Make an exit

What happens when you leave the wedding? You’ve had a great day and everything has gone swimmingly. It would be a shame to let it fizzle out at the very […]

What happens when you leave the wedding? You’ve had a great day and everything has gone swimmingly. It would be a shame to let it fizzle out at the very end so here’s what i reckon…

  • Dont wait until the party has to finish. Leave near the end but when the party is still rocking. This will be your last memory of the day so leave before everyone esle a) leaves or b) falls asleep in the corner. I have shot several weddings (marquees) where the couple have ‘left’ to give all the older crowd an excuse to go home. The B&G then reappeared round the back to continue the party.
  • Get the DJ to play some cheesy end-of-the-night song  then leave – dont hang about because everything will start to fizzle out.
  • Go in style! Extra long sparklers are great for this. It’s not easy to organise as everyone is really pissed but it’ll be worth it. While you hide round the corner, get someone to ask all your guests to line up from the venue/marquee to the car etc making a ‘tunnel of love'(!). Hand out the sparklers AND lighters and then comes the tricky bit. Ask everyone to wait for the signal to light them so that they are all lit at the same time. Then you both run down the tunnel to more rapturous applause (milk it! it’s your last chance) and you’re off to the hotel or whatever. You’ll need lots of extra long sparklers, lots of cigarette lighters and someone who is vaguely sober (me at the weddings i shoot!). If you think the tunnel of love will be a bridge too far then you can just get everyone to gather around you. It’s a bit like confetti but instead of flower petals it’s sparks that can singe your hair. Excellent!

It will look something like this!

Without wanting to big myself up too much i suggested the sparklers to all the couples in the photos above making me the sparklermeister!