Welcome to Tara and Gavin’s wedding at the Holiday Inn Wrotham. It won’t be as sunny as last week’s wedding which hit the low 80s. But it will be as much fun.
Here are the dresses all ready to go. One for Tara, two for her bridesmaids and one for Jasmine, the flower girl. Oh and the web sized pictures don’t quite show it but Tara has some rather nice shoes from a Mr Jimmy Choo.
But dresses really don’t come alive until they are worn. Here’s Tara being laced into hers by her mother Pam who can’t resist one last shot of her daughter before she goes off to get married to Gavin.
Though there’s always time for one last practise of holding your flowers. In line with your navel, arms slightly bent and blooms tilted slightly to the front. Perfect.
A quick sprint downstairs and the guys were almost ready. While it may take 20 minutes to lace the back of a wedding dress and plenty more for makeup, hair, shoes etc. it’s a scientific fact that guys can get ready for a wedding in 8 minutes. Which includes 3 minutes of hitting YouTube to find out how to tie a cravat. Of course it can take a little longer if the bar’s not open.
Somebody asked me the other week if I stage shots and in particular if I ever mock up the exchange of rings. Nope. Never. I always explain that you can’t fake the emotion of the moment. But really it’s so I can catch things like this. Yep, Gavin, that should be third finger left hand. Doesn’t matter though – after the first kiss they were married.
And then suddenly everybody wanted to kiss the bride…
…even her new husband…
And then came the party. Tara and Gavin decided to have their speeches before the meal. This is great especially if some of the speakers are a little nervous. Though Tara’s brother Rav showed no sign of nerves in his “father” of the bride speech that had everybody in stitches.
And after dinner, there was time for a first dance. Followed by many other dances.
Tara and Gavin are away for a few days but you can leave wishes for them in the box at the bottom.