This summer has seen more rain than anything else, it seems and it was torrential on the morning of the day Sam and Chris got married at Fanhams Hall Hotel in Ware but as usual, I had a backup plan should the weather not clear. Fanhams is a beautiful venue but it also has large interior spaces where, if the worst comes to the worst, photographs can be taken with lots of light and more importantly, out of the weather! Luckily, just as the ceremony in the fabulous Great Hall came to an emotional end, the clouds parted for long enough to get all the group shots in the bag.
Once the rain began again, I advised Sam and Chris that we would get their portraits later in the day and so it was that after the meal and the speeches, the sun finally broke through and gave us the most beautiful golden evening light - and away we went!
Sam and Chris chose to have a modern black and white colour scheme and a Rat Pack inspired look for the boys, complete with dickie-bows! The last shot of the couple shown here (taken just after their first dance) is one they particularly wanted - the Frank Sinatra-tie-undone-jacket-over-the-shoulder look!
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What a fantastic day was had at this wedding a couple of weeks ago!
Gemma and Dylan are lovely, the weather was kind, the venue (where Charles and Camilla were married and you’re overlooked by painting of past monarchs - quite intimidating!) is stunning and the reception venue (Savill Garden) was just perfect for a sunny, warm, marquee party. I was as pleased as punch to cover Gemma and Dylan’s big day - even their tandem bike got in on the act! The proud ring bearer is Dylan’s son Jake, who loved every minute of his important role.
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Well, what a fantastic day everybody had last Saturday - the weather was beautiful, the venue is stunning and Beth and Tom looked fantastic wherever I took them! There were loads of little quircky details, including a cake table that showcased their guests’ homemade cakes, mismatched tea sets for the tea party which followed the speeches and a giant teacup, created in the mad mind of Beth’s brother-in-law! Please enjoy some images from this wonderfully fun and enjoyable wedding….
I shall say nothing much at this stage, except that I loved shooting this absolute blast of a wedding! Full post to come, folks!
I held off blogging this wedding, as I knew Kat Williams of RocknRollBride wanted to feature it…consequently, it slipped my mind to either feature the wedding myself (which seemed a bit pointless, after RNRB) or mention the fact that it was on there in the first place! This puts things right, finally.
I have had stuff featured on RnRB in the past, and am very pleased to say that I am now one of Kat’s approved vendors…which means when my website relaunches in a week or so (for it is being re-designed as I type), there’ll be a big RnRB logo on the home page to state this fact!
This civil partnership, which I shot at the very swish Mayfair Hotel in London was between Ashley and Ray, whose very fun e-shoot I did in a cold and windy Southend and it featured at the end of last year on this blog. Ashley is a keen reader of the RnRB blog, so was heavily inspired by that - she had loads of little features at the wedding that she’d adapted from things that Kat had blogged. The really unique touch was what they used to cut their cake - it was a ceremonial sword, lent to them by a friend who’d graduated from the military academy Sandhurst as an Army officer. Ashley and Ray were also keen to book my photobooth, which went down a storm, as it always does! Here are some screengrabs from Kat’s blog but if you’d like to see the full post in all its glory, please click here