Sam and Natalie’s wedding had a nod to the 1920s with art deco touches. Natalie started the day in style at the Forbury Hotel. Natalie and her two bridesmaids were ready in plenty of time, so we had a few moments to capture some images in the grand marble-floored hallways.
Sam and Natalie’s wedding ceremony and reception was in Reading Town Hall. The room was full of smiles as the couple exchanged their vows. It’s always a privilege to capture moments that clearly mean so much to people.
Natalie is a designer and had created a lot of stylish details for the wedding venue, so I made sure I captured them all. One of the most impressive was a floor-to-ceiling print that fused a classic design with modern elements that were special to the bride and groom. The print motif used on the signs and labels tied the ceremony, drinks and reception rooms together very effectively.
We were able to use the museum for the couple shoot, which offered a lot of opportunity to be creative and play around amongst the exhibits. It was fun and challenging to find ways to light the couple and the artefacts, particularly as the museum was still open to the public! Using off-camera flash is a good way to add drama to an image, and it can be essential in some indoor spaces.