Lights, Camera, Action!
Movie lovers, Becky & Oli decided to have their destination wedding on the tiny sunny island of Malta. Both Becky and Oli are British, but now live and work in Dubai. Inviting their family and guests to meet them in Malta to celebrate their wedding with them was a perfect compromise between the UK and UAE with pretty much guaranteed beautiful weather.
"Toto, I've a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore."
Becky & Oli are massive movie lovers and wanted to incorporate this into their wedding day. The Maltese venue Ir Razzet L-Abjad, was themed with movie table decorations, film themed gifts for their guests, cinema popcorn machine and an ingenious way to let the wedding guests know when it was their table's turn to head to the buffet. Every table was only given a number, and a secret identity (a movie) the table centre pieces had name/word clues to which movie the table was, and when music was played from that particular movie it was their time to go, brilliant!!
"If you build it, he will come."
The couple booked us to photograph their destination wedding from start to finish. I covered both parties preparation at the Radisson Blu Hotel in St Julians, followed by the civil ceremony and reception at Ir Razzet L-Abjad in San Gwann. WOW wedding planners (wed our way) did a fantastic job of setting up and arranging everything, so a big thank you to Martina, Laetitia and their team. The day went perfectly and everyone thought it was a huge boxoffice smash.
"My mama always said life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get."
I really loved working with this insanely photogenic couple with all their positive energy, ideas and fun. We really wish them all the happiness in the world as they, the stars, make their own epic movie together.
"Carpe diem. Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary"
"Hasta la vista, baby."
Here are some of the wedding collection for Oli & Becky's wedding day.
A martini. Shaken, not stirred.
North East wedding photojournalist Elliot Nichol, based in Newcastle Upon Tyne in the North East of England. Capturing weddings throughout the UK and European destination weddings.