Good Morning Folks,

Today we are travelling to a very gorgeous wedding venue in London and it can be the one and only Fulham Palace where lovely Claire and Johnny had their reception.

Our day started in Clapham in Claire and Johnny’s house, which was abound with wedding day excitement. Resplendent in the drive was Claire’s Father’s Model T Ford and this little lady was going to be today’s transport; when I arrived Claire’s Father was giving her one final polish to make her “wedding day fit” 🙂 I do love these special touches as Claire said that it formed so many childhood memories and honking the horn was a particular favourite. Now their daughters have taken over the mantle and there was plenty of honking on the day along with squeals of laughter.  Claire’s divine gown was from our one and only Emma Tindley and as with all Emma’s dresses this was made to measure for the perfect fit.  There is nothing quite like having your gown made for you rather than altered to fit folks and it can work out much more cost effective than paying for expensive alterations of similarly priced gowns.

We had a fab time photographing the preparations and wow I fell in love with Claire and Johnny’s bedroom and bathroom; it was a photographer’s delight! It was then off to their local church to photograph the boys (in between bouts of lashing rain) and to await the arrival of Claire. The wind was particularly strong that day and everyone was being blown about as they arrived. Julie’s timeline was ripped from her hands by the wind so there was a manic few minutes as we retrieved it with a brolly; ahhh such fun!!!

In true English weather fashion, the skies opened as Claire arrived but it did make for some lovely shots with Claire in the car. The church was just amazing inside with sublime light and the flowers…well wow, just wow. Afterwards the London buses took the troops to Fulham Palace where the drinkies and canapés went down a treat. After some fun Bride and Groom portraiture it was time for everyone to sit down, eat and relax but guess what folks it rained as the guests were making their way to the marquee…naughty, naughty weather.

The evening celebrations moved into the grand hall, the band started and the dancing commenced with a good time had by all, and once again I had the honour of being able to capture another wonderful wedding story…how lucky am I 🙂

Have a great week folks and I judging by the adverts Christmas is about to go into full swing and I do love a bit of Christmas.

Claire 🙂