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Sophie and Michael chose their local family church - Christ Church just south of the town centre in Reading Berkshire - for their marriage ceremony. This was also the church in which our bride's parents were married. Isn't that lovely! The regular vicar was not available on the day because of a prior church event and so the vicar from nearby St Lukes stepped in and conducted what was an enjoyable informal upbeat ceremony.
Professional photography and video was allowed throughout the ceremony and so Peter was able to shoot a complete record in both stills and video formats. As might be expected in such a beautiful Victorian church the ambient light levels are very low and so the shooting conditions are quite demanding. There is a balcony at the rear of the interior which is a great location from which to shoot some of the photos and video.
The churchyard is very well-kept at the front of the building and so is a terrific spot for the essential group photos. However on the day the heavens opened at the very point at which we would have completed these photos and so we made a quick dash for the reception venue.
Sonning Golf Club just to the east of Reading hosted the wedding breakfast and reception. The staff were their usual pleasant and efficient selves. Fortunately the rain did blow over in the afternoon just long enough for us to complete the friends and family photo list around the club's pretty terrace.
The speeches at the end of the wedding breakfast were hilarious and had the guests in stitches, particularly that of the father of the bride. Its so great that our couple booked video as well as photography as they will be able to recall these speeches in all their "horror" for years to come!
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