church as I saw fit which is always very much apprecated.
This was my first wedding at the Niagara Conference and Leisure Centre in Hillsborough.
It was a lovely experience. We were in the marquee and, although there were signs of another wedding over in the main building we never got the impression that they were stretched and at no point did the other party impede on ours.
At least from my perspective as the wedding photographer, the Niagara Centre
Anyway, here is a selection of highlights from the photo album.
If you would like to talk to me about photographing your wedding give me a shout, details are on my contact page.
See ya next time,