Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Pennyhill Park

Gail and Chris had an intimate wedding in the beautiful suroundings of Pennyhill Park in Surrey.

Just eleven guests were present as they made their vows and afterwards Champagne was served on the terrace as we all enjoyed the Indian Summer that is making September bearable.

The newlyweds are now off to Mauritius for 2 weeks to relax and play golf

Monday, September 25, 2006

One Whitehall Place

On Saturday I photographed the Civil Partnership of Hendrik and Paul at One Whitehall Place in London.
The theme for the day was 'FUN' and the lead was taken by the guys when they walked up the aisle, along with their flower girl, to a string quartet playing Wagner's 'The Wedding March' (Here Comes The Bride).

After the ceremony in the Whitehall Suite the wedding party climbed the opulent staircase to enjoy a wedding breakfast in the spacious Gladstone Room.

Entertainment was supplied by the London Gay Men's Choir who performed for half an hour followed by one of the best bands I've seen this year, Frank the Cat.
The whole day was arranged at coordinated by Henrietta at Place Events and I bumped into an old friend of mine, Toastmaster Richard Birtchnell, who I used to work with many moons ago when he was head of marketing and events at The Burton Group.

The happy couple are now off to Tahiti and Bora Bora for 3 weeks to honeymoon and relax.


Sunday, September 17, 2006

Arranged Marriage

According to the Bride's Father, Andy, this wedding was 'arranged' by the couple's parents. Nicky and Neill seemed blisfully unaware if this but, when informed, didn't seem to care anyway.

For the second week running i found myself in Sussex, this time near Eastbourne.
The ceremony was held at St Mary the Virgin church in Willingdon followed by a reception at Broyle Place, an Elizabethan Manor near Lewes. The weather was perfect for a wedding; dry, bright and not too hot.

The two Best Men gave a joint speech during which, to Neill's delight, they produced photographs of the Groom as a child looking very smart in various guises including a cowboy outfit and a dapper raincoat.

Nicky shares Neill's appreciation of fine Ale and there was plenty of their particular favourite, Harveys (a local brew, I believe) on offer.

Monday, September 04, 2006

There's no business....

The most famous Register office in the country has to be the Kensington and Chelsea Register office in the Kings Road and it was here, on Saturday, that actress Olivia Caffrey married Casting Director Carl Proctor.

Around 40 of their friends filled the ceremony room and as the bride made her entrance she was greeted with applause and loud cheers!

There were three Bridesmaids and two Best ‘Women’, and the readers included Theatre Director Sir Trevor Nunn and actress Imogen Stubbs.

Among the guests were actors Jane Horrocks and Julie-Kate Olivier.

The wedding party spent around 30 minutes on the familiar steps of the Old Town Hall chatting and posing for photographs before being whisked off in a fleet of people carriers to Soho House for an afternoon reception.

Later that evening the wedding breakfast was held in the Private Room at The Ivy.