So, have you ever cooked a meal for Gordon Ramsay? Probably not. However, when my friend Dave asked me to photograph his wedding I had a feeling of pride, mostly, with a little in trepidation thrown in to the mix for good measure. You see Dave is a wedding photographer himself. A very good wedding photographer and for him to ask me to photograph his wedding was, well, quite humbling. As it happens, I have another three wedding photographers weddings to shoot this year so my nerves will be in tatters by the end I’m sure.
So, off I headed to Kent and the Hotel du Vin in Tunbridge Wells last October for his wedding to the beautiful and extremely funny Lousia.
A quicker wander around the lovely Hotel du Vin to accustom myself with the venue before heading up to get some shots of Lousia and her bridesmaids and mum getting ready. Dave then joined Louisa and set eyes on here amazing handmade Stuart Parvin wedding dress (and what a dress it was!).
Together they greeted their guests downstairs for a short drinks reception before we all headed into the ceremony room. Dave looked nervous. Very nervous in fact. Of course he needn’t have been. The wedding went off without a hitch and there were some tears, some cheers and some very proud looking mums watching on.
So we headed back into the reception room at The Hotel du Vin and more drinks, congratulations, fun and the odd lost baby before the guests headed off for their wonderful wedding breakfast, speeches and dancing.
It was a genuinely lovely wedding and it’s not too often I get given a bottle of Scotch by my clients (but please, feel free to do so…..). David and Louisa really are lovely people in their own right and now they make a lovely couple. I’m pleased I photographed their wedding, but primarily, I’m pleased they are my friends.
As usual a small selection of my favourite images from David and Louisa’s wedding in Kent last October.
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