Sunday, December 24, 2006

Claridges, London.

With the fog cleared my last wedding of the year was at the beautiful Claridges. To walk through the doors of this very English hotel is like stepping back in time to 1920's. No doubt this is what persuaded Sam and James to host their wedding reception there.

After a very festive candle lit ceremony at the Grovesnor Chapel the couple and their guests spent the evening at Claridges where they enjoyed entertainment from the excellent The 3 Waiters and danced the night away on a Saturday Night Fever style dance floor.

The whole day was organised by Amanda Sherlock from Kathryn Lloyd Wedding Design who made sure that all the guests had an unforgettable start to Christmas.


Fogbound Wedding

If we are to believe the tabloids, the country had ground to a stand still but nobody had told Carolyn and Chris or their guests, most of whom had managed to get through the fog and complete the long journey to Clearwell Castle in Gloucestershire.

Weather that was depressing for some was the complete opposite for us. If you are going to marry in the English winter then this is the perfect scenario; chilly, misty (all right, foggy!) but still bright enough to capture some lovely photographs.

The Bride and her Bridesmaids walked from their room at the castle down to the church just outside the grounds.

The newlyweds have left us all to a grey Christmas as they head off on honeymoon to Dubai and the Maldives.


Sunday, December 17, 2006

Prince marries in Windsor

This Saturday I was in Windsor with my colleague John to Photograph the wedding of Emma Prince and Kevin Wrigley.

Following the ceremony at the Guildhall I went with the Bride and Groom to one of there favourite spots, the Long Walk in Windsor Great Park, so we could take a few photographs of them in the twilight.

Afterwards we grabbed a couple of shots at Henry VIII's gate with the cooperation of a very nice (although heavily armed) policeman.

We then rejoined the guests for the reception at the Christopher Wren Hotel down by the river.
The informal flavour of the day was underlined by the wedding breakfast which featured bangers & mash and an evening buffet of egg 'n bacon butties and hotdogs. Yum yum!

the bridesmaids prepare

Emma and Kevin at the Guildhall

outside the Castle

Monday, December 04, 2006

Fatima and Ni

Friday saw the wedding of one of my best friends, Nigel, to his girlfriend, Fatima.

Despite torrential rain and a stretched limo that lasted half a mile the 'exclusive' guest list of a couple of dozen close family and friends all had a great day.

The ceremony was at Leatherhead register office which, as those of you who are regulars to my blog will know, is a venue I have already covered this year.

The reception was held at Nutfield Priory, a gorgeous hotel on the North Downs where Nigel had booked a private dining room away from the riff raff!

There were several friends who had made the journey from Switzerland (where the couple met) and Fatima's home country of Portugal.

They are now enjoying a 4 week honeymoon, taking in Bora Bora, Auckland and Hong Kong. Have a great time guys and don't forget to bring me back a souvenir tie from Bora Bora!