The pages are from Andrew & Roxana's wedding in May. You've never met a more bubbly person than Roxana, she never stops smiling! At the wedding I realised her brother is exactly the same. This is him in the background on the right hand page.
The wedding was held at a lovely little church in Oswaldtwistle, we've worked there a couple of times now. The vicar is so nice and happy to let one of us stay at the front by the alter to get close ups of those really important pictures like the exchange of the rings. We never abuse the privilege though and always stay very low key and as unobtrusive as possible.
It was one of those unusual days for England, the sun was shining and it was lovely and warm so we took the opportunity to get a lot of the candid and semi formal photos in the grounds of the church while guests were mingling, it often at these times that we get the best pictures - when people aren't aware they're being photographed and they're al lovely and relaxed.
After the church all the guests jumped on to this London bus to go the three reception venue, Whitehall Hotel in Darwen. Why a London bus? The wedding had a 'north and south' theme as the bride is a northerner and the groom is from London. The bride and groom arrived at the venue in the tuctuc, now that's what I call arriving in style.
The pearly king and queen were wonderful, they'd brought a barrel organ with them and they worked very hard entertaining the guests until it was time for them to go in for their meal.
It was a a lively wedding to shoot, a riot of colour, accents and unusual and fun details like the Smurf wedding cake, everyone had a whale of a time, including us.