I am busy finishing off Lauren and Darryls's wedding and wanted to share this image with you. Lost in the blog edit, rediscovered this morning.
There is something about it that I love, and I keep coming back to it.
I am not sure what it is, but, seeing an image published in a glossy wedding magazine makes it look sooo much better, than it does on my screen.
Thrilled to be included in the December / Summer 2011 issue of Wedding Inspirations magazine which goes onto the shelves today!
Their wedding ceremony was pretty much about a girl who once met a boy and then finally ;-) tied the knot, on that auspicious big day. Nothing at all else seemed to be of any importance.
It did not matter that Janine forgot to put on her garter and it didn't matter that there wouldn't be a second ring exchange - quite simply, Janine and Ashley were marrying each other and that was that.
It was a scorcher of a day and it would be earmarked as the very first and last time, I hear, that Ashley ever wore a suit.
Janine was calm, composed and looked beautiful. Ashley was eager and perspiring slightly in his first-ever Fabio (suit). The expressions and comments of their guests said it all and it was an honour to spend this day with them all.
Amazing. Thank you.
As always the images are on the FB page, feel free to leave some love or tag yourself over here.
PS: I also have to add that Zavion, the co-ordinator at Memoire, was razor-sharp and just a pleasant person to be around.
In this day and age, anyone with a mobile 'phone (let alone a camera) can take a photograph, and the results are immediate, so it's much easier to see immediately if you caught the moment or if someone's eyes were closed at that precise moment.
Despite the different technologies being used to capture a moment, I always get a little light-headed whilst I'm scanning through the sequence of events of a wedding ceremony; flicking through the day as it unfolded, the atmosphere, the people and the sheer timelessness of the activities that were captured right in front of me.
The piece of equipment that the photos were captured on is irrelevant, but, when I do happen upon a certain once-off unique frame, I get all giddy, especially when I know that this particular one is a cracker!! Indeed one for the blog, no less.
The calmness of Barbara getting ready, the flower girl who loved the camera, Craig's nerves before the ceremony and the expression on his face, the laughs at the reception, those unplanned moments and the guests who flew in from London, Zambia and from all over - everything captured and about to be shared with you, the blogging fraternity. Don't you just love the power of photography?
Thank you Barbara and Craig, plus, a big shout out to Lisa, who assisted me on the big day.
Those 'roses & petals' on the cake are made of icing - I kid you not!
....being a flowergirl is tiring ;-)
Please feel free to "like" our facebook page and tag yourself in these photos if you are in them, although I highly doubt that - considering bar one photo, it is all about Barbara & Craig ;-). You are also welcome to share with family and friends!
Thankfully, it ended up with the discovery of a tucked-away little entrance and, with the help of Darryl's crafty plan, we were able to shoot the creatives at that hush-hush setting - albeit, with a security guard entourage in tow. What a great laugh.
Thanks, Lauren and Darryl.
The toughest thing I find about posting weddings, is coming up with the appropriate words to describe the day and, most of all, not to repeat certain aspects over and over again.
It's hard not to declare that your couples are legends, when Lauren and Darryl really were and I know I have said it before, but, Lauren's and Darryl's day really was a feel-good, romantic wedding, steeped in emotion and surrounded by a close-knit and adoring family.
I know that Lauren is reading this post from her 'phone in Mauritius ;-), so enjoy the sneak peek and have a margarita for me!
Would you believe that Lauren did not like her original wedding dress so sourced a new dress one week before the wedding.
Another thoughtful gesture - A special birthday cake for Grandpa.
Grainy? ..Yes....but I really do love this image.