Wintery Wedding At Ripley Art Center!

Let’s take this blog back to the freezing cold December of 2022! I was lucky enough to be asked to photograph the lovely Kim and Lee’s wedding at the historic Ripley Art Center. 

The day kicked off by capturing the last hour of bridal prep, which was a stunning moment to capture, as this was the first time Kim’s older sister and Mother had seen Kim’s chosen wedding dress, due to the fact that they live in Vietnam. It was a very emotional time for them. (I may have even shed a few tears). 

Once I had captured the last of the bridal prep, I went to meet Lee, along with his daughter and Kim’s son downstairs, to get some pre ceremony shots of them mingling with their wedding guests. 

Finally it was time for the wedding ceremony. The wedding started with Kim’s son walking her down the aisle, which was a beautiful moment to capture.

The ceremony consisted of some amazing readings from Lee’s father and one from Kim’s brother. 

After the ceremony all the guests gathered outside to do my favourite shot of all THE CONFETTI SHOT! I loved how the confetti shot turned out, due to Kim and Lee choosing to use white confetti, which made it look as if snow was actually falling. 

After we had done the confetti shot this is when I took the opportunity to take lots of group and couple portraits. 

Kim and Lee’s wedding breakfast was definitely not your typical wedding breakfast, Kim and Lee chose to do a two style Vietnamese and Jamaican dinner, celebrating both of their cultures, which consisted of different styled jerk chicken, vietnamese spring rolls and don’t forget the delicious noodles. 

For their chosen dessert the lovely couple chose to hire a crepe van, which went down really well with their guests, especially the kids (And me!!).

Finally it was time for the dancing which consisted of a range of different music from the 60’s – 90’s, with some amazing reggae tracks, something I love.  

The overall vibe of the day saw two cultures coming together, which made for a really chilled, relaxed and friendly wedding. The couple and both their families were so lovely, which made photographing them even more of a pleasure.