It was a great sunny day for the wedding of Elissa and Darren. After talking to them on the phone and Skype on a couple of occasions, I knew they would have a great wedding. They came across as a friendly, approachable and fun couple. I arrived in the morning to capture a few shots of the bride getting ready. I then drove to St Mary’s Church in Bishopstoke for the wedding ceremony. The vicar was very friendly and relaxed. It really makes a difference when this happens. I was allowed to document the ceremony freely. I am always discreet and mindful but I also think that it is a important to capture a few images for the bride and groom and their families. The ceremony was beautiful and meaningful. The sun was out as the bride and groom left the church. The bride and groom decided to have a few family photos at the church before heading to the venue. This proved to work well and the formal shots were done quickly and smoothly.
The venue is a mere 10 minutes drive away from the church. As we arrived back to Botley Park, the guests were already enjoying the grounds of the venue. Everyone was happy and seemingly having a great time. Everything looks, feels and tastes better in the sun and it was a very fun afternoon. Guests were then called for the wedding breakfast.
The wedding breakfast was served mid afternoon. The venue is spacious and has the ability of offering different configurations depending on the size of the wedding. The wedding breakfast was followed by speeches. Each speech that I document is different for sure. Each father of the bride or groom has their own style and this is what makes speeches very interesting. The best men had put together a hilarious slideshow to the amusement of everyone. It was fun and cheeky but nicely done! After the speeches we took a few moment to grab a few portraits in the fading light. It was the time for the first dance. It was an emotional moment for the bride and groom and I enjoyed capturing some of these meaningful moments! The bride and groom had requested that I stayed a bit later to capture some of the evening party which I was very happy to do.
Below are some of my favourite images from their wedding day! I really hope that you like them and enjoy watching through them. It was a real pleasure to work with Elissa and Darren, two caring people who looked after me and were really fun to work with. I really hope that you enjoy this short selection of images. I would love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below. If you are looking for a Botley Park wedding photographer, I would love to hear from you! Thank you very much for reading and visiting my site!