Chris & Hannah got married in Ross on Wye

July 4th, 2012

So, you would've seen Chris & Hannah's engagement shoot on my last blog post. Have a little look if you'd like.
Chris & Hannah got married just over the bridge in a beautiful area of the world where I used to spend my holidays.
Hannah along with her family and bridesmaids got ready at Flanesford Priory. This also served as a collection point for two vintage buses to take guests to the ceremony.
As one of the buses tried to set off, they discovered that it had a problem...Cue all men within 100 metres to offer up a push start!
I feel that little problems (that are easily solved) don't spoil the day at all but help paint the picture of a great day. In short, hiccups don't hurt anyone!

Back to the Manor and for the wedding breakfast, a "chosen" guest from each table was provided with a chef's hat, an apron & some meat carving instruments. Their job was to carve a gorgeous piece of pork with crackling for the whole table. It was the perfect ice breaking exercise.
In fact, looking through this wedding, it had everything and it wasn't until I started to prepare this post that I realised that I was thrilled with the outcome.

For reference, and because I want to highly recommend them, the caterers go by the name of Izzie's.
The band, who I've worked with before at Hannah's friends wedding (Hi Mark & Amy) are amazing & are called Half light.
Less than a week later they performed with equal amounts of awesome at another wedding I shot.

As always, I shoot in an almost entirely photojournalistic manner so none of the pictures have been set up.

Anyway, please get yourself right into this wedding.
I really hope you enjoy looking through Chris & Hannah's wedding.

  1. Keira July 5th, 2012 at 12:01 pm

    Absolutely stunning photos. The bride and Groom look amazing!

  2. Nikki July 5th, 2012 at 12:11 pm

    What a bus! Sorry just had to say it. Great coverage of such a beautiful wedding. Love the shot of the oldies sitting.

  3. Alex July 5th, 2012 at 12:59 pm

    I love the way you capture people in such a genuine way Joseph. The story telling aspect of your work is simply superb - there are such great natural expressions and genuine moments throughout this post. You're right, it's the little 'hiccups' and quirks that help make each couple's day unique and memorable - I personally love them. Excellent job!

  4. ROBIN HORTON July 5th, 2012 at 1:32 pm

    Your talent shows through again Joseph, my fave is the little girl on the church path.

  5. Leah Kua July 5th, 2012 at 1:36 pm

    What an incredible story you have told in these images. They are so full of life and joy. This couple must be over the moon with what you've created for them.

  6. Kari Bellamy July 5th, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    Beautiful work Joseph!! I love the bit with them having to push the bus!!

  7. Paul Fuller July 5th, 2012 at 2:35 pm

    Really great work of a beautiful wedding, feels like a very British wedding and they look like they had a great day

  8. dan July 5th, 2012 at 2:54 pm

    great job, you really show the whole story well.

  9. Sam July 5th, 2012 at 4:45 pm

    Some really standout frames in there Joseph - love the bus pushing, the cake cutting shot is fab and the first b&w of chris and hannah dancing is lovely. Great work mate.

  10. Helena Amor July 5th, 2012 at 5:33 pm

    Beautiful wedding and photos, the one with the guys pushing the bus is awesome!

  11. Bryan C July 5th, 2012 at 6:42 pm

    seriously, amazing work! You have a great eye. Love the shots going through the graveyard

  12. Luis Godinez July 5th, 2012 at 7:02 pm

    So many great moments and great documentation of them! :)

  13. bryan July 5th, 2012 at 7:27 pm

    such great story telling!

  14. matt July 5th, 2012 at 10:46 pm

    Wow. That's a lot of (great) photos! Looks like it was a tremendous day!

  15. Alyssa Schroeder July 5th, 2012 at 10:46 pm

    Wow. I am seriously blown away. Stunning coverage. I just love all your candids.

  16. Nic July 5th, 2012 at 10:54 pm

    These photographs are just beautiful - colourful and happy!

  17. Jason July 6th, 2012 at 10:18 am

    Beautiful Joseph - I love the nominated guest being head meat carver! We have a wedding to blog where they did the same and as you say it was a great icebreaker. Did they really push start that bus??

  18. Tracy Morter July 6th, 2012 at 10:46 pm

    Oh how wonderful! Beautiful wedding perfectly pictured.

  19. matt stanton July 8th, 2012 at 8:46 pm

    I always love seeing new posts from you Joseph, this one is no exception, just fantastic. I love the groomsmen pushing the van!

  20. Andy Gaines July 11th, 2012 at 12:43 pm

    Great stuff! Some excellent story telling going on there!

  21. james gifford-mead July 11th, 2012 at 5:00 pm

    Can't believe that i missed this blog post! Stunning work as always Joseph and you just raised a bar with this wedding.

  22. John July 12th, 2012 at 12:09 am

    I can see why you're thrilled with this Joseph, it really is sublime documentary photography. Well done!

  23. Lesley Pattinson July 12th, 2012 at 10:10 am

    What beautiful coverage, the brides dress is stunning as is the backdrop to the reception venue. You've done an amazing job capturing the story of their day I'm not surprised they are thrilled!!

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