You should have heard by now that we are currently running a ‘Win your Wedding Photography’ competition here at Peter Boyd Photography to help one lucky couple lighten the load on their wedding budget. (If you haven’t click HERE to find out more.) But with me being the worrier that I am I’m now worried that people are struggling to know what to do for their entry. So I’ve decided to lend a helping hand to let you know exactly the type of things that we love about weddings. Don’t say we don’t do anything for you!
So… here is a little list I have put together to give you an insight into what we absolutley love and why we love it. Hopefully, this will help you know what we’ll be looking for in the winning wedding.
Location, Location, Location.
Are you getting married in a castle on a windswept bluff? Are you getting married on a beach? Are you getting married in your back garden?
Pete and I got married at Fountains Abbey in North Yorkshire. It’s an absolutely great location but the main reason we got married there is because it was special to us. It’s the story that counts. When I first dragged Pete up to Yorkshire from the South it’s one of the first places I took him to and we both fell in love with it. The reason the above photograph looks old is because it was taken on Pete’s film camera on that first visit! When my Dad came up to visit me before he sadly passed away we took him to Fountains Abbey and we had a fantastic time. (I’m not going to tell you the story about the rocks that we may have snuck into the base of his electric wheelchair to take home for the rockery cause that would be naughty!) When Pete and I were talking about getting married we didn’t even have to discuss where it was going to be – we both knew it HAD to be Fountains.
So, if you’re getting married in a great location and have a beautiful, funny or just special-to-you story that goes with it – that’s your entry.
It’s the Little Things That Count.
We have had some truly creative brides, grooms and families over the years. The photo you see here is of a crocheted buttonhole that the Bride’s sister made for all the men. How amazing! The bouquet below was hand-made by the bride herself using brooches donated by all generations of her family. So, if you’re wedding is going to be a hand-made extravaganza, then this is what you need to tell us about!
Some people just have it. I wish I did but I think it’s something you’re born with and I… wasn’t. Anyway, if you and your groom were born with it and it’s going to show through in spades on your wedding day then tell us about that. I know you may not be able to give out details of your dress or suits but you’ll just have to find a way to be sneeky about it.
‘Oh no, not a themed wedding’ I hear you shout. But having a themed wedding does not have to come under the ‘tacky’ classification as long as it’s done right and is personal to you. So, if you have a theme for your wedding and there’s a story behind it then let us know about it…
Now, I know that every wedding is unique, but are you having something at your wedding that is particularly special. Is your transportation a little quirky, is your dog delivering the rings down the aisle, do you have a banjo playing vicar or are you just plain old getting married on a roller coaster? If you’ve said yes to any of the above (or anything similar) then that is definitely worth an entry!
Anyway – I think that’s plenty of help from us for you to be getting on with.
Goodbye and Good Luck!