Towards the end of February, I had the pleasure of photographing Zoe and James’ wedding. I started the day at The Lace Market Hotel in Nottingham with Zoe and her bridesmaids as well as other members of the family who kept popping into their room whilst getting ready.
Just as Zoe arrived at St. Barnabas Cathedral Church on Derby Road in Nottingham with her father snowflakes began to fall and were still falling following a beautiful ceremony where you could clearly see the love between Zoe and James. Snowflakes can be seen in some of the photos below and, as seems to be the norm at the moment, it was a really cold day!
We then went onto the Nottingham County Cricket Club where a beautiful reception followed. The drinks reception was held in the Long Room at the Cricket Club which captivated a lot of people’s interest with the cricket memorabilia on the walls! We were then allowed onto the field and onto one of the balconies for photos. This is the second time I have photographed at the Nottingham County Cricket Club and when guests (especially guys!) are allowed onto the field and onto the balcony you can guarantee that their faces light up….even more so for cricket fans! Zoe and James were also allowed a bat and ball for a little fun on the field and one of their guests also participated in hitting a ball on the field which caused a few gasps… and laughs when he hit it into the seating area!
It was then onto the Derek Randall Suite for their wedding breakfast meal and following some great speeches, the lights were turned down so that everyone could party and enjoy the music.
As with the majority of the weddings which I photograph, Zoe and James wanted their wedding photographing predominantly in a documentary style which I love to do.
The first time I actually met Zoe and James was a few weeks before the wedding when we fitted in a pre-wedding shoot at the Trent Embankment. I have just blogged a few of their photos from their pre-wedding shoot (see preview post) as I didn’t get an opportunity to do so before their wedding. It was probably the quickest ever photo shoot due to the weather which was pouring it down with rain but Zoe and James were great fun to be with and I knew as soon as I met them that their wedding day would be a perfect day as they are a wonderful couple.
As you can see from the photos, Zoe looked beautiful and I would like to thank Zoe and James for choosing me to be their wedding photographer. It was an absolute pleasure being part of your day and I wish you all the happiness in the world together.
I would also like to take this opportunity of thanking Trudie at the Nottingham County Cricket Club for her help on the day and ensuring it all ran smoothly.