Photographing a friend’s wedding is hard; More pressure, more distraction, mischievous husbands pulling facing from the congregation. But also a privilege. No one else gets to see the day like I do. So here’s Ryan and Amy’s wedding how I saw it: moments of excitement and nerves, smiles and tears, love and laughter (and more tears).
They were married at Upwaltham Barns in Chichester, a pretty venue out in the West Sussex countryside. Amy and the girls were getting ready in the little ‘Honeymoon Cottage’ at the Barns when I joined them and Ryan soon arrived with the groomsmen and waited in the bar. Amy and Ryan both bought each other thoughtful gifts, an old pocket watch for Ryan (tears #1) and a specially made perfume for Amy. Ryan also wrote a lovely letter to each of Amy’s daughters which I thought was such a sweet touch.
The ceremony was emotional, with readings from their sisters and Amy’s daughter Katie who read a brilliant poem she had written herself. (more tears) After the ceremony everyone enjoyed a pimms or two and the rain held off for some photos around the barns before we sat down for the wedding breakfast. The speeches were funny and yes there were more tears, and after being best man for both Scott and Wayne, Ryan obviously got his due. The evening was a chance for me to chill out a bit, but I still had the camera for the dirty dancing lift, and we set up the photobooth for a bit (photos to follow)
Ryan and Amy- many congratulations, wishing you a long and happy marriage xxx