As the endless summer continued we had a beautiful sun kissed day for Anna’s Marlow wedding photography.
With clear blue skies expected and warm temperatures I made my way to meet Anna at her place for the bridal preparation. Having known Anna and her family for over 30 years this was going to be a great, fun and creative day amongst some great people and a local wedding too. A busy house with many excited people including lots of children so this always makes for great image capture. Plenty of laughter, radiance and the odd glass of bubbly too ! Finally the wedding dress was on and Anna looked stunning and good to go.
I made my way to All Saints Church in Marlow but quickly stopped in the George and Dragon Pub as a large percentage of the wedding party were located here. Marcus the Groom looked relaxed and all smiles as the laughter and jokes hid any nervous tension. We all made our way to the church and it’s such a great time to capture the story of the build up to the ceremony as the church begins to fill and the bridal party began to arrive.
It’s such a stunning church and one that I have spent many days in as a wedding photographer plus coming here with my son. The beaming bride arrived along with her proud father and began the long walk. I could feel the nerves and began to document this magical time as the bridal party made a dramatic entrance. Dave the Vicar is so accommodating and this allowed for expansive ceremony photography with a classic feel befitting the location.
The newlyweds exited to congratulations before we stopped the traffic on Marlow bridge for some couple shots – an absolute must! We quickly took some relaxed family shots before the Anna and Marcus headed off. What came next was quite extraordinary as the wedding car developed a fault and caught fire! Luckily they hopped out and the fire was put out very quickly but I managed a couple of very different wedding car images..
The reception venue was the Chequer pub in nearby Fingest and a marquee in the garden. Such a lovely, chilled time with lovers rock over the sound system as the kids played and the grown ups got the party started. Afternoon Tea followed on this sweltering hot day and some great speeches full of emotion, laughter plus many tears and cheers. I made use of this to capture many candid, natural images.
The couple and I escaped for some private moments and headed for the nearby Windmill overlooking the village of Turville. These are both famous Landmarks due to their use in film and TV and we have all come here for years as it’s a local’s favourite. This combination of location and view was so perfect on a hot summer’s evening and allowed for fun, dreamy and romantic images before we made our way back.
Finally time for cake cutting and the first dance followed by some good grooves to fill the dance floor.
Such a special time with Anna, Marcus and their beautiful family and friends. So privileged to be part of their day for Marlow wedding photography.