Well what can I say. Yesterday saw the marriage of one of the most stunningly beautiful weddings I’ve had the pleasure of attending! I flew out to the Greek Island of Crete a few days ago to spend a bit of time getting to know the area and do a walk around with the couple before the big day. There were a lot of nerves before the wedding as I’m sure you can imagine, it must not be easy trying to organise a wedding on a island 3.5 hours flight time from home. But Kate and Cos pulled it off and absolutely everyone had a amazing time! Despite the weather forecast predicting thunderstorms the weather held off and was perfect with a slight bit of overcast which is perfect as it creates a lovely flat light for photo’s!

I got to experience some Greek wedding traditions such as the bride meeting all of the guests a short walk from the church. With a mobile band, the bride walks up to the church with all the guests following where she met her Groom ‘Cos’ outside! The service was fascinating and despite the majority of guests not speaking any Greek or understanding what was going on, everyone seemed to be enjoying it!

After the service we took a walk back down to the beach front where a waterfront restaurant was waiting for us all. There was so much food that 120 guests didn’t finish it all!
I took Kate & Cos away from all the action to give them some time to themselves but before we did I got my swim shorts on as it wasn’t long before I was wading out into the ocean with my camera gear to get some ‘just above water’ photos of the couple.  Kate & Cos are a perfect couple that naturally suit each other and you can tell the moment they are together! I got so many amazing photos of these two that it’s been hard to pick just one for the blog! Returning back to the restaurant soaking wet from my dip in the ocean the party kicked of with a great music soundtrack from the DJ, a open bar and of course more food! There was even a bit of plate smashing! I could go on for ages telling you every little detail but the photo’s will tell a better story of the day than I ever could!

Please raise a glass for Kate & Cos!

Yesterday I travelled to the venue that I have photographed more weddings than any other, De Vere Horwood in Milton Keynes.
This gorgeous venue was the setting to the marriage of Ketan & Roseanne who tied the knot yesterday. They couldn’t have asked for a better day, the weather was scorching hot with not a single cloud in the sky! This was a traditional wedding but with some Indian spices added to give it really flavour! All the family from both sides were very welcoming and Grandma took a special liking to me! The occasional roar of a Audi R8 V10 could be heard across the many acres of the venue as there were no expenses spared with Ketan’s transport to Horwood! I’d like to send out a special thanks to ‘Roshan’ for his help with organising the group shots and the rest of the days activities. He did not let his guard down for one minute making sure the day ran smoothly and that Ketan & Roseanne enjoyed every minute of it! The wedding had subtle a ‘Theatre’ theme throughout with many of the decorations relating to this passion that they both shared. As such of offered to do them the classic happy/sad faces that symbolises the acting world of theatre. The end result taken in camera is shown below. More pictures to follow soon but in the meantime please raise a glass for the new Mr & Mrs Patel!

In December I flew out to Lapland – Rovaniemi to photograph one of the most spectacular and magical weddings I’ve ever done. It was my absolute pleasure to be asked to capture this event, as we were in for many surprises! Not just the beautiful setting of the thick fresh snow in the Narnia style woodland, but a visit from Santa Claus and even the Northan Lights blessed the wedding with their unexpected presence! It gives me great pleasure to show you some samples from the wedding of the year! Please enjoy these galactic images from the marriage of Felicity and Russell Stewart!

Yesterday the Macdonald Berystede Hotel in Ascot saw Rob and James get married in what was my first gay wedding to photograph! There were plenty of emotional moments and I just love that in any wedding, even if it gets me going! I love Rob and Jame’s humour and with a few slips of the tongue during the speeches created some hilarious moments. There were plenty of smiles around and I cannot express how lovely these two gentlemen are. They looked after myself so well constantly offering to buy me a drink, had me on the table plan for the main meal and even mentioned me in their speech (which is a first). So a massive thank you to these two wonderful men! You can really see why they are meant for each other as they get on so well and it’s clear that they’ve really supported each other through a number of those life changing events.

Please be upstanding and raise a glass for Rob and James!

This weekend I traveled to Warwick to photograph Carrie & Sav’s wedding. This wedding was unique to any I had photographed before as it took place over two days!
The grounds for the ceremony were beautiful! The Hospital is an historic group of timber-framed buildings on Warwick High Street dating mainly from the late 14th Century clustered round the Norman gateway into the town with its 12th Century Chantry Chapel above it. For nearly 200 years it was home to Warwick’s medieval Guilds. I am also told that the very balcony featured in the photo below was used in a Doctor Who episode! Both days were full of characters which certainly added to this atmosphere of the wedding. Also live singers and bands featured of the two days and I could not tell you which I liked better. They were both excellent to the point I found myself getting involved in some dancing!

Without further hesitation, please raise a glass for the new Mr & Mrs Savage!

  • Janine Cassidy - Mr & Mrs Savage how do we see their photos please??ReplyCancel

    • Scott Prior - Hi Janine, Carrie and Sav’s photos are still currently being edited so there are none to view at the moment. Once they are complete and the couple have seen them I will post a selection of the best ones to sample on here and the Facebook page. If you use Facebook ‘like’ Lunar Photography’s page as you’ll be notified when theye go up.ReplyCancel