Friday 20 May -
Savill Court Hotel
It feels like I've known Olivia and Adam
for years ... well actually I have because we first met at
Ascot wedding fair back in 2014! However they've not been
lazy as in that time they planned their wedding, moved house
and became parents to baby Archie. On the big day itself it
was clear just how important their friends and family are
as everyone pitched in to help and made everything run smoothly.
With everything taking place in the one
location, I was able to dart between rooms to capture the
boys preparations too. We tried to let Archie sleep as long
as possible, so that he wasn't grumpy for the photos later,
but he woke up smiling and beaming and was more than happy
to be put into his little matching suit.
The Orangery was set up for the ceremony
which has a great dome in the ceiling. Tissue were on standby
as we were all expecting the couple to get properly emotional
throughout their vows but they both held it together remarkably
well. I had more trouble trying to shoot through the large
pedestal flower arrangements!
Thankfully, with not even a hint of rain
to be had, drinks and photos could all take place out on the
terrace and in the gardens. It's nice when I get a couple
who actively look forward to having their photos taken away
from all the guests so they didn't need much encouragement
to drag them away!
With the Orangery now ready for the wedding
breakfast it just shows how useful it is to have a creative
family as the table decorations were all made by a family
member as was the cake. The emotions definately flowed during
the speeches especially when Olivia also stood up and said
her own thank yous.
The element of the day that will forever
stick in my memory though is the hassle it took to gain permission
to take photos on the bridal suite balcony. Ok, we got there
eventually but that did have to including agreeing that none
of us were to jump off.
The evening party proved a real eye opener
as I've never seen Northern Soul dancing (with talc on the
floor of course) in person before, or a groom who'll get up
and start singing if you pass him a mic!