Christmas time, and just days before my kids started bouncing off the walls with excitement (which was heightened once they saw the picture below of Santa scaling the hotel wall) I had a couple of weddings to take care of. The second of those weddings took place in stunning surroundings where I was the Elvetham wedding photographer for Gemma and David, my first time back there for over two years. The previous day had seen a vast amount of winter rain but thankfully it held off for this one and we actually got the sunshine we were after, even if it was a tad on the cold side.
The day started with Gemma and her bridesmaids getting ready and the usual flow of champagne and music. Before we knew it the dress was on and it was time to head down for the ceremony, where a slightly looking nervous David was waiting. Despite some concerns as to how much light we’d have following the ceremony, we were treated to some superb sunshine as the sun was starting to go down and that allowed us to wander out into the grounds to get a few shots of the newlyweds before the drinks were poured and the relaxation after months of planning could begin. Dinner was preceded by an excellent set of speeches and then once everyone had been fed it was time to throw the bouquet and get the first dance done.
A lot of (sometimes dubious) dancing was on show as the celebrations got into full swing and a great day was capped off nicely with some fireworks. The Elvetham was every bit as good as I remembered it, one of my favourite wedding venues without a doubt. I couldn’t have asked for a better way to sign off for 2013, a great couple and a really enjoyable wedding.
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A belated Happy New Year to you all!“The photos look fantastic and I love the story of the day it tells. I can’t wait to see the whole gallery! Thank you for getting it pulled together so quickly!!”