Rebecca & Marcus got married on the 25th January 2014. This shoot was a wedding present for two very special friends of mine.
They were married in Guildford registry office with the reception at the Swan in Chiddingfold.
After the ceremony the wedding party and the guests headed off to meet up at the reception venue but as we drove to Chiddingfold the weather took a dramatic turn – there was even media speculation that a tornado had hit Surrey. Tornado or not when we got to the reception the power was out and it stayed out until the early hours of the morning. Fortunately there was a back up generator for the kitchen so the reception went ahead by candlelight, very romantic but not so good for photographs, even with flash, but it didn’t spoil the day for the Bride & Groom
“We weren’t worried about the weather as everything was inside due to it being January. However we didn’t bank on a Tornado running through Chiddingfold and knocking the power out. The whole evening was spent in romantic candle light which you just couldn’t plan. The Swan Inn were amazing and had a Jenny for the kitchen, the food came out and everyone commented on it being the best wedding food. The music didn’t really happen because of this but we hadn’t hired a DJ so it was fine. Marcus and I decided that as long as the wine and fizz were cold and all our friends were there everthing would be fine and it was just amazing”. Rebecca
I’m happy to say that even under these conditions I captured the day for them and Rebecca and Marcus loved their photographs. It was a challenge, but then that’s half the fun of taking wedding photographs, there’s never a second chance. As the wedding photographer you need to be prepared for anything, this was my first tornado – and the last? It was definitely a day no one will forget.
“We asked for natural candid photos as neither of us really like our photos being taken. Cathy achieved this with some beautiful moments captured. It was the lighting in the evening, or rather the lack of any, which caused problems but that didn’t matter.” Rebecca.