Matthew & Edith got married at Clearwell Castle!

October 14th, 2011

Of course I'm alive, Silly!
Truth is, I've been beyond busy and I'd much rather keep up with my work than keep people waiting, I just somehow need to keep a balance. My blog has always been my pride and joy but it's taken an unfortunate back-seat. Sorry blog.
I've been writing up some articles to share with you and I've got lots of really special pictures that I'm thrilled with so keep a look out for them.

So, after such a long wait it's been quite difficult to decide what work I should show you first. A wedding in Devon? A friends wedding in Bristol? A wedding in the middle of a field in Yorkshire? A wedding on a boat? A Chinese wedding? Engagement shoots on the beach?
I think, I should just carry on where I left you hanging last time.

On with Matthew and Edith's wedding then...
Yes, not even a week after Mike and Kathryns wedding, I was back to cover a fantastic Chinese wedding at exactly the same venue.
I had covered weddings of Chinese couples before, but none as traditional and hectic as Matthew and Edith's.
When I met up with them, they began to tell me of all of these plans for their day, but one thing that definately caught my attention was the "Chinese wedding games".
If you've ever partook of these "games", you'll know just how harrowing they are if you're the groom or an unlucky usher.
The basic idea is for the bridesmaids to set the groom challenges so that he can prove his love for his sweetheart.
Press-ups, feathers, blindfolds, oranges stuffed with wasabi, booze strong enough to make you giddy just at the smell, large bribes and general cruelty were the order of the day for Matthew and his loyal friends. Certainly not my idea of a calm start to the day.
The rest of the day was a pure delight, as was Matthew and Edith's company.
I'll let the pictures do the talking, hopefully you'll feel as though you were there.
Enjoy, and you'll hear from me soon.

  1. Tracy Morter October 14th, 2011 at 10:19 pm

    Oh wow, looked like such a fun day! Wonderfully captured. Such vibrant colours and great black and white pictures.

  2. Heather October 15th, 2011 at 1:37 am

    Awesome dancing shots!

  3. Sara October 15th, 2011 at 5:34 am

    That wedding looks really unique! You have a great perspective!

  4. Heather Elizabeth October 15th, 2011 at 6:31 pm

    Your black and whites are killer.Love the shot of the groomsmen's hands.

  5. Lyn Ismael-Bennett October 16th, 2011 at 12:23 am

    Love the storytelling nature of this set. Looks like everyone had an amazing time!

  6. Heather October 16th, 2011 at 12:30 am

    I adore that shot of the groomsmen and groom's row of hands. Love it!

  7. Becca Dilley October 16th, 2011 at 2:56 pm

    Looks like a great party! Well captured.

  8. Anton Chia October 16th, 2011 at 3:49 pm

    Beautiful wedding! The door blocking games is usually the fun part of the morning.

  9. Johanna Hietanen October 16th, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    Love the BWs - especially the second one on this: http://www.josephyarrow.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/wpid8857-Clearwell_Castle_Wedding-8.jpg

  10. Josh October 16th, 2011 at 6:19 pm

    Your composition is crazy awesome! Incredible post!

  11. Edith October 17th, 2011 at 12:57 pm

    LOVE LOVE LOVE them, definitely one of the best decision that I have made is to have you as my photographer! :)

  12. James GIfford-Mead October 17th, 2011 at 3:51 pm

    What a great set of images, i really like your black and white photographs. Also the lovely wide angle shots that you did throughout the day. The couple will be delighted with theses.

  13. matt Stanton October 17th, 2011 at 4:20 pm

    Elegant, beautiful and great story telling as ever. Love the shot of the groom between the guests, excellent.

  14. Peter Lawson October 17th, 2011 at 11:51 pm

    Always love your work, you really capture such beautiful moments. The two from the speeches are my favourites!

  15. kristy field October 18th, 2011 at 7:31 am

    Nice to see you back on your blogging feet again, love this set, some nice moments caught.

  16. Lem October 18th, 2011 at 3:36 pm

    Great photos! You do an amazing job capturing people.

  17. Gareth Poulton October 19th, 2011 at 2:33 pm

    The 'games' sound nuts! It looks like it was an incredible day, some stunning B&Ws there, I especially love the one from behind the bride as she's going down the aisle. Beautiful.

  18. sue October 20th, 2011 at 9:55 am

    They are truely beautiful.

  19. Jenny October 20th, 2011 at 2:19 pm

    looks like they had great fun. I love their red outfits

  20. Jon S6 October 20th, 2011 at 3:21 pm

    nice reportage dude

  21. Trevor King October 24th, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    I really like the black and white images, especially the 3/4 shot of the groom and groomsmen.

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