17th August 2019 - St Georges Church, Brede
Every now and then you get a very unique wedding that you’ve looked forward to for a while and that’s how I felt about James & Anouska’s wedding- the lovely and scenic St Georges Church coupled with full military uniforms was going to make this one of the weddings of the year!
I travelled to Hastings to meet with Anouska & her brides squad as they got ready in an apartment that overlooked the seafront. I arrived to a very busy house with everyone getting ready which meant I had to be quite nimble- not easy when you’re a large human such as myself! A crowded, hot room with challenging lighting conditions posed me a few challenges but I got some fantastic shots of all the girls getting ready.
Shortly before Anouska was due to put her dress on I hopped in the car and headed over to the Church to meet James. I got some shots of the church and then started filming the guests arriving- there were lots of comments about how smart James looked in his uniform! Surrounded by lots of other soldiers in uniform you could’ve mistaken it for the early 1940’s in South East England.
Everyone sat patiently in the Church as Anouska arrived and I got some amazing footage of her with her father. Its always a bit of a crunch point at a wedding for a single shooter like myself- trying to get the grooms reaction as well as the brides journey. Fortunately, as the Church was so big it gave me time to get Anouska walking to the door and time to grab a few shots of James & his best man.
A beautiful ceremony with plenty of singing was followed by some lovely group shots outside the Church. Shortly after everyone made their way just down the road to the reception venue, where there were plenty of garden games for the kids, a bar for the adults and some great entertainment for everyone. I got round and filmed as many of the guests as I could- its something I always try and do, after all the guests are such a big part of the day! With the sun shining and plenty of smiles, it made life behind the camera a pleasure.
The speeches followed a Hog Roast dinner & because the weather was so good the speeches were conducted outside, something id not come across before but I loved it!
The rest of the night went off without a hitch and I left everyone as they were partying the night away. I filmed some of the dancing before I left- as you know by now its one of my favourite parts of any wedding. It was an absolute pleasure to be asked to come along to James & Anouska’s wedding and to capture their big day and put it into film and I thoroughly enjoyed myself.
You can see their teaser film & their short highlights films below, as well as a few screen shorts and pictures from the day. If you like them why not give them a like and a share! Thanks again for reading and I will catch you on the next blog…