Only a couple of months after getting married there myself, I was back at the stunning St Audries Park to document Sara and Jap’s (real name Anthony….something to do with a stay in Japan apparently) winter wedding photography. I hadn’t even seen my own photos yet!
I’d worked at St Audries before, of course, but this time I was seeing things through different eyes. I genuinely think the new perspective of knowing first-hand what getting married at St Audries is like and my own emotional attachment to the venue made a tangible and positive contribution to my coverage of the day and the way I saw things.
Being December, daylight hours were short, but the weather was glorious and the low sun made for some beautiful outdoor shots. Once the sun set it was all about indoor Christmas cosiness, and Sara and Jap had gone to great lengths to create a “Winter Wonderland” theme, using blue lights amongst other things to create a special atmosphere in the dining room.
Like me, Sara and Jap are both avid music fans, although they put me to shame with their dedication to seeing live music. They seemed to have been to more gigs than I’ve had hot dinners. Sara most definitely fell into the category of “Rock Chick” and her choice of shoes reflected that, shunning the more traditional glamour of a nice pair of white heels and opting instead for a spanky new pair of Converse “sneakers”. I have a lot of respect for a bride who’s not afraid to forego tradition and stamp her own identity on the day, whatever form that takes. It was a subtle touch that some people might not have even noticed, but it was important to her and made her wedding day just that little bit different from everyone else’s.
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