Nia & Matt

This was a wedding I had been looking forward to for a long time.  This delightful couple had booked me quite a while ago and despite them living outside Guernsey, we got to know each other pretty well.  What helped a lot was the full day we spent together shooting a whole variety of pictures earlier in the spring for their beautiful engagement album.  I never actually blogged the engagement shoot, I may catch up with this in the quieter months coming up, but some of the images were on display with the projection at the reception.

There were some lovely details, so we start with a little grouping of some of these.
The groomsmen were very relaxed and jovial as they got ready, it took Matt a little while to get fully into his uniform.  He really did cut a dashing figure.
There was a lot of activity back at the Grande Mare Hotel where the bride was getting ready.  The couple have five sisters between them, just perfect as the bridesmaids.  They all looked great together.
I am sure all the bridesmaids look to be in step with each other, this would not have been accidental!  I wonder if Matt planned this?
A moving ceremony followed, the choir was a really nice touch.  Colour co-ordinated too!
A brief stop for some pictures along the coast, then onto the Grande Mare for the reception.
We were treated to some eloquent and amusing speeches.
The first dance was another special time.  I like the way the red lighting complimented Matt's sash.
We broke off briefly for a few minutes to take some pictures across the road.  I had being wanting to shoot something like this image for a long time, so it was great to be able to do so and to come away with something that matched my vision so well.  As the best man can attest, no photoshop trickery involved, these images are really straight as shot.  I am a firm believer in getting as much right in camera as possible.  A couple of the compositions we achieved are below.
Back to the dancing to see the evening out.
A fabulous day that lived up to the high expectations.