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You and Your Wedding - - Contents -

PHO­TOG­RA­PHY: Do­minique Bader, pho­tog­ra­pher

´7KH!PRVW!EHDXWLIXO!WLPH!RI!GD\!IRU!\RXU! por­traits is golden hour. This falls around DQ!KRXU!EHIRUH!VXQVHW#!2I!FRXUVH$!LW·V! ZHDWKHU!GHSHQGHQW$!EXW!LI!\RX!DUH!IRUWXQDWH! HQRXJK!WR!EH!PDUULHG!RQ!D!VXQQ\!GD\$!WKH! ODWHU!\RX!VFKHGXOH!\RXU!SRUWUDLWV!WKH!EHWWHU#! Re­gard­less of the weather, I of­ten split my por­trait ses­sions on the wed­ding day into WZR!*SUHIHUDEO\!WZR!+("PLQXWH!VORWV',!RQH! GXULQJ!WKH!GULQNV!UHFHSWLRQ!*DW!WKH!HQG$! EHIRUH!\RX!HQWHU!IRU!\RXU!GLQQHU'!DQG!WKH! VHFRQG!DIWHU!\RX·YH!KDG!\RXU!PHDO!DQG! plenty of time with your guests. This way, \RX·UH!QHYHU!JRQH!IURP!WKH!FHOHEUDWLRQV! for too long, and it al­lows the pho­tog­ra­pher WR!WDNH!DGYDQWDJH!RI!WKDW!EHDXWLIXO!JROGHQ! light much later on in the day.

“If your wed­ding falls in win­ter, and you are drawn to out­door and nat­u­ral light por­traits, then you will need to con­sider sun­set times. You may wish to have your cer­e­mony ear­lier in the day to ensure you have nat­u­ral light for your por­traits. Or you may even FRQVLGHU!D!¶ÀUVW!ORRN·!LI!\RX!DUH!NHHQ!RQ!KDYLQJ! DQ!DIWHU"GDUN!FHUHPRQ\!EXW!GRQ·W!ZDQW!WR! VDFULÀFH!WKRVH!RXWGRRU!RU!QDWXUDO!OLJKW!SRUWUDLWV#

´,!DOZD\V!WHOO!P\!FRXSOHV!WKDW!EDODQFH!LV!WKH! NH\#!,!VWURQJO\!EHOLHYH!WKH!SKRWRJUDSK\!VKRXOG! QRW!WDNH!RYHU!\RXU!GD\$!VR!FKDWWLQJ!ZLWK!\RXU! SKRWRJUDSKHU!DERXW!KRZ!ORQJ!WKLQJV!PD\! WDNH!ZLOO!HQVXUH!\RX!OHDYH!HQRXJK!WLPH!IRU! WKH!LPDJHV!\RX!ZRXOG!OLNH$!ZLWKRXW!PLVVLQJ! out on en­joy­ing time with your guests.”

THE TRANS­PORT: Di­dier Di Mario, Premier Car­riage

“We al­ways plan for the car to ar­rive no later WKDQ!%&!PLQXWHV!EHIRUH!WKH!ÀUVW!GHSDUWXUH!WR! the cer­e­mony. This is in case of any un­fore­seen de­lays in get­ting to the col­lec­tion ad­dress, and LW·V!JRRG!IRU!WKH!EULGH!WR!NQRZ! WKH!FDU!LV!WKHUH!ZDLWLQJ#!,W·V! im­por­tant the car has time WR!GURS!RII!WKH!ÀUVW!VHW!RI! pas­sen­gers (for ex­am­ple, the EULGHVPDLGV'$!DOORZLQJ!DERXW! ÀYH!PLQXWHV!IRU!SKRWRJUDSKV! EHIRUH!WXUQLQJ!DURXQG!WR!JHW! EDFN!WR!WKH!EULGH!RQ!WLPH#!

“The car should depart with WKH!EULGH!DERXW!%(!PLQXWHV!HDUOLHU!WKDQ!WKH!WULS! ZRXOG!QRUPDOO\!WDNH)!\RX!FDQ!FKRRVH!WR!DUULYH! at the cer­e­mony venue early for pho­to­graphs, or the car can drive around for a few min­utes EHIRUH!DUULYLQJ!RQ!VFKHGXOH#!<RX!FDQ!DOVR!SDUN! up out of sight to give you time to com­pose \RXUVHOI!DQG!FKHFN!WKH!PLUURU!RQH!ODVW!WLPH#

“If there are two or more cars in use, they should nor­mally travel in con­voy. When nearly at the cer­e­mony venue, the pre­ced­ing cars will pull away to ar­rive a few min­utes ahead of the EULGH#!7KLV!DOORZV!WLPH!IRU!WKH!SDVVHQJHUV!WR! GLVHPEDUN!DQG!KDYH!D!IHZ!SKRWRV!EHIRUH!WKHLU! FDUV!PRYH!DZD\!WR!DOORZ!WKH!EULGH·V!FDU!WR!VWRS! im­me­di­ately out­side the venue.”

GET­TING READY: Alyn Water­man, hair & make-up de­signer

´,!ZRXOG!DOORFDWH!VSHFLÀF!WLPH!VORWV!IRU! you and your wed­ding party – dis­cuss with \RXU!PDNH"XS!DUWLVW!DQG!KDLUGUHVVHU!WKH!EHVW!

or­der to get peo­ple ready. I sug­gest hav­ing your hair set ÀUVW!VR!\RXU! hair­style will last all day.

´0DNH"XS! VKRXOG!EH!DSSOLHG! close to the time you want to dress, so it will ORRN!IUHVK!DQG!UDGLDQW#!8VXDOO\!,!ZRXOG!VHW! DVLGH!$%!PLQXWHV!WR!VHW!\RXU!KDLU&!DQG!DQ!KRXU! IRU!PDNH"XS#!$OORZ!D!IXUWKHU!$%!PLQXWHV!WR! style your hair and se­cure the tiara or veil.

´,I!\RX!KDYH!ÁRZHU!JLUOV!,!ZRXOG!DGYLVH! get­ting them ready early, as this will give you time with them. I would al­low an hour SHU!EULGHVPDLG!LI!WKH\!DUH!KDYLQJ!ERWK! PDNH"XS!DQG!KDLU#!)ORZHU!JLUOV!FDQ!WDNH!MXVW! DV!ORQJ&!VR!DVN!IRU!WKHP!WR!FRPH!ZLWK!WKHLU! KDLU!FOHDQ!DQG!EUXVKHG!UHDG\!IRU!VW\OLQJ!DV! this will save time.

“Start­ing with dry hair washed the night EHIRUH!ZLOO!KHOS!\RXU!EULGDO!KDLU!VW\OLVW#!,!DOVR! VXJJHVW!EXLOGLQJ!LQ!DQ!DGGLWLRQDO!$%!PLQXWHV! WR!WDNH!FDOOV&!RSHQ!FDUGV!DQG!JHQHUDOO\!KDYH! a re­lax­ing start to your spe­cial day.”

THE WED­DING BREAK­FAST:

Liesl La­mare, La­mare Lon­don ´,!ZRXOG!GHÀQLWHO\!UHFRPPHQG!DOORFDWLQJ! '%!PLQXWHV!RI!\RXU!UXQQLQJ!RUGHU!IRU!\RX! DQG!\RXU!QHZ!KXVEDQG!WR!KDYH!D!VQHDN! pre­view of your wed­ding re­cep­tion set up LQ!DOO!LWV!EHDXW\!EHIRUH!\RXU!JXHVWV!HQWHU! WKH!URRP!DQG!WDNH!WKHLU!VHDWV#!,W·V!D!PDJLFDO! PRPHQW!DV!\RX!JHW!WR!VRDN!LQ!WKH!JRUJHRXV! GHVLJQV!\RXU!IDEXORXV!WHDP!RI!VXSSOLHUV! have pulled to­gether.

´7KLQN!FDUHIXOO\!DERXW!KRZ!ORQJ!\RX!ZRXOG! OLNH!\RXU!VSHHFKHV!WR!ODVW!DQG!DOVR!FRQVLGHU! ZKHQ!\RX!ZRXOG!OLNH!WKHVH!WR!KDSSHQ#!2QFH! \RX·YH!GHFLGHG!WKDW&!DVN!VSHDNHUV!WR!VWLFN! ZLWKLQ!D!FHUWDLQ!WLPH!OLPLW&!DQG!EH!VWULFW! on this. If your speeches over­run, this could im­pact food ser­vice and mean your guests get served cold food – or it could mean your ÀUVW!GDQFH!HQGV!XS!EHLQJ!D!ORW!ODWHU!WKDQ! RULJLQDOO\!SODQQHG&!DQG!\RX!GHÀQLWHO\!GRQ·W! ZDQW!\RXU!SKRWRJUDSKHU!WR!KDYH!OHIW!EHIRUH! \RX·YH!KLW!WKH!GDQFH!ÁRRU!EHFDXVH!\RXU!GD\! is run­ning an hour over sched­ule!”

Nat­u­ral light can pro­vide some beau­ti­ful shots Real-life cou­ple Fiona and Sofian planned their day to per­fec­tion Don’t be late for the al­limpor­tant cer­e­mony

Set aside an hour for make-up

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