Sunday, August 26, 2007

The marriage that started with a row...


On Saturday my wedding was in London. Chris and Jen held their ceremony and wedding breakfast at the London Rowing Club on the banks of the Thames at Putney. The club is full of history and character and made a suitable backdrop at the start of a sunny August Bank Holiday weekend.

The tables were all named after characters from 'The Wombles' and each persons place setting name card was attached to a gingerbread man.

The food was beautifully presented and included a starter of Parma ham with figs.

At the end of the afternoon an Routemaster bus supplied by Timebus arrived to take us all to the venue for the evening celebrations at The Old Bank of England Pub in Fleet Street where more of the couple's friends arrived to join the party.

Mr & Mrs Attfield will be honeymooning on the romantic Burgh Island Hotel in Devon.


Thursday, August 23, 2007

Cool Camping

Although it may seem like it, it's not 'all' wedding photography for me.

Last month I spent 2 days at Longleat Safari Park in Wiltshire working for a client of mine, Nobull PR. They had set up a Tipi Village for their client, Peugeot, to house 140 journalists who had come to see the launch of the new 4007

Nobull have a new web site set up,, featuring the photographs I took. It illustrates how the village looked and also shows the 5 star luxury inside the tipis.

And as I'm sure you all know, a tipi is 'not' a wigwam! A wigwam is a domed shaped structure used by completely different tribes and is not an a pachee on the tipi....

Also in the news this week...

the latest edition of Wedding Magazine features 2 pages of the photographs I took at the wedding of Sam and James last Christmas at Claridges.

Sunday, August 12, 2007

A sweet wedding


Becky and Tim held their ceremony and reception at Ye Olde Bell Inn in Hurley.

After the couple were married in the Tithe Barn they held a drinks reception for their guests in the gardens behind the Hotel before returning to the barn for the wedding breakfast and evening celebrations.

All of the tables were named after a particular kind of sweet and each of the tables had a jar of those sweets on it.

This is a photograph of me with two of the guests from Becky and Tim's wedding.
The reason for this photo is that the guy on my right is also called 'Lloyd' and the guy on my left is called 'Bobbie'. So we have a photo of Lloyd and Bobby with Lloyd Dobbie...!

There has to be a limerick in there somewhere :-)


A Mickey Mouse Wedding


Hannah and Phil were married in the small town of Keynsham which lies on the A4 between Bath and Bristol.

Their ceremony was held at St John the Baptist Church after which they had their reception at the nearby Saltford Golf Club.

Hannah is a big fan of Walt Disney and the tables were all named after Disney characters; the top table, unsurprisingly featured Mickey and Minnie!

The couple are now heading off on honeymoon to, you guessed it, Disney World in Florida and I'm reliably informed that this will be Hannah's 11th visit!

Hi Ho!

Monday, August 06, 2007

My Asian, African, Jewish, Christian Wedding...

A Sunday wedding this week; it was a sweltering 30c in London and although it's nice to have the sunny weather I couldn't help thinking that perhaps we could do with a bit of rain to ease the drought...

Anyway, Genevieve and Jason were married in the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists on the edge of Regents Park. We were lucky enough to enjoy two ceremonies; a civil ceremony, including the official register signing, preceded by a very unusual inter faith celebration. The couples Christian and Jewish backgrounds were both represented in the hour long service in which ministers from both faiths took part.

The cosmopolitan nature of the wedding was also emphasised by the different origins of the families; Genivieve and her family are from Hong Kong whilst Jason's roots are in South Africa.

The guests were fortunate enough to see the bride in three different dresses throughout the day (apparently there was a fourth as well!) whilst the Groom, rather conservatively, wore the same morning suit from start to finish.

More guests arrived in the evening to join in the dancing and enjoy a buffet that included a massive bowl of Haribo sweeties!

Did somebody say 'hosepipe ban'..?