Saturday 28 December
2013 - St Andrews Chinnor and The Oxford Belfry
One of the things that makes my job so
much fun is photographing all the little details that makes
every wedding unique. I loved this miniture bottle, filled
with blue ribbon, that Cheryl carried with her all day.
Cheryl didn't seem nervous at all whilst
getting ready - in fact she just couldn't wait to get married
Sam and Cheryl had a full engagement
photoshoot with me back in the summer so I knew they'd be
comfortable in front of the camera.
In a break from tradition, it was the
church in Chinnor where Sam grew up that they chose to have
their ceremony. The church was decorated with trees, candles,
flowers and matching baubles. Cheryl was 20 minutes early
so had to do a tour of the village before the vicar would
let her in.
With such a lovely day, all the pictures
could be done outside, although there were fleece blankets
on standby for anyone who got chilly.
Since they couldn't guarantee actual
snow on the day, confetti snowflakes were supplied instead.
Part of the journey to the hotel was
made by horsedrawn carriage. I think the horses would have
happily done the whole route but it would have been completely
dark when they arrived.
The wedding cake was made by the groom
and I heard plenty of guests raving about how good it was.
Not only that but Sam and Cheryl had also made all the table
decorations. I can only image that their house must have been
like the Blue Peter studio for months.
Just because it gets dark early in December
doesn't mean that the photos have to stop ... particularly
when I have a pack of sparklers with me.