Ness Gardens Wedding Photography
Ness Botanic Gardens was another new venue for me this month! I love shooting at new locations! 🙂 I’d met the couple at the venue a month or so before their wedding to have a good look around for their Ness Gardens Wedding Photography. The gardens are huge, so we were scouting out ideal portrait locations prior to the big day. On the day, I met the bride at her parents house and got some detail and preparation shots, and then went on to this unique venue for Ness Gardens Wedding Photography. It had been raining heavily all morning and the couple had been hoping for an outdoor ceremony. The rain was only light when I arrived for the Ness Gardens wedding photography and it was fairly on / off, so it was agreed the ceremony would still take place outside. I could see most were armed with umbrellas, so they had come well prepared!
The mini bridge over the lake was a perfect setting for Kathryn’s grand entrance with her Dad. Ness Botanic Gardens is such a colourful backdrop, I can imaging this setting being perfect for a wedding at any time of year.
After the wedding ceremony, Kathryn and Mark were keen to mingle with guests and enjoyed some drinks during the brief dry spell. I think it’s almost a bit rude to have group shots immediately after the ceremony! Generally, guests will not have spoken to the bride before the ceremony so everyone tends to want to congratulate the couple and have a bit of a natter, rather than being organised by a photographer!
After the bride and groom had had a chance to speak to all of their wedding guests, we got cracking with some group shots before it started raining again.
The wedding guests then went on to reception venue Nesston Cricket Club whilst I shot some portraits with the bride and groom. I could easily have spent all day there with them, but we only really had about 10 minutes and it had started raining again! What you can’t see in the pictures below, is that I have a white golf umbrella balanced on my shoulder, protecting my camera, and the chauffeur for the wedding car is holding a huge umbrella over the couple, only to move it just before I take the shot. I’m so chuffed the couple were up for these wedding portraits despite the weather. I think it was well worth it!
After the portraits were complete, we went on to the reception venue… the evening was action packed… there was guests making their own dessert, fireworks, and a first dance that involved bhangra music and dancing, a conga round the entire room and much hilarity, it was awesome!!
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