I had first met Nicole and Rob at their cousins wedding I’d photographed at Warwick house a little while back. It was therefore a wonderful complement that they also chose to book me to be their wedding photographer. Another added bonus was having Stuart accompany me as a second shooter.
I shouldn’t really, but I try and glimpse ahead at the weather forecast, keeping my fingers crossed that we’d have a let up in the awful weather we’d been having, as Nicole & Rob had hoped to get married outdoors in the gazebo at Warwick house. Unfortunately fine weather definitely wasn’t on the cards and as Stuart & I waded across the road, which was now more like a river, to meet Nicole & the girls at Retreat Hair salon I was so pleased to see that the weather hadn’t dampened their spirits.
Nicole had asked us first to meet us at the saloon to get some images of her and her bridesmaids having their hair done, then to pop back to her & Robs house to photograph her dress, shoes and jewellery followed by her final preparate at Warwick house.
We built in a little time before Nicole was due to arrive to photograph Rob & his best man, her beautiful bouquet and also to catch up with a few familiar faces. The weather broke just long enough to dash outside & grab a couple of shots with Rob by the now redundant gazebo.
While Rob met with the Registrar’s we finish getting some candid shots of guest mingling and enjoying themselves before spending the last few moments, before the ceremony, with Nicole. Nicole looked stunning & I was lucky enough to have time to capture one last shot of her as she descended the stairs to the ceremony room & her husband to be.
After a lovely ceremony people’s spirits were running high despite rain lashing all around. It certainly wasn’t going to dampen Nicole & Rob’s spirits and so we carried on with group shots in doors, utilising the chaise longue & lovely large arched window.
After we were happy that we’d capture all the images Nicole & Rob had asked for we had time for a quick confetti shot, on the staircase, before stealing the newly-weds off for some photos of the two of them.
And then …. as if by magic …. it stopped raining. The one shot we hadn’t been able to get for them, which Nicole had asked for, was a shot of everyone in a heart shape. We grab everyone together got our photo & even managed to squeeze a few more shots of just the two of together, outdoors, before the heavens opened once more.
I don’t think I saw Nicole & Rob stopped smiling the whole day through. I was so pleased to have been part of their special day. We stayed to capture Rob’s speech before departing to allow them to continue with their Wedding celebrations.
Here are just a small selection of the photos we took on the day.
I’m now very much looking forward to designing their album