Saturday 11 October
- Offley Place
I first met Pam over seven years ago
- at a wedding of course - and I was thrilled when she asked
me to photograph for her and Tony at Offley Place. I even
got to meet up with the bride and groom from 7 years ago!
Whilst the rest of the UK got rained
on, Offley was in a bubble of sunshine which put everyone
in a great mood. The conservatory looked amazing with tall
pedestals of flowers, hurricane lamps and petals down the
aisle - all done by a friend of the bride.
Whilst Pam was chatting to the registrar
I took some of the bridal party for some pictures. It was
quite a family affair as Tony's children took on bestman and
bridesmaid duties whilst Pam's son Finlay helped to walk mum
down the aisle.
The ceremony was at 3.00pm which works
up until the clocks change at the end of October. After that
it gets a bit dark for the family photos! Pam and Tony's ceremony
included several readings, with one by Finlay who did a great
It was way too nice a day not to go outside
for the drinks and photos although you'll notice that I tend
to keep people on hardstanding at this time of year, otherwise
I get complaints about ladies heels sinking into the grass.
I even got to incorporate the long afternoon shadows into
a photo of the bride and groom kissing.
By 5.00pm everyone was ready for some
food. The conservatory had been transformed using the candle
lamps and petals and I made sure the bride and groom got a
first look before the guests were allowed in. During the speeches
Pam's dad properly embrassed her with a montage of old photos
before the bestman had everyone crying with his emotional
Pam's mum and a friend had made the cake
- it was almost a shame to cut the masterpiece. Another friend
provided the disco and I'm sure the party continued long after
I headed off!