Maria & Peter's wedding -Lady St Mary Church & Kingston Maurward
Maria & Peter's wedding started with a service at the Lady St. Mary Church in Wareham, Dorset. The church of Anglo-Saxon origin and dating back to the 7th century is a real stunner! Suzie the vicar was happy for me to use flash on arrival & during the signing of the register and of the bride & groom leaving the altar. She was also very happy for me to move about freely during the service saying "normally I take no notice of photographers!". So it was really great to know I could capture the wedding photographs and be at ease during the ceremony. I'm sure it must have helped that Maria's dad was also a prominent pastor in the area! But seriously, checking on the ground rules first always helps the bride and groom to feel at ease and Maria & Peter then knew I could get the shots they asked for without worrying. Should I mention the slight hiccup of the bride's flowers being left behind in the house (10 mins away) ! Hey this was another blessing in disguise it gave us time to take some extra wedding photographs outside the church. Also by this time of day (2.30pm) it really was so hot (yes in England) and the church gave everybody the chance to cool off - The inside temperature was just perfect.
Yes this was another of 2013 summer's really hot days!
After the ceremony and group photographs outside the church the day continued at Kingston Mauward College. A truely beautiful venue at this time of year with the gardens so well attended and in full bloom, basking in the glorious summer sun with a variety of colours, hues and the hints of summer scents. We took lots of wedding photographs and they were all blessed by the going down afternoon sun. Gosh... it was hot though, but the couple did managed to find shade around the various garden buildings and once or twice I think the bride found more imaginative ways of cooling off!
Hey a really great wedding day and we managed to capture it with some really stunning photographs that Maria & Peter can look back on over a lifetime.