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Love in a red dress and shorts • DIY Wedding • Richmond Wedding • Documentary Wedding Photography • Love is unique

This was such a beautifully relaxed wedding to photograph. When I first met Celia and Thomas it was clear that the main thing to capture was just fun, happiness and natural reactions of their friends and family. 

They were getting officially hitched earlier in the day with their kids in tow and only wanted their party celebration captured. This was later in the afternoon when the kids had been dropped home - letting the adults play! I turned up as their guests were arriving, they used a beautiful old hall in Richmond that they had made their own, with hanging fairy lights, a help yourself open bar, hand made bunting, a pizza truck, old school rock band and a 50’s tribute singer! I would expect no less from a bride and groom who were so cool and chilled, donning shorts and a red dress for their celebration. 

They mentioned during the pre wedding consultation that they didn’t really have any pictures of just the two of them and would like a few, but they weren’t keen on posing or smiling for the camera and wanted to spend the majority of their time with their friends. So making sure that we spent only 10 minutes away, we went for a little walk around the grounds with their drinks and grabbed a few natural shots of just the two of them. They laughed and joked, caught up on guest gossip and really enjoyed the little bit of time together. It’s so important to do this as for the majority of the day you are like ships in the night! 

Returning to the hall they had speeches and pizza, as the sun set, the bands lasers and smoke machines started (setting off the fire alarm!) and they danced long into the night - it was a dream to capture all of the fun! I know that their life together will be one filled with love and laughter - what a fabulous way to live!

“Each love is unique, make it your own, and own it!”

Venue: Petersham Village Hall

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