Louise & Doug: Destination Wedding Photography in Guernsey

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Destination Wedding Photography in Guernsey

With a clear edit queue I finally get some time to share some of the amazing weddings I've been part of and not had a chance to feature yet. Although less wedding shoots at this time of year, it's my busiest time for enquiries and getting ready for the imminent wedding season, so I really want to get going with some of these blogs! With that in mind, I'll attempt to keep the chit-chat (OK waffle) to a minimum...or at least try...

This one was a summer wedding and something I've been keen to get on the blog as it just overflows with fun and stylish taste. Louise and Doug live in Australia (Louise is from the UK whereas Doug is aussie to the core), and it was from Sydney that Louise contacted me making plans for their wedding back on her home island of Guernsey.

Having covered international and destination wedding photography assignments in the past, I am completely comfortable with the additional challenges, planning, and care required for weddings abroad. Even though Guernsey isn't that far distance wise, any journey that involves flights absolutely has to be carefully planned to ensure the kit gets there safely! Which thanks to the lovely people at FlyBe it did of course. After Lou picked me up from the airport, I decided to meet up with Doug and his mates having a game of cricket and a few beers. Off to an aussie start.

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After the fun of the cricket game and meeting all the guys on the Friday, Saturday started at the Bella Luce which is a really beautiful venue. Again I met up with Doug first whilst he had a swim and started writing went over his speech. The weather was perfect and the hotel already looked stunning with the marquee meticulously styled by Lou with lots of vintage touches. I'm told that every second-hand and antique shop on the island had been scoured for all of the various table decorations and place settings.

A vintage bus took guests to and from the church service. I have to say the driver was brilliant on the narrow Guernsey lanes. It's not the kind of vehicle that's particularly manoeuvrable.

There were plenty more personal touches throughout the day, but a highlight to mention is the musical performances from friends Pat & Kell. The sang as a duo in the church whilst Louise walked in, alongside the church singing an amazing version of You Got The Love, an acoustic set during the afternoon reception, and finally an evening performance which included a Drum & Bass accompaniment of Rudimental's Waiting All Night. Amazing end to an amazing weekend.

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