This wedding in Wing, Buckinghamshire has got to go down as one of the most relaxed weddings that I have attended in my role as a wedding photographer. Not just relaxed from the point of view that I was welcomed by everyone. I mean relaxed in the way that the whole day was planed out.
Even before I arrived at the house to meet the bride I got to find out how relaxed it was going to be.
I had been told to wait around the corner from the house for the bride to come and meet me. Now I know it is the brides right to be fashionably late to the wedding, on this occasion she was late even arriving at her parents house to get ready. The best thing though was that this didn’t trouble her.
We arrived at the house and the bride went upstairs to start getting ready. I then met the groom and his grooms men as they got the son ready. We had so much fun just trying to dress a child. I mean how many men does it take to dress a baby, you will have to look through the photos to find out.
The morning continued to go at the same pace and we finally left the house 15 minutes after the wedding was due to begin. The bride though was still relaxed.
The ceremony went ahead without a hitch and then it was time to go through a few photos outside of the church. The group shots were the easiest that I have done. There wasn’t any trying to herd people for the photos. No waiting for auntie Edith as she was taking photos on her mobile phone. The bride and groom just picked a spot, then it was my job to photograph people as they came over to join them.
After the church it was a short drive to the Broad Leys Pub in Aylesbury. With everyone seated, including myself, ready to eat the wedding reception began. There wasn’t a planned time for the speeches. This was another aspect of the relaxed approach to the wedding. Instead throughout the wedding reception guests were invited to stand and tap their glass if they wanted to give a speech.
All in all it was a really relaxed and fun wedding and I hope the couples relaxed approach to life continues.