Quaker Wedding : Kizzy + Duncan
I shoot all types of different wedding ceremonies, including Jewish, Indian and Humanist but this was my first Quaker wedding. My approach to capturing different wedding types does not change, integrating with the wedding party to discretely capture the events. The subject that I am capturing doesn’t change either; friends and family coming together to celebrate the love of a couple and to share in the happy event. The wedding of Kizzy and Duncan was no different, with the Quaker ceremony in which friends and family stood to share stories of the couple and give their best wishes providing a really lovely and personal experience to witness.
This was Duncan’s first time wearing a kilt, an experience that he took full advantage of to showcase his Scottish heritage, his sporran holding music from the Proclaimers, and a picture of that famous Scottish couple…the Krankies! Duncan proudly showed off the contents to fellow guests as they arrived. Kizzy also personalised her wedding outfit, wearing a spectacular dress designed by a friend that featured a beautiful floral and bee print. The bee theme was also incorporated into the design of the wedding cake and became even more poignant as the wedding took place a few days after the Manchester terrorist attack. The well wishes and applause that the couple received from passers-by as they strolled through the city to their reception at Great John Street Hotel really bought home the spirit of the city and the sense of unity and pride that was so evident at the time.
The wedding reception was a relaxed and informal affair held on the rooftop terrace at Great John Street Hotel. With views overlooking the city it was another opportunity to celebrate the city that Kizzy and Duncan call home. Here, guests were treated to an array of BBQ food and decorated with temporary tattoos (myself included :)) before relaxing and dancing the night away. A lovely day for a truly lovely couple, it was a pleasure to be included.