Bridal party standing in line as bride and bridesmaids throw bouquets in the air - Picture by Andrew Craner Photography

Picture of the Month – June 2017

And the winner is… Andrew Craner Photography!

We now have half our finalists for our 2017 Picture of the Year competition, after this fun picture was voted our June 2017 Picture of the Month. Taken at Becky and Richard’s wedding in Warwickshire at the end of last year, Andrew told us how the shot came about…

Bridal party standing in line as bride and bridesmaids throw bouquets in the air - Picture by Andrew Craner Photography

Her Expression Says It All

“I knew Becky and Richard were on my wavelength when they asked if we could meet in a Pub for our first meeting. We got on instantly and they were every bit as relaxed and fun as I thought they would be on the day itself as well. It really was a joy to be their photographer.

“They married in December 2016 at St Marks Church in Bilton near Rugby, with their reception at the lovely Swallows Nest Barn near Warwick. That’s where this shot was taken.

“I wanted to do some fun shots with the bridal party before I took Becky and Richard away from it all for 10 minutes for some lovely, romantic portraits. I asked Becky how she felt about throwing her flowers into the air. She was instantly up for it but warned me she was a terrible catch!

“I think the expression on her face says it all to be honest! It’s one of my all-time favourite fun bridal party photos – superb!”

To see more of Andrew Craner Photography’s work visit www.andrewcraner.com.

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Bride and groom on hill by sea - Picture by Steve Gerrard Photography

Picture of the Month – May 2017

And the winner is… Steve Gerrard Photography!

This incredible picture by Steve Gerrard Photography received the most votes in our poll to win our May 2017 Picture of the Month. Taken at Kirsty and Nathan’s wedding in North Wales, Steve told us a bit about the picture, which is one of his favourites…

Bride and groom on hill by sea - Picture by Steve Gerrard Photography

Picturesque Spot

“Sometimes we book clients who we instantly gel with and their wedding can’t come fast enough; Kirsty and Nathan definitely fell into that category as soon as we met. They’re just great fun and don’t take themselves seriously at all. On top of that they were getting married at the absolutely stunning Nant Gwrtheyrn on the North Wales coast. It’s a truly picturesque spot down by the sea and feels like some secret village locked amongst the cliff faces. It’s so cool!

“On the day there were constant laughs and it was obvious how much they were made for each other, but also how much their friends and family loved them. An emotional ceremony was followed by beautiful weather, hilarious speeches (don’t mention the golf!) and crazy dance routines.

“We truly lucked out just before the sun set when we ventured up the hill above the venue as the sun disappeared over the horizon. Capturing Kirsty and Nathan taking some time to themselves with that backdrop makes this one of my favourite photos I’ve taken.”

Our congratulations go to Steve for winning our May 2017 Picture of the Month, and to Kirsty and Nathan too – it was their wedding anniversary yesterday.

To see more of Steve Gerrard Photography’s work visit www.stevegerrard.com.

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Bride and groom standing in front of shop shutter as cyclist rides by - Picture by Ally M Photography

Picture of the Month – April 2017

And the winner is… Ally M Photography!

We now have four of our 12 finalists for our Picture of the Year vote in January after this fab picture by Ally M Photography was voted our April 2017 Picture of the Month. Taken on the streets of Manchester, Ally pressed the shutter at just the right moment to get this cracking shot…

Bride and groom standing in front of shop shutter as cyclist rides by - Picture by Ally M Photography

Something Special

“Deborah and Ben married on the 6th of August 2016 in the greatest city in the world, Manchester!

“As soon as we met and chatted about their plans we knew this wedding was going to be something special. Even their wedding invitation was in the form of an old Hacienda flyer, the legendary nightclub that graced the city for many years.

“They decided to have a small, intimate wedding during the day, with their meal at The Panacea in the city centre with very close family and friends. The evening party was to be held at The Castlefield Rooms, with hundreds more guests partying into the small hours.”

City Life

“Walking through the city streets was pretty special. The amazing people of Manchester congratulated Deb and Ben as they passed.

“I wanted to capture the day to day city life going on as normal around the newly-weds, creating a juxtaposition. We had a few different shots of people passing by, along with cars etc. This one of the guy going past on the bike and noticing the couple, just as I pressed the shutter, worked a charm.”

To see more of Ally M Photography’s work visit www.allymphotography.com.

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Emotional bride hugging groom - Picture by Jamiri Photography

Picture of the Month – March 2017

And the winner is… Jamiri Photography!

Congratulations to Jamiri Photography, winner of The Wedding Community’s March 2017 Picture of the Month. This beautiful picture received the most votes in our poll to become our third Picture of the Year finalist. Camilla of Jamiri Photography told us that Jenny and Lee’s wedding was a day of tears and laughter…

Emotional bride hugging groom - Picture by Jamiri Photography

A Very Emotional Day

“Jenny and Lee married on 27th August last year at Norwich Castle. It was a beautiful, intimate ceremony filled with family and friends. Together with their children, Olivia and Ethan, we’d previously met up for a pre-wedding photo shoot in a local park, so we got to know each other really well. On the day, Jenny, Lee and their guests made me feel so welcome that I felt like an honorary family member for the day.

“It had taken a long time to get to their wedding day so it was a very emotional day. Their son Ethan did the most amazing reading that left the whole room in tears (myself included!). And from tears to laughter, the rest of the day was a blast.

Fun, Family and Friends

“Everyone piled onto a red bus which took them to Wroxham where we boarded ‘Queen of the Broads’ for an evening of partying on the Norfolk Broads. The dancing didn’t stop all evening. People were dancing along with us on other boats as we sailed by – we even had a conga line going! It was a lovely day filled with fun, family and friends.

“I took this photo after the ceremony as we went under the bridge of the castle for their group photos and confetti. While I was organising everyone in two lines for the confetti walk, I noticed Jenny and Lee having this quiet moment together in the midst of their guests. A little sidestepping to keep some guests out of shot meant I took this photo without anyone realising. I think it really shows the love and emotion between them and captures a very special moment.”

To see more of Jamiri Photography’s work visit www.jamiriphotography.com.

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Picture of the Month – February 2017

And the winner is… Andy Griffiths Photography!

This fantastic picture by Andy Griffiths Photography received the most votes in our February poll and becomes our second Picture of the Month of 2017. The couple, Julie and Mike, were in the perfect position on the dance floor for Andy to get the shot…

Bride and groom on dance floor with paper confetti falling around them - Picture by Andy Griffiths Photography

“The picture was taken in Thornton Manor at Julie and Mike’s wedding on the 22nd September. They told me beforehand that they had a surprise for family and friends for the first dance; a confetti canon and dry ice smoke.

“I work in a natural way so this was taken during the first dance. There was no posing – this is just as it happened. Julie and Mike were a great couple and thankfully danced exactly where I needed them to be.”

To see more of Andy Griffiths Photography’s work visit www.andygriffithsphotography.co.uk.

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