Archive for the ‘international wedding photography’ Category

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

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

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Uk wedding photographers in the Seychelles for Lauren & Trevor’s beach wedding

Wednesday, April 13th, 2011

Lauren and Trevor found us on Facebook a year ago and clicked  “Like” on Reel Life Photos Facebook Page. They are such a lovely couple I thoroughly enjoyed giving them a pre-wedding engagement portrait session in Sheffield. They had their honeymoon on one of the lovely islands in the Seychelles following their beach wedding on Mahe.

Little wedding photographer Levana and I both covered their Seychelles wedding and at the reception venue in Cap Lazare, we were joined by Damien, another young wedding photographer but from the Seychelles.

The couple chose to get married in the Seychelles as the groom’s family are all from there, and decided on April as it is usually  the driest month. However on the wedding day, the beach wedding nearly didn’t happen as the clouds decided to to drop their load on the individually embroidered  towels laid out on the beach with personalised white paper fans!  The downpour stopped just long enough for the ceremony and a few pics before letting loose again with renewed vigour as we drove the half-hour’s ride to the wedding venue at Cap Lazare.

wedding car in the Seychelles

wedding car waiting to take bride Seychelles beach

Groom adjusting his bandana ready for his beach wedding in the Seychelles

Groom adjusting his bandanna

guests in the shade of palm trees before beach wedding in the Seychelles

Guests shelter in the shade before the beach wedding ceremony starts.

beach wedding in Seychelles

bride and her Mum walking down Frangipani flower- strewn beach aisle

beach wedding ceremony in the Seychelles

The wedding ceremony begins

signing the  register on the beach in the Seychelles after beach wedding

Novel location to sign the register…on a rock on the beach!

 

romantic bride after beach wedding looking out to the sea in the Seychelles

Mystical bride gazing pensively out to sea

Lauren and Trevor have just got married on the beach in the Seychelles

Just married!

Seychelles Beach wedding

Confetti tropical style

Trevor and Lauren's wedding in the Seychelles

magical canopy of tropical foliage envelopes the newly-weds

The dried flower confetti accentuates Lauren’s trailing silk wedding dress as she glides over the sand under a canopy of tropical trees.  Paradise!

beach wedding in the Seychelles with bride and her Mum

Time for a hug!

Seychelles bride and groom by sea

True Love on a magical Island

bride with fan inside Seychelles wedding car

Lauren smiles as she looks up at her newly-wed husband Trevor

Seychelles wedding reception venue at Cap Lazare

wedding reception venue at Cap Lazare

dream wedding couple walk into their Seychelles wedding reception venue at Cap Lazare

official arrival of the bride and groom at Cap Lazare

natural weding photography as groom's sister givs him a hug

Katherine gives her brother a hug

Loving bride and groom in the Seychelles

Loving bride and groom

bride and groom at their wedding reception in the Seychelles

Glowing love

exotic drinks at wedding reception, Cap Lazare in the Seycheles

private moment at Cap Lazare

delicious Seychelles wedding meal at Cap Lazare

the open-sided wedding venue is ideal for the reception meal

Bride and Groom have their first dance at night in the Seychelles

first dance on the helipad at night lit only by one video light

Creole dancers at wedding at night

Creole Dancers

 

See here to contact Elaine of Reel Life Photos about your wedding – anywhere in the whole world – or visit http://www.reellifephotos.co.uk to see loads and loads more wedding photos – in their storybook   or visit some of our wedding galleries  and on our Facebook page

xx Elaine and Cuban videoman Jorge



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…


Wedding Prep at the Ice Hotel in Sweden

Sunday, January 2nd, 2011
The Ice Hotel in Sweden at Dusk

The Ice Hotel in Sweden at Dusk

Groomsmen outside the Ice Hotel Chalets before wedding

Groomsmen outside the Ice Hotel Chalets before wedding

Ice Hotel Chalet no. 56 with bride's Stepmum by the door

Ice Hotel Chalet no. 56 with bride's Stepmum by the door

wedding prep showing bride and family getting ready at Ice Hotel

wedding prep in Ice Hotel Chalet

The Snow Queen's  wedding dress, bouquet and Champagne

The Snow Queen's wedding dress, bouquet and Champagne

The bride's father hugs his little girl as she prepares to wed

The bride's father hugs his little girl

bride putting on her wedding dress

Make-up done, its time to get the wedding dress on and go...

beautiful Ice Hotel bride, bridesmaid's hair and bride's stepmum

Almost ready...

Bride looks on as her sister gets a hug from their stepmum

Bride looks on as her sister gets a hug from their stepmum

Ice Hotel bride ties her Mum's cape as they prepare to set off

Ice Hotel bride ties her Mum's cape as they prepare to set off for the wedding

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 main site http://www.reellifephotos.co.uk or our Contact Us Page

The Ice Hotel wedding pictures with Snow Queen Zoe and dashing uniformed groom Steve

Thursday, December 30th, 2010

Zoe and Steve’s wedding venue in Sweden.

21st Ice Hotel in Sweden
Ice HOtel at Dusk 27 December 2010

The Ice Hotel in Jukkasjarvi is a feat of engineering, creativity and solid determination. It glows out of the semi-darkness, attracting international visitors like moths to a flame.

bridal party posing innside Ice Hotel main chamber

Ice Hotel wedding guests

Ice Hotel Wedding inside Ice Chapel

Wedding inside Ice Chapel in Sweden

Groom kisses bride in polar bear room a the  Ice Hotel
Sleeping Beauty
 bride and groom in Production Team room a the Ice Hotel
magical light in Ice Hotel Art Bedroom
Drinks at the Absolute Ice Bar in Sweden
Drinks at the Absolute Ice Bar in Sweden
silhouetted Ice Hotel bride and groom
silhouetted Ice Hotel bride and groom
Ice Hotel wedding photo
Tip of the Iceberg
silhouette of bride on black cape being twirled around inside Ice Hotel
Magical mood twirl
Bride and her Mum in the Ice Hotel Absolut Ice Bar
Zoe and her Mum in the Ice Hotel Absolut Ice Bar
Ice hotel wedding
Bride’s parents inside the Absolut Ice Bar in Sweden
Ice Hotel wedding picture
Bride Zoe’s sister Clare in the Ice Hotel
Colourful drinks at the Absolut Ice Bar in Jukkasjarvi,  Sweden
Colourful drinks at the Absolut Ice Bar in Jukkasjarvi, Sweden
Ice Hotel bride with her best friend in the Absolut Ice Bar
Zoe and Amelia
Ice hotel wedding pics

snowballs inside Absolut Ice Bar

Groom in uniform at the Absolut Ice Bar in Sweden

Bride and Groom sitting around a pretend fire in an Ice Hotel Bedroom

Bride and Groom sitting around a pretend fire in an Ice Hotel Bedroom

Ice Hotel Art Bedroom

Ice Hotel Art Bedroom

Ice Hotel Art Bedroom

Ice Hotel Art Bedroom

 


Best Man and Groom at Ice Hotel Wedding

Best Man and Groom at Ice Hotel Wedding

Ice Hotel Art Bedroom

Ice Hotel Art Bedroom

Ice Hotel Art Bedroom 2010

Ice Hotel Art Bedroom 2010

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 main site http://www.reellifephotos.co.uk or our Contact Us Page

You can see this Ice Hotel storybook album here too! xx

Outdoor wedding in Sydney Botanical Gardens & on Starship Sydney

Sunday, October 31st, 2010
Sydney outdoor wedding under tree in Botanical Gardens

Sydney outdoor wedding under tree in Botanical Gardens

outdoor wedding in Sydney:  bride and groom saying their vows under tree

bride and groom saying their vows under tree

Bride and groom in Rose Garden in Sydney

Love is a bed of Roses...

bride and groom in Sydney

Bride and her veil by tree with orange flowers in Sydney

bride and her veil by tree with orange flowers in Sydney

bride and her veil by tree with orange flowers in Sydney

bride and groom by Sydney Opera House

Bride and Groom by Sydney Opera House

wedding in Sydney Botanical Garderns

Romance!

Starship Sydney arrives outside Sydney Opera House

Starship Sydney arrives outside Sydney Opera House

tables laid for wedding reception on Starship Sydney

tables laid for wedding reception on Starship Sydney

glamorous wedding reception on Starship Sydney

glamorous wedding reception on Starship Sydney

 

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, and storybook

xx Elaine and Cuban videoman Jorge

Romantic wedding at Nissi Beach in Cyprus

Friday, October 8th, 2010

 

British Sikh bride marries Lancashire lad in Cyprus

Outdoor wedding at Nissi Beach in Cyprus

 

romantic sunset beach wedding in Cyprus

Romantic-beach-wedding-at-sunset-in-Cyprus

Despite the stormy sky at the start of the day, and the  raindrops unloaded from the dark clouds at the beginning of the day, sun and romance were in the air in equal measures, at this beautiful couple’s wedding today at Nissi Beach in Cyprus.

wedding photography in Ayia Napa, Nissi Beach, Cyprus

Loving couple kiss at sunset in Cyprus

Bride and Groom on rocky outcrop at sunset at Nissi Beach in Cyprus

Late evening sunlight casts a warm glow on newly-weds at Nissi beach in Cyprus

Their storybook wedding album included photos from a post wedding shoot along the beach, when the couple decided to change into cooler clothes, something well worth considering if you are getting married in Cyprus in the middle of the summer, as temperatures can be in the upper 30’s!

Cyprus Storybook album layout design by UK wedding photographers

Storybook album layout for Cyprus wedding photos

See here to contact Elaine of Reel Life Photos about your wedding  – whether it is in Cyprus or any other country, as we don’t charge for travel – or visit http://www.reellifephotos.co.uk to see loads and loads more wedding photos on our Facebook Page and storybook

xx Elaine and Cuban videoman Jorge

 

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