I met Louise and Pete last year at a wedding that I was photographing that they happened to be co-ordinating. We hit it off, they liked my worked and here we are a year later with their beautiful wedding photos. After an intimate ceremony at the Aldershot registry office, we all made our way to the rustic, and slightly wacky, Tweseldown Race Course for the drinks reception where we were serenaded by a fab trio called the 12th Street Swinger playing 20s music with a banjo, a trumpet and a very impressive sousaphone (Google it)!
When deciding where to go for our couples walk and photographs, I suggested somewhere in front of the (tower) hill so we could try and get the tower in the background for some of the shots. Louise and Pete immediately said that we should go up the hill, right to the top, and stand in front of the tower because that’s what they wanted to do when they booked the venue in the first place. Naturally, I was delighted that they wanted to do that and didn’t mind the walk uphill in heels and a full-length wedding dress; what absolute troopers and I think that the decision paid off! I’m always conscious that I don’t want to force my couples into anything, especially if it involves a lot of walking in heels on grass, etc. But it is such a treat when a couple want to go above and beyond to get more dramatic photos and they don’t mind a bit of a longer walk or doing something a bit different. So thank you, Louise and Pete!
The whole day was stylish, relaxed, full of laughter and it felt like a true celebration. Everyone there mingled with each other, got to know each other and chatted the afternoon away, which created a lovely chilled, effortless and friendly atmosphere. The theme and styling of the reception venue was absolutely perfect with a 1920’s theme. Gold Pineapples, lots of metallics and sequins. Sometimes wedding themes can crash and burn if they are overworked or look like you’ve tried too hard – but not this one, this was on point! So much time and love had gone into creating displays, centrepieces, name pegs, bar signs and even a retro photo booth complete with police-mugshot-height-measuring backdrop. Before long, the drinks were flowing, the pizza oven was firing up and DJ Sammy was organising hilarious dance offs on the dance floor. Now that’s my kinda party. Thank you, Louise and Pete, for not being afraid of doing things your way and hosting one of the best parties I’ve photographed in a while. Cheers!
Food http: Flyingpigcatering.com
Dress Maggie Sottero from www.sellmyweddingdress.co.uk
Band & DJ www.functioncentral.co.uk