Last week I had the enormous pleasure of taking the photos for the most romantic candlelit winter wedding you will ever come across. Josie and John had said they wanted an intimate and cosy wedding and so they chose St Andrews Church in Scott Willoughby Lincolnshire for their ceremony. St Andrews Church has the official title of being the tiniest church in Lincolnshire – there were only 28 guests and it was a squeeze! The wedding was a 4 pm on the foggiest dampest coldest day Lincolnshire can throw at you – but the church was beautifully lit with hundreds of candles and tealights – there is no electric there either just to add to the complication!
The pathway was lit by foot high tapers – unfortunately I have now got the dubious honour of being the ultimate shoot and burn photographer (it’s a title for photographers who shoot loads of images, burn them on the disk with no editing and walk away – NOT ME!!) however – I managed to set light to my skirt on one of the tapers as I knelt down to take a portrait of the little page boy walking up the path!! Thank goodness my lovely assistant Janet was on hand to stamp out the flames! Note to self – trousers next time!
But being the true professional photographer I soldiered on- looking a little like Cinderella in her tattered skirt – a glug of mulled wine was needed to sooth my frayed nerves. Josie had said she only wanted minimum fuss when it came to the photos – she just wanted me to capture the ambience of the occasion with just a touch of something “arty”. Some of the images I took are below - I received an email shortly after Josie and John viewed the photos ”Wow! The photos are impressive …… we weren’t expecting to look this good!”. Job done