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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.
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.
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St Judes Church Englefield Green Surrey is beautiful and photogenic both outside and inside:
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:
Meanwhile the highly popular "selfie" was being practiced elsewhere!
In the Greek Orthodox wedding tradition a small ceremony was completed at the brides house before departing for the church:
Just enough time for a few photos of our groom waiting inside the church for the arrival of his bride:
There she is! One of the traditional "must have" photos of the wedding day - the bride as she steps from her wedding car:
The guests gradually arrive to fill the pews:
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:
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:
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:
All too soon the ceremony was finished and our couple made their exit amid rapturous congratulations from their very many guests:
Confetti soon followed:
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:
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.
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:
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:
Everyone was up for a laugh in these gorgeous summery conditions:
The Windsor Racecourse wedding reception venue is quite a sight especially in the afternoon summer sunshine:
The speeches are always a good opportunity for photos:
Lots of dancing followed the meal:
Including some unmistakeably Greek moves!
Of course a Greek wedding would not be complete without the money dance:
There is a groom inside there somewhere!
An "after dark" photo of the wedding venue always makes a nice closing photo for the wedding album:
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