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Amy & Justin’s Joyous Wedding

Any Professional Photographer will agree, that working to capture a friends Wedding is certainly no easy task.  You want to enjoy the moments as someone who loves the people getting married, but you also want to do a great job for them, the pressure can be on.

 

I’ve known Amy for many years now.  We both met in a town nowhere near our respective homes, and struck up a wonderful friendship.  Amy is one of those friends I consider to be a jewel in my life.  She is always there in the tough times, as well as the good.  A great mark of a really good friend, you should always treasure.  When she brought Justin round to meet me a few Christmases ago, I was so pleased to see he had a marvelous sense of humour, and he complimented Amy in that balancing sort of way.  Amy has a tendency to organise things at the last minute, and this stresses her out no end.  Whereas Justin is incredibly chilled out, but can plan a fantastic trip or event with plenty of time to spare.

Here is a short blog of their Wedding Day.

 

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The Nicholson’s (That’s Amy’s side) have a family jeweler.  Based in Sheffield, all the most important jewels in the family have been sought at the same place.  This is a tradition Justin kept to in that when he asked for Amy’s hand in marriage, her parents gave him Amy’s Grandmothers ring to propose.  The wedding rings were also found at this same place.

Bride Amy, cooking up breakfast for all her bridesmaids,  Jewish Wedding, Pearman Photography

Many brides would be filled with horror at the thought of lifting a finger in the kitchen on their wedding day.  But anyone who knows Amy, will know that she adores many a culinary adventure.  I think preparing breakfast on the morning of the Wedding was actually a relaxing piece of normality for her.  Here she is cooking up a brunchy storm.

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Amy’s bridesmaid’s Kat and Charlotte were first on the scene of the preparations.  Amy chose to stay at a very quirky apartment near to the Town Hall where the Wedding was.

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As I attended the Hen Do (in a friend only capacity, so no official photographs of this will be shown) I can confirm that Kat – Amy’s Maid of Honour, is indeed an organisational super-hero.  I felt including this shot of her finalising arrangements on two phones simultaneously sort of highlights this.

Irregular Choice,  Jewish Wedding, Pearman Photography, London Wedding Photographer, Heels and Pj's, Amy Nicholson, Justin BrettHere’s Amy, not quite so focused, dressed in a lovely combo of wedding shoes and PJ’s.  Love ya babes!

Carly Mason, Champagne,  Jewish Wedding, Pearman Photography, London Wedding Photographer, Amy Nicholson, Justin BrettWith Carly’s arrival to the pad, celebrations could begin with the first bottle of champagne for the day.

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Still half dressed, but second glass of champagne in, here are all the top girls with quite a giddy bride.  As Amy wanted to share the last parts of her bridal preparations with the girls and her Mum, I headed over to see how ready the boys were.

Bow Ties,  Jewish Wedding, Pearman Photography, London Wedding Photographer, Amy Nicholson, Justin BrettAll suited and ready, I was very impressed.  Here is Amy’s dad Rob helping the guys with their Ties (as a mobile phone you tube tutorial just wasn’t cutting it).

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As soon as everyone was dressed, it was over to the pub, for some last minute Dutch courage.  Here’s a rather nervous looking groom Justin (still styling it out though!)

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Then in no time at all, after catching up with guests also joining the Groom in a quick pre-wedding pint (or two), Amy was pulling up at Stoke Newington Town Hall, with her Mum and the girls.  With a quick dash up to a dressing room, so as to avoid any premature gown reveal to guests, Amy released a liitle more giddiness by having a good ole twirl in her 50’s inspired dress by Kate Halfpenny, her gorgeous flowers were done by Gingerlily Flowers

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Justin’s Mum popped in to wish Amy good Luck, so I naturally had to get a quick picture of all the girls together.

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 Jewish Wedding, Pearman Photography, London Wedding Photographer, Amy Nicholson, Justin BrettIt was then time for the Badekan (Veiling Ceremony).  This is where the Groom gets to see the Bride in all her magnificence, just before the signing of the Ketuba.  Its a lovely time where the two can take a breath, and be in the moment before the rest of the celebrations happen in a whirl over the rest of the day.  Here’s Amy waiting in anticipation…

Badekan, Pink Haired Bride,  Jewish Wedding, Pearman Photography, London Wedding Photographer, Amy Nicholson, Justin BrettAnd, Justin was so blown away by her, he needed to support himself with the wall!  A magical moment.

Badekan,  Jewish Wedding, Pearman Photography, London Wedding Photographer, Amy Nicholson, Justin BrettWith a quick kiss, I then left them to it, and waited outside the room with the other guests. Jewish Wedding, Pearman Photography, London Wedding Photographer, Amy Nicholson, Justin Brett

London Wedding Photographer, Amy Nicholson, Justin Brett, Ketubah, Jewish Wedding, Pearman PhotographyA brief little montage of the Ketuba, this was also a chance for the couples nearest and dearest to give them advice and say a few words to them before the rest of the ceremony.

 

 

And before we knew it, it was time for Amy to take that very special walk down the aisle with her Daddy.  A proud moment.

 

 Jewish Wedding, Pearman Photography, London Wedding Photographer, Amy Nicholson, Justin BrettUnderneath the Chuppah, the couple were married with the support of their parents right next to them.

 Jewish Wedding, Pearman Photography, London Wedding Photographer, Amy Nicholson, Justin BrettAnd before everything was completely official, Justin took a running jump to smash the glass.

 Jewish Wedding, Pearman Photography, London Wedding Photographer, Amy Nicholson, Justin BrettAnd things were sealed with a proper Movie Kiss.

 Jewish Wedding, Pearman Photography, London Wedding Photographer, Amy Nicholson, Justin BrettSigning the Certificate of marriage, and it was officially time to party.

 Jewish Wedding, Pearman Photography, London Wedding Photographer, Amy Nicholson, Justin BrettWe headed over to the park to catch some quick fun shots of the Bridal Party.

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Amy and her ‘Maids….

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 Jewish Wedding, Pearman Photography, London Wedding Photographer, Amy Nicholson, Justin BrettPink Haired Bride, Bride Winking,  Jewish Wedding, Pearman Photography, London Wedding Photographer, Amy Nicholson, Justin BrettMother of the Birde, Father of The Bride,  Jewish Wedding, Pearman Photography, London Wedding Photographer, Amy Nicholson, Justin BrettAmy is close with her big brother Matt, it seemed only fitting to make them up a little montage of Brother-Sister moments over the day. Jewish Wedding, Pearman Photography, Matt Nicholson, London Wedding Photographer, Amy Nicholson, Justin Brett

Here is a collection of images from the Decor of Amy & Justin’s Day.  Gorgeous vintage illustrations from Bridesmaid and super creative – Carly, were seen all over their Stationery.  Additional cute touches of golden animals decorated tables in the hall.

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Justin blesses the Wedding Challah, before we all dined together.

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Then just before speeches, I whisked around all of the guest tables to catch some merry mini group shots.  This table challenged me to do “Something a bit different” so I suggested we all be inspired by a Pink Floyd album, and get a guests head masked out with smoke from his inhalator.  Here is guys, what do you think?  Jewish Wedding, Pearman Photography, London Wedding Photographer, Amy Nicholson, Justin Brett

I captured speeches primarily on video, whilst wiping my own tears of happiness throughout, I’m saving stills of this for the couple to see first.

In culinary embellishment Amy and Justin opted to steer away from the classic tiered cake, and instead had a Croquembouche.  Of course cutting and then feeding each other brought out Justin’s mischievous side. Jewish Wedding, Pearman Photography, London Wedding Photographer, Amy Nicholson, Justin Brett

 

I plan to show Amy & Justin the rest of their Wedding Day joy very soon.  I’d like to take this opportunity to wish them both a lifetime of happiness and love together.  Not only do I hope to be there along the way to see your marriage blossom, I intend on capturing the best bits on camera too.

Giant Hugs and Kisses to you both,

With Love,

Laura xxx

 

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