It's always nice to look forward to a friends wedding and Nicola & James was certainly one that had been eagerly awaited, I was of course going to be shooting it, but knew that the day would be a total hoot! It didn't disappoint! I arrived at Nicola's house to a hub of activity but the atmosphere was great straight away, the girls were having a great time getting their hair & make up done whilst sipping on some bubbly. The bridesmaids were beaming with excitement and the sun was shining, it was going to be a good day!
I managed to get the bridal preps done relatively smoothly upstairs (out the way)before creating some beautiful shots of Nicola and family before leaving for the church. Thankfully everything was really close and it was such a relaxed affair that it makes it easy to grab great shots.
I met up with James at the Church and his boys to get some stylish bits in the bag with little fuss, before Nicola's grand arrival - on foot! I did say it was all really close! I think it's so nice if you can actually walk to Church or walk to the reception on a wedding day it makes it that bit more special and unique.
James held it together very well during the ceremony and he looked very calm as Nicola approached, huge grin on her face!
After the wedding we all marched off to the reception for some well needed drinks and foodage!
I got the group shots done relatively quickly as the light was due to fade soon after the wedding breakfast, I then whisked them away for some lovely shots of just the two of them. Into the evening and what can I say, speeches, toasts, laughter, dancing, I don't think people actually sat down for a second. DJ Paul Duke was on the 1's and 2's for the evening and he was on top form, well done matey.
Having known Nicola and James for a number of years now I know how in love they are and it was very touching to shoot their special day for them. They genuinely are some of the kindest people we know and in essence I consider them as family. I hope they enjoyed the wedding as much as I did. A big thank you Nicola & James for being so bloody brilliant and to Hilltop Farm for looking after everybody so well and of course to my gorgeous wife Bianca who danced the night away until she was shattered, then snored all night keeping me up.................which was nice!
Thank you guys, enjoy the pictures :)