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Emma & Alex – Smoke and Raindrops!


Emma & Alex were married at St.John the Baptist Church in The Lee where Emma was brought up. It's a beautiful village tucked away in The Chiltern Hills. Reception was held at nearby Chartridge Lodge where Emma and Alex both worked a few years ago and well, the rest is history!

We've had a mainly glorious summer but August was unpredictable as Emma and Alex found out on their big day. Heavy showers were forecast but it was dry enough as the guests arrived though a strange mist was developing. I have encountered all sorts of  hazards when filming weddings including adjacent house alarms sounding off for hours but never a big, smoky bonfire. Within minutes the churchyard was enveloped and I could barely see the guests let alone film them. This needed divine intervention and Revd. David stepped in to explain to the neighbour that a wedding was taking place. The smoke was all gone by the time Emma arrived and she was happily oblivious to the mini drama.

Rain hammered on the church roof during the service and photos were done inside. When the rain stopped and we all thought it was safe to leave a confetti line was organised. At this point of no return the heavens opened again and you can see the result in the video. Fortunately Emma and Alex kept smiling and they were soon rewarded within a few minutes of arriving at the reception when the clouds parted and we had lovely warm sun for the rest of the afternoon.

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It was good to meet photographer Adel Hanna who was a pleasure to work with. We must have that game of golf we talked about soon!

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