Martin and Gemma's wedding day

Another great day shooting Martin and Gemma’s wedding. I knew it was going to be a good day as I’d had such an enjoyable time getting to know them when I did their pre wedding shoot. Can’t deny being a little apprehensive though, the groom being a photographer himself! The weather might have been a bit of a challenge with low cloud, high winds and temperatures not expected in June but Gemma certainly wasn’t going to let that spoil the most important day of her life. I had an early start at Gemma’s parent’s home, I got a lovely cup of tea off the bride, oh yes she was calm enough to make tea for everyone. In fact it was one of the calmest wedding preparations I've seen. I managed to capture a gorgeous shot of little Katie just before she went to the church.

I then headed off at full speed to meet the groom, best men and ushers at the pub but they were already heading off to church. They were a great group of lads who I would have loved to spend more time with, sharing photography and off road trail biking as hobbies

St Edmunds is a beautiful little church in Allestree with a stunning stained glass window that made a lovely backdrop for the bride and grooms blessing.

After we took some shots of the family and friends it was off to Horsley Lodge for the reception. A great venue for the reception with good backdrops for photographs, weather permitting, as long as you dodge the golf balls!

I managed to steal half an hour with Gemma and Martin to bag some of those more intimate shots before they received their guest for the wedding dinner.
I stayed around for the first dance and had some great fun with our fun photo corner.

Best wishes for a very happy life together Mr and Mrs Taft