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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