Archive for October, 2010
OK…not your average wedding. But then again, what is. This was, technically, their third wedding. Having been married in Vegas at The Bellagio, then following on the next day at an Elvis Chapel off the strip and now to Luton Hoo. I suppose, if you’re being picky this wasn’t even a wedding. No ceremony….but it did have speeches a reception, disco, preparations, formals….most things a wedding does.
Donna is Ben’s brother. Helen and Ben were married last year in Wales….I was lucky enough to shoot their wedding. Moving on, Hels is pregnant and is beaming. Not that she didn’t always beam. When I asked Ben’s mum “how do you feel about being a Granny?” her response was “I can see myself as a Granny…but Ben as a Dad…oh dear”. But then, she’s mad (in a good way) and there’s always Richard Gere aka Ben’s Dad to throw him a few hints at doing the right thing.
Today’s blog is going to be short and sweet. Just my photos as well (although the Dazzler did come along). I’m still recovered from a hard cold (that being not flu but still pretty rotten).
One aside…Donna did mention that in the Elvis wedding one of the vows was to ‘not step on his blue suede shoes’. I can’t top that really!
On the line now James Choo from London
Helen, Helen, Helen…really, you get in too many of my pictures!
Mum right, baby left, Helen practicing
Look into my eyes, not around the eyes, but in the eyes…snap….you’re under!
She loves me…she loves me not
The bonus of already being married is that you get dressed in the same room
A Whiter Shade of White
I love the MUA’s expression!
Yep…that’s right…its the couple shots first
Hoooo are you…hoo hoo, hoo hoo
Le Grande Entrance
Mums love speeches. Proof.
In a stroke of irony Mark had interned at his Father In Law’s company when he was 14. Let’s just say that Mark’s initial assessment was less than favourable. Time heals all wounds.
Beats me…protecting themselves from either cosmic rays from the iPhone or gaseous emissions from the Best Man
Perfect timing (yeah…um…well…ok)
Yes…these two will be someone’s parents in a few months
Blame it on the boogie
Someone’s fly is down…his or mine?
A fantastic wedding with some fantastic people. Lucie and Matt’s nuptials were always going to be different. Why? I hear you ask. Simple, pretty much everything was sorted by Matt. Before you ladies shriek in horror there is a twist (not unlike X-Factor…which, as a diversion…how the hell could Cheryl leave out Shamu and the female Jamie…shocking. Malaria will do that to you)….oh yeah…the twist. The twist was that it was all sorted….even BEFORE he asked her to marry him. OK, they have 3 kids etc etc. But it was still a big chance to take. All 3 points go to Matt for that one.
Avington Park was as lovely as I remember. Even more so to be honest. I love working there. Plus, I got to work with some of my favourite videographers in Sylvia and Neils from Ever After. They have created a wonderful preview which will appear on their blog later. For now I can direct you to it via Vimeo.
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Look for it…its there. You’ve just got to find it. BTW, the hills really are alive with the sound of music
I ain’t sayin she’s a goldigga
Follow the red brick road
Downton Abbey eat your heart out
Some folks smell a fine Cuban. This chap…a Colgate toothbrush. Beat the heck out of me!
Matt’s Best Man and brother could no longer resist the temptation to find out what that big red button that says “don’t push” really did
Me Lord and Lady aka The Diamond Geezers
Olivia to John – “You’re the one that I want” — ooh ooh ooh
And now a few from the central locking Darren
Sweet stuff from The Reverend
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