Sometimes you know how a wedding is going to be just from meeting the people involved. The warmth of the welcome I received from Hannah’s mother Carol when I arrived at their house clutching an information pack (I was in the neighbourhood so it made sense…..I can’t always hand deliver them unfortunately) told me that this was likely to be a great wedding. Great venues, good food, kind weather and even free flowing alcohol all contribute to a wonderful wedding, but it’s ultimately the people that make it a day to remember.
The equally warm welcome I received when I later met Hannah herself only affirmed this. You couldn’t wish to meet more charming, friendly and genuine people and their concern for my welfare on the day itself was quite touching.
This was a tricky wedding to edit down for the blog, but I hope the ones I’ve chosen help to convey some of the love, warmth and fun of the day, not just between Hannah & Benjy, but between all the members of both families and their friends. It was a great pleasure getting to know everyone and a privilege to document such a wonderful day.
I’ll kick things off with a photograph that Hannah & Benjy chose as one of their favourites, an image that’s fairly typical of the kind of relaxed and natural portraits I enjoy making in addition to my reportage coverage.
And here are some words from the happy couple themselves.
We sat down and watched the wedding photos on Saturday evening. We were very moved, so much so that about 3 minutes in I had to tell Benjy to pause it as I was crying so much I couldn’t see! I then realised he had started crying way before I had! It was great reliving the day and seeing the bits we didn’t see on the day. The photos are beautiful and you took some really beautiful shots of friends and family that we will treasure for a long time to come. Our favourites were the one of Benjy kissing my forehead in the cipriani room in the window. The confetti shots. The close up of Hattie getting ready at the window is stunning and the one of my dad as he enters the upstairs room with his arms outstretched while we are getting ready is such a typical dad pose but one I don’t ever think has been caught on camera.
Thank you so so much for being so lovely in the run up to the wedding and on the actual day. I realise now we were not the easiest customers! Your presence was unobstrusive yet calming. You were patient and charming at all times. We really feel as though you captured the emotions and sense of fun on the day.
Thank you so much.