I am the proverbial fly on the wall and I let your ceremony flow without being in sight. Enjoy yourselves on your wonderful day, I’ll be sure to photograph all of your family, friends, and guests capturing all the grand moments with excellent timing along with those fleeting precious instants that often go unnoticed like a momentary caress, the look on a child’s face. Speaking of timing, having a schedule that leaves enough time for you not to be rushed in the morning is a must for the rest of the day to run smooth. But please don’t worry, I will give you all the advice and timing needed for suppliers as hair and make up to be finished. You’re in safe hands with me! My advice for family photos is very simple. Make sure you fill in the family list I provide with with first names and send this list to the people who are going to be in the photos. I’ve been to many weddings where the important people walk of after your congratulations only to then hold up the family photos because you are then waiting for them to come back. And trust me, this is when you will get most stressed during your wedding. So before your wedding, tell the important loved ones to stay around for the photos.
Your confetti shot is usually the most natural and fun photo taken on your wedding day. You can get all your wedding guests involved in your confetti moment, especially the children! Throwing confetti always brings a smile to your guests faces too! Showering a newly married couple with confetti is a custom that dates back to ancient times when people threw handfuls of grain or rice over the bride and groom. This was a symbolic ritual to demonstrate their hope that the union would be fruitful. Although this gesture of collective happiness may have lost its symbolism, it still sums up the joyful spirit of the day.
The Italian word “confetti” describes confectionery but specifically refers to ‘sweetmeats’, that is grains or nuts covered in sugar, that are thrown over the newlyweds. Later, rice became popular and is still sometimes used today but has been largely replaced by small pieces of coloured paper.
I have made friends with Shropshire Petals who have provided all my couples with a nice discount, lucky you guys. Feel free to ask me for the discount code.
LASTLY, and this is the most important advice. Make sure you have your hair parted for your wedding ceremony and know which side you are going to stand on. The first two images are a perfect example of what your guests will see if your hair is parted on the wrong side. Your beautiful hair will cover your beautiful face for your entire ceremony. For me to photograph this couple I needed to go behind them ( see the first photo on this page ). However, as you can see in the second photo, all their guests can’t see Sarah’s face. Something to think about ladies…
DUE THE NATURE OF VENUES, CONFETTI MIGHT BE BANNED. PLEASE UNDERSTAND THE VENUES T’S AND C’S.
PLEASE TRIPLE CHECK WITH YOUR VENUE IF YOU ARE ALOUD TO HAVE ROSE PETALS BEFORE BUYING THEM.