Sunday, 21 November 2010

Ingrid & Andy - Married!

I was drafted in to shoot Ingrid and Andy's wedding around 3 weeks before the big day - I'd met the best man, Harry, through a client shoot months before and he thought that having wedding photos would be a wonderful gift for the couple as their wedding present.

The adventure began as Danny (my second shooter for the day, recruited via the wonders of twitter!) and I drove down to Shrewsbury. Having never met or spoken to Ingrid or Andy due to the short notice of the wedding photography, I was very intrigued to see how the day would unfold! But as soon as I opened Ingrid's hotel room door, I was literally engulfed with love, warmth and kindness from these guys.

Y'all know I love my soundtracks for wedding blog posts, and for me this wedding was made especially for this song. This song is so beautiful, and it truly truly reflects the beauty, kindness and spirit in these people.



The day began at 10.30am, getting ready in the beautiful Prince Rupert Hotel...

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Everybody seemed to be in a wonderful mood that day - even the passers by down below, this lady gave us a smile and a nod!

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Ingrid's dress was absolutely stunning - she's a very simple kind of gal, but she fell in love with this sparkly gown. Needless to say, she looked out of this world!

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One final check in the mirror before the toasts, and we're ready to leave for the Church...

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The guests were in high spirits as they arrived, some real gigglers here!! :D Andy, the groom, was taking deep breaths as the time kept tickin'!

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Before we left for the Church, I was chatting with Ingrid about how she met Andy and all their stories. Then she told me something so personal and sad, and it broke my heart to hear it.

Ingrid's mum had passed away while she was dating Andy, very very sadly. And strangely, within two weeks of her mum - Andy's dad passed away, too.
Whilst I was too busy tearing up at the thought of getting married without having a mum or dad there to watch and hug and laugh with, Ingrid explained just how much it had brought them together - and with Andy's mum and Ingrid's dad with them, they were there own little family.

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They kept looking at each other without the other one realizing, it was adorable!

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Everyone was so so proud and happy for them!

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It was getting late and the darkness was coming in, so out came the confetti...

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Throwing the bouquet! And then some sneaky photography teamwork from Danny and I! (the most photo journalistic approach you can get, ambush!)

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It was a beauuuutifully misty night, and everyone hurried inside to the warm open fires for the rest of the evening...

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Now for the speeches! Andy started off, and there wasn't a dry eye in the room as he spoke about his new beautiful wife and how lucky he was, and how proud their mum and dad would have been...

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A hilarious best man's speech followed, needless to say I'm pretty sure Andy's heart sank at some of the things we learned!

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A fun story about Andy -
Whilst walking in the town one day with Ingrid, a man stopped and asked him for the time. Obliging, Andy gave it to him - and 5minutes later realized his phone had been stolen! Pretty miserable as you would be, they boarded the bus home - only to spot the man who had asked him for the time (and stolen his phone) get on their bus!
He made a run for it, and Andy perused - chasing him down an alleyway and cornering him. Andy opened up the man's bag on to discover FIFTEEN mobile phones - all stolen! He spent the rest of the night dialing each and every owner, and personally delivering the mobile phones home to them. Ingrid, you married a hero!!

Let the party begin...!

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And finally, pulling some shapes on the dance floor!! The DJ was from Ibiza and played some TUNES!



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^^ This picture just about sums up the rest of the night! :D

Congratulations Ingrid and Andy, you truly truly and a wonderful couple and deserve all the happiness in the world!! You made me feel like family and long lost friends, enjoy your honeymoon in Cuba, and have a wonderful, long and love-filled life together!!

Larga vida a la pareja!! :D

9 comments:

  1. WOW. Absolutely stunning photos. I'm so impressed Rosie! You make it look so easy although I'm quite sure you've spent hours shooting and editing. Every photo is a winner.

    LOVE the mobile phone story. Best wishes to the happy couple.

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  2. Amazingly beautiful photos. Amazingly beautiful love story. Amazingly beautiful photographer. <3

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  3. Hey I'm Elodie the Frenchy Girl ahahha :)

    Your pictures are really magnificent you have an exceptional talent !
    Thank you for your kindness and I like very much the photo of us two which is not on your blog but I saw it somewhere else she is very beautiful!

    Sorry for my english.

    Merci beaucoup.
    Bisous

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  4. Mr and Mrs Mackay6 December 2010 at 15:12

    Wow! This left us breathless. We laughed and cried on the day (mostly laughed) :) and just did it all again in 10mins! You captured not just the images of the day but all the emotions than went with them; better than we could have dreamed. It's perfect. You're a wonderful photographer and it was a pleasure to share the day with you. besos. Ingrid and Andy (the delighted bride and lucky groom, mr and mrs mackay).x

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  5. I agree with what everyone above has said. The day was wonderful and your photos were the icing on the cake (but less fattening).

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  6. Congratulations Both.
    Photos are brill.
    Paul (accies)

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  7. You've really changed the style of your wedding photography! I LOVE IT now! you remind me more and more of what Jonas Peterson does! :D

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  8. Your weddings shots are incredible !well...all of your work!
    are these ones SOOCs?
    I'm a fan of you on flickr ! your stream is amazing

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  9. That was such a beautiful experience...reading the stories, listening to the music. Thank-you Rosie for providing so much more than just beautiful images! x

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