In September, on one of the sunniest days of this year, I had the pleasure of working with Becs and Jeremy at their wedding in Lympne castle.
This was a true marriage of mixed faiths with Becs being an Australian atheist and Jeremy being an American Jew. I was asked to create a ceremony which had no religion in it, although it was to include a few Jewish traditions…something I had never worked on before..so I had bought books on Interfaith marriages, used Google wherever possible and set about creating a beautiful ceremony with my own special touches.
The sun shone down on this gorgeous couple and it was also a great opportunity for me to work with one of Kent’s award winning wedding photographers, Yvette Craig.
I had worked with Yvette on a number of photoshoots in the past, and a very intimate family wedding however, this was my first wedding as a celebrant where Yvette would be working hard to capture all the intricate detail which I had helped to create for the couple’s ceremony and which would help to tell the story of this wonderful day.
I have to say that Yvette was incredible to work with. She sat behind me during the ceremony, clicking away, creating what would be lasting memories of a ceremony which goes so fast. Even when Jeremy was blessing the wine and smashing the glass, two very traditional elements of a Jewish ceremony, Yvette was taking photos, unobtrusively, from behind me and in all the joyous laughter and serious moments of the ceremony, I hardly noticed she was there.
Yvette specialises in Fine Art photography. Her attention to detail is second to none and whilst she will capture all the group shots and the normal posed photos which you would expect from any good photographer, Yvette has a knack for capturing the moments which can never be re-created. The tiny looks on a face, the smaller detail of the wedding elements which are often forgotten in the grand scale of the wedding day. All the elements of the wedding story which as a couple, you will look back on in time, having missed these the first time around, and enjoy for many years to come.