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Bride and groom are greeted by their guests as they enter their wedding reception at Windsor Racecourse

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We are very pleased with all the photography and video work you did for us and would like to thank you for everything once again. The pictures are perfect.

Lia

Nici and Mark chose St Judes Church Englefield Green near Egham Surrey for their Greek Orthodox wedding ceremony, followed by the nearby Windsor Racecourse for their wedding reception.

Our couple selected an all day combined photography and video package starting with Nici and the girls finishing their "getting ready" and ending some time after the exuberant evening dancing got underway.

The Greek Orthodox wedding connection introduced a number of aspects to the coverage in addition to the "normal" Church of England and Catholic traditions. This started with a small ceremony for immediate family and friends before departing for the church.

St Judes Church Englefield Green hosted the marriage ceremony. St Judes is not a Greek Orthodox church and arrangements were made with the local clergy for a Greek Orthodox priest to visit St Judes from his London base to conduct the ceremony.

Our priest was brilliant to work with and Peter was able to capture the entire wedding ceremony with both stills and video. However couples considering St Judes Church Englefield Green for their own wedding should check with their own clergy as much more restrictive rules may apply.

The church is easy to reach being just a short distance from the M25 M4 and M3 motorways. There is a limited amount of onsite parking.

Once the ceremony was completed we made our way the few miles to Windsor Racecourse for the wedding reception. Windsor Racecourse is one of only a few local wedding venues which can accommodate a large number of wedding guests. It is needless to say very smart and well maintained. There is plenty of free onsite parking.

The weather on the day was sunny and warm - quite a departure from what many couples have had to endure in recent times.

St Judes Church Englefield Green Surrey is beautiful and photogenic both outside and inside:

St Judes Church Englefield Green Surrey

Our bride part way through the long process of achieving perfection. Peter always converts some of the colour images to black and white and you can browse both versions in the full galleries:

Bride getting ready before her Greek Orthodox wedding

Meanwhile the highly popular "selfie" was being practiced elsewhere!

Bridesmaids shoot a selfie photo

In the Greek Orthodox wedding tradition a small ceremony was completed at the brides house before departing for the church:

Bride during ceremony prior to main Greek Orthodox wedding ceremony

Just enough time for a few photos of our groom waiting inside the church for the arrival of his bride:

Groom waits for bride inside St Judes Church Englefield Green

There she is! One of the traditional "must have" photos of the wedding day - the bride as she steps from her wedding car:

Bride arrives for her wedding at St Judes Church Englefield Green Surrey

The guests gradually arrive to fill the pews:

Guests inside St Judes Church Englefield Green Surrey await the start of the Greek Orthodox wedding ceremony

Soon the wedding ceremony was underway. It is not practical for the wedding photographer to move around inside St Judes during the ceremony without causing distractions but there is a good vantage point near the front from which a great selection of photos can be shot. Peter also discreetly ran five video cameras and these were able to record everything from alternative viewpoints:

Greek Orthodox priest with wedding rings during marriage ceremony at St Judes Church Englefield Green.

The ambient light levels inside St Judes are quite low so it is essential that professional wedding photographers have the appropriate equipment to deal with these demanding conditions. Then great photos such as closeups of the rings being exchanged are possible:

Bride and groom exchange rings during their Greek Orthodox wedding ceremony at St Judes Church Englefield Green

Bride and groom during their marriage ceremony at St Judes Church Englefield Green Surrey

Groom sips holy wine during his wedding ceremony at St Judes Church Englefield Green

Guests were not prevented from shooting their own photos during the Greek Orthodox wedding ceremony. It was all very relaxed despite being steeped in many small details and traditions:

Wedding guest shoots a photo of the bride and groom during their marriage ceremony at St Judes Church Englefield Green Surrey

Bride and groom amid their guests at the end of their Greek Orthodox wedding in St Judes Church Englefield Green

All too soon the ceremony was finished and our couple made their exit amid rapturous congratulations from their very many guests:

Confetti soon followed:

Bride and groom are showered with confetti by their wedding guests at St Judes Church Englefield Green

Bride and groom covered in confetto after their marriage at St Judes Church Englefield Green

Its not easy to get over two hundred guests together for a group photo so these are never works of art, but it can be a nice reminder of the day and always finds its way into the wedding album. Peter shot this using an extreme wide angle lens after clambering onto a conveniently placed tombstone for a little extra height:

Group photo of all the wedding guests after marriage ceremony at St Judes Church Englefield Green

Bright sunshine is the enemy of good quality portrait photography as the high contrast is less than ideal for flattering skin tones. There are some decent shaded area around St Judes which are suitable for small groups.

Bride and her mother pose for wedding photo outside St Judes Church Englefield Green

Bride and groom pose for wedding photo on the Long Walk Windsor Berkshire

We stopped off at the Long Walk Windsor for a few bride and groom photos before continuing our journey to Windsor Racecourse for the wedding reception. The Long Walk makes a great backdrop with Windsor castle in the background. Some couples like to go right into the centre of Windsor and pose in front of the iron gates but its always very busy there. We went to the slightly less busy spot where the Long Walk crosses Albert Road:

Windsor Racecourse has its own very photogenic areas ideal for wedding photos such as this jetty located on the approach to the reception:

Bride and groom pose for wedding photo on jetty on the River Thames at Windsor Racecourse

In the Greek tradition our bride and groom were introduced to the assembled guests, making a circuit of the central dancefloor before taking their places at the top table:

Bride and groom make their grand entry into their wedding reception at Windsor Racecourse

Everyone was up for a laugh in these gorgeous summery conditions:

Guests laughing during wedding reception at Windsor Racecourse Berkshire

The Windsor Racecourse wedding reception venue is quite a sight especially in the afternoon summer sunshine:

Windsor Racecourse wedding venue

The speeches are always a good opportunity for photos:

Grooms mother makes a speech during wedding reception at Windsor Racecourse

Lots of dancing followed the meal:

Guests dancing at wedding reception at Windsor Racecourse

Including some unmistakeably Greek moves!

Greek dancing at wedding reception at Windsor Racecourse Berkshire

Of course a Greek wedding would not be complete without the money dance:

Money dance at Greek wedding at Windsor Racecourse

There is a groom inside there somewhere!

Men dance at Greek wedding at Windsor Racecourse

An "after dark" photo of the wedding venue always makes a nice closing photo for the wedding album:

Windsor Racecourse wedding venue seen at night

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