LOUISE & ROSS - 20TH MAY 2017
Louise and Ross got married at a venue I know very well. Egypt Mill in Nailsworth is one of my favourite places to capture a wedding due to it's old features and unique elements. Before Louise and Ross chose it as their venue, I had previously photographed, as well as filmed wedding receptions at the historic venue.
Egypt Mill is a converted 16th Century Mill and has gone on to become a popular location for couples to celebrate their big day.
Previously I had only captured the after party at Egpyt Mill, but Louise & Ross were to spend their whole day there, with the ceremony due to be outside in the gardens.
We were greeted with a typical English day. The weather was looking more and more unpredictable and eventually the decision was made to move the ceremony inside. This proved to be a good decision as the weather got progressively worse.
The ceremony was at midday, which meant a long time before the evening guests were to arrive. I had kept my eye on the forecast and was confident that the rain would pass and made the decision to move the group photographs until after the meal so we could have them outside once the rain had past.
I'm happy to say that it was the right decision. It was a decision that I was confident to make due to the experience that I have gained working as a wedding photographer, and within video production where the weather can be key. Watching the weather has become a habit that I think will stay with me way beyond my professional life! The photographs benefitted massively from waiting for the sun to pop out, and everyone was able to make their way outside and enjoy the sunshine before the evening guests arrived.
Much enjoyment was had in the gardens which also gave the kids a chance to burn off some energy. Saying that, they still had plenty of energy left for the evening disco as they, along with adult guests celebrated on the dance floor with the happy couple.