So… where do I even start with Sophie & Lee’s wedding at Kingsweston House? This was one sunny, happy wedding! My morning began with Sophie and her family (including Tilly the wonder dog) getting ready. Sophie’s Dad looked proud as punch when he saw her in her dress, becoming a little watery eyed at how beautiful she looked. After the prep was completed I hopped in my car ready to meet Lee and his Groomsmen, who all looked incredibly smart, Lee dapper in his military attire.
The ceremony began with Sophie, her Dad and the bridesmaids making their entrance down the grand, sweeping staircase at Kingsweston, all heads turned and Lee looked overcome when he saw Sophie for the first time. The ceremony was beautiful.
After the ceremony I whisked them off quickly around the grounds of Kingsweston House for their couple photos before returning in time for food and my first experience of a Celidh – it was crazily brilliant! The caller had everyone stood up, he explained the instructions and in no time the entire wedding party was having a hilarious and rather energetic good time. I highly recommend the Bowreed Celidah band if you are currently planning your wedding reception. I left Kingsweston House as Sophie & Lee were busy dancing, happy and a little tired from a fabulous wedding day.
Children. As a Mum of twins I have to admit I’d feel slightly nervous right now if a wedding invitation landed on my doormat, worrying about whether my little people would behave and not knock over the wedding cake. I know I shouldn’t give a monkey’s what other people think but my natural reaction would be: ‘How am I going to keep the children quiet during the wedding ceremony or the speeches ?’.
Whilst I’m probably putting undue pressure on myself at expecting my children to behave all day, a wedding is a really long event and I understand that children get bored. Ultimately it comes down to the fact that if they’re happy, I’m happy. Expecting children to behave perfectly all day is unrealistic, kids want to have fun and my tips for a kid-friendly wedding will therefore help if you’re planning a wedding where children will be invited:
Ever wondered what life as a Photographer is really like? What exactly does a Photographer do aside from take photographs and what does it take to become one? Whilst every photographer is different, let me share with you my thoughts on life as a Wedding Photographer:
It’s been a year since your wedding, one of the happiest days of your life. Your big day is beginning to become a distant yet wonderful memory and married life has now begun. They say the first year of marriage can be tough but also completely affirming. I’ve been really happily married for over eight years however I was married to someone else for a very short time, many years ago (I call it my starter marriage!). That marriage lasted little over a year and that experience at the time was one of the toughest, most challenging and painful moments of my life.