WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER BASED IN SOMERSET
Documentary Wedding Photography
A RUBY "MURRAY" WEDDING ANNIVERSARY
In March, I had the privilege of attending and photographing the most charming Ruby Wedding Anniversary at my couples’ elegant home, situated in the outskirts of Guildford, Surrey.
Conrad & Bryndis’s 40th year of marriage was celebrated in style, and rightly so, with a hint of good old-fashioned English cockney rhyming slang thrown in for good measure. They ate “Ruby Murrays”, or “Ruby’s” which of course was perfectly fitting for their anniversary that year and to save any of you from some potential googling… in short, they hired a wonderful catering company called “Surrey Spice” and lapped up their delicious Indian cuisine dishes.
Bryndis and Conrad, and all of their guests, dressed up to the nines, wearing head to toe, “Saris”, “Choli” tops and “Lehenga’s” with a “Dupatta” scarf to create an ensemble called a “Gagra Choli” and “Salwar Kameez” suits, and their gorgeous grandchildren wore “Pattu Langa”.
Everyone made a real effort and the festivities were heart-warming and relaxed. With mingling in the garden, catching up with life-long friends, opening cards & gifts, and even the cutting of a homemade cake from their adorable granddaughter Lilja.
It was an absolute joy to photograph, not only for the lovely relaxed vibes present, but for all of the beautiful colours and stunning aesthetic there. With home-made/personal touches and a house that was fit to be photographed, I almost forgot I was at work! My job was made so easy, and I was welcomed with open arms, celebrating their love with them. They even had an epic pink feature wall in their garden, so of course, we made the most out of that!
I loved capturing all of the beautiful and intimate, posed and unposed, small and big moments. Those special details that had been so thoughtfully put together but so effortlessly executed, outfits, food… I felt like I was sharing such a special occasion and celebrating a couple who had been madly in love for 40 years. Love permeated the room and that’s what my job is all about. Celebrating and capturing love.
Here’s to another 40 more years Conrad & Bryndis, you two are a match made in heaven. I can’t wait to shoot more wonderful anniversaries and family affairs – it’s an honour to share and capture these precious moments.
“Our 40th Ruby wedding anniversary celebration was marked on 11th March 2018. The event was held at our home and guests had to dress up in Indian/Bollywood clothes. Rather than spending time cooking for 25+ guests we hired Indian caterers who were excellent. On occasions such as these it is difficult to capture the moment on film as someone has to take the photos, and we are not big fans of "selfies" or posed group photos. To put it plainly Megan captured the event with her camera skills in a way that was unobtrusive and intimate at the same time. We were over the moon with the results. I would recommend (highly) Megan McAdam Photography to anyone who wanted a photographer who is both charming and professional.” Conrad.