Laura and Stephen are both Irish musicians. Laura plays the violin and Stephen plays the Bodhran (Irish drum). They met on Laura’s 21st birthday playing an Irish music session at the Herschel Arms pub. So it is no surprise that Irish music (and pubs) played a big part in Laura and Stephen’s wedding.
Laura and Stephen’s wonderful church service at the Lady of Lourdes & St Micheal’s in Uxbridge was accompanied by Irish music with both family and friends playing beautiful ballads. Their first dance was to Irish music and Tom, the landlord of the Herschel Arms was the MC. And later on in the evening, Laura joined the musicians on stage. It’s the first time I have photographed a bride playing the violin on her wedding day.
Laura and Stephen had their wedding reception at the romantic Kings Chapel in picturesque Amersham. Not only are Laura and Stephen amazingly creative when it comes to playing music, they made the table centre pieces themselves, which were signs of pubs where they have played music together.
The forecast for the day was heavy rain. The morning started with some torrential downpours just as Laura and her bridesmaids were making her way home from the hairdresser’s. So Laura googled – wait for it – not where to buy white umbrellas or how to get great wedding photographs when it rains – but how to stop rain. And apparently, there are some magic spells you can do. You learn something new every day. So whilst getting ready, Laura was doing her magic spells and guess what – it worked!
It was grey and drizzly when the guests arrived at the church. But as soon as Laura turned up the sun started to shine through the clouds. The light in the church was beautiful with the sun shining right down on her. There was sunshine all the way through the drinks reception. And as soon as all the guests were safely inside and sat down for the wedding breakfast, it started to pour again. I shall be looking up those spells!