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YFFUK Phil Endicott Wedding Photographer - Be My Friend
YFFUK – Wedding Photography by Phil Endicott
YFFUK Phil Endicott Wedding Photographer - Be My Friend

14 Hours of Happiness – A Sample Wedding Day

Your wedding day is finally here: a day that will be FILLED with happiness, love and memories.

It is also likely the first you’ll have a photographer with you most of the day.

 

Therefore it’s important to know what to expect and how I do what I do.  Below is a sample day to give you a little insight into how I make your memories real.

YFFUK Phil Endicott Useful things 14 hours of happiness 9am

9am – I arrive at the bride’s location.  We get to have some down-time together before the hair and make-up starts and have a “get to know you” with your bridal party so they also know me and don’t get camera shy.  I take pictures of your dress, rings, your flowers and the something borrowed, something blue.  As hair and make-up starts I’m there to get images of all the morning brings.  Every wedding has special trinkets and along with the rings and dress it’s important I get pictures of them as well.

YFFUK Phil Endicott Murray Best Western Moore Place Hotel Aspley Guise bride holding mirror showing daughters in the reflection
YFFUK Phil Endicott  shoe detail and ring box with wedding date engraved
YFFUK Phil Endicott Deeney Woughton House MGallery Woughton on the Green Milton Keynes wedding dress hanging with a candellier
YFFUK Phil Endicott Flinders Whittlebury Hall Northamptonshire bride preparing for her wedding with hair styling rim front lighting
YFFUK Phil Endicott Line St Mary the Virgin Burton Latimer Northamptonshire wedding rings on the brides favourite sweets haribo yellow hearts
YFFUK Phil Endicott Fahey Hanbury Manor Ware bridal makeup mirror reflection
YFFUK Phil Endicott Useful things 14 hours of happiness 10am

10am – Meanwhile the gents are clicking-off frames themselves!  The evening prior, or the morning of, I pop over to the groom’s to leave one of my mini-cameras.  Being male I know we’re not the best at having our photos taken:  with a mini camera the groomsmen can click away to their heart’s content at their own leisure.  This is also a way of leading to groom happiness and not stress!!!  This way we’ve got images of everything the morning brings as the two wedding day stories come together.

YFFUK Phil Endicott Line St Mary the Virgin Burton Latimer Northamptonshire groomsmen having a pint before the vows
YFFUK Phil Endicott Rosam Stanwick Hotel Courtyard Northamptonshire groomsmen cam groom with his daughter
YFFUK Phil Endicott Deeney Woughton House MGallery Woughton on the Green Milton Keynes father tying his sons tie before his wedding day
YFFUK Phil Endicott Useful things groomsmen camera
YFFUK Phil Endicott Useful things 14 hours of happiness 11am

11am – I’ll pop down to the venue room to take some photos of the room in all its pristine glory before anyone else gets there.  This lets me focus on the wedding trinkets you’ve spent hours on, the place-cards you’ve made, the gift bags for your VIP’s and flowers that adorn your tables.

YFFUK Phil Endicott Rosam Stanwick Hotel Courtyard Northamptonshire wedding details flower basket
YFFUK Phil Endicott Tarry St Marys Church Orlingbury Northamptonshire wedding cake on wooden block yellow flowers
YFFUK Phil Endicott Useful things 14 hours of happiness 1230pm

12:30pm – The day is in full swing and it’s nearly happiness overload time as you adorn your magical dress.  I’ll be there to help if need be (I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve ended up lacing in the bride as the bridesmaid has a panic attack).  I’ll make sure you have your flowers and your trinkets as you get ready to head to the ceremony.

YFFUK Phil Endicott Martin Bull Hotel Gerrards Cross bride being laced into her dress by bridesmaids
YFFUK Phil Endicott Sullivan St Peters Church Harrold Bedfordshire bride preparing to leave for wedding looking in mirror across the fields outside
YFFUK Phil Endicott Useful things 14 hours of happiness 230pm

1:30pm – It’s time for me to find your other half and also the vicar or the registrars.  I’ll make sure they’re aware of what you’d like photowise from me but also your guests and see if there are any little things they need me to do.  Once this is done I’ll come back for the bridal party and help you across to the registrars.

YFFUK Phil Endicott Hurst Brampton Grange Wedding Venue Chapel Brampton Northamptonshire bridesmaid looking glamorous holding bouquet by cottage window
YFFUK Phil Endicott Hurst Brampton Grange Wedding Venue Chapel Brampton Northamptonshire bride waiting with her bridal party to enter the wedding ceremony
YFFUK Phil Endicott Gee Stanwick Hotel Courtyard Northamptonshire groom catching his wedding ring
YFFUK Phil Endicott Hurst Brampton Grange Wedding Venue Chapel Brampton Northamptonshire groom looking nervous
YFFUK Phil Endicott Useful things 14 hours of happiness 2pm

2pm – The BEST part of any wedding day and the one that brings more joy, happiness and moments than ANY other.  The magic happens as you say your “I Do’s”, make your vows and become one.

Afterwards you get time to mingle with your family and friends as I make sure you’ve got a glass of champagne in hand and are really enjoying your day.

YFFUK Phil Endicott Tarry St Marys Church Orlingbury Northamptonshire bride holds her flowers high above her leaving church newly married
YFFUK Phil Endicott Johnson Stanwick Hotel Courtyard Northamptonshire groom waiting for his bride to walk down the aisle
YFFUK Phil Endicott Gee Stanwick Hotel Courtyard Northamptonshire couple saying their vows son looking bored dad looking proud
YFFUK Phil Endicott Flinders Whittlebury Hall Northamptonshire signing the register in the orangery reflected in the table
YFFUK Phil Endicott Useful things 14 hours of happiness 3pm

3pm – If you’d like group photos I’ll make them happen making sure that Nan and Grandad don’t have too far to walk or have to stand for too long.  This is also a great time to get some fun ones either with just the two of you or with the bridal party as you get to relax into the day after all the adrenaline!

YFFUK Phil Endicott Flinders Whittlebury Hall Northamptonshire throwing flowers at me
YFFUK Phil Endicott Gathercole Marriott Hotel Northampton groom serving the bride ice cream and playing with a flake in his mouth
YFFUK Phil Endicott Deeney Woughton House MGallery Woughton on the Green Milton Keynes group photo of all guests
YFFUK Phil Endicott Oates Walled Garden Beeston Fields Nottingham umbrellas everywhere bride groom walking to venue
YFFUK Phil Endicott Lovegrove Oakley Court Windsor couple giggling to themselves with the veil blowing over them
YFFUK Phil Endicott Pinto Tregenna Castle St Ives bride groom kissing behind the bouquet in the gardens
YFFUK Phil Endicott Useful things 14 hours of happiness 4pm

4pm – It’s time for wedding breakfast and the speeches.  I’ll grab a bite to eat too – and get some photos developed for the photo-screens for your evening guests.

YFFUK Phil Endicott Collier The Bede House Higham Ferrers Northamptonshire bride giving speech and groom laughing
YFFUK Phil Endicott Dyball Marriott Hotel Northampton Northamptonshire Son doing his speech
YFFUK Phil Endicott Martin Bull Hotel Gerrards Cross bride reacts to speech groom head in hands
YFFUK Phil Endicott Sullivan Oakley Arms Harrold Bedfordshire love of my life jenga block cuddling husband
YFFUK Phil Endicott Useful things 14 hours of happiness 6pm

6pm – Now you’ve had a bit of a rest and a bite to eat we’ll wander off together for some couple “portrait” photos.  If you want to bring any little ones feel free to do so – they’re part of the story.  Not only is this a great time to get some fun and iconic photos, it’s always a fantastic chance for you both to have a little bit of “you time” away from the crowds.

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YFFUK Phil Endicott Murray Best Western Moore Place Hotel Aspley Guise couple and daughters on the front step
YFFUK Phil Endicott Mwasuku Norton Fields Atherstone bride and groom having a cuddle in the wheat fields
YFFUK Phil Endicott Rosam Stanwick Hotel Courtyard Northamptonshire groom waiting for his bride to serve him a pint wedding humour
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YFFUK Phil Endicott Useful things 14 hours of happiness 8pm

8pm – Cake cut and first dance time. You can finally let your hair down and have an extra few glasses of champagne. Don’t expect me to disappear straight away – if you’ll have me stay ’til later I’d love to!  It’s always great seeing your day through to the last dance and particularly the pictures of you saying goodnight to your family as a married couple are something I really treasure.

YFFUK Phil Endicott Hurst Brampton Grange Wedding Venue Chapel Brampton Northamptonshire first dance for the new Mr Mrs Hurst
YFFUK Phil Endicott Mitchell Red Hall Hotel Walmersley Bury groom with just married face painted dancing with bride
YFFUK Phil Endicott Hasseldine Elms Meadow Tipi Wedding Venue Kettering Northamptonshire couple kissing on first dance
YFFUK Phil Endicott Dyball Marriott Hotel Northampton Northamptonshire first dance
YFFUK Phil Endicott Useful things 14 hours of happiness 9am

9pm – Sunset.  So obviously this time depends on the time of year, but Sunset is a really special time for just the two of you.  It’s that chance to get some iconic photos to round off the day, but more importantly for just the two of you to spend time together and reflect on all that the day has held.  I’ll normally get some photos, and then slope away to let the two of you be alone.  Of course I’ll stay with you if you want me to 🙂

If it’s raining then don’t worry, we still get to have a lot of fun with some lighting and umbrellas!

You can find out more about “Sunset, Singing in the Rain & Sparklers” HERE.

YFFUK Phil Endicott Johnson Stanwick Lakes Stanwick Northamptonshire groom bride at sunset coloured skies heart shape between them
YFFUK Phil Endicott Pinto Porthminster Point Tregenna Castle St Ives sunset time on the beadh groom and bride dancing
YFFUK Phil Endicott Dyball Marriott Hotel Northampton Northamptonshire bride groom kissing under the setting sun
YFFUK Phil Endicott Heywood Grendon Lakes Northamptonshire sunset by the lake couple kissing
YFFUK Phil Endicott Useful things 14 hours of happiness 10am

10pm – Sparkler Time.  So this is a magic way to end the day, with a little bit of added spark 🙂  I’ll always make sure I’ve got the sparklers for you, have got your guests where they need to be and most importantly got a bucket of water for afterwards.  Joking aside, I enjoy this so much as a fantastic end to a fantastic day.

YFFUK Phil Endicott Flinders Whittlebury Hall Northamptonshire couple leaving the venue through a sparkler line
YFFUK Phil Endicott Hasseldine Elms Meadow Tipi Wedding Venue Kettering Northamptonshire new mr mrs playing mr mrs shoes aloft
YFFUK Phil Endicott Gee Stanwick Hotel Courtyard Northamptonshire kisses by sparkler light
YFFUK Phil Endicott Martin Bull Hotel Gerrards Cross bridesmaids singing in the rain umbrella party

So there is it – the story of how I create memorable images from a wedding day!  Obviously there is a lot going on, the most important thing is that I’m all over it, in the right place at the right time.

This is why being your friend makes everything better:  we’ll have planned the day together and so I’ll know almost as much as you do!

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