Jacqui and Dyffyd’s fabulous winter wedding took place at The Dairy in Waddesdon soon after the first Christmas illuminations of the season were lit. I just love photographing weddings at this time of year – everyone is in such high spirits as the festive season approaches, and the log fires and Christmas trees really add that extra bit of magic and sparkle.
Jacqui and Dyffyd’s wedding day meal was with their closest family members, followed by family pictures and some relaxing time. The civil ceremony was held that evening in The Dairy’s magical indoor Winter Garden with many more family and friends in attendance.
No doubt Jacqui’s gorgeous Manolo Blahnik bright red shoes were quite the talking point on the day; I know they’ve received lots of admiration from my customers over recent weeks! She matched these beautifully with her bouquet of opulent red roses, the delicate icing flowers on the cake, and the gorgeous flowing bridesmaid dress.
A trip to the manor after the meal was on Jacqui and Dyffyd’s wish list. The building was pitch black when we got there, but after a few tricks with my lighting effects I got the shot they’d been really keen for me to achieve. Even though my customers see my lighting effects portfolio, most couples seem initially unsure when I’m posing a picture when all around them is in complete darkness. No doubt they think I’m crazy sometimes, but the reaction is always the same when they see the result on the back of my camera, as they see themselves and the distant building beautifully illuminated. It’s usually a look of bewilderment, followed by a moment’s silence then wow wow wow – and yes this was the reaction I got from Jacqui and Dyffyd too.
I really enjoyed capturing the wedding pictures of this lovely and really appreciative couple.
Below are a selection of my favourite images from the day, and the kind words I received from Jacqui and Dyffyd:
Firstly let me thank you for agreeing to photograph our wedding at The Dairy.
We cannot believe just how beautiful the pictures are. Our unconventional order of things on the day did not phase you one bit and having seen the superb low-light photos please be assured we will be recommending you to everyone we know who is planning their big day.
You always appeared to be in the right place at the right time and Dyffyd and I were completely at ease with you.
Your knowledge of the venue has given us some amazing photos and we would never have managed to convey to anyone else the sort of photos we wanted. You instinctively knew exactly where to take the shots and despite our visit in the pitch black to the manor your technique has produced the most amazing images that we will treasure forever.
You will always be known as our ninja photographer and the day would not have been the same without your presence.
Jacqui & Dyffyd