Couples who decide to have outdoor garden weddings often have a certain love-hate relationship with the venue. Brides LOVE it, as many dream to wed in a luscious green lawn that offers picturesque backdrops. But when weather becomes less than ideal, figuring out what to do can be a headache.
Stephanie and Benny had such concerns before the wedding, but I explained to them that the weather would not affect too much as there would be various ongoing activities throughout their wedding day. Photographing the big day and pre-wedding shoots are different, in that the latter is more prone to being affected by gloomy weather as it mainly consists of shooting the couple in outdoor environments. However, on the big day itself, photographs mainly consist of the interactions and emotions of guests and the happenings. Nevertheless, it is important to enjoy the moment and be present, regardless of whatever hiccups that may occur.
It was drizzling in the morning, but the rain stopped in the afternoon and we were able to do some outdoor shooting. The wedding venue was in Sheung Shui Beas River, one of my favorite locations as it has a calm environment with open spaces that makes you feel at peace. It is one of the very few places in Hong Kong where you feel like you have been transported to another country or paradise.
The couples exchanged their vows surrounded by breathtaking views in front of their guests. There were many special moments that touched the hearts of everyone at the wedding, particularly when Stephanie’s father gave her way to Benny and the intimate connection between the bride and groom when they made their speeches.
Side note: We received a thank you message and Peninsula hamper from the lovely Stephanie and Benny two days after the wedding. It always gives us motivation and a sense of accomplishment knowing that my team and I have been able to please and help them document their big moments. Thank you again for trusting us and may the both of you live happily ever after!