I had met Paul through a friend of mine, who was actually Paul’s brother Steve and best man on the day. I called round to show Paul and Sue, the future Mrs Fisher, all my previous work. It also gave them the opportunity to meet me as a person so they could see my personality and how serious I am about my work. Sue wasn’t too keen on the bridal prep photos, so I was at the church in good time.
Paul and Sue’s wedding was at St Stephens at Guide Bridge. A deceptive church that looked huge on the outside but inside was a cosy little church which made the wedding of Paul and Sue all that more intimate. A large balcony at the back gave a great angle to get some different shots to what I usually capture. As the day went on Sue relaxed a little more and wasn’t as shy in front of the camera which showed in the images. A natural smile is always best and she looked stunning every time she did which was quite a lot that day after marrying Paul, she looked complete.
Off up to the Best Western Hotel at Smokies Park, a few glasses of bubbly was consumed, people were wishing them all the luck in the world as friends and family posed for photos, so much so I hardly got a look in. As the clouds lifted I ushered everybody out for a group photo and there were plenty of comedy moments in there to capture too, especially Paul as he just laughed all day long and found fun in nearly everything. Even one of the guests heels getting caught in the grid.
Back inside for the meal, I managed to grab some down time to recharge the batteries and rest my feet. But not for long, the speeches were almost upon us and knowing Steve, they would be a laugh a minute. I set up early and Steve had taken the time to go round to all the tables with note paper so everyone could write their own little thoughts, wishes, laughs and moments about the couple for him to read out.
The evening guests started to arrive not long after the final speeches so there was plenty more meet and greet time, there were that many guests we nearly missed the cake cut. First dance followed and the floor was soon full of people finding their feet before Paul’s nephew, Taylor, and his band Kingdom warmed up their strings and loosened up the drumsticks ready to entertain everyone with some live music. They played a few of their own hits before belting out some classic rock hits for the rest of the evening.
My work here was done. Loved every minute of the day.