Sanju & Francesca - Sept 18th 2010 - St Mary's Church, Prestbury / Pittville Pump Room
Having photographed an engagement session with Sanju and Francesca earlier in the year, it was great to finally get around to their wedding day. The wedding was very local to me in Cheltenham, and made even more special by the fact their ceremony was at St Mary's Church in Prestbury, where I got married at some 5 years ago now!
The wedding day had an interesting mix of characters with Sanju (and therefore lots of family members) being Indian, making a kinda wedding fusion. I believe they will be having a full Indian Wedding later in the year, so this part followed the more British customs - yep, flowers, cake, first dance......yada, yada, yada.
Wedding flowers - not sure who provided these (yep I'm officially useless at remembering to ask!) but they were rather lovely - if not provided in a rather large box (at least that's what I thought!). You could fit a small person inside that!
Francesca's sister - not to be mistaken for Fran, as to be fair they do look quite similar.
OK, the cute guy has arrived.
At this point Francesca noticed her bridesmaid's dress wasn't actually done up! You'd think they were old enough to dress themselves surely?
St Mary's Church, Prestbury. Such a cute Church and with some super September light it made for a great wedding.
The nice Vicar allowed photography during the ceremony, which gave me the chance to cover a few angles (discretely) including this from the back of the Church during a hymn. It's simply one of the best Churches to work in as you have options to walk up either side of the congregation, without needing to use the central isle. It also has AMAZING light.
I must have about a dozen super shots from this position at the front of the Church, but this moment with father of the bride is beautiful.
Guests congratulating the couple after the wedding ceremony is one of my favourite parts of the day. everything is very natural, emotions are high, it's just a great time for photographers.
There were A LOT of guests with cameras at this wedding.
It's not often you'll see Pittville Pump Room with no-one out on the grass. It didn't take long though for a small cute child to join us!
OK, Dad still used paper.....but some of us are still old school right? (me included!)