In our opinion this is the best part of the day. Two people who are very much in love finally get to say ‘I do’ (or ‘I will’). This is what weddings are all about and we love photographing ceremonies. For most weddings (unless you have 40 guests or less) there are two of us photographing and so at this part of your day it’s wonderful to get two different viewpoints (the celebrant allowing!).
With both Church weddings and Civil Ceremonies I would ideally stand tucked away at the front to one side and David would stand at the back. This is always dependent on who is conducting your ceremony though so, if these photos are very important to you we’d really encourage you to discuss it very early on with whoever is marrying you. We’ve had brides and grooms be disappointed that a vicar who they thought was very relaxed and chilled out about photographs turn round on their wedding day and say no photos or video’s are allowed at all. I’m sure you can imagine the couple were devastated about this so please, please, please ask the question early to avoid any disappointment as there’s not much we can do with a celebrant who’s made up their mind.
After the ceremony we usually see confetti (either before or after some formals depending on your ceremony location and what you’d like). We both adore confetti moments for the natural, spontaneous responses from both our couples and the guests. We would always encourage you to have a confetti moment if you can.