Thursday, 27 June 2013

Suppliers Evening

Suppliers Evening

Well last night we attended our first Wedding Suppliers meeting at the Grasshopper pub in Parkstone

After rushing down from a client meeting in Christchurch we arrived at the pub. Dave and I drawing lots on who would enter first. I have the edge over Dave on the cowardice front so Dave jumped on the grenade and lead the way.

 ( To those who have never attended a suppliers meeting) I suggest locking horns with someone or something in common, For me the compelling site of a small box of mini eggs is just the ticket to start a conversation... unfortunately the box was empty. So as the disappointment subsided and my bottom lip returned to normal, the ice suddenly broke with Jason from welcoming us to the group.

I must admit I have never been one for attending group evenings as I'm a fairly shy person but after being introduced to the smashing girls who run and their total (Down to earth ...say it how it is attitude) I felt we were in the company of like minded people.

The nice thing about evening was recognising suppliers we have worked with at previous weddings which include the lovely Sally Malcolm

As the night drew in we met loads of great people, who I'm sure I bored to death with my massive interest in glass collecting and the evolution of the English bottle (Dave had dissipated by this time).  But no one wondered off which I'm hoping was a good sign.

So here's a quick mention to a couple of new friends,  Tracy Carroll (she also has curly hair like myself which gets the thumbs up from me any day).

And Emma Bowden (who I'm convinced we have worked with before) and hopefully will again soon.

A great night and wonderful company, we will definitely see you all again at the next evening. Meanwhile here's a  nice summery picture of a cow 

Wednesday, 19 June 2013

The Wedding of Minna & Nick

The Wedding of Minna & Nick

After a long drive to Bath, Dave and I arrived at Minna's family home where we were immediately offered  croissants and beverages of our choice to fuel us for the big day. (If you want to get on a photographers good side Croissants are extremely high on our list).

Today was to be slightly different to our regular format as Minna wasn't fussed about having prep shots, so our day started from the ceremony onwards.

Minna arrived in a traditional country carriage AKA a long wheel based Landrover where a wonderful church ceremony followed with speeches from their friends.

A bit of a mission followed the confetti shots, Dave and I together with the videographer drove back to the reception (Aproximatley half a mile away) only to leg it down across the fields to photograph Minna & Nick walking back from the church. I have to admit after slipping on my arse in cow crap  and my camera covered in sticky buds, I felt like we were in a carry on film, It was however really great fun and a great oppertunity to get some awesome images.

Arriving back at the cottage, a few family shots in the garden were followed by the wedding breakfast and speeches (At this point I must mention how awesome the marquee looked after Minna and her friends decked it out in colored paper pom poms which moved back and forth in the wind) truly spectacular.

After the speeches and cheese cake cutting the marquee opened out to the dance floor for the first dance and the extremely talented band (who had traveled down all the way from Leeds )

Dave and I had a great day photographing Minna & Nick and are very grateful for their hospitality in keeping us fed and watered all day, we are looking forward to shortly handing them the finished images.

So until then  here are a few images of the day in no particular order.

Monday, 10 June 2013

Alex & Ben's Wedding at the Captains Club Christchurch.

The Wedding of Alex & Ben 

 The day started with Alex and her Bridesmaids at the beautiful Urban Beach hotel,
where champagne wasn't the order of the day but instead strong coffee and bacon butties.
The girls were surprisingly calm and very laid back about the whole day ahead, not batting an eyelid at Dave and I moving around the room in stealth mode competing for the best shots of the bride.

Then it was off to the Captains club, to photograph the boys. Again same as the girls, the lads seemed to be very calm about the whole thing (probably helped on by the visit to a ..ahem..gentleman's club and lots of pre wedding champagne the night before).

Alex arrived on time thanks to her lovely bridesmaids and Dorset Dub hire

A beautiful ceremony followed, then out on the terrace for drinks,

followed by a journey, by sea, around Christchurch harbor in two fantastic vintage ferries

Although the rain was on and off most of the time it didn't spoil Alex & Ben's great day.
 After the speeches, everyone flowed outside to play giant jenga and tabletop football in the evening sun, followed by hog roast and disco (including glow sticks) and a firework finale to end a perfect wedding day by the river.

So .. here are a few shots of the day.

Monday, 3 June 2013

The Wedding of Pete & Becky Gibbons

The  Wedding of Pete & Becky Gibbons

 Well what a day Blue sky's moderate wind and a very happy Bride & Groom made for a beautiful wedding on Bournemouth Beach provided by the very lovely people at   

The day started with the bride getting ready surrounded by her Bridesmaids and family. Pre wedding nerves and champagne was the order of the morning. Hats off to the girls as they did a great job of looking after looking after Becky and getting her to the venue on time.

Then off to Aruba to photograph the boys, stopping for a few cheeky ones on the way to calm their nerves. followed by a walk along the beach via the lifeguard hut for a token Baywatch shot. Finally arriving at the venue where an awesome day was had by all.

As the light dropped we shot the groups and Becky tossed the bouquet, then off to Boscombe beach in Lulu (the most prettiest vintage camper on the south coast) courtesy of

Then fnally ending up at Bournemouth Pavillion for the evening reception 

Dave and I had a brilliant day photographing Pete & Becky's, wedding and cant wait to hand them the finished images. Meanwhile here are a few shots of the day.