Ruth & Alan @ The Westin Dragonara Resort.

Church Wedding Ceremony: - Santa Marija Maddalena Chapel in Madliena.

Wedding Reception: - Bedouin Bar at the Westin Dragonara Resort in St Julians.

I got to know this gorgeous Maltese couple Ruth & Alan well before their wedding as they had booked me for an engagement session. Alan (like most guys) isn't a huge fan of having his photo taken. I'm so very happy that we had this time before the wedding to get Ruth and Alan in front of the camera. We all had a great time that day while we got rid of any preconceived ideas of stiff posing that most guys dread. Capturing natural, relaxed images of a couple is what I do without trying to make the couple pose in difficult, awkward positions. I think Alan got a lot from the engagement session in preparation for the big day ahead as he's a fella that doesn't like too much fuss and this put his mind at ease.

Big things have small beginnings.

Ruth and Alan are one of our favourite couples from 2016 and we loved every part of being part of their special day. There are always challenges with weddings including weather, lighting, timings etc, but this wedding went perfectly apart one 'small' challenge with the beautiful but very tiny Santa Marjia Maddalena chapel in Madliena close to St Julians where their wedding ceremony was to be held. I've shot 100's of weddings over the years but I've never been in such a small space working along side a videographer and trying not to cause any distraction to the ceremony. It was a challenge but the tiny chapel did have it's own charm and intimacy because of the close proximity.

In total contrast to the ceremony, the wedding reception in was held at the very spacious Bedouin Bar on the sea's edge at the Westin Dragonara Resort in St Julians.

Here are a few of the highlights from Ruth & Alan's wedding

Wedding dress hanging in window. Wedding photography in Malta.
Bride getting into her wedding dress.
Bride on her wedding day. Malta wedding photography
Brides wedding day jewellery 
Bride putting in her earrings on her wedding day.
wedding flowers and invitation detail
Groom waiting outside the church for this bride to arrive.
Groom with his family outside the church in Malta.
Wedding guest candid photo
wedding guest holding wedding invite 
bride and her father enter the church for the wedding ceremony
Bride and Groom's children enjoying some snacks during the wedding ceremony.
view from behind the bride and groom during the wedding ceremony
Small church wedding ceremony 
Groom puts wedding ring on the finger of the bride
flower girl holds onto her mothers hand during the wedding ceremony.
bride and groom sign the registrar
bride and groom leave the church under a shower of confetti
Portrait of bride and groom in Malta.
Portrait of bride and groom in Malta
Portrait of Bride and Groom next to the casino in St Julians, Malta.
Wedding reception at the Bedouin Bar on the Westin Dragonara Resort in St Julians, Malta
wedding singer at the Westin Dragonara Resort, Malta.
bedouin bar wedding reception drinks bar at the Westin Resort, Malta.
Guests enjoying the wedding reception at the bedouin bar, Malta
wedding guests enjoying the wedding reception at the Westin, Malta.
Wedding guests in photobooth in Malta.
bride mixing with her wedding guests
fireworks over St Julains, Malta.
Bridesmaid laughing with wedding guests.
Bride and groom first dance at the Westin, Malta. Wedding photography
Cake cutting at the Bedouin Bar, St Julians, Malta.
bride and groom cut their wedding cake.
wedding guests dancing with her child
Maltese tradition to carry the bride and groom as they leave the wedding reception.
Bride  and groom kiss as they leave the wedding reception in Malta