Well, on Saturday just gone, I was not only a guest at a Wedding, I was also the official photographer. The Wedding was that of a good friend of mine Dave Gurnhill to Christina Lally, and was to be held at the Elvetham Hotel, Hartley Wintney, Hampshire. The day started nice and early with me getting there just after 11am. This was mainly because I wanted to do a recce of the grounds again, to see where the ‘must have’ photos could be taken as it was really hot with not a cloud in the sky. At 1pm it was up to Christina’s room to take photos of her getting ready and then at 2pm, Dave was due to arrive.
The ceremony started just after 3pm and then it was out onto the lawn at the rear of the venue to celebrate and start taking the official photographs. I had until 5pm to get all the necessary photographs in and thankfully with the help of Steve Pratley who was with me, taking the reportage photos and organising the posed shots, we finished on time, much to the relief of the Toastmaster, Eric Gill. Having enjoyed a wonderful meal, photographs were taken of the speeches, cutting of the cake and then on into the night… All in all, it was a fantastic day – hard work which required a change of clothing, but well and truly worth it. Dave & Christina are now away on their honeymoon in Cape Verdi so I have until the 1st May when the return, to sort through all the 771 photographs and come up with a top selection to present to them as a slideshow prior to arranging their Wedding Album.