Archive for December, 2011
There’s no business like show business. For today’s post that’s not just random sentiment. It is, in fact, true. There’s a chance you may have seen Russell and Sarah on a stage near you. From some fantastic West End shows like Miss Saigon and Joseph and The Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat. These guys are performers. And its true what you think about stage and musical artists. They are grounded and exceedingly great people…well, at least this bunch are.
The day started for me at the amazing Old Stables in West Marden. For those familiar with Tithe Barn you’ll know it as Gaynor’s place. Gaynor has moved on from TB and now part of the family business. Its truly a unique place and one well suited for Tithe Barn as well as a number of other wedding venues in the Hants, Sussex area. It was great to see her, even if only briefly. Next stop Tithe Barn. If you’ve never been there you need to check it out. Its that time of the year when a bunch a folks get engaged and the hunt for venues begins. Barns are literally surrounding me and I’m proud to be a recommended photographer at Tithe Barn. The weather didn’t cooperate entirely but we did get some images of the Sarah and Russell in before the scheduled rain clouds arrived, spot on time, at 3pm. JJ at Jacaranda (and all the team to be honest) did an amazing job at making the barn look the best it could be. Jacaranda really are some of the finest caterers in the country and with JJ at the helm on Sunday it was never going to be any different. Thanks to them.
The night drew in, the cold got colder, but the fun of the speeches were only around the corner. A fantastically presented (but let’s be honest, their actors too) Best MEN speech delivered by my favourite Doppleganger of the day in Matt Damon and his sidekick (let’s call him George Clooney but really he didn’t look like him). Great stuff…especially if you’re a bird watcher.
To get the evening really rocking they made the best choice they could in hiring the super cool DJ Ashley Riggs. He’s got the best DJ rig around and some fantastic up-lighters, which are perfect for Tithe Barn. Not to mention he’s ace at his craft and a top professional.
A couple of other thank yous. First to Chris Geary. Another photographer who second shot for me covering guests on a day where logistics, weather and formals were certainly putting a strain on that end of things. He’s a great professional. Finally to Alex Cameron and his wife from Camera on Films. A specialist wedding films creator from Suffolk who were fantastic to work with. Thanks guys.
As always have a look at the images and observations below. Following this there will be a link to more photos on my Facebook business page.
Ladies…really…you could dress for the occasion
FWIW, the location is The Old Stables in West Marden. Only a few miles from Tithe Barn and a haunt of Gaynor who used to work at Tithe. Its fantastically presented, wonderful maintained, charming and perfectly placed for weddings in the Petersfield area.
its a duck…its a pair of shoes…nothing to see here
More fantabulous work from the amazing Tiger Rose
Contrasting the previous image
Once one went, they all soon followed
Russell and the Talented Mr Ripley
well aisle be
You could say dramatic…but then that’s pretty much a compliment with this lot
it seemed a strange time for a head butt
The 3 Groomsmen of the Apocalypse
Good Will Hunting spills the non verbal beans on how he nearly lost it
Bet he never thought he’d make the blog!
Promotional material for an aluminum siding firm
The barn in its glory…again helped by Tiger Rose
I like an usher who comes prepared — cardboard…seriously?
Neal…just go with it!
They’re now serving cake at the Golden Arches
Walk like an Egyptian
Delivering the Bourne Ultimatum
CYO (cut your own)
Dancing to the best DJ around, Mr Ashley Riggs
Goodnight Benjamin Button
As promised, her is a link to more images from their day on my Tithe Barn Facebook business page
Ho Ho Ho…ITS CHRISTMAS! Thankfully no ears were damaged in that shout…but I’m guessing you can’t get Slade out of your head now can you? Its time for cheesy Mariah Carey songs and a universal distrust of Egg Nog by the British..seriously, its GREAT! Time for special takeaway cups at Starbucks and screaming children who would really rather think of Santa as the chap in the story and not the one who smells of a fake beard and Old Spice in the Grotto in the city centre. One of the best things about Christmas is a Christmas wedding and Kate and David will now always have a bumper month of December. I started off in the wonderful village of Odiham. Home of the Army helicopters and Kate. I wonder what the connection is that eventually she’d meet and marry a man in uniform. Following a fabulous ceremony at the church in the village (thanks to Gary, the vicar, for a unique and uplifting ceremony) it was back to one of the best wedding venues in the UK, The Barn at Bury Court. As a recommended photographer at Bury Court Barn I see weddings throughout the calendar year. Whatever the weather its an exceptional place to work.
As always, there will be a link to more images on my Facebook Business Page. But for now, have a look at these and when you get to the bottom, find the link to more.
Aretha Franklin might say “think”
Its a bit like comparing apples and … well … forget it
All you need is a little David Attenborough voice over
Run Forrest Run
Do not adjust your sets…twins and both in the Army
Not what most Brides would do…but I get the sentiment
not more than 35 minutes married and already in the dog house
Some random shots from a tough part of the barn…it defines you (including bottom left, its Rob from Saara and Rob back in May)
You won’t often find 4 verticals in a row – its gotta be a sign
By this point I was counting medals to determine who was the groom and who was the best man — 4 = best man
A fantastic day! Thanks for having both Darren and myself along. I wasn’t able to include any of Darren’s today or in the FB gallery due to logistical reasons. Sorry.
Speaking of the facebook page, if you want to see more images go to my Bury Court Barn Facebook Gallery Page.