Weddings South and North
Danielle and Blake chose Westerham Golf Club for their wedding and celebrations. My cover on this wedding was up to the Wedding Breakfast which was fortunate as I already had a wedding booked the next day in W Yorkshire! (more on that later)
I started at Danielle's house for the Bride Preparations and met videographer Glen Barnard. I hear a lot of tales about clashes between the wedding photographer and the Videographer and I can honestly say this has not happened to me. Glen and I instantly got on and it was a pleasure working with him.
We met up again at the Golf Club and took shots and footage of Blake, family and guests before the arrival of Danielle in her White Rolls Royce. Red Coat Toastmaster Jonathan (www.thecompletetoastmaster.co.uk) was on hand to guide guests to their seats and generally make the whole day run smoothly and in great spirits.
After the ceremony we took 2 golf buggies out for the portrait session. Once everyone was seated, I bade my farewells and headed for the M1... but first here are a few photos from the day:
Tracey and Paul
When my good friend and ex-colleague Paul asked me to photograph his wedding to Tracey, I did not hesitate, despite it being held in Pontefract, West Yorkshire! So straight from Daniel and Blake's Kent Wedding, I made my way round the M25 and on to the M1. I stayed at my daughter Jessica's Uni flat in Nottingham to break the journey, arriving there around 9:30 pm. We went out for a meal, then I worked until midnight downloading the days photos, backing them up twice, clearing cards, charging 4 camera and 16 AA batteries for my lights...
In the morning I rejoined the M1 and arrived at the stately Wentbridge House Hotel to start taking Bride and Groom prep shots. The Best Man was Thomas my ex-boss!
Unfortunately it had rained in the morning so outside shots in the cold temperature were kept to a minimum, but we got quite enough. I was not only the photographer but a guest too, so I sat at a table with other guests, keeping my cameras nearby for speeches etc.
After the first dance and mingling, I headed back to a local hotel, exhausted!
Some shots from wedding number 2