On Sunday the 15th of February I had the honour of watching two fabulous people tie the Knot, symbolised by not only exchanging rings but in the traditional manner of actually tying a knot in a hand fastening ceremony.
So with great weather, cameras, lenses and batteries fully charged I set off early to meet Elizabeth, the bride to be at her mums house where she and her bridesmaids were getting ready. It was all go when I arrived with the girls getting their hair and makeup done, laughing and enjoying a nice glass or two of bubbly. I immediately felt part of the family and set about to record the story unfolding in front of me.
John the groom arrived to collect some last minute things to take to the Vu and great lengths were taken to ensure that he and Elizabeth didn't meet or even set eyes on each other. Great job done by the Bridesmaids! It's true what they say time does fly when you are having fun and before I knew it, I was hurtling down the M8 with a Rolls Royce chasing me! The Rolls Royce was worth half a million pounds and had no heating in it, according to a source in the know (Elizabeth and John's son Evan!)
At the Vu, weather and light were still good albeit a bit chilly, so thumbs up from the Photographer (that would be me) The ceremony took place at the Water Lily bathed in brilliant sunshine and as you will see from the images was full of life, love and laughter. After catching the speeches I was invited to join one of the tables to share a meal with the wedding group and I really enjoyed a chance to chat to some of the guests while enjoying the lovely meal provided by the Vu catering staff. (Massive thanks to Elizabeth and John for doing that and I must say it was very much appreciated)
Re-energised I was back in action and mingling on the dance floor where to everyone's good fortune I wasn't dancing but taking photos!
Before leaving the venue I couldn't help myself and just had to grab some low light images of the Water Lily.
As I begin working through the images, I am reminded by just how much love and laughter there was in the day. I hope the laughter comes through in the images. Elizabeth did say that John's famous egg joke does always 'crack' her up!
Back to work for me as I have loads of images to work through, however worth saying what a pleasure it was to be part of Elizabeth and John's day. Elizabeth and John, I thank you.