I was honoured to photograph the wedding of Dave & Abby, not least because they are family friends, so it felt all the more important to get it right for them.

Initially my second photographer was going to spend the morning with the boys but they decided that they really didn’t need us since they were going off for a game of football to quell any nerves. And so there were two photographers, two videographers, mum, Dad, seven bridesmaids and one bride all together in the house! The bridesmaids are all related to Abby (or BFF in Georgia’s case!) and this made for a very relaxed morning. New sister-in-law, Antonia, did Abby’s makeup and cousin, Jodie, did her hair. Meanwhile upstairs Dad prepared his speech and probably had a bit of peace away from all the women! Such a lovely atmosphere in the house.

 

the bride has her wedding dress buttoned up by her mother

the bride's customised all star converse trainers for her wedding day

the bride goes downstairs to meet all of her bridesmaid squad

the bride shows her bridesmaid squad the dress

the bride opens her gift from her groom

bride puts on her bracelet ready to go to St Michael's church in Camberley

proud dad hugs his daughter the bride

The wedding service was held at the beautiful St. Michael’s church in Camberley and the service was taken by the Bride’s Grandad. It felt very family orientated and emotional – not least when surprise guests had flown in from Africa.

stunned bridesmaids hear the good news

bridal car with bride and father arrive at St Michael's church in Camberley

bridesmaids pray with the bride at St Michael's church in Camberley

bridesmaids pray for the bride at St Michael's church in Camberley

best man watches the groom before the ceremony at St Michael's church in Camberley

photo of the groom as the bride arrives at St Michael's church in Camberley

bride sees her groom at St Michael's church in Camberley

bride and groom stand before the vicar at St Michael's church in Camberley

bride and groom laugh during the service at St Michael's church in Camberley

bride and groom inside St Michael's church in Camberley

bride and groom celebrate with the congregation at St Michael's church in Camberley

bride and groom at St Michael's church in Camberley

the guests blow bubbles at the bride and groom at St Michael's church in Camberley

bride and groom pose outside St Michael's church in Camberley

bride and groom outside St Michael's church in Camberley

bride and groom outside by St Michael's church in Camberley

bride and groom outside by St Michael's church in Camberley

bride and groom outside by St Michael's church in Camberley

bride and groom backlit outside St Michael's church in Camberley

bride and groom backlit outside St Michael's church in Camberley

bride and groom with the wedding party at St Michael's church in Camberley

After the group photos, it was a mad dash down the A331 to Witley in Hampshire, where the reception was held. The Hall looked dazzling , decorated with many metres of fairy lights strung across the ceiling and there were lots of special touches; from the penny bar to the homemade rice-crispie tiered wedding cake. The speeches didn’t fail to amuse and embarrass at the same time and there was much laughter from every corner of the room.

Later in the evening we were able to do a sparkler shot outside with the bridal party, before the first dance.

Thanks for having us Dave & Abby – it was a fabulous day x

sparkler lit bride and groom dip and kiss, with bridesmaids and groomsmen in the background