Tales from the Wedding Photographer – Amy and Tom

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Tales from the Wedding Photographer – Amy and Tom

Sometimes Brides get SO stressed about their weddings that you, as their wedding photographer, want to cry. Because wedding photographers know how QUICKLY the day goes. And we want you to just make the most of every minute!

Amy however was NOT one of these brides. Amy was right up there in the top 10 of the most chilled out brides ever.

However – when asked how she was arriving at the venue – I would challenge even the most hardened wedding photographer not to raise an eyebrow when told…… ‘on the bus’.

On the BUS!! This was surely taking chilled out to a whole new level!

But Amy meant on THE  bus – the Big, Red Wedding Bus. With all the guests. Amazing! You just knew there and then that this was going to be a fun wedding!

So, after a morning spent with the boys, attempting to drag the Groom and the two Best Men away from their bacon sandwiches to take some serious  photographs:-

Groom and Two Best Men



– and failing –



Bridegroom being kissed by two Bestmen



– we set off in a taxi.

However…… I have never seen a Groom go so white so quickly as when – through the rear view window – we suddenly spotted The Big Red Bus



Wedding Bus in street in Northampton



Frantic calls ensued from said taxi to slightly ‘merry’ guests aboard the bus trying to convince them that – no, it wasn’t a joke – we REALLY were just two cars in front. The Big Red Bus had to do a detour, or drive round the block or something.

Did they believe us? It took a while!!!


Wedding Guests on Alpha Bus


So the taxi driver put his foot down, jumped every set of lights, and the photographer had no chance to take any more shots through the rear view window as we all held on for dear life.


But all was well – we arrived at probably the loveliest Registry Office in the country, Northampton’s Guildhall , before the bride.  And she arrived, as promised, “on the bus”


Flower Girls at Guildhall Northampton


Bride arriving a Guildhall Northampton


Looking so happy, and radiant and beautiful that she actually made the photographer cry.


Wedding at Guildhall Northampton




And, as suspected, it really was a super FUN wedding!




Bride and Groom leaving Guildhall, Northampton Wedding group, Northamptonshire


Although it has to be said – we did continue to struggle all day with the whole ‘serious photo’ thingy!


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