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No Just One this week…for that I’m very sorry. I got home on Saturday, backed up my files. got up on Sunday and went straight off to London for a portrait session. I took the family and we made a day of it.
I had a quick look but I wasn’t able to easily find Julia’s sisters wedding which I did back a number of years ago. This is only significant because there is quite a connection between myself and the family. No, I’m not related, I not a neighbour and I know no one who works with anyone. It is in fact, the rather extraordinary circumstances around the day that Cath and Chris got married. The torrential rain, the flooding rivers, the delayed ceremony (well, two actually as the venue grew concerned about the ceremony room but under English law the ceremonies must take place in a legally blessed room…so we had a small number of close family in one ceremony and everyone else at another one), my trek through knee deep water to get to the venue and, quite amazingly, the crystal clear blue skies that followed. Cath and Chris’ day was amazing and so was Julia and Paul’s…just in slightly different ways.
I knew it was going to be a different day when I arrived in the car park of Taplins Farm. 40 guests…..3 Toyota Prius. That’s a lot of Prius. Interesting statistic. Not entirely sure what it means.
Julia and Paul are the type of people who help you when you are down, give more than they get and never fail to see the lighter side of most things. Plus they love Lamas…and hey, how can you fault someone who loves lamas. They had normal speeches but threw in a few songs for good measure. Nice touch. Paul not only looks a bit like Bill Bailey, but also has the musical prose and comedy to match.
My last and final bit of ‘things that make you go hmm’ from their wedding is this. In all of my civil ceremony experiences I have only seen a situation where a witness was prevented for signing the register because they weren’t actually in the room. Children put that ‘baby in the corner’. The last time was a few years ago at a wedding where Cath (Julia’s sister) was a guest and Saturday, where Cath was meant to be a witness but was rather busy with a 10 day old baby boy. Coincidence? I think not!
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Mr Ed…apparently they used peanut butter to get Mr Ed to talk…not a lot of people know that!…..
…for instance…they didn’t know that
Progressing on from the ‘bride peeping around a tree’ shot from the 80s – OR – she needed to go and didn’t want to be seen!
Only my second outdoor ceremony…they walked down the aisle together
It was rude…whatever it was
Paul’s nipper Ethan
A familiar, sunny day
I did ask…do you like ‘grunge’
I think my last words were…”I’ll get you as you come over the crest of the hill…that is, unless a car gets you first”
I said smile….so he did
Its true…she never promised you a rose garden
Paul is getting a bit emotional as Julia sings a song she wrote just for him
Who’d a thunk a single sheet of white paper could throw that much light
Getting a little practice in for the inevitable “oops upside your head dance” to come later
The largest and most environmentally friendly fascinator EVER!
Apparently I wasn’t the only one amused by the Michael Jackson impersonator
Easily, the hardest room ever to get a dance shots in…I mean EVER!
And now a couple from Dazza
Paul gives his initial reaction to wearing his new wedding ring
left camera, right camera
Another take on the whole smiling horse incident
Julia sings, Gretsky scores….
…oh don’t worry…its half a punch line to an old joke