Wedding! Adam and Lorna nr. Dudley

April 15th, 2010

Sat­ur­day the 3rd of this month saw Adam and Lor­na get mar­ried, just out­side Dudley.

As I men­tioned in my last post I met up with Lor­na and Adam just a cou­ple of weeks before the wed­ding and real­ly took a shine to them; they’re a won­der­ful cou­ple! Guests and friends will know just how awe­some these two are.

In fact I was talk­ing with anoth­er cou­ple who are equal­ly awe­some… (I will blog about them soon, you’ll love them)…I was explain­ing that as the major­i­ty of my cou­ples are very sim­i­lar, I’d love to arrange some kind of shindig/rave/tea party.
Of course, this won’t hap­pen, it’ll be a lit­tle weird.
But nat­u­ral­ly, Adam and Lor­na would be there swap­ping hilar­i­ous and flat­ter­ing anec­dotes about their pho­tog­ra­ph­er! I’d be pre­sent­ed with an expen­sive bot­tle of sin­gle malt and then be asked to give a speech.
I’m jok­ing of course…but seriously…

I met up with Lor­na at her par­ents house which was a 2 minute walk to the church where she’d be mar­ry­ing Adam.
After the cer­e­mo­ny, Adam and Lor­na joined their love­ly guests at the fam­i­ly run Dun­sley Hall in Kin­ver where they were greet­ed by the won­der­ful and accom­mo­dat­ing staff.

Adam and Lor­na, thank you so much for mak­ing me feel wel­come through­out the whole day. I enjoyed every part of your wed­ding and I could tell that you and your guests did too.
Enjoy the pic­tures and as usu­al, share, tweet and comment.

Stu­art, Lor­na’s broth­er refused to see Lor­na in her wed­ding dress before the ceremony.
Mum gets to see Lor­na. Won­der­ful moment. 
Lor­na’s mum had Orchids every­where. Every­where!!
Lor­na’s Nan, Ivy was all up for see­ing Lor­na before the cer­e­mo­ny, I don’t think Lor­na had much say in the matter!
Here she is!
Here’s the Groom. I don’t want to say that he was run­ning late, but… 
A small selec­tion of Adam’s impor­tant men.
I also find hymn books hilarious.
Ner­vous much Adam?
“Adam was how late?!?”
Unfor­tu­nate­ly, we were allowed to take very few images dur­ing the cer­e­mo­ny, so make sure you watch the flip­book ver­sion of Adam and Lor­na’s wed­ding here.
No more kiss­es for you Mister!
Let the con­grat­u­la­to­ry kiss­ing commence!wpid2772-Adam-and-Lorna-26.jpgwpid2774-Adam-and-Lorna-27.jpg
I’m very fond of this fun­ny lit­tle shot.
And then on to Dun­sley Hall in Kin­ver, and per­son­al­ly greet­ed by the man­ag­er and gen­er­al nice-guy, Wilf.
I almost feel like I don’t even need to tell you this, but here is “The Heckler”.
He did a great job of con­tribut­ing to the speeches…and call­ing me Har­ry Potter.
Look at those eyes, you can see his brain work­ing and try­ing to find a way of mak­ing me crack.
Speech­es time. Lor­na’s Dad’s speech was very special.
Hi Adam!
After lulling the guests into a false sense of secu­ri­ty with child­hood sto­ries about paper aero­planes with match­es selotaped to them, Joe, Adam’s Best Man, pro­ceed­ed to indi­vid­u­al­ly and thor­ough­ly mock all the oth­er ush­ers using a pointy device. No need for that at all. But it was hilarious!
This has been added to my grow­ing pile of “Favorite pictures”
I love Adam’s Dad’s laugh! This pic­ture makes me feel good!
All in good spir­its of course…
And here is the beau­ti­ful Bride.
I think Lor­na’s eyes are incred­i­ble in this pic­ture. A super cool couple.
Lor­na runs back to the par­ty, rock­ing the shoes that her mum got mar­ried in 35 years ago.
And why not hey?

Love­ly stuff!
I loved shoot­ing your wed­ding Lor­na and Adam, and I real­ly enjoyed edit­ing and blog­ging too.
You both made Jes­si­ca and myself feel so wel­come and we real­ly appre­ci­at­ed it!
Thank you also to the staff at Dun­sley Hall in Kin­ver, you were excellent!
Also, you might notice that there are none of my usu­al gram­mat­i­cal mis­takes in this post and Mr Phill Allen is to thank for that!

  1. Jonathan Taphouse April 15th, 2010 at 5:01 pm

    Nice one! Some real­ly great pho­to’s. Inspirational.

  2. Phill April 15th, 2010 at 5:38 pm

    Look­ing through this set of images Joseph I’m struck by the fact that you cre­ate strik­ing images that res­onate per­son­al­i­ty dur­ing *every* pas­sage of the day, not just a well com­posed, nice­ly exposed but ulti­mate­ly safe body of images with the odd … cork­er (for want of a more ele­gant expres­sion) occa­sion­al­ly show­ing up. I espe­cial­ly like, well, lots of them but in par­tic­u­lar the image in the church, framed through the guests heads, of Adam and Lor­na look­ing towards each oth­er (image 24 in the set). Whilst the use of in frame fram­ing is a very good choice indeed, the tim­ing on cap­tur­ing that oh so poignant look is sub­lime (or maybe it’s just that they could­n’t take their eyes off each oth­er, but what­ev­er, you made the image!) A fan­tas­tic look­ing cou­ple on a fan­tas­tic look­ing wed­ding day, fan­tas­ti­cal­ly well pho­tographed. And your com­men­su­rate use of semi-colons in the text is the icing on the cake ;~)

  3. Phill April 15th, 2010 at 5:40 pm

    That should have been “guests’ heads” by the way. I’m all gram­mared out! :~)

  4. Lorna Willis April 15th, 2010 at 5:48 pm

    These cap­ture the essence of our day so per­fect­ly and we hard­ly ever noticed that you were there!!! My face hurt from laugh­ing so much all day and i think that comes across in the pics. You are a fab­u­lous pho­tog­ra­ph­er and you and Jess are a won­der­ful team who i would nev­er hes­i­tate in rec­om­mend­ing to anyone.

    Thank you, thank you.

    Lor­na and Adam x

  5. Glynis and Tony April 15th, 2010 at 6:06 pm

    Joseph, these pho­tographs are real­ly beau­ti­ful and cap­ture the won­der­ful day so very well. Thank you. thank you, thank you! If any of our friends need a pho­tog­ra­ph­er your name will be the first on our lips!

  6. Jen Smith April 15th, 2010 at 9:18 pm

    What a mag­i­cal day you cap­tured! The bride is beau­ti­ful and looks like she had a blast. Love the cou­ple shot where you com­ment­ed on her eyes — he’s look­ing at her so sweet­ly. And some great cap­tures of the ani­mat­ed guests!

  7. Eric Yerke April 15th, 2010 at 9:45 pm

    Excel­lent cov­er­age. You have some real win­ners in there. My fave is the one at the cer­e­mo­ny where you bring in some fore­ground ele­ments as peo­ple. Real sweet.

  8. matt shumate April 16th, 2010 at 12:46 am

    Great set Joseph! Of course they love these pho­tos, They’re awe­some! I feel like I was there along with you. BTW, the mens’ suits are quite dapper.

  9. Thomas Lester April 16th, 2010 at 2:43 am

    Great shots Joseph! The shot of the vio­lin­ist sil­hou­et­ted against the win­dow (B&W) is very good. I need to get bold enough to do shots like that! Love it. Oh… and my wife told me to say, “I love the com­po­si­tion on the cake shot”. So… there ya’ have it ;-)

  10. Naf April 16th, 2010 at 7:49 am

    Fan­tas­tic shots. It looks like you thor­ough­ly enjoyed your­self. I’ll point out some of my favs when i next see you. :)

  11. Monika Szczepaniak April 16th, 2010 at 10:11 am

    What a beau­ti­ful bride. You did a love­ly job show­ing their wed­ding day.

  12. Sue April 16th, 2010 at 1:54 pm

    As always.. superb.
    Well done Joseph and Jessie x x x

  13. Csanad April 16th, 2010 at 4:25 pm

    What a fun wed­ding! Your stuff is great, very PJ — you cap­ture all the right moments beautifully.

    “No more kiss­es for you Mis­ter!” that shot is hilarious!

  14. Becca April 16th, 2010 at 6:13 pm

    Real­ly well done. The por­traits of the bride and groom are espe­cial­ly love­ly, but I also real­ly enjoyed your cap­tur­ing of the lit­tle moments that could have eas­i­ly slipped by. Fab­u­lous work :)

  15. Wes Brown April 16th, 2010 at 7:50 pm

    The whole wed­ding is done so well, but that ring shot is AMAZING. Great eye.

  16. Joey Chandler April 18th, 2010 at 7:15 pm

    Real­ly nice work. Looks like to was a very enjoy­able day. Props to you (and them of course).

  17. Kevin Mullins April 18th, 2010 at 7:25 pm

    Great work Joseph — love­ly images and very inti­mate moments of the day captured.

  18. Rae Marie Photography April 21st, 2010 at 1:09 am

    Wow — the image from above the gor­geous cou­ple with those curved stairs just stands out to me. What an amaz­ing shot!

  19. Shirley Wilks April 21st, 2010 at 8:35 am

    The most amaz­ing pho­tos I have ever seens looked like a high soci­ety ‘do’.
    You looked so amaz­ing Lau­ra and your dash­inh hus­band — Cor! Plus you being my ‘favourite’ Lor­na, these pics of you are also my ‘fave’.
    Love you Shirley Wirley xxx

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