I’d been looking forward to shooting Emily and Chris’s wedding for getting on for 18 months and the day in mid April had finally arrived!  The day was a wonderful celebration of a beautiful couple being joined together in marriage and family and friends coming together to celebrate.  It was a jammed packed day and Emily and Chris had thought of everything – the afternoon and evening celebrations were fantastic and included an alcoholic ice cream van,  musical entertainment, a taxi photobooth and fire eaters – oh and even flip flops for tiring feet!

My day started off by joining Chris and his Groomsmen at the Wayside Cafe at St Brelade’s Bay– has to be done!  Chris was looking pretty calm when I arrived.  We all quickly went down onto the beach before breakfast was served to take a few casual shots.  The sky was clear and it was a beautiful morning! I then headed off  to meet Emily, her bridesmaids, page boys and flower girls and mother at The Royal Yacht Hotel at St Helier.  All was certainly very busy – there was plenty to capture and the penthouse suite was lovely and roomy and had the most fantastic views over St Helier!

Emily and Chris’s marriage took place at St Ouens Church where the service was beautiful and very personal. The celebrations were held very near by in a marque in grounds which overlooked the bay of St Ouen – just stunning!

It was a joyous celebration – full of happiness!

Here are a few of my favourite images from the day….

The view from The Wayside Restaurant, St Brelade’s Bay.  Jersey has the most fantastic coast line…

View from Wayside Restaurant at St Brelade's Bay Jersey

Chris and Emily’s gift of a hip flask for each Groomsman and fathers…… and Emily’s wedding gift to Chris of a shiny new watch!

Wedding Gifts

On to the Royal Yacht Hotel and the Bridal preparations…

Jersey Bridal Flowers

such a cutie!

Emily’s dress was so elegant – just beautiful!

Emily looked so radiant!  Just beautiful!

here comes the bride!

Love the soles of Chris’s shoes!

After the confetti throwing, we headed off to the beach which was a short distance away – the very same spot where Chris and Emily had chosen for their engagement shoot…

Jersey Wedding Car

The view across St Ouens coastline was just stunning!

St Ouens Jersey Coastline

Wedding Reception at St Ouens Jersey

Alcoholic Cocktail Ice cream!

Chris and Emily’s cake was spectacular!  Created by the very talented Suzanne – Cake Art by Suzanne  –   Chris and Emily were delighted when they saw it and there were lots of ooohhh’s and aaahhhh’s from guests – there was so much detail!

A lot of thought had gone into dressing the tables – I loved the beach theme!

The ‘advice tree’ was a brilliant idea – loved it!

Just before the sun set, we headed over to the nearby fields for some portrait shots – the glow of the setting sun was just beautiful!

now for the speeches!

The taxi photobooth was an inspired idea – everyone loved it!

Fire eaters!

let the dancing begin!

Many congratulations Chris and Emily – it was a pleasure to be part of your special day!