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Wedding: Louise & Stuart ~ Eversholt, Northants

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Louise & Stuart were married at Eversholt Hall. It was a beautiful blue sky day and extremely warm for March. After the ceremony we jumped into the wedding car and headed over to Woburn Abby to seek out some shade for the bridal portrait shoot. These guys loved to dance and spent the evening being entertained by a fantastic band.

What a wonderful day,  it was great to be part of it.

 

Wedding: Wanja & Per Oivind ~ Oslo, Norway

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Wanja is my cousin and I was over the moon when she asked me if I would be interested in coming over to Norway to photograph her wedding. I also thought it would be an excellent chance to get some skiing in, but unfortunately it looks like global warming is taking it’s toll everywhere. I guess at least I did not have to contend with the meters of snow that is normal for this time of the year. In fact it was blue skies and sunshine the whole day.

The morning started with the ladies getting ready in one room and the boys in another at the Holmenkollen Park Hotel with breathtaking views over the city of Oslo. Now, even I know that you should get excited over Jimmy Choo shoes and I’m sure sparkly ones are even better. Lets just say that the bride left it to the very last minute to put on her dress and the fact that the car missed the turning for the church made us slightly late for the ceremony. It was a beautiful ceremony in a stunning church, the flower girls danced down the aisle followed by the bridesmaids in their hoods before Wanja was walked down by her father.

Between the ceremony and reception we did the bridal portrait shoot and the Holmenkollen ski jump made for a fantastic backdrop with it’s very funky silver walls. The reception was held in Sporten, one of Oslo’s largest banquet rooms, set high above the city with amazing views. During the reception there were some Norwegian traditions such as when all the guests clinked their glasses the bride and groom had to stand and kiss. When the guests stamped their feet the bride and groom had to crawl under the top table and kiss. As you can imagine as the guests drank more this became more frequent. Also whenever the groom left the room all the male guests would run to the top table to kiss the bride and vice a versa when the bride left the room. Never seen so much love in a room.

There was also a lot of singing, the groom after his speech, the flower girls and also the bridesmaids. Now I may not know a word of Norwegian but it was a truly beautiful and very emotional day. Thank you so much for inviting me over to be your photographer. X

P.S I tried some cross country skiing for the first time but it was like ice skating on ski’s so it was a very short experience after falling on my back side within minutes.