You ask someone… “Give my 3 of your favourite images” and I suspect they think “wow…just three…how can I do that?”.  I think Nicola has the answer.  You don’t.  You pick 8 and then reckon you could probably pick 50 more but that might be pushing it.  To be fair I would have been happy with that.

This is a few favourites from Nicola and Dan’s wedding at the Walled Gardens at Cowdray.  A stunning location with so many beautiful flowers and plants not only to look at but the smell as well.

Great weddings start with great people.  If the couple can relax, take it all in, have fun and wear their heart on their sleeve then whatever happens external to that is irrelevant.  I’m pleased for them that this is exactly how they played it meaning the  rain that came with their day had no impact on the spirit of their wedding day.

When I say rain.  I really mean it.  I have a wee statistic that in the over 450 weddings I’ve shot to date only 4 had rain all day.  We can make that number 5.  Within 5 minutes of arriving the sprinkling started.  This coming after a glorious morning of sunshine too.

Dan was decked out in velvet and monogrammed slippers.  Yes.  You read that right.  Brilliant.  It was class crossed with irreverence.  Since Nicola opted not to have me for her preparations I got the explore the pre-wedding routine of the British Groom (say that like Attenborough).  It was a nice change.

The theme was based around lemons.  Ironic really.  The old saying if life deals you lemons, make lemonade.  I guess you could say the weather was lemon like.  They just used it to make really fresh lemonade.  It was a construct I hadn’t seen before and I’m not really sure why they opted for it.  I can also say why the heck aren’t more people doing it.  It was brilliant, refreshing (no pun intended) and unique.  I’ll make sure to add a few of my own images of the lemons to illustrate the point.  You can certainly see them in the context of the wedding in some of the images they selected.

Before I move on to sharing the images let me give a big yahoo to a couple of the suppliers I really enjoyed working with.  David from Artistic Motion Videography, JJ and the Team at Jacaranda Catering and Brian Mole, DJ extraordinaire.

Bride and dress getting into wedding carNicola: “How to get out of the car without bending?”

Groom sees Bride for the first time at Cowdray“I love that this looks like he is surprised that I am going to be there”

Walking down the aisle as Husband and Wife“This one makes us feel like we are famous leaving a celebrity event”

Rain on a wedding umbrella“You can just make out my sister behind me trying to not be in the shot”

Bride high fives guests at a wedding reception“It was raining, so capture it! It made everyone stay close together and really get to know each other”

Capturing a selfie“Great timing to catch a high five!”

Excited Mother of the Bride“I love that she has no idea”

Couple in the gardens at Cowdray“Making the first joke with the mother in law”

I promised a few more images (and especially ones that had lemons in – a phrase you never expect to type in my job).  So here you go 🙂

Wedding Photography at Cowdray Walled Gardens (1)A lime got in there too!  #fakelemonnews

Wedding Photography at Cowdray Walled Gardens (2)This guy is super stylish!

Wedding Photography at Cowdray Walled Gardens (3)“I care not about your intended seated plan”

Wedding Photography at Cowdray Walled Gardens (4)Jaaaaaaaag

Wedding Photography at Cowdray Walled Gardens (5)Big hugs

Wedding Photography at Cowdray Walled Gardens (6)Look at this widdle face

Wedding Photography at Cowdray Walled Gardens (7)First time I had every conducted a session…in a greenhouse

Wedding Photography at Cowdray Walled Gardens (8)Proof!

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Wedding Photography at Cowdray Walled Gardens (12)Indeed it was

Wedding Photography at Cowdray Walled Gardens (13)Downpour

Wedding Photography at Cowdray Walled Gardens (14)Ready to roll

Wedding Photography at Cowdray Walled Gardens (15)I love that no matter that everything is happening around them…its just them

Wedding Photography at Cowdray Walled Gardens (16)The classic “Dad Video Presentation”

Wedding Photography at Cowdray Walled Gardens (17)Dancing…the best part of the day

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