I guess if you plan a December wedding, just before Christmas, in the back of the back of your mind you are hoping for a crisp sunny day with a dark blue sky and a blanket of snow on the ground. Happy days – that’s what we had on Saturday in Bucks.
The church is situated high up, looking out across to Beacon Hill – the local mecca for sledging and snowboarding, and there was a curious mix of wedding guests in long coats and hats, and scruffy urchins with boards and baggy trousers, wandering around before the wedding. To get the best shots outside the church I had to go off piste (well, off path at least) into shin deep snow, so it was wet socks and cold shoes for the rest of the day for me! However, I wasn’t going to miss the photographs for anything.
Katie looked incredible, and was happy to go for a wander in the snow with her new husband, so I could get the fairytale stuff. I couldn’t believe how well she did, so hats off to the bride. The light was fading fast – we had a 5 minute window before it got really dark, and got as much as we could in the time.
The marquee was phenomenal – draped in fairylights and sparkle – and with the snow outside it couldn’t have felt more festive. A great way to end the season before Christmas.
I edited the wedding on Monday after a fearsome 68 pace commute through knee high snow to my studio. The snow had blown in off the field and I had to get a shovel to open the door it was piled up so high. So I locked myself in from 5am and worked on the pictures until 4.30pm when they went online. Outside the boys were sledging in the field and the hot chocolate kept coming. Can you tell I’m getting excited about the holidays?
Katie emailed last night: “Hi Guy
I just wanted to email and thank you so much for taking such AMAZING photos on Sat!! I love them all and they bring back so many happy memories. You managed to capture the day so well and there are photos of almost everybody which is really special. I can’t stop going back and looking at them!! You are so clever and I will of course be recommending you to anyone I know getting married.
Love Katie and Tom x “