Archive for the ‘African weddings’ Category

International, fun and natural, multicultural wedding photography

Saturday, April 20th, 2013
Seychelles, Mauritius, Gambia, Crete, Cyprus  wedding photography

Wedding pics from the Ice Hotel in Sweden, Cap Lazare in the Seychelles, and an Asian wedding

I love all kinds of weddings, anywhere in the world, and have been fortunate to have shared many, many interesting couples exciting weddings from Australia  to Pakistan to Scotland, and many countries in between in 5 different continents. Just a glimpse of possibilities… am sure your wedding would be amazing too, so get in touch if these pics inspire you. xx Elaine

http://www.reellifephotos.co.uk and on Facebook  and here – http://www.leedsweddingphotographers.com

 

PS we also create interesting wedding videos, so can come as a team.

 

Beach wedding in the Seychelles at Cap Lazare

So much love went into preparing for this exotic beach wedding in The Seychelles

 

 

natural  and fun multicultural wedding photos

natural and fun wedding photography

 

Coco Ocean wedding pictures in the Gambia

Sierra Leone couple's wedding at Coco ocean Hotel in The Gambia

cultural wedding in Nigeria by international wedding photographer

Traditional cultural wedding in Nigeria

 

 

Asian wedding storybook, Indian and Pakistani wedding pictures

Arty Asian wedding pics

natural Asian wedding storybook photos

Collage of Asian wedding pictures

Coco Ocean wedding pictures in the Gambia

Monday, April 30th, 2012
Coco Ocean wedding Gambia

 

 

wedding pictures in the Royal Suite at Coco Ocean Hotel

The bridesmaids hold up the wedding dress inside the Royal Suite where the bride is getting ready

Gambian wedding pictures at  Coco Ocean Hotel

The bride and bridesmaids are given a ride in the hotel buggy to get to the wedding ceremony by the pool, but reluctantly their daughter has to wait for the next trip down.

 

 

Coco Ocean wedding pictures in the Gambia

Bride and groom walk down the outdoor aisle to their pool side wedding ceremony next to the beach

 

creative wedding photographer for Gambian weddings

Patches of light and shade show the tropical light and create wonderful patterns on the bride’s dress during their “church” wedding by the pool at Coco Ocean Hotel in The Gambia/

 

wedding rings during blessing at Coco Ocean Hotel in The Gambia

The wedding would not be complete with the blessing of their rings

 

If you are thinking of  getting married in the Gambia  – or anywhere else at all in the UK or abroad visit Reel Life Photos website http://www.reellifephotos.co.uk or call Elaine!

wedding at Coco ocean in the Gambia

Smiles after exchanging rings by the sea

Bride and Groom from Sierra Leone getting married at Coco ocean in the Gambia

Dream wedding happiness

Wedding photography at Coco Ocean in the Gambia by UK wedding photographer Elaine

Such joy at being wed at last! Civil Ceremony kiss.

Bride and bridesmaids at the luxurious Coco Ocean Hotel in The Gambia

wedding photographer from UK in the Gambia

At last they got what I meant by a big group like a crowd together…Just had to get this foyer in the picure too. xx

sunset kiss by sea in Gambia at Coco Ocean Hotel

Sunset kiss

You can see more pictures from  this wedding at Coco Ocean Hotel here

and their  Sierra Leone traditional cultural wedding here

 

If you are thinking of  getting married in the Gambia, at Coco Ocean Hotel, or anywhere else – or anywhere else at all in the UK or abroad visit Reel Life Photos website or call Elaine!

This was our second wedding in the Gambia.  The first was for Denise and Bax  who had a wonderful Gambian wedding day as well as an an outdoor Civil Ceremony  at the hotel.  I will soon have another wedding in the Gambia so watch out for new Gambian wedding pictures! This is the  Italian Storybook album  from the first wedding I photographed in The Gambia. xx Elaine

Denise & Bakary’s Gambian wedding storybook album

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010
Title page for Graphistudio wedding album of Gambian beach wedding

Title Page for Denise and Bax’s wedding in The Gambia

Bride's Father, Rings, dress and shoes ready for Gambian wedding

Bride’s Father, Rings, dress and shoes ready for Gambian wedding

bride in magenta dress with father on way to wedding in the Gambia

bride with father on way to wedding in the Gambia

Gambian wedding

Gambian “Boys” arrive at Sunset Beach Hotel for the wedding.

bride arriving at Sunset Beach Hotel for outdoor wedding

Denise arriving at Sunset Beach Hotel for outdoor wedding

outdoor wedding ceremony in The Gambia

Denise and Bax’s outdoor wedding ceremony at Sunset Beach Hotel

exchange of wedding rings in The Gambia

Exchange of rings in outdoor wedding ceremony

signing the marriage register in The Gambia

signing the register

The kiss: romantic wedding couple in The Gambia

The kiss: romantic wedding couple in The Gambia

Outdoor wedding ceremony in The Gambia

Denise and Bax are married! Their happiness overflows…

The "boys" on the beach for official Gambian wedding pictures

The “boys” and band, pile into the official Gambian wedding pictures

family wedding photos by hotel pool in The Gambia

family wedding photos by hotel pool

posed family wedding pictures in The Gambia

family wedding pictures

romantic British bride and Gambian groom kissing

time for a quick kiss by the lush African vegetation

bride, groom and friends on the beach in Gambia

bride, groom and friends on the beach in Gambia

Gambian wedding pictures on the beach

The boys, Denise and Bax

bride, groom and friends on the beach in Gambia

family wedding photos on the beach in Gambia

Denise and Bax by the Bougainvillea before going off in wedding car

Denise and Bax by the Bougainvillea before going off in wedding car

Gambian-style wedding cars

wedding cars in The Gambia!

arrivals at the beachside restaurant for Gambian wedding reception

arrivals at the beachside restaurant for Gambian wedding reception

Denise and Bax's beautiful wedding reception with floaty pink decorations

beautiful bride Denise by colourfully decorated wedding reception restaurant

restauraunt

Denise and Bax with some of their Gambian family

Top table at beach-side wedding reception in The Gambia

Top table at beach-side wedding reception in The Gambia

Gambian beach wedding photos

bride and groom photos on the beach in Gambia

bride and groom wedding photos on beach in The Gambia

romantic wedding photos of Denise and Bax on the beach

Sunset wedding photos on beach in The Gambia

Sunset wedding photos on beach in The Gambia

wedding breakfast at beach restaurant in The Gambia

wedding breakfast at beach restaurant in The Gambia

Cutting the wedding cake: end of first day of Denise and Bax's Gambian wedding

Cutting the wedding cake: end of first day of Denise and Bax’s Gambian wedding

Gambian wedding day two - the real party begins

Gambian wedding celebrations at Denise and Bax’s compound.

Gambian wedding photos with lady threading beads

The newly-weds in colourful Gambian wedding costumes

 African wedding costumes in The Gambia

happy smiles for the bride and groom on the Gambian wedding day

Gambian wedding day pictures

Denise on her Gambian wedding day

Muslim prayer time at Denise and Bax's Gambian wedding

Muslim prayer time at Denise and Bax’s Gambian wedding

 

Denise and Bax's Gambian wedding day by their great gates.

Gambian family wedding pictures

Gambian family wedding pictures

Gifts of money at traditional African wedding

Traditional Gambian wedding gifts

Gambian traditional wedding celebrations

Gambian traditional wedding celebrations

Gambian wedding pictures: pinning beads on a newly wedding wife

The beads are like the hanging mango – carefully nurtured

dancing during Gambian wedding celebrations

Dancing for the New Wife

UK bride in Gambia plays an empty plastic container for a drum

Denise tries her hand with the drumstick on the makeshift drum

preparation of traditional Gambian wedding drink

traditional Gambian wedding drink – mmm – delicious!

Gambian Inlaws relax with their new British relatives at wedding

The two families unite

Fun wedding pictures in The Gambia

I wonder what the joke was… great fun anyway!

Gambian wedding dancing pictures

More Gambian wedding dancing pics!

Denise and Bax's Gambian wedding pictures

New family united as one: lovely!

Gambian family wedding pictures

Lamin plays with flashing light strips Denise has handed out

The children wave and smile at their new glow stick toys!

Bride and Groom in traditional Gambian wedding costume

Denise and Bax in traditional Gambian wedding costume

UK bride with Gambian groom on their wedding day

Happily ever after…

Since then we have been back in The Gambia for another wedding – this time at Coco Ocean Hotel for a UK based couple from Sierra Leone .  And we are back in Coco Ocean again now in December  2015 ,  for our 4th Gambian wedding this year alone! See more international weddings by wedding photographer Elaine !

 

Contact us via our website

Or call Elaine on +447990867058 or on the office line +441924430115


UK wedding photographer in The Gambia

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010
Gambian wedding pictures of UK bride to Gambian Groom in West Africa

Gambian wedding picture

Denise and Bax's wedding in The Gambia

Denise and Bax’s wedding was great fun – sand, sea and sun as well as African percussion, happy chaos, and beautiful Gambian headdresses/costumes and DANCING!

I  (Elaine –  a  UK based  international wedding photographer)  travelled all the way to The Gambia from Dewsbury, West Yorkshire to cover their wedding photography, and was introduced to a whole new world in West Africa – where a bucket serves as a shower and rags knotted together become a rope for a well – yet there is a smile on every face.

One of the ladies in my compound was up before dawn everyday,  pounding beans to powder, which they then fried to make a crisp fluffy fritter  and sold along with spicy beans for local people’s breakfasts.

Other enterprising families made Baobab juice  – from the dried fruit of the tree shaken with water and flavoured with banana and coconut with milk – which they put into re-used plastic bottles from banana milk and sell from home.

Will be uploading more  travel pics from The Gambia soon too, as these pictures tell a story of the real Africa!

Denise met Bax while working out there a few years back, and she fell in love with The Gambia, and all her people.

Denise and Bax Gambian wedding photo on the beach

Denise gives a twirl on beach after Gambian wedding

See their  finished storybook wedding album here!

The second Gambian wedding I photographed was at Coco Ocean Hotel, plus a cultural ceremony at the bride’s mother’s house. You can see some of those wedding photos here, and the Coco Ocean storybook wedding album here.

 

If you are planning your wedding in the Gambia, visit Reel Life Photos website and say hello to me on Facebook

xx Elaine

African international wedding in Gambia by destination wedding photographers

Friday, April 2nd, 2010

We’ve all been looking forward to Denise and Bax’s exciting wedding in Africa for months, and now the time has nearly come for all the Northern guests to board a plane from Manchester to fly to Banjul. Denise found us on a lovely website run by a talented guy called Jim. He will be covering the run up to the wedding as well as publishing pics from his site that we send him so to avoid duplication initially please have a look on his site here: http://www.weddingphotographyworld.co.uk/#/reellife-photos-africa/4539836158