Not so long ago, I was thrilled to be invited to photograph Matt and Rebecca's Easter wedding. From the moment I sat down with a cup of tea on their sofa to talk over their plans, I knew this was going to be a wonderfully warm and joyful celebration. It's really no wonder that I've left these two feeling like part of the family!
The day began with meeting Matt and his men outside the church - outside, because we were all so early St Thomas was still locked! The ceremony was a true family affair, and the couple enlisted the help of not one, not two, but three vicars - all friends - to make them husband and wife. After the rain had cleared and the confetti was thrown, the party made their way to Oulton Broad for a blustery reception at the Wherry Hotel. (Special thanks to Rebecca's wonderful mum for her help with controlling that dress during the group pictures!) Daffodils accompanied speeches, and after the wedding breakfast I even had a chance to catch up with some old friends. Small world! Rebecca, Matt, and I whisked off to take some portraits by the water and up on the balcony of their beautiful honeymoon suite, which included a few tumbles and a lot of confetti… After the first dance I left the guests to shimmy into the night, but not before we were treated to a stunning sunset over the broad.
Many thanks to the folk at St Thomas for your warm welcome and your patience, to the staff at the Wherry Hotel for loud voices, space in the kitchen, and a super roast dinner, and to Miss Brooks, who made sure no photographer was left behind while I was making vicars fly. And, of course, huge thanks and congratulations to the newlyweds: Matt and Rebecca, you made me feel like one of your guests, and photographing your day was an absolute pleasure. Thank you for having me - I can't wait to meet Bump!