Enter the bride

By mrswoolybill
Karen and Ziard met at school (they are former students of Bill's), but it took them quite a long time to get together.
On Saturday they made it official.
The bride arrived late, of course. Very late... She was expecting a telling-off. It could have been worse, when I left the house for the Registry she was still in her pyjamas, fretting about her make-up...
Karen runs our local coffee shop, and the wedding was quite a community event. One regular customer made the cake, another did the sound system, and plenty of regulars came along to the evening do.
More uploads will follow in due course when I have worked through a few hundred more files.
And my apologies to the people who voted for the previous upload this morning, I decided that I really ought to start with the bride.
Thanks for looking,
Moira

Tags: Photo journalism Bridegroom Wedding and social Bride Portraits and people

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Comments


24 Sep 2019 8:13AM
It's all about expressions, Moira.

John Smile
bliba Plus
15 2 Austria
24 Sep 2019 8:32AM
Agree qwith John - It's all about expressions...two great images
24 Sep 2019 8:32AM
Mawwiage is what bwings them togethew today. Mawwiage, that bwessed awwangement, that dweam within a dweam. And wove, twue wove, wiww fowwow them fowevah and evah…
franken Plus
18 5.2k 4 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2019 8:33AM
I love the expressions, Moira.

One of my brothers had a long time relationship and when marriage was suggested he usually came up with something like, "one of these days!" Eventually, his girlfriend came up with an idea of convincing him that they should attend a friends marriage at the registry office when she'd actually booked their wedding.

It was fraught with danger as far as I was concerned and I was the official photographer. The look of bemusement on his face when I walked out a room with a camera around my neck will live with me for a long time. That was about thirty five years ago and they are still together.
mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.7k 2376 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2019 8:50AM

Quote:Mawwiage is what bwings them togethew today. Mawwiage, that bwessed awwangement, that dweam within a dweam. And wove, twue wove, wiww fowwow them fowevah and evah…

Aaaaaw, that's tho thweet!
Thanks for the UA Leo, and thanks everyone.
I originally started with a view of Ziard alone. But then I remembered Danny Brannigan's wise words years ago, 'Nobody but his Mum is interested in what the groom looks like...'
mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.7k 2376 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2019 8:51AM
And thanks Ollie!
mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.7k 2376 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2019 9:01AM
Oh and Ken, I hope there are children and grandchildren to tell that story to!
saltireblue Plus
10 11.6k 72 Norway
24 Sep 2019 9:04AM
The bride's father daring the groom to be anything other than all smiles and forgiving for his daughter's tardiness...
Very good. The faces tell lots of stories GrinGrinGrinGrin
Jasper87 Plus
11 2.6k 158 England
24 Sep 2019 9:12AM
The image suggest an undercurrent! Maybe the bride's father daring the groom to comment on her lateness?
mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.7k 2376 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2019 9:13AM
Expressions...
I'm seeing 'You're angry with me, aren't you...' 'It's OK but you'd better not do that to me again'.
cats_123 Plus
17 5.0k 30 Northern Ireland
24 Sep 2019 9:25AM
She looks terrified 😁
24 Sep 2019 10:32AM
Beautiful images

Jan
24 Sep 2019 10:33AM
Superb set
clicknimagine Plus
11 774 104 India
24 Sep 2019 11:16AM
Every expressions are telling different words...
Mollycat Plus
7 21 2 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2019 11:52AM
Priceless expressions.
mac Plus
19 11 Scotland
24 Sep 2019 12:02PM
A great range of expressions. You could make up quite a few probable sentences of what was getting said but lets not spoil the occasion!
Ian
Saastad Plus
1 16 15 Norway
24 Sep 2019 12:10PM
Two great photos!
TrevBatWCC Plus
12 13 17 England
24 Sep 2019 12:28PM
Looking at her facial expression, especially in the lead, it looks to me as if she was having second thoughts about going through with it...😁 A couple of great shots of the event though, Moira 👍
Trev 😀
banehawi Plus
16 2.4k 4217 Canada
24 Sep 2019 1:17PM
What an expression; Im glad you uploaded V1 to show it was fleeting.
dark_lord Plus
16 2.8k 750 England
24 Sep 2019 3:30PM
#Start as they mean to go on Smile
franken Plus
18 5.2k 4 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2019 3:50PM

Quote:Oh and Ken, I hope there are children and grandchildren to tell that story to!


There are, Moira.Smile
Fefe Plus
9 57 36 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2019 4:38PM

Quote:Looking at her facial expression, especially in the lead, it looks to me as if she was having second thoughts about going through with it...😁 A couple of great shots of the event though, Moira 👍
Trev 😀


I thought the same....Don't think Dad is too keen on the idea either😂
Diane
mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.7k 2376 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2019 5:20PM
Don't worry folks, it was an a wonderfully happy day. Every bride is entitled to nerves, and Karen does nerves in spades. But the problem was that she had just spent half an hour wiping off £50 worth of professional makeup that looked as though it had been laid on with a plasterer's trowel.
And thanks everyone.
24 Sep 2019 5:59PM
Shure???
cuffit Plus
14 353 7 England
24 Sep 2019 6:22PM
A thought-provoking pair of photos given the photo offered first; I didn't see there was a Version 1 until I looked at the text. My mind had immediately gone to the default 'bride doesn't look too happy about this and neither does the imminent father-in-law (this says more about me rather than the photographer)! Version 1 of course shows the happy bride and brilliantly displays what mood or expression can be conveyed in the space of a few seconds - and how that might be used. I guess that wedding photos are not usually shown singly and the happy shots would appear first with those that reveal the candid moments and tensions afterwards. As always, Moira, your photos are never just photos to look at, they draw you in and, I suspect, had the second one been placed first, it might not have had the same effect - notwithstanding the quality of both shots. Very well presented.
AlfieK Plus
4 1 1 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2019 6:25PM
Love version 1. You’ve captured a special moment Moira.
Alfie
pascalg Plus
13 37 1 France
24 Sep 2019 7:01PM
excellent expression captured!
mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.7k 2376 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2019 7:31PM
Thanks Alfie for the UA, and thanks for the very thoughtful comment. The beauty of stills photography is that it freezes the moment with all its unanswered questions and leaves the imagination free to fill in the gaps.
Wedding photography for me is about capturing real moments, not artificially contrived ones. I loathe the idea of the wedding-as-a-fashion-shoot. I think the story of Karen's late arrival will run for quite a long time...
mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.7k 2376 United Kingdom
15 Oct 2019 7:57AM
And thanks to Mara for adding a US here!

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