Reading Wedding Photography
Last summer I had an enormous pleasure of photographing a beautiful wedding of Katie and Isaac in Reading. I met the happy couple before when we did our pre-wedding photos in the countryside surrounding Reading. Because of that, I knew it will be an awesome day in a great company. And I wasn’t mistaken. I have shot quite a few weddings in and around Reading and really love the Berkshire county town, so was really looking forward to another wedding in the area. Well known for the Reading festival, the Reading town lies right where River Thames and River Kennet join. It has beautiful architecture as well as nature and fields surrounding it. Perfect backdrops for wedding photography.
Reading Summer wedding
Last summer was one of the hottest I remember in the UK. Almost every wedding we had, had clear, or almost clear skies. So many wedding guests mentioned I must be thrilled with photographing weddings in this glorious weather. Well, as long as it made my couples happy, then I was happy too! As for me, it’s in huge part about capturing those happy emotions and interactions. But very often the hot summer weather proved challenging. With many wedding venues, especially barns and stately homes (which are one of my favourites to photograph at) not being prepared for it with no air conditioning.
Isaac and Katie’s wedding was no exception. The weather was beautiful. But, when it comes to the best light for wedding portraits, I was keeping to the shade as much as possible as well as waiting until just before the sunset to get the photos of the bride and groom.
DIY Reading marquee wedding Berkshire
The bride and groom are such a great couple. Surrounded by their families and close friends, they made me feel very welcome indeed. Everyone had a great time all the way through the wedding day which is precisely what I was capturing in the photos.
We started the photography on the day in Isaac’s parent place, where the future bride was getting ready with her bridesmaids. The atmosphere was relaxed and joyful from the start, which continued all through the wedding day. The wedding breakfast and party happened in the same place in a marquee which was raised in the garden for the occasion. It needs to be mentioned that Katie looked absolutely stunning in her wedding dress, which had some of the most gorgeous details showing beautifully against the slightly creamier fabric.
Almost everything about the wedding was DIY with many people contributing to the overall beautiful look. The cake was made by one of the bridesmaids. Not only was it looking great, but tasted great too!
What was a great touch as well, was the food, which was fish and chips from the local shop as well as ice cream from an ice cream van. Delicious and supporting local businesses too.
The day wouldn’t be completed without great wedding garden games, like Jenga and beer pong. As well as knocking down cans with bride and groom’s photos on them, so much fun!
Bradfield College Wedding
The ceremony, however, took place in a gorgeous Bradfield College. Its interior as well as exterior architecture and grounds made for some stunning backdrops to the ceremony, confetti and the drinks reception. One of the favourite moments must have been the best man and the maid of honour dropping almost full buckets of confetti on the bride and groom. Please see photos below as the evidence!
Thank you so much, Isaac and Katie, for trusting in me to document your awesome day for you. It was so much fun!
If you are looking for a wedding photographer around Reading, Berkshire and beyond and like the style of the photos, then please get in touch for a chat about your day.