Archive for the ‘Graphistudio wedding book’ Category

Storybook album design from a church wedding in Leeds, West Yorkshire

Monday, September 5th, 2016
Storybook album design from a wedding in Leeds - Oakwood Churh and The Village Hotel South Leeds

Storybook album design from wedding pictures in taken in Leeds – The front cover.

This lovely couple found some of the many wedding pictures I’ve taken on Reel Life Photos  on Facebook Page. They love photos so I was delighted to be their wedding photographer, and to have the opportunity to share their special day.  So much fun an laughter  – from them and all their wedding guests!  They were so keen, they came to see me almost straight after their wedding, as couldn’t wait to see their pictures!   They initially chose 650 favourites, which they would have loved to have had include in their wedding album, but gradually whittled them down to a more manageable 127 images.  I then added a few back in to use as backgrounds to make the story of their day more complete.

The church minister wouldn’t allow me to take photos from the from of the church as I normally do, but with my long lens from the organ loft at the rear, I still managed to get a few basic shots, though not the facial expressions I had hoped to capture.  The church warden put on a feast of tastefully arranged chocolate biscuits on every table in the church hall afterwards, at her own expense too, so can see the couple are much -loved here.

Storybook wedding album design - Leeds Oakwood Church

Start of the day at Oakwood Church in Leeds, as the wedding guests arrive.

 

Wedding-storybook page as the bride arrtives at the church in Leeds, UK

The bride arrives at the church in Leeds in a simply decorated wedding car with her father

 

Church wedding - a page in the wedding album - Wedding-storybook design , West Yorkshire

The groom and best man are patiently waiting inside the church , as the bride is met outside by her sister and flower girl

 

natural wedding photography in Leeds - page from storybook

Congratulations to the bride outside Oakwood church in Leeds on a lovely sunny August day.

Fun church wedding pictures in Leeds

The groom’s mother watch on from her wheelchair, enjoying all the excitement of the wedding in Leeds

 

Wedding-storybook design using a background from the bride's dress

The bride arrives and poses by the church door with her sister and family

 

Church wedding pictures and bride's bouquet

Everyone turns round to look as the bride arrives inside the church

 

Church wedding in Leeds, West Yorkshire

The bridesmaid, flower girl and page boys walk down the aisle first, as seen from up in the organ loft at Oakwood Church in Leeds.

wedding at Oakwood church in Italian storybook

Bride meets her groom at the front of Oakwood Church in Leeds

 

Romantic storybook wedding design

These romantic wedding pictures tell the story of the couple’s wedding day

 

Beautiful church wedding ceremony in Leeds

Beautiful church wedding ceremony in Leeds

 

Wedding-storybook pictures showing the rings

The rings!

 

The kiss and extra blessing pics in storybook wedding album.

The kiss and extra blessing pics in storybook wedding album.

 

Wedding-storybook pictures - signing the register

Fun and laughter by the wedding register

 

Wedding-storybook pictures showing the wedding rings

Reel Life Photos signature image showing the bride and groom’s hands and rings on the wedding register, next to the bouquet.

Wedding-storybook album design, UK

Smiles and a kiss!

 

Church wedding pictures in storybook album

Mums and witnesses!

 

Churtch wedding picture inside Oakwood Church in Leeds

Big group shot – inside the church!

 

Wedding-storybook pictures, Leeds, UK

The happy couple walk down the aisle

 

Wedding-storybook photos outside the church

Kiss for Dad!

Happy wedding pictureof the newly-weds walking down the aisle

Happy wedding pictureof the newly-weds walking down the aisle

 

natural wedding pictures

Congratulations! This is my favourite time to capture natural wedding pictures

 

natural wedding pictures

natural wedding pictures as everyone rushed to congratulate an hug the bride.

 

Fun wedding storybook

Happy wedding pics after the wedding ceremony

 

Confetti magic in storynook wedding album

Confetti magic!

 

Natural confetti pics

Love it when everyone throws confetti and the couple are enjoying the fun!

 

Wedding storybook design - after church wedding

Tea and biscuits after the wedding ceremony makes for relaxed family photos too!

happy wedding pictures

Mums are precious aren’t they! Lovely how both of the couple’s mothers managed to make it to the wedding!

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Fun bride and groom at their wedding reception in The Village Hotel Leeds South

Fun bride and groom at their wedding reception in The Village Hotel Leeds South

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storybook wedding photography in Dewsbury Town Hall for a Nigerian-English couple

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015

A lady called me from Nigeria to enquire about her wedding photography, but it turned out that she was actually getting married in the UK, in my home town of Dewsbury.  It was a beautiful wedding, with the tables dressed immaculately with a masses of flowers following a lilac colour scheme.  OK , like most African brides.she was nearly two hours late for her wedding, so its just as well it was in the middle of winter, or she may have missed out had the registrar been busy!

After the wedding she made an appointment to come and see her wedding photos, but somehow things caught up with her, and she forgot to contact me for nearly two years.  Her English husband was still working in Nigeria, but they had by now had a second baby, so also set up a home in Leeds, West Yorkshire.

Now she wants to surprise her husband with the wedding album under the tree at Christmas, but here at least is the album I designed from the photos she chose from a selection of over 600 images that I had already shortlisted for her.

Dewsbury wedding photos in storybook

Storybook cover

wedding photos designed in an Italian storybook with pictures from the wedding in Dewsbury

Storybook Pages002-003 with the cute white baby dress and shoes waiting to be worn

Italian storybook with wedding shoes and baby bridesmaid's flowers and pictures of the groom is getting ready before the wedding in Dewsbury

Storybook Pages004-005 wedding shoes and baby bridesmaid’s flowers in Italian storybook with the groom is also getting ready for their wedding in Dewsbury

Graphistudio wedding book design showing the groom and groomsmen getting ready for the multicultural wedding in Dewsbury

Storybook Pages006-007 groom and groomsmen getting ready – all smiles!

storybook wedding pictures of bride putting on her wedding dress and the baby chewing her white wedding shoes

Storybook Pages008-009 How to keep a baby bridesmaid happy while her mother is putting on her wedding dress: let the baby chew her new shoes!

How the wedding photographer keeps the bride's baby happy before the wedding in Dewsbury

Storybook Pages010-011 Novel way to keep the baby happy – with the wedding photographer’s expensive light!

wedding storybook design with the bride ready to leave for her wedding in Dewsbury

Storybook Pages012-013 – The bride puts on her pearl necklace and walks down the stairs holding her beautiful lilac and white bouquet.

wedding storybook design as the bride rushes into the limo to travel to Dewsbury Town Hall

Storybook Pages014-015 The bride carries her baby to the waiting limo with her female friends and family.

Wedding at Dewsbury Town Hall - storybook album design

Storybook Pages016-017 The photographer waiting outside in the cold for ages to make sure she didn’t miss the shot of the limo arriving outside Dewsbury Town Hall, but as the bride got out a car passed by, obscuring the limo and hurrying bride, as within seconds the bride was already inside the Town Hall.

Bride walking down the aisle at Dewsbury Town Hall in wedding storybook

Storybook Pages018-019 The bride walks down the aisle and her groom gets the first glimpse of her in her wedding dress and fur shrug

wedding rings and kiss at Dewsbury wedding in the storybook photo album

Storybook Pages020-021 The bestman fishes the rings out of his pocket and before we know it the wedding is sealed with a kiss!

Wedding in Dewsbury by photographer Elaine of Reel Life Photos

Storybook Pages022-023 The register signing photos can be such happy ones if the photographer is quick and experienced.

Storybook Pages024-025 The witnesses and Reel Life Photos’ signature shot of the newly-weds’ hands showing their rings by the register with the bouquet for decoration.

wedding pictures in a storybook album by Reel Life Photos wedding photographer in Dewsbury

Storybook Pages 26-27 The groom’s father poses with the happy couple be the wedding register, as the bride’s best friend in the red dress looks on, before the newly weds look at each other as the link arms to walk back down the aisle together.

traditional wedding pictures in Dewsbury Town Hall in storybook designed album

Storybook Pages 028-029 The groom just manages to appear in one pic as the bride enthusiastically poses with all her friends. Well I don’t know many grooms who enjoy posing for wedding pics after all! That’s why I love natural wedding photos…

wedding tiara and Nigerian bride's wedding pictures in a storybook album by Reel Life Photos wedding photographer in Dewsbury

Storybook Pages030-031 Couldn’t resist adding in this background pic of the bride’s gleaming tiara along with the black and white photo of the bride sitting on the floor with her dress spread out.

wedding photography in Dewsbury Town Hall after the wedding ceremony

Storybook Pages032-033 The happy bride poses with her friends. The groom as usual manages to escape the camera!

wedding cake and tables laid with the starter for the wedding breakfast at Dewsbury Town Hall

Storybook Pages034-035 Traditional 3 tier wedding cake and the beautifully decorated top table al ready to begin the wedding breakfast

Italian wedding book photography and storybook design in Dewsbury

Storybook Pages036-037 Happy days as the bride poses with her friends and the groom’s grown-up son.

The wedding decorations are first class at this wedding reception in Dewsbury Town Hall

Storybook Pages038-039 The wedding decorations are first class at this intimate family wedding reception in Dewsbury Town Hall

Nigerian English wedding reception in Dewsbury Town Hall

Storybook Pages040-041 Its good to capture all the guest when its a relatively small family wedding!

Beautiful wedding pohotography in Dewsbury, showing the table layout with wedding guests.

Storybook Pages042-043 Its always lovely to see the wedding guests enjoying themselves, and to remember who was there at your wedding.

The groom's speech - wedding pics captured by Elaine of Reel Life Photos

Storybook Pages044-045 The groom’s speech

fun wedding speeches - the groom

Storybook Pages046-047 Guests cracking themselves up with laughter during the groom’s speech.

wedding cake and wedding reception wedding breakfast pictures at Dewsbury Town Hall

Storybook Pages048-049 wedding guests and the splendid 3 tiered traditional wedding cake

wedding photographer Elaine is pictured in this Dewsbury wedding too!

Storybook Pages050-051 wedding guests pose for the camera, and oh, even the wedding photographer is snapped in her African outfit, far right in this storybook design.

The groom's family - grandkids and the like and tasty dessert

Storybook Pages052-053 Oh that delicious dessert is making me hungry!

wedding toast captured in pictures by Reel Life Photos in Dewsbury

Storybook Pages054-055 Cheers! The wedding toast!

First dance wedding photography by Reel Life Photos in Dewsbury

Storybook Pages056-057 First Dance and more dancing!

Fun wedding photography in Dewsbury during the evening wedding reception dancing.

Storybook Pages058-059 Time for some fun dancing pics!

Tradiotional wedding cake pictures in as the cake is cut for real.

Storybook Pages060-061 Cutting the cake – all traditional like!

wedding photos on the stairs of Dewsbury Town Hall

Storybook Pages062-063 bride and groom on the stairs of Dewsbury Town Hall

wedding photography in Dewsbury at the Town Hall

Storybook Pages064-065 wedding guests and the groom (!) pose for pictures at Dewsbury Town Hall

confetti pics in Dewsbury in wedding storybook

Storybook Pages066-067 Confetti pics

happy bridemaid after catching the bouquet at wedding in Dewsbury

Storybook Pages068-069 The groom’s son is pretty merry as he hug and kisses his father and jubilant bridemaid after catching the bouquet .

last page of Graphistudio wedding book storybook album as the bride shows off her garter

Storybook Pages070-071 the garter and last few wedding pics

To contact Reel Life Photos full time experienced professional wedding photographer in Dewsbury call 07990867058 or visit our website:

http://www.reellifephotos.co.uk wedding photographers in Dewsbury

Gypsy bride’s Graphistudio wedding album

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015

When a couple first see their wedding photos, they invariably want them all.  After all its the story of their day, and all their special people.  Some may want all the posed pictures, or others the natural ones , but the first time they whittle their initial choice down, there could still be too many to make a beautiful wedding album. This particular bride choice loads of group shots then after receiving the album decided she wanted a second one – just for herself – without all the little copies of a hundred and one groups.  Some pages are the same but here is the full version as she ordered it.

See more about Elaine – wedding photographer for 15 years at Reel Life Photos. www.reellifephotos.co.uk

wedding storybook

Storybook cover shows the first dance

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Gypsy wedding pictures in storybook album

Monday, February 2nd, 2015
Graphistudio wedding storyybook cover in leather

Storybook cover – white leather with small photo

Katie has classy tastes – and insists on the best for her wedding storybook album.  She’s worth it though as is absolutely beautiful.  The whole family dressed up in some amazing outfits for the church wedding followed by a fun wedding reception in Castleford, Yorkshire with loads of dancing.  Each image here represents two vertical (portrait format) pages – also known as a double page spread, except for the cover which just shows the front of the white leather, Italian storybook album .

 

gipsy wedding storybook album

First two pages of the wedding storybook, at the hotel where they got ready. P2-3

The glamorous traveller bride and her young brother.

The glamorous traveller bride and her young brother.4 & 5

Gipsy wedding album

Bride’s family – parents and siblings at the hotel before heading off to the wedding ceremony. P6 & 7

Beautiful gipsy bride

Pages 8-9

Gipsy bride

Gorgeous bride ready to be married P10 & 11

traveller wedding

Bride’s family pics Pages 12 and 13

Gipsy wedding storybook in Yorkshire

Pages 14 and 15 with the bride’s family

church wedding Yorkshire

The groom is waiting at the church P16 and 17

gipsy wedding at a church in Yorkshire

Bride and bridesmaids arriving in the limo, and walking into the church with her father. P 18 and 19

Gipsy wedding ceremony in a church in Yorkshire

pages 20 and 21 of the wedding ceremony

storybook with gipsy wedding pictures

Pages 22 and 23 – a double pages spread in Katie’s storybook wedding album.Smawthorne Church in Castleford

wedding inside Smawthorne Church in Castleford

pages 24-25 wedding ceremony at Smawthorne Church

Traveller wedding photography

pages 26 and 27 – signing the register

Smawthorne Church- wedding

signing the register p 28 and 29

church wedding photography

bride and groom pages 30 and 31

winter wedding pics

Pages 32 and 33 outside the church with the limo

gipsy limo wedding pictures

gipsy boys in the limo. pages 34 and 35

gipsy wedding cake - castle

wedding reception by the castle cake pages 36-37

traveller gipsy wedding pictures

Double page spread with the whole family p38-39

traditional posed wedding pictures

P 40-41 family wedding pics

Katie's gipsy wedding pics

storybook pages 42 and 43

top table at gipsy weddimg

top table. p 44 and 45

traveller castle wedding cake

castle wedding cake p46 and 47

posed wedding pics

posed wedding pics. pages 48-49

Cutting the castle wedding cake

Cutting the castle wedding cake. P50-51

traveller wedding

pages 52-53

first dance at gipsy wedding

54-55 First Dance

gipsy bride dancing with her mother and father

bride dancing with her mother and father. P 56-57

 

Coco Ocean exotic wedding storybook pictures in The Gambia

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013
storybook wedding pictures at Coco Ocean in the Gambia

View of one of the swimming pools at Coco Ocean hotel in the Gambia - pages 2-3 in storybook design, taken the day before the wedding

The bride and groom contacted me when researching their wedding, after coming across photos that I had shot at previous couple’s wedding in the Gambia.  I also will be returning to The Gambia in  early Spring 2014 to photograph a Gambian wedding for another couple.

Their chosen wedding venue – Coco Ocean Hotel  –   is this magnificent luxury hotel in the Gambia in West Africa.  The couple themselves are based in the UK, but have family connections to The Gambia, so it was the perfect choice for them.  I stayed a full week, so was able to capture their cultural wedding ceremony – based on traditions in Sierra Leone – as well as general pics of themselves around the hotel prior to the actual legal ceremony in their private Royal Suite by their private pool, followed by a religious church-style ceremony outside by another huge swimming pool next to the sea.

This combined wedding and honeymoon, is a popular solution for many couples, particularly for those with family connections abroad, as it guarantees lovely weather, and a fabulous location for the wedding pictures.  In this case it also made it easier for their family and friends who live in Sierra Leone to travel  to a nearby country within Africa.  By booking Reel Life Photos for their wedding they also were able to get the quality of storybook album their wedding deserved.  Hope you enjoy looking, as there are many lovely portraits of all their special people, and unusually for my brides and grooms, I was given complete creative freedom, not only to create the design, but also to choose the images I knew they would like.  Most couples spend hours choosing, but they trusted me to choose for them, which was wonderful.

 

If you are planning your wedding abroad or a multicultural wedding in the UK  contact Elaine – wedding photographer at Reel Life Photos .

Cocoa Ocean Hotel wedding in the Gambia - night time view towards the sea

cover of storybook showing the main avenue from the hotel down towards the sea at night

 

photos of Cocoa Ocean Hotel in the Gambia

Inside the Royal Suite

 

pictures of Coco Ocean Hotel in the Gambia

Bride and groom's family enjoying their holiday at Coco Ocean

Exotic sunset pictures

Romantic sunset and palm trees - what more could you want!

private pool in Royal Suite at Coco Ocean

private pool in Royal Suite at Coco Ocean

 

Civil marriage ceremony in the Royal Suite at Coco Ocean in Gambia

Civil marriage ceremony in the Royal Suite

 

getting ready for the wedding in Royal Suite at Coco Ocean in the Gambia

The couple's daughter helps her mummy get ready for the wedding

contemporary wedding storybook album design at Coco Ocean in the Gambia

Love this page in as it floats in black and white and a touch of colour.

 

The Royal Suite at Coco Ocean on wedding day

bride leaves the Royal Suite with her father to go to her church style wedding ceremony by the pool at Coco Ocean

 

wedding by the sea in an exotic hotel abroad at Coco Ocean wedding venue in The Gambia

The bride is given a lift with her father and children to the poolside where the wedding blessing will take place

 

Coco Ocean - magnificent wedding venue in The Gambia by UK photographer

wedding guests waiting as the bride arrives and joins the groom

wedding outside by the sea and pool at Coco Ocean in Gambia

This is just magical! Everyone seated as if in a church - but outside in brilliant light of day, protected by white parasols, with the water sparkling alongside the guests and a see view.

 

church wedding in the Gambia but at Coco Ocean Hotel

The reverend conducts the wedding blessing by the pool

 

wedding abroad at Coco Ocean

Getting married here by the side of that pool , facing the sea, must be a dream come true

 

 

getting married in the Gambia at Coco Ocean

pictures of Coco Ocean wedding in The Gambia

 

wedding blessing the rings at Gambian hotel, Coco Ocean.

The rings are blessed.

 

 

exchange of rings at wedding by the sea in Gambia

So romantic!

 

wedding bouquet of bougainvillea at Coco Ocean in Gambia

Bridesmaids hold a bouquet of simple bougainvillea as hymns are sung and the couple's children watch impatiently.

 

romantic wedding abroad by the sea at Coco Ocean in the Gambia

Sunlight and shadows, fan and foliage. Magic!

 

Coco Ocean romantic wedding picture by the sea of bride and groom and the rings

Such a romantic place to get married!

 

dream wedding abroad at Coco Ocean

This minute could last forever in their minds as we look at this picture of such a happy moment.

 

wedding storybook photography in the Gambia by UK wedding photographer

Groomsmen take it easy during the ceremony.

 

exotic wedding abroad in the Gambia by uk photographer who travels

Love the sight of the yellow bridesmaids dresses against the exotic foliage as the bride and groom walk out together

 

Happy wedding photography in the Gambia at Coco Ocean

Lots going on as the wedding ceremony finishes...

 

exotic wedding reception in the Gambia

"Now what shall I choose", thinks the bride and groom's son, when offered an array of nibbles by not one, but two waiters.

 

wedding pictures by the pool at Coco Ocean

A big group shot all round the pool - so colourful!

 

wedding photos of muticultural wedding guests in Gambia around the pool at Coco Ocean

Such great colours and so many happy people!

 

Multicultural wedding pictures in Gambian hotel by the pool

Perfect location for family wedding pictures.

 

Sierra Leone bride and groom and their family wedding pictures in the Gambia

Family wedding photos at Coco Ocean

 

photos by the pool then off to the wedding reception inside Coco Ocean

photos by the pool then off to the wedding reception

 

luxury wedding pictures at Coco Ocean in the Gambia

Love this reception area with the dynamic stripey floor, so organised this pic of all the guests taken from the mezzanine floor above

 

wedding photos inside Coco Ocean reception area

bride and her family and close friends inside Coco Ocean reception area

 

wedding photos inside Coco Ocean hotel reception in the Gambia

Can you imagine having your wedding here? Such a brilliant family in an equally exciting wedding venue.

 

wedding reception pictures at Coco Ocean in the Gambia

The couple enter their wedding reception dancing, and gather their children to dance with them.

 

bride and groom at their wedding reception in The Gambia

Time to celebrate over a wonderful meal!

 

wedding reception pictures at Coco Ocean in the Gambia

Amazing food and culinary delights at Coco Ocean. Just a shame I had to leave to catch a plane that evening on the last Thomas Cook flight out of the Gambia before the rainy season started, and also to photograph another wedding in the UK the very next day!

 

evening wedding pictures at night in the Gambia

Night has fallen so I grab the bride and groom before the dessert course and take pictures of them within the delightful geometric designs of the contemporary architecture.

 

romantic wedding picture on the beach by the sea in Gambia at night

With the whole day being behind schedule after the Gambian registrar arrived one hour late, the daylight hours vanished so night time pictures of the bride and groom were the only solution.

 

fun black and white wedding photography in the Gambia at Coco Ocean at night

Such a happy wedding picture on the beach at night!

 

natural wedding pictures on the beach at night in the Gambia

Fun wedding pic on the beach at night

 

Coco Ocean wedding at night

The night air is warm and the ambience delightful, but the bride and groom need to get back to their wedding reception and I need to head off soon for the airport!

 

Goodnight! Time to say goodbye to this wonderful couple in this amazing wedding venue in the Gambia, to fly back to the UK for an Asian wedding in Bradford in the morning!

 

If you are planning your wedding abroad or a multicultural wedding in the UK  contact Elaine – wedding photographer at Reel Life Photos  or keep up to date with recent weddings on Facebook

Ice Hotel storybook wedding album pictures by Reel Life Photos

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

Zoe approached me early in 2009 to see if I was up for photographing another wedding  in the Ice Hotel at Jukkasjärvi in Sweden – on 28 December 2010 –  after finding my original Blog post for Colin and Sarah’s wedding that I covered in 2007.  Apparently I appeared so enthusiastic with my ideas that she was completely bowled over so coupled with the fact that we don’t charge for travel – just accommodation – and was happy to throw in her planned UK reception in Bath too – she quickly decided that we were the right wedding photographers for their special wedding.   This is the resulting Italian made storybook wedding album – which I’ve just finished designing for them. I also had to squeeze in all their UK reception – AND church wedding blessing (yes – it was like a full-blown second wedding!) into this same album but think it will look better in a separate wedding blog post at least…if not in a second album! xx Elaine

Ice Hotel wedding photos with the bride and groom inside main chamber

A swirl and a twirl for the newly wed Ice King and Queen

A swirl and a twirl for the newly wed Ice King and Queen
Outside of The Ice Hotel in Sweden at night

The Ice Hotel glows an icy blue, leaving the people like silhouetted Lowrey figures

wedding photos at the Ice Hotel in Sweden

The bride's brothers dressed as groomsmen despite the below zero temperatures

 Ice Hotel wedding storybook album pictures by chalets

Ice hotel warm accommodation

Ice Hotel wedding storybook album pictures inside the warm chalets

getting ready for the wedding: bride's father doing bride's sister's hair & bride's mother

Ice Hotel wedding storybook with wedding dress, flowers, fluffy wrap, and champage

wedding dress, flowers, fluffy wrap, and champagne

wedding at the Ice Hotel - getting ready

Almost ready...Mascara on ...then slipping into her wedding dress - with a bit of help ..

photos of bride with all her makeup on, bridemaid's hair detail & smiling stepmum

big smiles as Zoe is ready for her Ice Hotel wedding at last.

storybook wedding album design with picture of Ice Hotel bedroom

Capes on, so its out to brave the bitter cold...brrrrrr!

bride and bridal party in snow at Ice Hotel in Sweden

This is it! Minus 15 outside, minus 5 inside the Ice Hotel.

ice hotel bride and her father underneath snow arch in Sweden

This monumental snow arch is an engineering feat in itself, but today marks the start of Zoe & Steve's new life together

picture of ice hotel at night

Ice Hotel Bride Zoe swishes her black cape as she walks past the Ice Hotel with her father at dusk and the groom inside the ice chapel awaits his bride.

bride and groom getting married in the Ice Chapel at the Ice Hotel in Sweden

The Ice Hotel bride and groom's breath intermingles in a cloud of frozen vapour as they become joined as one in their Ice Chapel wedding ceremony

bride and groom getting married in ice chapel wedding ceremony

The elated couple kiss as Sami music reverberates throughout the Ice Chapel.

 ice hotel chapel wedding vows

Soft light glows throughout, bringing the ice sculptures to life, echoing the couple's solemn vows, in harmony with the world.

Congratulations to the Ice Hotel couple Zoe and Steve who have just got married in the Ice Chapel!

The Ice Hotel Chapel fill with warmth as kisses and hugs envelope the frozen families..

wedding photos inside the Ice Chapel at Ice Hotel  in Sweden

wedding photos of bride and sister, bride and mum, bride and groom inside the Ice Chapel

throwing the bouquet inside the Ice Chapel in Sweden

I can honestly say this is the first time I have photographed the throwing of the bouquet inside the Ice Chapel!

ice hotel wedding pictures

bridal party silhouetted outside the Ice Hotel entrance, ice glasses with hot lingonberry juice inside Absolut Ice Bar .

wedding photos inside Absolut Ice Bar in Sweden

pics inside the Absolut Ice Bar

wedding photos inside Absolut Ice Bar in Sweden

the magical atmosphere inside the Absolut Ice Bar works wonderfully for wedding photos

wedding magic and ice sculptures at the Ice Hotel in Sweden

The Ice Hotel works its magic!

Ice Hotel wedding photos with background of one of th art bedrooms

The background is from one of the Art Bedrooms in the Ice Hotel, but the photos are inside the Absolut Ice Bar

Ice Hotel wedding photos inside the Absolut Ice Bar

Zoe and her dashing groom Steve!

ice hotel wedding photos with miltary groom

Just love the sheen on the clear ice, as it reflects the coloured light. Perfect for wedding pictures! The guys look great in uniform too!

On the left there is a sequence of photos where everyone was throwing snowballs at Zoe & Steve.  Love their expressions!

The picture on the bottom left shows Eva - who usually conducts the civil wedding ceremonies. She is just wonderful!

creative wedding photos inside the Ice Hotel in Sweden

Just love the Sleeping Beauty pic in the polar bear art bedroom!

wedding photos inside the Ice Hotel

Even the blue colour makes me feel cold, but the atmosphere is electric!

wedding reception at the Ice Hotel in Sweden

Moving speeches during the Ice Hotel wedding reception in the restaurant.

The image on the bottom left with the green sky shows the fleeting Northern Lights – The Aurora Borealis – which we were lucky enough to see between taking wedding photos inside the Ice Hotel!  Magic! xx

See here to contact Elaine of Reel Life Photos about your wedding or  visit http://www.reellifephotos.co.uk to see loads and loads more wedding photos! – in the galleries, All Day Wedding Pictures and storybooks

Winter wedding near Bradford at Tong Holiday Inn

Friday, August 12th, 2011


winter wedding picture West Yorkshire

Not too cold to smile with joy!

Holiday Inn in Tong in winter wedding sunlight

little bridesmaid getting ready

 

wedding dress

bridal makeup and wedding dress and shoes.

winter wedding pictures outside Tong Holiday Inn

Outside on a frosty morning...

winter wedding pictures of bride getting ready at Tong Holiday Inn near Bradford

Time to put on the wedding dress, with help from the bridesmaids

Yorkshire wedding photography in South Yorkshire with storybook

bride's daughter sniffing the bouquet of flowers

 All ready for winter wedding at Tong Holiday Inn near Bradford

bride and daughter, groomsmen and groom

baby pageboy in Italian storybook album

Baby pageboy ... how cute!

wedding photography at Tong Holiday Inn near Bradford

Let the wedding ceremony begin!

black and white wedding pictures

Happy bride and groom getting married

winter wedding ceremony

Bride's kiss for daughter after doing her wedding reading.

winter wedding kiss pictures in Sepia and Black & White photos

The Kiss

winter wedding ceremony pictures

wedding ceremony goes on...

getting married at Tong Holiday Inn near Bradford

Signing the register

witnesses and bride and groom's children

witnesses after signing register with bride and groom's children

black and white wedding photography in Tong West Yorkshire

walking down the aisle

winter wedding photography at Tong near Bradford

Now to brave the cold outside ...

winter wedding pictures outside Tong Holiday Inn in West Yorkshire

Smiles all round - despite the bitter cold & winter's evening frost

winter wedding confetti pictures

Confetti galore!

 winter wedding pictures with and inside the limo

The limo.

winter wedding pictures by the limo

Outdoor pics as the light fades...

winter wedding pictures West Yorkshire

Pics outside Tong Garden Centre

Christmas wedding photography

Such a sparkle! Wedding day photos inside Tong Garden Centre

Italian storybook with winter wedding photography in West Yorkshire

Winter wedding perfection!

Italian storybook with winter wedding pictures in West Yorkshire

family wedding pics inside Tong Garden Centre

winter wedding creative photography

glowing bride in a colourful location

bridal wedding photos

seeds of happiness have been sown!

colourful winter wedding photography West Yorkshire

Even Father Christmas has got in on the act: icy cold images but in the warm!

creative winter wedding pictures

Christmas stars!

winter wedding photography near Bradford

groom and best man looking good...

bride and baby

baby Harrison has woken up to Mum's kisses

wedding reception at Tong Holiday Inn

wedding reception layout

traditional and natural wedding pictures

Jubilant bride and groom go into the wedding reception

wedding speeches

Speeches!

wedding speeches

Not surprising that outgoing bride Joanne gives a wedding speech!

having fun with cutting the wedding cake

Fun time cutting the wedding cake. Bet Joanne & Damian wish they could do that all over again!

wedding kiss pictures in Sepia

Kissy kissy!

bride dancing with her daughter, and baby son by disco lights

Mummy's love...

dancing baby by disco lights

Disco baby!

First dance pics from wedding at Holiday Inn West Yorkshire

First Dance.

evening wedding reception pictures near Bradford

True romance!

end of the night time wedding pictures

Goodnight!

See here to contact Elaine of Reel Life Photos about your wedding or visit http://www.reellifephotos.co.uk to see loads and loads more wedding photos! – in the galleries, All Day Wedding Pictures and storybook

xx Elaine and Cuban videoman Jorge

beach wedding in the Seychelles storybook album design

Saturday, June 18th, 2011

Our main website is: http://www.reellifephotos.co.uk  so after you have looked at these pics you might like to see more of my wedding photos…. ? More storybooks here – more wedding photos in the galleries and on Facebook in the albums there

xx Elaine

These Creole dancers performed in pitch black outside on the helipad by the sea at Lauren and Trevor’s Seychelles wedding reception. There was an official videographer there too (Michel T) , so this is just a basic clip I shot for myself (as the wedding photographer) on my Canon 5 D Mark II whilst also shooting photos.

Levana –  aged 9 and a half –  was my little assistant using one of my “big” cameras and two different “L” (top of the range) lenses during the first part of this wedding, up to the end of the beach ceremony, and several of her photos have been included by the bride and groom in this storybook wedding album.  She has been coming with me on wedding shoots since she was three , so know what to do, though its only in the past two years she has been allowed to use one of my professional cameras to participate in the photography.

This wedding was also videoed by Michel – a professional cameraman in the Seychelles.  He can be contacted on +2482510972 and his son Damien took over the assisting role once we arrived at the wedding reception venue.  Some of his photos have also been included, so many thanks to both my young assistants. xx Elaine

The earlier pages of this Italian storybook, showing the bride and groom and their families getting ready for the wedding, and Lauren & Trevor’s beach wedding ceremony in the Seychelles can be found here.

Sometimes I feel that  wedding photographers are frightened of colour and dull everything down to muted tones and plain black and white throughout.  That might be appropriate for some weddings in the UK and for certain couple’s tastes, but when in an exotic or vibrant environment,  its a shame to somehow avoid colour!  Having lived in Greece for 8 years where I brought up my family, I soaked up the Mediterranean light which in turn formed my artistic vision through my oil paintings and line drawings of people, and photography too.

I doubt Kate and William had a better wedding than this, though they did honeymoon in the Seychelles too!

Seychelles bride and groom holding hand at end of beach wedding ceremony

Lauren and Trevor hand in hand at the end of their beach wedding ceremony

Cap Lazare is an outdoor wedding reception venue in the Seychelles

wedding party arrives at Cap Lazare

The little pictures show details of the personalised coconut-shell cups the welcome drinks were served in decorated by star fruit. the tropical leaves overlaid with white Frangipani flowers following the theme of green dresses for the bridesmaids, and banana crisps wrapped in funnels of banana leaves. Absolutely fantastic!

 

bride and groom arriving at outdoor wedding reception venue in the Seychelles

bride and groom make their official entrance to their reception at Cap Lazare

I originally designed these with the images of the bride and groom to the left and to the right in a  slightly smaller size, as believe space surrounding the images is important to display the photos better, but always listen to bride and groom’s personal views and preferences so this is a revised version to suit their tastes.

 

pictures  of Cap Lazare wedding reception venue in the Seychelles

groom's sister Katherine plays a delightful flute recital for the wedding guests at the start of the wedding reception

 

Love the emotional hug from the groom for his sister after the flute performance while their Mum applauds and smiles with happiness too. All the bridesmaids had Frangipani flowers in their hair too, so overlaid this lovely image of Katherine onto a picture of the red flowers used.

official photography of wedding guests  in the Seychelles

Three loving sisters with their three loving partners

Under the above  photo here is of a sunlit dark green pool surrounded by palm tree fronds at the entrance to this Seychelles wedding venue at Cap Lazare in Mahe.  I really wanted to photograph the bride lying on the smooth undulating rocks at the side of this pool but it had rained heavily during our drive from the beach wedding ceremony to the reception venue, so it wasn’t to be…

 

bride's family wedding photos at Cap Lazare in the Seychelles

bride's family who travelled mainly from the UK for the wedding in the Seychelles

exotic dream wedding location on Mahe in the Seychelles

wedding photography in the Seychelles by UK wedding photographer

happy moments before the wedding breakfast

bride and groom by the sea in the Seychelles

Trevor’s Dad Emmanuel loved the idea of a pic that showed the blue sky above palm trees here

 creative destination wedding photography

Wedding pictures of local Seychelles families on the Groom's side

Groom's friendly family in the Seychelles

wedding photos in the Seychelles

more of the groom's lovely family over clasped hands uniting both sides

wedding speeches at Cap Lazare in Mahe

Trevor and Lauren made this very creative seating plan board over a map of Mahe

photos and Seychelles wedding reception venue details

photos of beautiful memories and giant shell in the Seychelles wedding venue loo

Seychelles wedding banquet

Seychelles wedding banquet! Exotic wedding food-yummie!

See here to contact Elaine of Reel Life Photos about your wedding or visit http://www.reellifephotos.co.uk to see loads and loads more wedding photos! More storybooks here – more wedding photos in the galleries, and whole weddings in  All Day Wedding Pictures

xx Elaine and Cuban videoman Jorge

Creole dancing and wedding first dance in the Seychelles outside.

Magical movements of Creole dancing and first dance in the dark outside

Seychelles wedding evening reception

More night-time dancing outside on the helipad

See here to contact Elaine of Reel Life Photos about your wedding or visit http://www.reellifephotos.co.uk to see loads and loads more wedding photos! – in the galleries, All Day Wedding Pictures and storybook

xx Elaine and Cuban videoman Jorge

Seychelles bride and groom cutting the wedding cake at night

What abeautiful wedding cake!

Seychelles bride throwing the bouquet outside under palm trees at night

Nearly forgot to throw the bouquet!

Seychelles wedding reception venue at night as end of wedding

We bid a reluctant goodbye and good night to the end of Trevor & Lauren's wedding day

www.leedsweddingphotographers.com

 


+++Seychelles wedding album photos

Wednesday, June 15th, 2011
Seychelles beach wedding

Album cover

wedding car in the Seychelles

The location

wedding preparations

bridal preparations with help from the family

Seychelles storybook wedding pictures

Bride being helped by her Mum and sisters to get ready for her wedding in the Seychelles

Seychelles groom getting ready to marry his British bride

Gorgeous Seychelles groom getting ready for his wedding

 getting ready wedding pictures

Amazing bride putting on her wedding dress in the Seychelles

wedding photographyt in the Seychelles: bridal prep

Little Touches...

Groom's Mum and sister on background of Frangipani flowers for the wedding

Groom's Mum and sister on background of Frangipani flowers

 getting ready for her beach wedding in the Seychelles

The veil

Lauren and Trevor's wedding in the Seychelles

Don't they both look fantastic!

beach wedding ceremony in the Seychelles

dream wedding location...

bridesmaids and bride walkking down flower-strewn beach aisle

Time at last for Trevor & Lauren's dream wedding

Seychelles beach wedding ceremony  begins

Lauren is given away by her Mum

Beach wedding pics

Dream beach wedding!

Beach wedding  photography in the Seychelles

Lauren and Trevor say their wedding vows on the beach as planned

beach wedding with rings in a twin shell

Catherine presents the rings inside twin shells: how romantic!

 signing the register on a rock

Lauren and Trevor chose to sign the register sitting on a rock at the edge of the clear blue sea.

beach wedding in the Seychelles

watched by their witnesses Lauren & Trevor sign the register by the sea

witness sign register on rock in the Seychelles

Surreal! Bet nobody else signs the register on a rock in the Seychelles

romantic beach wedding in the Seychelles

time for a private cuddle...

confetti of the beach in the Seychelles

Confetti and flower-lined beach aisle

formal wedding pictures on the beach

What an amazing wedding location!

group wedding photos by the sea

bride's close family

Groom's family wedding picture son beach in the Seychelles

Groom's family

wedding on a beach in the Seychelles

Congratulations!

wedding photos by the sea in the Seychelles

Bride and her Mum.

bride on the beach in the Seychelles

Now its Lauren's turn...

sea views wedding pictures

Lauren and Trevor's special place

bride and groom  at tropical wedding venue in the Seychelles

here come the happy couple!

More storybooks here  or visit our main site

You can call Elaine on +44 7990 867058 if you want to know more too. xx

Wedding Ceremony in the Ice Chapel, Jukkasjarvi.

Monday, January 3rd, 2011

 

Ice Hotel bride Zoe with her family - ready to go to the Ice Chapel

 

 

Braving the cold - minus 20 degrees!

visit our International Destination wedding page too…

See the first part of this Ice Hotel Storybook wedding album

 

and a revised version showing the whole of the Ice Hotel wedding album

Brtidal party walks past The Ice Hotel at night on way to the Ice Chapel

Shadowy shapes show mystically as the bride wafts on to the Ice Chapel

bride and family outside the Ice Chapel in Sweden at night

The Ice Chapel glows to welcome us in...

Bride outside Ice Chapel about to get married at the Ice Hotel in Sweden

Its just adrenaline that is keeping Zoe warn!

wedding pictures inside the Ice Chapel at the Ice Hotel in Sweden

The bride arrives. Steve is SO happy!

Ice Hotel wedding inside the Ice Chapel

Ice Chapel wedding ceremony

Ice Hotel wedding couple kiss in the Ice Chapel

Sealed with a kiss!

Ice Hotel wedding in Ice Chapel at end of the ceremony

All eyes on the bride!

Walking down the aisle at the Ice Hotel Chapel

Walking down the aisle at the Ice Hotel Chapel

Congratulations for the Ice Hotel couple Zoe and Steve

Congratulations!

wedding pictures inside the Ice Hotel Chapel in Sweden

Zoe and her dashing groom Steve and photos with bride's Mum.

Bride inside Ice Chapel and photo of the Best Man

Too Cool!

Contact Elaine if you are planning your exciting wedding abroad – be it icy as above, or hot and exotic – we travel anywhere for lovely people’s weddings (lovely on the inside that is…) see our  destination wedding page http://www.reellifephotos.co.uk or our Contact Us Page. Zoe and Steve also had a UK Blessing and masked ball evening reception See more Ice Hotel pics here…