You know your wedding is going well when your guests burst into spontaneous Skippy impressions, bounding across the lawn, full of fun, laughter and gaiety... or it may just have been a run in with a wasp:
Whatever the cause, he reached some pretty impressive heights! From Nadine and Dan's wedding at Sole Street House, Faversham, Kent.
After I'd finished at Kim and Glenn's wedding at Deans Place last night I went over to see the Peace Camp at Cuckmere Haven. The Peace Camp is an art installation consisting of a large number of domed tents which are lit up at night, with music playing and recorded voices reciting poetry - all very surreal, but surprisingly impressive.
I'd missed the best of the light by about 20 minutes, it was almost totally black when I arrived. It's a shame it is on for so short a time though - one weekend only.
Yes, they are having their hands tied together but, no, I'm sorry it's not actually an example of marital bondage high-jinks. It's just one of a great many Slovakian wedding traditions I've come across over the past few years. In this one the Bride and Groom have to share a bowl of soup with their hands tied to encourage them to work as a team - which I think is a lovely idea:
I don't know for sure, but I suspect we have probably lost a few wedding traditions like this over the centuries which seems a shame and it's great to see them being kept alive in Europe - I won't even go into traditional German wedding games, but if you ever get the chance to go the a German wedding don't hesitate - just do it!
A couple of weeks ago I was in Dorset again to photograph a birthday party at the home of my very first Civil Partnership couple. This photograph (which I had forgotten I'd printed for them - it was six years ago after all) has pride of place in the hall at about 30" x 20" and looks absolutely stunning, almost 3-dimensional:
Looking at images on a computer doesn't come close to seeing them when they have been printed by a professional lab and then properly mounted and framed though so you'll just have to try and imagine it, sorry!
I love veils. Not in a spending Wednesday evenings prancing around with the net curtains sort of way, but I mean photographically - you get some fantastic effects from them. As well as wearing an amazing dress, Gillian's wrap-around veil was stunning: