The one with the swords
Ok, next up in the whirlwind week/month/summer of weddings…I give you Louise and James. These guys met in the army, which Louise has since left, but James is still a serving Apache pilot (you know, just your standard 9-5 job!) so their big day was hallmarked with fabulous military touches.
Louise got ready in the newly refurbished salon at Baddow Park House and wore the most incredible dress which (wait for it) had POCKETS!! Pockets, I tell you. How amazing is that? She also threw in a little side slit, because let’s face it, a bit of leg for good measure never goes amiss!
Their ceremony was held at their beautiful family church in Sandon and they were greeted with a military guard of honour as they exited the church which as you can imagine, made for a fab photo and a really lovely tribute to how they met and their current service. James then drove his new wife to the reception venue in a rather lush red Ferrari. I wasn’t jealous. Nope, not one bit!
If I gave out awards at weddings then this one would have definitely won “most raucous speeches of the season”. I managed to capture some absolutely fantastic pictures during this part of the reception (even if I do say so myself!) One of my favourite things is moving the camera away from the people making the speeches and watching the reactions of the guests, it is the absolute BEST way of capturing the tone and emotion of the moment and at this wedding I managed to get some real corkers. I’m pretty sure they speak for themselves!
In a break with tradition Louise and James chose not to have a “first dance” in the usual sense, nope, instead they invited all their guests to share it with them. One big, happy, buzzing dance floor filled with all their family and friends. I thought it was such a personalised twist to instead make it just one big celebration for everyone. What a great way to share your day and your love!
Louise and James, I absolutely loved sharing and capturing your day and I am wishing you loads of happiness as you begin your life as Mr and Mrs!