A two day wedding fest

April 30, 2007  |  Weddings
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Imagine the dilemma – you want a very small intimate wedding with just your close friends there but you’ve been looking forward to this days for ages and want the mother of all parties with your family and friends. What to do? Well, you could do what Tony and Karen did and have the best of both worlds. Or as I like to call it “a two day wedding fest”.

That’s what I’ve been shooting this weekend and it was a huge amount of fun – and incredibly tiring.

Friday 27th
First there was the “small intimate” wedding.
We were at the beautiful Bailiffs Court in Sussex. The group was very relaxed, the weather was great and since we had a little time to kill I suggested taking Alfie down onto the beach.

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He had a great time running in and out of the waves.

Then it was time for the wedding. With just 10 guests (plus Alfie!) it was a lovely civil ceremony but it was even more special because we got to use the chapel at Bailiffs Court for a blessing.

weddings  A two day wedding fest

A short service with hymns and prayers and then it was time for champagne. Tony was very pleased with his Louis Roederer Crystal – so pleased that I know this is going to make it into the album.

weddings  A two day wedding fest

After a few candids of the guests and some portraits of Tony and Karen I left for the day – ready for the huge party the next day.

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Saturday 28th
For a party this big it was clear they were going to need professional help. They asked Toni Davey from Isis Events Management to run everything (she’d planned the Friday too). She told me it was going to be pink. I had no idea just how pink

weddings  A two day wedding fest

As she said to me “well, if you’re going to do pink then you can’t mess about…” – with the red walls of the old science theatre at Salomons it looked stunning.

There were a couple of hundred guests there but I found time before things got too frantic for a few romantic portraits in the grounds.

weddings  A two day wedding fest

Then it was pretty much full on, right until the silent fireworks….

weddings  A two day wedding fest

OK they weren’t quite silent – but they were quiet enough to stop the neighbours complaining.


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