We really could not wait to post these photos! Caroline and David have been a very last minute booking and we are so glad we were the ones chosen to photograph their wedding at Deans Place Hotel in Alfriston, Brighton.
David, half Italian, half English and Caroline, fully French, were the funniest and most easy going people to work with! There would be so many stories to tell about the day, it is hard to choose which one to pick.
I would probably start with the bridal and groom preparations. When possible, we start together to take pictures of the bridal party getting ready, we set dress, shoes, flowers, we take pictures of those and then normally Carol (AKA me :) goes to the groom and takes pictures of his preparation. We followed the exact same plan this time too and, like most of the times, you jump from a relaxed and tidy situation (the bridal one, sure emotional, but that's very understandable) to a hectic and "all over the place" groom situation! I could not stop laughing while photographing David trying his tie again and again and again claiming his neck got wider over night!
Eventually we got there and we witnessed the most authentic and intimate ceremony, the officiants were Caroline and David's best friends, so in the room there were just their families and closest friends. Ah, before I forget, the ring bearer was David mum's dog!
When we had our usual pre wedding Skype call, they asked us what is our normal procedure in case of a rainy day. Like always, we said that unfortunately there is not much to do in case of a rainy day. Although we love taking pictures in the nature, in this eventuality we can scout for a nice indoor or protected spot. OR, if you feel brave and if you feel like embracing the rain, we can take pictures under the rain. The secret to end up with beautiful images even though the weather is awful? Just HAVE FUN and enjoy your wedding day!
Caroline and David took our advice word for word, we were running under the rain and we took some great shots!
Too many things to tell, I probably better stop here and make the pictures talk for me.
The very last bit I promise, the heart photo! This was Caroline and David's special request that we were more than happy to accomodate. It probably took hundreds of different combinations ( :P ) but I think we all nailed it!! Great engineering post production job Benni!!
Well, I think this is it!
Thank you once again guys, you have been incredible, enjoy the photos!!
Venue: Deans Place Hotel, Alfriston, Brighton
Floral Designer: http://www.bloomskyflowers.com
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE DAY (click on photos to enlarge)