This is the second time I have been to Nottingham for a wedding. Carmen emailed me 8 months ago about my availability. Carmen & Paul are very caring people. Throughout the wedding, I noticed there were a lot of effort and preparation that have been put into the wedding especially items bought all the way from Hong Kong, like the Chinese lanterns used to decorate the marquee, the Dim Sum miniature bamboo basket as wedding favours, and the Chinese parasols. There were so many detail-shots to capture.
Although the schedule was packed with activities throughout the wedding day, I still enjoyed it very much. My most memorable experience was to shoot their First dance as a husband & wife. Carmen & Paul were full of joy and tears. I wish you both all the best in a near future.
Wedding ceremony/venue: Colwick Hall Hotel
Bride & bridesmaids with parasols.
Carmen the bride, and her bridesmaids were all in high spirits. Look at the little one at far right – looking adorable with a kids-size parasol.
After the Chinese tea ceremony, Carmen changed into her wedding gown.
Carmen’s beautiful Jimmy Choo shoes.
I was indeed very surprised and touched when Paul was trying to read part of his speech in Cantonese to Carmen’s parents (message as below).
“好啦 ! 我開始架喇 我好想多謝carmen既屋企人俾我成為佢一家人既一份子. 我為你地感到好自豪因為你地培養出一個又好, 又細心, 又體貼既女.
你地應該覺得好驕傲好自豪因為你地chau大o左一個咁好,細心咁體貼既女. 我亦都想話俾你地知我係真心愛carmen 同我一生一世都禁愛佢同照顧佢.
多謝你地呀!! 我好好架!! 你地放心交比我啦”
In English it translates as:
“OK. Here I go. I want to thank Carmen’s parents for allowing me to part of the family. I feel very proud of you because you have brought up such a lovely, kind-hearted and caring daughter.
I’d also like to say to you that I am truly in love with Carmen, and I will love her and look after her for the rest of my life.
Thank you to both of you. I am a good man!! Don’t worry, your daughter is in good hands.”
Carmen getting quite emotional during the speech.
First Dance as husband & wife.
Colwick Hall Hotel in the evening.
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