There was no detail overlooked, no final touch forgotten in this perfect wedding day celebrating two lovely people. From getting ready in a yacht to ending the day sailing off on an even bigger yacht to a 90s band, this wedding hit all the emotions–romantic notes, quaint village church wedding, tearful yet hilarious speeches, to letting loose on the dance floor–and central to it all was their unabashed love for each other. Here’s to Sarah and Paul.
Where do I start? The gorgeous bride, or the head-over-heels in love groom? The immaculate venues or the glowing guests? This was a celebration of families, friends, faith and the love of two beautiful people: Bunmi and Shola.
When I met Bunmi and Shola, they seemed like a shy couple but they soon opened up and their love flowed as they frolicked in the chilly winter air for their engagement shoot. Then, just a month later, I had the opportunity to follow them around for ten hours recording every aspect of their beautiful traditional Nigerian engagement party, their glorious white wedding at their church, and their gorgeous reception at the Hilton at the Ageas Bowl. Here are the highlights of their magnificent day.
It’s not everyday that you get to photograph a simply beautiful wedding. This special day started with photos with close family and witnesses and concluded with a bustling reception in the comfort of the couple’s home!
Odette and Jon are meant to be together. They met online before it was a “thing” and it is clear how much they’ve grown to love each other more and more over the years.
My favourite aspect of this classic and chic wedding was the simple details: handmade paper flowers, handmade cake, hand-arranged flowers, handmade dress, and the intimate flair of having live music sung and played by a friend. I hope you enjoy several photos of my favourite moments.
Flowers: Bouquet & Button Holes, The Flower Shop, Eastleigh
Wedding Dress: Skirt from Joy & Top from Alice Temperly
Groom’s Suit: Lee Alexander at Suited & Booted, Moorgate
Cake: Jane Love
Flowers in jars: Christine Parlsloe & Patricia Hope
Music: Various iPads/iPhones & Mollie Lee
Bunting: Loaned from The Sotonettes WI Southampton
Christa is a good friend of mine; you may recognise her from some portraits I took of her when I started photography. Well, I had the honour of being in her wedding party! That makes it hard as a photographer, because you want to be sure that she has the most amazing photos of her wedding, but you also want to be IN the wedding and help her with all of the other details. So I found a way to take photos of her getting ready, the first look, and some shots of the reception; but nothing of the actual ceremony.
It was a beautiful autumn afternoon at St. Andrew’s Church filled with close family and friends to celebrate Heather and Terry’s Golden Wedding Anniversary. Nothing could sum up the beauty of true love than seeing a couple who made a decision fifty years ago to love one another, to commit to one another through better or worse, richer or poorer, sickness and health, and still be happily married! What a miracle that God has bestowed upon them!
It has been an honour getting to know Heather and Terry and I am encouraged daily by their faith, their continuous generosity, and of course, their love.