Sunday, July 29, 2007

Church Wedding

On Friday I was in a small Hamlet near Kidderminster called Chaddesley Corbett for the wedding of Katie and Beetle.

They had an intimate ceremony in St Cassian's church followed by a reception at the nearby hotel, Brockencote Hall.

The whole wedding was lovely and the sun shone throughout but I especially enjoyed the photographing the ceremony so that's what I've decided to feature today.

As there were only 36 guests and the church is fairly large, the congregation were all seated in the choir stalls giving the atmosphere of a small chapel.

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Nether Winchendon House, Buckinghamshire

Louise and Damon married at St Mary's church in Louise's home village of Oakley in Buckinghamshire. The previous day the road to the church had been knee deep in water but thankfully on Saturday, apart from a little mud, the roads were clear.
Around 75 people gathered at the church as rain clouds threatened but, for the time being, didn't produce.

The couple were driven to the reception at Nether Winchendon House in a 1960's Triumph Herald convertible and bravely travelled with the roof down!

Mr & Mrs Cater are not going away immediately but in late August will head off for 2 months of travel in the Far East and Australia where hopefully they will find some sun :-)



Re: Lainey & John's wedding

After speaking recently to a few people who follow the blog there's is something I would like to clear up to avoid any misunderstanding.

Lainey is a friend of my wife Lema who was a Bridesmaid at Lainey and John's wedding. In fact, Lema is the Bridesmaid I referred to in the text.

So, just in case some of you may have been concerned that I regularly 'cop off' with a Bridesmaid when I am covering a wedding, this was the ONLY occassion I have 'gone home with' one :-)

And just to illustrate the point here is a cheesy holiday snap of me and the wife...

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

The Orangery, Holland Park

This is one of my favourite venues and even though we had some summer showers the light inside The Orangery was always bright.

I was there on Sunday to photograph a celebration of the marriage of Pat Burtis and Jennifer Thomas who were were joined by around 80 of their friends and relatives.

The music throughout was provided by the excellent Blue Topaz String Quartet; do follow the link to see the amazingly eclectic repetoire they have. Pat is a musician and obviously chose these ladies carefully!

The ceremony featured readings by friends and also a reading by the couple to each other of a Walt Whitman poem 'Song of the Open Road'.

The Champagne reception and wedding breakfast was very efficiently organised by the team from Bovingdons who were also responsible for the layout of the room.

Although Jennifer did look very chic in a dress from Alberta Ferretti and a pretty pair of Guccis, she was almost upstaged by the gorgeous Mimi, who was listed in the order of service as 'Pug of Honour'.

Normally a description that might offend some wedding guests, Mimi didn't seem to mind at all and, as you can see, came dressed for the occassion...