This wedding day image was taken at Burbage Edge in Derbyshire in the late summer of 2019. The time during the wedding day this picture was taken was a little unusual for us as it was before the ceremony rather than after it! This is often the way the day runs in weddings in the United States where the bride and groom have a "first look" and meet each other before going to meet the rest of their wedding guests. This was the first time we had photographed a wedding day in this order in the UK so certainly something different for us.
Our bride was from Sheffield but her groom was from Switzerland where weddings take a slightly different format. Unlike our weddings in the UK, there is no compulsion for the bride and groom to avoid each other before the ceremony. There are not normally any speeches though there were on this occasion mainly for the benefit of the UK side of the operation. There wasn't a first dance either and with the photographs taken before the ceremony it made for a very unusual wedding day for us but one that we really enjoyed. Our happy couple now reside in Switzerland where they had a second wedding ceremony for the benefit of the wedding guests who were unable to make it over to Sheffield.Keywords: bride and groom together (312), Burbage (3), Derbyshire (228). 1/400; f/8.0; ISO 100; 24.0 mm.