I was delighted to be chosen as wedding photographer for Jessie and Jeff’s wonderful celebration, which took place on a gloriously sunny day during springtime 2014.
Jessie and Jeff chose the full-day wedding photography package to cover bridal preparations, but they were also keen that Jeff’s ‘grooming’ was covered, so I worked with a fantastic second photographer – Paul Richards. It was great for us to be able to capture both sides of the story, and bring it together in their final wedding gallery. Whilst Paul snapped away with Jeff and his groomsmen, I spent the morning with Jessie and her bridesmaids. A bride I had photographed previously, Sian, was one of Jessie’s bridesmaids; it was lovely to see her and her husband Tom again.
After the preparations were complete and Jessie was ready in her stunning dress, we walked from her parent’s home in St Agnes, through the village to the Methodist Church. This was a lovely touch and gave the feel of a proper village wedding. It also meant that Jessie had some time with her dad Bruce to prepare for their walk down the aisle. During the ceremony, Paul and I were able to capture several different angles. I also had a great time snapping away as the couple left the church, where they were overwhelmed by the good wishes of family and friends. After this I accompanied Jessie and Jeff to the beach. They both love the outdoors and couldn’t wait to share a moment together, dipping their toes in the sea and wandering along the shore. I was happy to stand back and let them enjoy this time and took some great, natural wedding shots of the barefoot couple.
Next, we made the journey in the beautiful wedding car to the Rose in Vale where the reception was held. Jessie’s mother, Katharine, is the Events Manager there and, as you would expect, it went without a hitch! Drinks flowed and delicious canapés were followed by speeches and a great wedding breakfast. The first dance was really memorable and Jessie and Jeff were soon joined on the dance floor by their eager guests.
Finally, I escaped with them for a few quiet moments outside, and we got some great shots in the grounds as darkness fell. They were a fabulous couple to photograph and I wish them every happiness.