Michael and Jade were married on July 29th, on a gloriously sunny day in south Yorkshire, at St Pauls Church in Norton Lees.
I arrived at the hotel for Bridal preparations, where everything was in full flow. Despite plenty of people in the room, and the potential for chaos, things were relatively calm and relaxed. We all managed not to step on each others toes and I was able to document the morning and capture some great images.
When I first met Michael & Jade, at the Magna wedding fayre in Rotherham, they made me aware that they didn’t was many posed pictures. They were very keen on getting candid, documentary style, photos. This was great for me, as it’s where I can shine, and get creative.
Once the girls were ready, it was time for me to head to the church and meet up with the guys. Despite the attempts to act cool, I could sense the usual nervousness of the groom. As guests arrived, Michael began to relax and before long it was time to head inside, before the Bride arrived. The service was full of emotion and fun, and really showed just how much of a great match these two were.
As the bride and groom left the church, under a shower of confetti, we all got a shock as one of the guests let off a confetti canon! I almost forgot to capture the reactions, as it took me by surprise.
After the fun of the speeches, and whilst the room was being turned around for the evening, I had a chance to plan and set up ready for the fist dance. I decided to try something new and incorporate the amazing floral candelabra centrepieces, and some creative lighting. It worked a charm, I managed to capture the love that that Michael and Jade share.
Congratulations to the both of you, and I wish you many years of happiness from us here at Brendan Chadwick Photography.
Here’s the story of their day in images.