Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Matt and Beth | The Wedding

Christmas feels like a long time ago now and this wedding happened in the run up, trimming itself with reds and glitter to fit right in to the festive season. Matt and Beth got married in Manchester Town Hall - and as ever - it was a privilege to accompany their day through the camera.

A few of my favourite things:
The Setting: Manchester Town Hall is quite a place - especially in winter light. The Gothic architecture was reminiscent of a grand church, and every surface was dripping with a different texture, pattern and colour with the deep hues setting the tone for some sumptuous festivities.

The Shoes: Both Matt and Beth expressed themselves through their shoes - flashing a bit of red via their Converse and Vivian Westwood's. 

A Wedding Dress with Pockets! Genius.

Getting to know people: This is always one of my highlights - getting to know the girls as they go about getting ready - mingling with guests in the quieter moments - hearing the speeches - and slowly soaking up more and more of who these people are in the setting of their gathered special-ones.

Congratulations you two, and Happy New Year.

All images ©KateCooperPhotography2011

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Karl and Lindsay | The Wedding

Just as the summer began turning into Autumn was my final wedding of the season - that of Karl and Lindsay. Lindsay used to live in a houseshare with my husband, many moons ago, and we got to know the both of them then - in the midst of PhDness. Now they are both settled in Holland (hence the enormous papier mache Gift Clog - in case you were wondering) and came back to Blighty to tie the knot in the sumptuous Bletchley Park.

So - a few of my favourite things:

1) The newly created family tradition. I shot the photos for Lindsay's sister last year and on that morning their Dad dug out the pink flowery tie he'd worn to his wedding. Well it made another appearance! I do like a tradition and was quite delighted this became one.

2) The completion. The house Dan and Lindsay were in was quite a houseshare, 7 rooms, 2001-2004 and called The Commune. It was somewhat daunting for those of us dating someone inside it! But as Dan remarked - he remembered when Lindsay and Karl first got together, and felt very privileged to be there to see them get married (or as he put it to Lindsay - to be there at the beginning and the end - which doesn't sound quite right!).

3) The Jukebox - a great idea for the end of evening dancing. But it does leave the playlist in the hands of guests - see if you can guess which photo shows Lindsay's reaction to the Macarena being chosen...

On which note, why not pop that on now while you peruse the highlights.

All images ©KateCooperPhotography2011