Posted in Wedding Photography | 7 January, 2014
The image of the two wedding rings nestled in the bridal bouquet is a classic picture but when do you get it taken? Once you’re married you won’t want to take your rings off, but how do you get the two rings, the bouquet, and the photographer in the same place before that? Here are some ideas for getting those wedding rings and flowers pictures.
If the wedding rings will be with the groom or best man on the morning of the special day, it may make sense to have the wedding rings and flowers pictures taken at the ceremony venue before the bride arrives. Assuming you only have one photographer they will have to hurry to get from where the bride is getting ready to the ceremony venue to take some snaps of the groom and the wedding rings. Of course, then the bridal bouquet will be absent, but there are most likely other similar floral arrangements in the ceremony venue that can work as a substitute.
If you are keeping up with tradition and having a page boy to carry the wedding rings they will be with the bride on the morning of the wedding. The wedding rings and flowers pictures are often taken prior the ceremony while the bride is getting ready. The photographer will most likely be there anyway taking photos of the bridesmaids, the wedding gown, shoes, and hair style, and the bride getting ready. The wedding rings and the bridal bouquet will be readily available.
If it isn’t possible to get the wedding band pictures taken before the ceremony then after the ceremony is the perfect time as the two rings, the photographer, and the bridal bouquet will all be together. The majority of couples wish to have a private photo shoot with the photographer between the ceremony and the reception. The main downside of this option is that you will have to temporarily remove your wedding bands which might seem a strange thing to do on your special day after so short a time as husband and wife.