Wedding | Sophia & Chris ~ Red curtains & fairy lights

It’s always a special thing to photograph the wedding of a friend. Sophie and I have been friends since we were very small.  Our mums were childhood friends, and the fact that we only saw each other once a year didn’t matter a bit to our friendship. You know a true friend when you can meet up after long absences and just pick up right where you left off. It was Sophie and her Polaroid camera that led me to purchase my very first Polaroid camera on a Paris trip together in 2003, so she was there almost at the start of my passion for taking pictures.

Sophia and Chris got married just outside Nottingham, and held their detail-filled reception at a fabulous local village hall.  The decor was just fantastic. Red curtains, tons of fairy lights ~ it really reminded me of a 1940s style party. The cake was just beautiful and Chris surprised Soph in the speeches with a hilarious music video of him performing Patrick Swayze’s “She’s like the Wind”. Cheeks were certainly hurting afterwards.

Congratulations Sophie and Chris! I know you guys will be very happy together.

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{ JODIE CHAPMAN ~ WEDDING & PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY LONDON SOUTH-EAST INTERNATIONAL }

  • Lovely as always. Love the shot of Sophia entering the reception venue and I LOVE the colours in the bridesmaid shots, beautiful. How lovely to be able to shoot your friend's wedding x

  • Steph said:

    Fab set Jodie, looks like such a lovely wedding. The bride looks gorgeous, those bridesmaid shots are beautiful and loving the lady in black ~ no wonder you took so many shots of her she looks ace!! x

  • Jess said:

    Don't the girls look amazing? And Fifi hasn't changed one bit, glamorous as always! Congrats Soph & Chris, you looked amazing and I hope you had a wonderful day. Lovely shots Jodes xxx

  • Lulu said:

    just spectacular, what a beautifully intimate wedding! xx

  • Greg said:

    Love these. You really caught the intimacy, and the colours are brilliant.

  • Sophia said:

    Just superb! We love the photos Jodie, you captured our day with all the fun and colour we remember. Thank you so much for giving us a window back into the wedding all over again!

  • Wendy said:

    These are really stunning pictures - well done. Would definitely recommend you on the basis of these pictures.

  • Jen and Andy Gree said:

    Lovely photos Jodie, you captured the occassion so much laughter. xx

  • Jen and Andy Green said:

    Lovely photos Jodie you certainly captured the happiness of the occassion. xx

  • I absolutely love these photos, I see a lot of wedding photos, and these are some of the best I've seen in ages. I did Sophia's wedding bouquets, it's lovely to see how beautifully it all came together.