Noble Hall Wedding
Those who know me on a personal level, are aware of the fact that I got my first real start as a wedding photographer on cruise ships. Essentially coordinated under the weddings at sea program. As such, I often photograph a lot of couples getting married on ships or along the waterfront. I also occasionally get clients who worked on cruise ships as well in some capacity. My bride for this wedding at Noble Hall used to be a cruise staff worker for P&O. She would coordinate and host entertainment events during the voyage for guests. So her personality, energy, and general lovability is pretty high. And her husband was no different. Which made them a perfect match.
For me it was a full day of swapping stories with her, and sharing jokes. Pretty much any idea I threw at them, they took. One of my biggest inputs was convincing them to do their couple and bridal party portraits off-site. Not necessarily anywhere fancy. Just private enough so they could take a breather between their fusion ceremony and reception. So the formal portraits in this case were done at a local residential walking trail.
The ceremony at Noble Hall was a Christian and Muslim fusion. Both faiths had their own traditions. So they performed two ceremonies back to back to accommodate both families. They did an outdoor setup on the venue‘s patio. The Christian ceremony was performed by one of the groomsmen. It included personal touches and stories. The Muslim was ceremony was performed by 4 leaders of the family’s mosque. They also sorted through the legal and spiritual paperwork.
Once the ceremony was complete, the real event began. Remember this bride used to work in the entertainment industry. So a wedding reception is her zone. She had a vision for everything. The grand entrance, prayer, speeches, performances, and so on. Everything was planned out perfectly.