Home Garden Marquee Wedding in Wiltshire
Julianna & Peter had a mad day. From the word go it was a kind of chaos. When I turned up to Sudbury House to meet Julianna there was already a film crew in the room with cameras on tripods and lights set up on stands. Not my preferred situation to be honest but hey ho let’s get on with it.
Home Marquee Wedding in Wiltshire
I may be exaggerating but I think there were at times about twenty people in the hotel bedroom. It certainly felt like it. It’s a good job I don’t come with any kind of plan for the day. That would have gone right out the window. We like to take the day as it comes and get stuck in to capture the authentic moments that happen throughout the wedding. Having a chaotic morning was just part of the fun and it was fun, all day.
The vicar had to stop the video guys from setting up their lights in the church (we may have mentioned to her that they were coming). She wasn’t expecting it. I had been give a seat halfway down the aisle – again, not ideal. It’s difficult to capture emotion when you are in the crowd. I guess it must also be annoying for the guests sat next to me as I kept changing cameras and at some points getting into the aisle but we work with what we have and make the best of it anyway.
Get Married at Home
After the ceremony it was everyone outside so that the video guys could get a drone shot “Everybody wave at the drone” We could only watch as the guests did as they were told. It’s fine, it happened so we photographed it and then we moved on, next door, to the marquee. Peter’s mother lives right next door to the church – Ian Fleming is buried there as the chauffeur excitedly reminded me so it gets a few visitors – so it’s just a short trip across the driveway and on to the drinks and canapes.
The bridesmaids had be be carried over a muddy stream by the groomsmen (I think they all enjoyed that) to get to the barn for the line ups after which the party really got started… and never ended. Speeches were fun dancing was mad.
A Real Celebration
Usually weddings are pretty much on rails – apart from some slow times, usually after the meal – but we know what’s happening, when and what’s next. This one not so much but it really was a blast. Julianna and Peter and all their friends and family were brilliant. We loved them all. It was a crazy, mad, fun, out of control, fabulous day.
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