In previous blog posts I’ve talked at length about how special some of the wedding venues I’ve worked at are. I’ve worked in some really small ‘rustic’ places. I have been fortunate enough to work with couples who have chosen to celebrate their marriage in magnificent opulent surroundings. I’ve been to Malta, and I’ve been one of only a handful of people present when one couple eloped.
Choosing the right venue for your wedding can seem like a really daunting prospect. Venues can be challenging not only to your wallet, but also to logistics. Having been at a great number of weddings I think the heart of the matter is that any venue that you fill with family and friends will be the perfect venue for your special day. You could get married in an abandoned theme park and it would still be romantic. Actually, if you are planning to get married in an abandoned anything then please get in touch, I LOVE that kinda stuff.
Where you hold your actually ceremony is dictated to, to a certain extent, but the law. In order for your wedding to be lawfully binding you need to do the ‘I do’ bit somewhere that is legally allowed to host weddings. Granted that hardly limits your choices these days, but while you need to hold your ceremony is dictated by law, there’s no such limitation to where you have your wedding photos taken.
While I was chatting with a charming couple called Gavin and Kendra we struck upon a crazy idea. We wanted to do the wedding photos in a cinema! Not just any cinema either. There’s a new Empire Cinema recently opened in the Buttermarket in Ipswich. It looks cool as hell. Perfect for Gavin and Kendra. We all got really excited by the idea, until the happy couple decide that there was no way we could get permission to take photos inside the cinema. Well just wait a moment there guys. I am the king of cool when it comes to making the impossible happen in the name of getting kickass wedding photos. I’m also fantastically modest.
I did my thing and the brilliant people at Empire Cinema in Ipswich welcomed us with open arms and full popcorn buckets. The photos we got from that shoot are incredibly unique. I’ve not seen any other couple with wedding photos taken in a glamourous cinema setting!
So if you have what you might think is an impossible idea for a wedding shoot then get in touch, ‘almost’ nothing is impossible!