I love the first edit of a wedding. I usually make myself a mint tea (my personal favourite late evening tipple) and settle into an evening of wedding photos. I love seeing the moments that we captured on camera, that I may have forgotten about as the day goes on. By the end of the evening we have usually shot, seen and been part of so many moments the early ones may get forgotten. Today as I am sitting here editing Nicole and Jason’s wedding there are so many moments, caught on camera, never to be forgotten.
The wave Jason gives Nicole as she walks down the aisle, it was a brief moment, a wave just for her, to let her know, he was there for her, only for her, in that moment and forever, then the emotion in Nicole’s eyes. The kiss her Dad gave her as he gave her to her new husband. A very small gesture, a pat on the back to Jason from Nicole’s Dad, again a small moment in time, but an important one, one that said so much but no words spoken. Another OK, I trust you with my daughter’s hand. Its these things, these precious seconds, that we get forever that makes me love my job as a wedding photographer. We are so very privileged to be trusted with such precious moments, and its an honour to record them all.
Nicole and Jason had a intimate service at The St Ives Harbour Hotel. Close family and friends witnessed a service filled with tears of joy. Nicole looked absolutely stunning in a “dior ‘New Look'” style dress. Diamante with cream and pink roses set off the 50’s feel. The bridesmaids looked so very pretty in dusky pink chiffon.
The forecast was rain with sunny intervals, we knew that we didn’t have many of these to play with so we took our chances and whisked the bride and groom off as soon as the sun broke through. I am so glad we did as it was the only break in the day. The guests were told to follow us down, but by the time they arrived the rain had come upon us again. We did however get some amazing shots in the small time frame we had and Nicole and Jason’s family and friends amazed us with their very British attitude to it all, they came in the pouring rain as they knew it was Nicole’s wish to have family beach shots, they sheltered under the beach huts and sang singing in the rain, they smiled, no one moaned at all, and I just thought they were the best bunch of rellies ever!
On our return hot tea and scones were served (and really needed) we shook off the raindrops and the party began.