The upper picture was taken using straight flash. The lower shot, however, used the gazebo's lighting for warmth and a four-point star filter for added sparkle.
A tip from photographer Mike Bauldry in his own words:
How to add extra pizzazz to an ordinary shot.
The bride and groom, outside at night in a lit-up gazebo.
1) Take a flash picture, and this is what you get - blah and flat, a picture with no depth.
2) Ask the subjects to not move for eight seconds, and use flash at the start of a time-exposure shot. Now you have added softness and depth for an image that makes that bride and groom feel it was worth the mosquito bites.
1) ISO 100 film photographed at 1/60 sec at ƒ/5.6 using electronic flash.
2) ISO 100 film photographed at 8 seconds at ƒ/5.6, with electronic flash at the start of the exposure, and with a four-point star filter attached to the lens.
You can see two more of Mike's beautiful wedding images by clicking here.