Last May it was back to Beaumont Estate near Windsor for another exotic occasion. This time was for fine art decorative plasterer Henry and Kenyan air hostess Zippy’s wedding blessing, two lovely characters who came to see me for a demo last year. Henry told me about his commissions all around the world and how he met Zippy en route one lucky day. Zippy’s home is within sight of the huge flamingo lake seen in wildlife documentaries. She brought over plenty of family and friends including a bevy of dusky beauties making my job even more of a pleasure!
I teamed up again with top photographer Mark Sisley who I must thank for telling Henry about my work. I have known Mark for years and his fine work is still keeping him very, very busy.
The fun really started when the bridal party, led by Zippy, made their way through the hotel to the ceremony room. The girls were chanting and dancing to an infectious ethnic rhythm, something they did at every opportunity throughout the day. Needless to say it was ideal and fabulous for video. When he saw the dancing, page boy Syd just couldn’t help joining in.
Zippy also brought African weather, it must have been the sunniest day of the year.
Henry & Zippy love their DVD and now call me Barry Spielberg. They tell me it’s better than they could have imagined x10, to quote: “We felt like we were re-living the day including seeing and hearing things we all missed. We are so so happy with the quality, music (including your additions from where you found I have no idea) super editing, great angles & so many perspectives it feels like you had an army of cameras and helpers to cover it all!!!”