Monday, 31 August 2015
As a photographer I get to be a part of many different events with my clients, capturing their special times on my cameras, giving them a tangible reminder of their wedding, event, party, christening, family portrait session or even funeral.
All weddings are a special time and I enjoy witnessing the joy and love of the day as a couple celebrate with their family and friends. Most weddings are private events, shared with just the couples friends and families, however, every now and again I get to give photography cover for something a little bit different.
Most modern weddings are personalised so the day reflects the couple and their love for each other, along with their shared interests or hobbies to some extent, I've had the pleasure of photographing amongst others a 1950's themed wedding, a Victorian inspired wedding, a bus fanatics wedding, weddings in manor houses etc. So, where would you get married if you were an avid Rugby fan? Why, your teams ground of course!
I was honoured to be booked to cover such a wedding this August bank holiday weekend. The couple have been fans of the Northampton Saints Rugby Club for many years, and it was their dream to get married at the club ground, Franklin's Gardens in Northampton. Luckily the grounds recently applied for and were granted the licence to hold wedding ceremonies there. Sarah and Dan booked their wedding and theirs was to be the very first wedding ceremony to be held there, a truly unique experience.
As Northampton is a town that are rightfully very proud of their successful rugby team their wedding was big news. A couple of days before the wedding the happy couple were interviewed by BBC Radio Northampton, and there was a piece in the local newspaper who also sent a photographer to get a couple of photos on the day of the wedding. Also a lot of couples have a videographer on their special day, but few can claim to have been featured on the local BBC news programme, but BBC Look East attended Sarah and Dan's big day too!
So far from being the only photographer attending their big day, I was so happy to share in their special and unique day. Even though it was their first wedding ceremony held at the ground the day ran well thanks to the very organised Kim Mundy (the Business Development Executive) in the events team at Franklin's Gardens.
The following are just a sneak preview of the couples photos taken on their big day. They were such a lovely couple and happy to have a bit of fun with their photos to capture the fantastic venue.
I wish them both a very long, healthy and happy life together, and many more years of supporting Northampton Saints of course.
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