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13May/152

Fun by the River at Marlow

English rose Sasha married dashing Aussie Warren at St.Martin's Church Ruislip recently. Reception was at The Compleat Angler Hotel, set beautifully by the Thames and the picturesque suspension bridge at Marlow. I hope this short film of their boat ride will convey what a happy occasion it was on a glorious day.

A big thanks to Father Simon Evans who allowed filming in the church for the very first time. This was to enable friends and relatives who were unable to attend to share memories of the beautiful service, especially those in Australia.

Sasha & Warren

A big red London bus transferred the guests to the hotel in Marlow where the sun shone all afternoon.

Sasha & Warren

Before the photo session Sasha and Warren enjoyed a boat trip from and back to the hotel and I joined them for a short time to get some memorable footage. The big confetti welcome back to shore was typical of a very lively and enjoyable day.

Sasha & Warren

Sasha & Warren confetti

In the evening top band Madhen really got the party going. They are billed as the UK's best party band and they lived up to it with some great dance music and were an equal match for the very energetic Aussie contingent. Best wishes to Sasha and Warren as they settle down in Australia and they will have fantastic memories of the day and perhaps it will remind them that it's not all endless rain and fog here!

 

 

5May/150

The Silver Lining

Lovely Hitomi & Kenei reaffirmed their wedding at Coworth Park Hotel, Ascot which is an impressive Georgian mansion set in 240 acres of parkland.  They were joined by close friends and family from Japan and around the world and nobody seemed to care that it was a rather wet and chilly day in February..

Hitomi & Kenei

Hitomi & Kenei

I was pleased with their music preferences of classical and smooth jazz which gave me a chance to use one of my favourite tracks by the legendary crooner Chet Baker. Hitomi and Kenei agreed that it was a perfect choice for their photo session during which Hitomi bravely risked her beautiful dress to look for a silver lining to the rain clouds.

Hitomi & Kenei

 Hitomi & Kenei

Covering the speeches before the meal was quite an experience for me as each speech was repeated with a translation to/from Japanese! Needless to say I still don't know a word of the language.  Thank you Hitomi and Kenei for letting me be part of a memorable afternoon at Coworth Park Hotel.