I have shot a lot of weddings, nearly 300 now. I have learnt many things over the years. Don’t mistake the brides mum for her Granny, don’t ask the groom “are you sure?”, don’t assume that just because the groom parents are both there that they are actually willing to stand next to each other, if at all possible, leave before the fights start.
One theory I finalised while covering Tracy and Aidens wedding is that the sign of a good party of how early into the festivities someone removes their tie from their neck and ties it around their head. This normally doesn’t occur until well after the buffet. However at this wedding this phenomenon (yes, I’m calling it a phenomenon) happened before my very eyes, no more than 15 mins after the first dance. It was certainly a sign of things to come but, if I’m honest, looking back the signs where there much earlier in the day. For example, Aiden was my first groom to spontaneously burst into song during his speech. Not a bad wee singer he was too.
Here are some shots.