Dan and Hannah (part 2)

Dan and Hannah (part 2)

January 10, 2012  |  Weddings
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Did you catch yesterday’s gorgeous wedding at Farnborough Abbey?  If not you may want to check it out first – this is part 2 in a 2 parter and if you don’t look at the first then you’ll miss the whole getting married bit….

So where were we…..?  Oh yes, Hannah and Dan had just got married in the beautiful Farnborough Abbey and had spilled out into the warmth of a mild winter’s day.

Next step, lure the guests onto the buses.  Champagne and mince pies should do it.

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I’ve had some strange requests at weddings.  So nothing much phases me.  But I was a little puzzled when a monk came up to me and asked if I’d like to take some pictures of the couple with Emperor Napoleon.  I honestly expected him to produce a dog or maybe even a goat (yes, stranger things have happened) called Napoleon.  But no, he meant Emperor Napoleon III.  Who was, err, downstairs.  In the crypt.  (No I didn’t know he lived in Chislehurst and was moved to Farnborough 15 years after his death – thanks Wikipedia!).

OK then.

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And of course, when a monk offers to dust off a prayer chair for you.  Well…..

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Anyway.  Back into the cars and off the the comparative normality of the Elvetham Hotel where the guests were waiting to welcome Hannah and Dan.

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The wedding was in the depth of winter.  Sunset was a little before 4 pm.  But the Elvetham had been chosen partly for its beautiful grounds.  So we had to move!  Time for a few portraits on the lawns.

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and of course

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And then on to the reception.

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As you can see, everybody took things very seriously indeed…..

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….before champagne and speeches….

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….and cutting the cake.

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Of course everybody wanted to check out Hannah’s ring.

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and even the terracotta warrior approved.

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And all too soon it was time for the dancing.

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But if you think that’s it, then you don’t know me very well.  Of course there was time for “just one more picture” in the dark.

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If you look back at the start of part 1 you’ll see the Elvetham when I first arrived.  here’s how it looked when I left.

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Yeah long LONG day – but very very enjoyable.

Please leave your wishes for Hannah and Dan below.  And if you’d like to share these pictures on Facebook then just hit the “like” button.


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  • Greg Thurtle

    Love part 2 – the indoor portraits stand out to me – great job!

  • http://twitter.com/PixInPix Peter Burkwood

    Really like the shots by the stairs, very nicely processed. Great work as usual Mr Ryan.

    P

  • http://www.andyrapkins.co.uk/ Andy Rapkins

    The terracotta warrior made me laugh! Lovely images by the stairs and the first dance looks a lot of fun. Nice work capturing what looks like a very happy couple.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000253432992 John Starns

    I love the last pic of the Bride and Groom – fantastic! 

  • http://www.facebook.com/howardlucas1 Howard Lucas

    Great portraits…really beautiful. Fantastic night shot of the venue too.

  • http://www.al-birmingham.co.uk/blog Al Birmingham

    I love popping in and having a look at this blog, it’s always an inspiration no matter how often I look