Some wedding days happen all in one place, and that’s great, no one gets lost! And some wedding days are all over place, literally!
For Adriana and Alex’s special day it was three venues but all about five minutes from each other, perfect and nice variety too. Yes it rained, this is England of course, and we had to go to Plan B, but that didn’t matter as rain never stops play on a wedding day.
From our first meeting I knew these guys had a sense of energy and fun and that really shone through on their wedding day despite the weather.
Coverage started at the lovely West Lodge Park Hotel, a venue we have photographed many a wedding day at, and I began with bridal preparations and seven bridesmaids and mum all in the same room, having a great time of course.
Meanwhile Alex was being photographed arriving at Christ Church in Southgate and doing his pre ceremony meet and greet.
That’s one of the beauties of two photographers, very little gets missed and later on bride and groom get to see what the other was up to on one of the greatest days of their lives as a couple.
By the time the wedding ceremony was underway the heavens opened and rain began to pour. Conveniently it stopped for confetti throwing which I was pleased about for the couple, but started straight after so we did some family and couple shots back inside the church.
My attitude to weather conditions is very simple. You get what you were always meant to get on your wedding day, there’s nothing you can do so…enjoy it. And we did. Alanis Morissette famously sang that it was ironic if it rains on your wedding day, it’s not, it just IS.
Anyway, we worked in the immediate area around the church with our trusty umbrellas out, and after a while it was time to make our way for the couple’s grand entrance to their wedding breakfast at Trent Park Country Club.
We’ve photographed there before and were very happy to see a recent major upgrade and transformation to the club.
After a fabulous meal and some lovely and emotional speeches it was time for some serious boogying the night away for the wedding party.
By David Green